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Williams & Connolly LLP

725 Twelfth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 434-5000


Employer Type: Private
Executive Director: Jennifer Scott
Managing Partner: Kevin Hodges
Hiring Committee Chair: Ellen E. Oberwetter
Total No. Attorneys 2018: 308

Base Salary

1st year: $200,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $230,000
4th year: $260,000
5th year: $285,000
6th year: $310,000
7th year: $330,000
8th year: $345,000
9th year: $350,000
Summer associate: $3,845/week

Summer Associate Offers

The firm says: “Because many of our summer associates obtain judicial clerkships, formal offers are only extended after the clerks receive permission from judges to request offers. Typically, all summer associates who request offers are welcomed for permanent employment.”

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Accountant Liability
Administrative Law
Bankruptcy Litigation
Business Acquisition and Consolidation
Civil Litigation and Trial Practice
Class Action
Commercial Litigation
Congressional Investigations
Corporate Governance and Compliance
Counseling for Private Company Formation, Non-Profits, Joint Ventures, LLCs
Credit Facilities
Criminal Defense and Government Investigations
Directors and Officers Liability
Economic Sanctions
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Employment Relationships, Counseling and Advisory Services
Executive Compensation
False Claims Act and Qui Tam
FDA Regulation
Federal Programs and Government Contracts
Financial Services and Banking
First Amendment and Media
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Health Care Fraud
International Arbitration
International Litigation
Lawyer Liability
Patent Litigation
Products Liability, Torts, and Medicine
Professional Liability
Public Corruption
Real Estate
Representation of Authors, Former Government Officials and Television Correspondents, Anchors, and Producers
Securities Enforcement
Securities Litigation
Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation
Tax Controversy
Tax Planning
Trade Secrets
Trademark and Copyright
Transactions and Business Counseling
Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants