Lawyers

Joining as a Staff or Discovery Attorney

The firm seeks to hire staff and discovery attorneys whose academic and personal record of achievement demonstrates a commitment to excellence. In addition, we are looking for individuals whose character, intelligence, judgment and training will inspire their colleagues and clients to have confidence in them. We also attempt to hire a diverse group of individuals because we believe our firm and our clients benefit from that diversity.

WilmerHale is fortunate to attract an intellectually stimulating and diverse group of people with a broad range of work and life experiences. Our professionals flourish in a collegial environment that emphasizes teamwork, collaboration and the spirited exchange of ideas in the pursuit of excellence. When you interview with us, we encourage you to get to know our firm by talking with as many of our colleagues as possible. We believe that you will soon realize that our firm represents a unique opportunity for professionals at any stage of their careers.

Professional Development

We take great pride in the quality of our legal work and believe that superb legal skills can be built only through a combination of broad work experiences, sound formal training by experienced practitioners and strong mentoring relationships.

You will participate in firm programs that support your professional development, including an evaluation program that involves a partner or counsel who will ensure that you will receive detailed, balanced reviews every year and have a chance to discuss the evaluations fully.

As a staff or discovery attorney, you will receive a multi-day orientation. This orientation introduces our practice and offers concrete advice about working effectively. After your general orientation, you can expect further training on various topics related to contested matters, such as attorney-client and other privileges, document and electronic discovery, ethics, best practices in large case management, legal writing, communication skills, and employment issues relevant to management of contract attorney teams. You will also have training available on various litigation software applications.