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Wilkinson Stekloff

Our Survey Says

VAULT'S VERDICT:

If you like litigation, are prepared to work hard, and dislike tracking hours, Wilkinson Stekloff may be a perfect fit for you. Interviewees will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in trial work to receive an offer here, and clerkship experience is a plus. Reviews of the firm’s culture are good, with particular praise given for the collegiality and team spirit present here. Associates are glowing in their assessment of the relationships between themselves and partners, although they would appreciate more transparency around promotion metrics. While associates here work long hours, perhaps even longer than those who do have tracking requirements, the use of flat fees instead of billable hours is universally acclaimed. Associates here earn market salaries and above-market bonuses and engage in substantive work early and often, particularly given the firm’s focus on trial work. Remote work is available and well supported, and the firm has a strong tech infrastructure. The firm also gets high marks for wellness, with particular praise given to recent changes brought about as a direct result of employee surveys. Though formal training is not a main focus, informal training and mentorship are abundant given the nature of the trial work. Career prospects are strong overall—while there is some confusion around partnership prospects, there are counsel roles available and particularly strong exit opportunities into U.S. attorneys’ offices. Associates are very happy with the firm’s focus on encouraging meaningful pro bono work and its diversity efforts.

Wilkinson Stekloff

2001 M Street, NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 847-4000

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: James Rosenthal
Hiring Partners: Full partnership
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
1 - 50
No. of Partners Named 2023:
1

Base Salary

1st year: $225,000
2nd year: $235,000
3rd year: $260,000
4th year: $310,000
5th year: $365,000
6th year: $390,000
7th year: $420,000
8th year+: $435,000
Summer Associate: $225,000 (prorated)

Employment Contact

Kieran Gostin, Partner
Moira Penza, Partner
Please contact via website

No. of U.S. Offices: 2

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC (HQ)
New York, NY

Major Departments

Litigation