Hunton & Williams at a Glance

Hunton & Williams is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers working from 19 offices in leading cities around the world. Our client base spans 100 countries and ranges from entrepreneurs to Fortune 10 corporations to global biotech innovators. We offer exceptional work opportunities on a broad array of sophisticated legal matters. Our commitment to diversity is strong, and we recruit a variety of lawyers and staff from many cultures and backgrounds, appreciating the differences they bring to the firm. We also help all of our lawyers achieve their potential while supporting each in integrating their work and personal lives.

We understand that the needs and aspirations of each individual are unique. If you relish challenge, opportunity for professional growth, and the mutual respect that flows from collaboration with first-rate minds, you should consider us. Working with us means working with leaders who not only strive for outstanding results, but also strive to be compassionate lawyers committed to living the firm's core values of integrity and collegiality.

Hunton & Williams At Work

Hunton & Williams represents clients across the full spectrum of industries that make up today’s global economy, from manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, health care companies and professional-services providers, to businesses and academic institutions developing renewable energy resources and new technology solutions. We have represented all of the Fortune 10 and nearly three quarters of the Fortune 100, as well as thousands of other businesses and individuals in jurisdictions worldwide. We engage cross-disciplinary, client-focused teams with extensive industry, legal and strategic-planning experience. As a firm and as experienced individual practitioners, we emphasize creativity, communication, efficiency, integrity and high-quality service in everything we do. For information about our practices, please click here.

Our People

Our offices at Hunton & Williams LLP are filled with a diverse group of lawyers who are intelligent, committed to our clients, and leaders within the firm and the community. Educated at top schools in the United States and abroad, they have gained valuable training and experience working on challenging and important cases and transactions throughout the United States and around the world. In addition to their commitment to providing excellent legal services, they also are committed to living our most important core values – integrity and collegiality.

Our Diversity

We are convinced that inclusiveness improves the quality of our firm, enriches the experience of all our lawyers and staff, and makes Hunton & Williams a better place. We recruit lawyers and staff from a broad array of backgrounds and cultures and value the differences they bring to the firm. To find out more about diversity at Hunton & Williams, click here.

Our firm is committed to fully developing lawyers of all races, creeds and colors. — The Honorable John Charles Thomas, Senior Partner and First African American Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia

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Hunton & Williams understands that the best way to serve its clients’ needs is to take advantage of the ideas and opinions of a diverse group of lawyers and professional staff. Working within this collegial culture makes my gender a definite asset. I have always known that I have a full place at the Hunton table. — Lisa Sotto, New York Office Managing Partner, Executive Committee Member and Practice Group Co-Head

I am proud that the firm has chosen to support the mission of Lambda Legal as a National Sponsor. — Jason Beach, Counsel, Atlanta

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Our Commitment to Pro Bono

Our partnership agreement at Hunton & Williams says it all in its first two sentences: "The practice of the law is a service to society. While an aid to business, it is concerned also with the public welfare." We believe in a lawyer's obligation to ensure that everyone, regardless of his or her ability to pay, has access to quality legal services. To that end, we encourage all our attorneys to  “give back” through pro bono service, and we allow billable hour credit for up to 50 hours of pro bono work. We are proud to state that since 2009, 100 percent of our U.S. lawyers have participated in at least one pro bono project each year. Last year, together they donated more than 42,500 hours to help those in need.

In 1993, we accepted the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Challenge to contribute at least three percent of the firm's total billable hours to pro bono causes, and have met or exceeded the challenge every year since its inception. In addition, we give the E. Randolph Williams award (named after one of the firm's founders) to every lawyer, paralegal and timekeeper who donates more than 100 hours annually to pro bono clients. Last year, 110 lawyers and professional staff, including key firm leaders, received this award. To find out more about pro bono at Hunton & Williams, click here.

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Pro bono work is more than doing a good deed. It is the foundation of our societal guarantee of equal rights under the law for all people, without regard to social or financial status. It is fundamental to our role as citizens and as citizen-lawyers. — Wally Martinez, Firm Managing Partner

Since my time as a summer associate, I’ve found that pro bono is an integral part of the firm culture at Hunton & Williams. Pro bono has been an important part of my professional development and a distinguishing factor in my career. Through pro bono service, the firm helps you grow, not just as a lawyer but as an individual. — Uriel Mendieta, Partner, Miami

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Our Life Inside the Firm

We work hard at Hunton & Williams LLP to make our lives both rewarding and enjoyable. We give our associates a great deal of responsibility early in their careers. Even the newest associates work directly with clients and participate in all aspects of transactions and cases alongside partners, counsel and senior associates. Our lawyers have access to the latest technology and support from a talented staff of paralegals, professional assistants, reference and business development professionals. And, we match our new associates with senior associate "coaches" who answer questions and assist in adjusting to life at Hunton & Williams LLP.

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 The firm makes real efforts to accelerate your journey through the learning curve. As a junior associate, I’ve already been given responsibility to manage cases while working directly with partners and clients to achieve an ideal result. This jumpstart mentality allows juniors to immediately add value, which gives them earlier opportunities to develop skills typically reserved for more senior attorneys. — Ben Han, Associate, Atlanta Office

 

Our Life Outside the Firm

Our lawyers are "citizen lawyers." At Hunton & Williams, we believe it is our obligation to give back to the communities in which we live and work, and we encourage our attorneys to volunteer their services to charitable, religious, civic and community organizations. We also know the importance of a good balance between work and family life, and provide a number of programs to support a family-friendly environment, including strong leave policies, emergency back-up child and elder care, a concierge service and flexible work arrangements. In addition, we encourage our attorneys to engage in outside social pursuits and hobbies, because a lawyer who regularly takes part in activities he or she enjoys is a happier person and a better lawyer.

Community service, which has included serving on the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, has allowed me to give back to the community and to gain exposure to interesting and diverse people who have different views from my own. There is a whole world out there that does not revolve around the practice of law. — Sharon Goodwyn, Counsel, Norfolk

 

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 I get to do a lot of different things at Hunton & Williams, from working on white collar criminal matters, to dealing with data breach for a client, to counseling a banker who is under investigation. I've been able to find balance in all of that, while also balancing my family life. Sometimes I’m running to the fields to coach soccer or baseball or football, or running to the dance studio to see my daughter perform ballet. Our clients appreciate that kind of balance as well. Hunton & Williams gives me the ability to be a great lawyer, as well as a great husband and dad. — John Delionado, Partner, Miami Office

 

After having my second child in 2010, my supervising partner was very supportive of my decision to reduce my hours. Despite not being a full-time lawyer, I still work on very sophisticated transactions and maintain my leadership role on those transactions, and my team is very supportive when I need to be out of the office to take care of my children. In March 2013, I was promoted to counsel and am still happily and successfully continuing my reduced-hour work arrangement. — Sherry Hutter, Counsel, Richmond Office

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