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In choosing a law firm, you are making an investment in your career. At WilmerHale, we provide room to grow and the resources to develop.

Attorney Satisfaction

We are committed to providing our lawyers with the support they need to balance their professional obligations with their personal lives, to maintain workplace wellness, and to do challenging and rewarding legal work.

  • WilmerHale has been recognized as a top place to work by Bay Area NewsThe Boston GlobeCrain’s New YorkThe Washington Post, and the Dayton Business Journal.
  • The American Lawyer’s A-List, which features the top 20 elite firms in the nation that excel in associate satisfaction, diversity, finances and pro bono, has ranked WilmerHale as one of the most successful law firms in the nation for over 20 years.
  • Law360 Pulse was recently ranked WilmerHale second among top law firms for attorney satisfaction.

Career Development

We believe that superb legal skills can be developed through a combination of broad work experiences, strong mentoring relationships and sound formal training by experienced practitioners. The firm’s comprehensive lawyer development and training programs offer competency-based approaches to evaluation, promotion, compensation, and overall professional development; a robust mentoring program; supportive training; and flexible career paths.

  • Over 100 lawyers consistently named to the Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list.
  • Recently named to the National Corporate Mentoring Honor Roll by MENTOR.

Public Service and Pro Bono

We maintain a steadfast commitment to pro bono representation and public service, and believe in an inherent obligation to ensure equal access to justice for underserved communities around the world. Our commitment to providing a voice for all is demonstrated through pro bono contributions that range from cases of national importance before the US Supreme Court to litigation on behalf of individuals who lack the means to secure necessities as fundamental as housing, adequate medical care, and protection from abuse and exploitation.

  • Vault recently recognized WilmerHale as one of the five law firms that best maintains its commitment to providing pro bono service.
  • The American Lawyer has regularly awarded WilmerHale with one of the best pro bono scores in the nation.
  • WilmerHale was recently recognized as a Corporate Purpose Award finalist by The American Lawyer.
  • The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) has consistently honored WilmerHale with the Beacon of Justice Award.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are guiding principles of WilmerHale that are important to the delivery of the services we provide to our clients. We believe that the legal representation and advice we provide to our clients are strengthened by the range of perspectives, backgrounds, and talents of our lawyers and staff. 

Consistent with our belief that commitment to DEI starts at the top, the firm’s management leads our efforts to reflect these principles throughout the firm and in its relationships with clients. WilmerHale is one of very few AmLaw 50 firms that can count both a woman and people of color among their history of co-managing partners. Continuing WilmerHale’s legacy of inclusive leadership, this year Anjan Sahni began serving as the firm’s first solo managing partner and the first person of Sikh background to lead an AmLaw 50 firm. Our firm leadership committees, department and practice group chairs include substantial representation among our partners from historically underrepresented groups.

  • WilmerHale has continued to achieve Mansfield Certification Plus status each year.
  • The Women in Law Empowerment Forum regularly recognizes WilmerHale with a Gold Standard Award for placement of women in leadership positions.
  • WilmerHale is a part of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, that actively promotes diversity and inclusion.
  • WilmerHale was recently named a finalist for The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award, which recognizes law firms that champion a more diverse and inclusive workforce.