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2016 - 2017 Accolades

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  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association – Named WilmerHale as its 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award recipient.  NAPABA created the Law Firm Diversity Award to recognize firms that actively, affirmatively, consistently and enthusiastically recruit, retain and promote Asian Pacific American lawyers to equity partnership and firm leadership.
  • WilmerHale has earned a spot on the American Lawyer A-List for nearly every year of its existence – a prestigious list highlighting the top 20 law firms in the nation that excel in associate satisfaction, diversity, finances and pro bono; In 2017 WilmerHale rose to #4, from 10th place in 2016, partly because our female equity partner score was among the strongest in the Am Law 200.
  • Vault – 2018 Associate Survey Rankings: #11 Best Formal Training Program; #17 Best Associate/Partner Relations; #6 in Appellate Litigation and Intellectual Property; #13 for Best Summer Associate Program.
  • Recognized as a top place to work by Bay Area News, The Boston Globe, Crain’s New York, The Washington Post; and Dayton Business Journal.
  • WilmerHale has been named among the Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Family Firms.
  • WilmerHale named a “Best Law Firm for Women” for the 10th consecutive year by Working Mother magazine.
  • Ranked #3 in Law360’s “2017 Best Law Firms for Women” and listed as a “ceiling smasher”; Ranked #4 in Law360’s “2017 Best Law Firms for Women Partners.”
  • WilmerHale ranked at the top of a peer list for above-average representation—from associate to partner—in total female attorneys, partners and non-partners according to Law360's 2017 Glass Ceiling Report. 
  • The Women in Law Empowerment Forum recognized WilmerHale with Gold Standard Award for placement of women in leadership positions.
  • WilmerHale named to National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List for the tenth consecutive year.
  • WilmerHale Honored Throughout 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms List, Named Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year.
  • Law 360 named WilmerHale’s Appellate, IP and Technology Practices as Groups of the Year in 2017.
  • WilmerHale Named a Finalist in The American Lawyer's 2016 IP Litigation Department of the Year Contest.
  • WilmerHale earned a 100 percent rating in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index for the 9th consecutive year based on the annual Human Rights Campaign Foundation survey to identify the best places to work for LGBT equality.