Williams & Connolly LLP

Williams & Connolly LLP

5 Star Rating     2 reviews

https://www.wc.com/ 
Main Office:
725 Twelfth St. N.W., | Washington | DC | 20005
Phone: 202-434-5282  | Fax: 202-434-5029 

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Year of establishment 1967 Number of partners 112
Number of offices 1 Partner to associate ratio 0.90
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 27.90
Number of attorneys 256 Percentage of minority attorneys 12.80
Number of associates 127 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.60
Williams & Connolly LLP
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Williams & Connolly LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Keep in touch with the staff and HR department to find out when advancement opportunities are available. This is vital to finding adamant within this law firm.

Pros: It was a pleasure working with the team present at this firm. They go out of their way to provide employees with an excellent place of employment with accommodating workspaces, great benefits, and flexible hours. I have had the pleasure of working with a great team here that have only furthered my abilities as an attorney

Cons: Finding advancement within the law firm is difficult. The opportunities don't present themselves so you must keep in communication with the staff to find these.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: For the management, listen to your employees. They deal with the day to day operation more than most of the management does. They know what is going on and what has to be done, to makes things right. It is important we are listened to.

Pros: Everyone around is very friendly and is willing to help each other succeed. They care about each other as much as they care about their customers

Cons: Management tends to take action without understanding the whole situation. I've seen people get in trouble, when what happened wasn't even the individuals fault

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Overview


In an era of global megafirms, Williams & Connolly LLP is a unique institution. Although the firm handles cases all over the world, the firm’s approximately 275 partners and associates are all based in a single office in Washington, D.C. With one exception, all of the firm’s partners over the last 25 years have been trained at the firm and promoted from within. As a result, Williams & Connolly has a collaborative and collegial culture unlike that of any other law firm. Williams & Connolly has long been regarded as one of the nation’s premier law firms for litigation, and litigation is the firm’s primary focus. Founded in 1967 by legendary litigator Edward Bennett Williams, the firm was initially best known for defending individuals in criminal and civil matters. The firm represented Oliver North before Congress and at trial over his involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal. The firm also successfully represented President Bill Clinton in the first impeachment trial of a sitting president in over a century. More recently, the firm represented the late Senator Ted Stevens at trial on charges of making false statements; the indictment was dismissed after it was revealed that the government had engaged in prosecutorial misconduct.


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Williams & Connolly LLP Awards and Recognitions


The National Law Journal - "Washington Litigation Department of the Year" (2014)

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2014-2015) - #1 law firm in Washington, D.C.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2014-2015) - #1 in associate/partner relations.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2014-2015) - #2 in business outlook.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2014-2015) - #2 in selectivity.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2014-2015) - #1 white collar defense practice in the United States.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014) - Ranked as a #1 litigation firm in Washington, D.C.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014) - Ranked as a #1 white collar crime and government investigations firm in Washington, D.C.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014) - Ranked as a #1 product liability and mass torts firm nationwide.

The Legal 500 United States (2014) Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense

The Legal 500 United States (2014) Securities

The Legal 500 United States (2014) Supreme Court and Appellate

The Legal 500 United States (2014) White Collar Criminal Defense

Benchmark Litigation (2015, 2014) - General Commercial Litigation

Benchmark Litigation (2015, 2014) - Product Liability

Benchmark Litigation (2015, 2014) - White Collar Crime

Benchmark Litigation (2015, 2014) - Appellate

The National Law Journal - "Washington Litigation Department of the Year" (2013)

Law360 Pro Bono Firms of the Year (2013)

LMG Life Sciences (2014, 2013) - General Patent Litigation

LMG Life Sciences (2014, 2013) - Hatch-Waxman (branded) Litigation

LMG Life Sciences (2014, 2013) - Product Liability

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2013-2014) - #1 law firm in Washington, D.C.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2013-2014) - #1 in firm culture.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2013-2014) - #1 in business outlook.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2013-2014) - #1 white collar defense and internal investigations practice in the United States.

Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms (2013-2014) - #2 appellate litigation practice in the United States.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013) - Ranked as a #1 litigation firm in Washington, D.C.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013) - Ranked as a #1 product liability and mass torts firm nationwide.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013) - Ranked as a top 2 media and entertainment firm in Washington, D.C.

The Legal 500 United States (2013) - Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense

The Legal 500 United States (2013) - Supreme Court and Appellate

The Legal 500 United States (2013) - White Collar Criminal Defense

Benchmark Litigation (2013) - General Commercial Litigation

Benchmark Litigation (2013) - Product liability

Benchmark Litigation (2013) - Appellate

Benchmark Litigation (2013) - Antitrust

U.S. News and World Report - "Best Law Firms" (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012) - Commercial Litigation

U.S. News and World Report - "Best Law Firms" (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012) - FDA Law

U.S. News and World Report - "Best Law Firms" (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012) - First Amendment Litigation

U.S. News and World Report - "Best Law Firms" (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012) - Media Law

The National Law Journal - "The Appellate Hot List" (2012, 2010, 2008)

LMG Life Sciences (2012) - Listed as a "Highly Recommended" law firm in product liability.

LMG Life Sciences (2012) - Listed as a "Recommended" law firm in general patent litigation.

The American Lawyer - "Litigation Department of the Year" (Honorable Mention - 2010)

Summer associate program


We appreciate your interest in our firm. Williams & Connolly LLP seeks exceptional people with outstanding academic records who demonstrate a high degree of intellect, initiative, and creativity, and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Articles


Williams & Connolly LLP Partner Jim Tanner, who represents many star basketball players including Jeremy Lin of Houston Rockets, has left the law firm to start...

Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr., nationally known and extraordinarily successful litigator and senior partner at Washington, D.C. based law firm Williams & Connolly, L...

Law firm Williams & Connolly increased its annual salary for first-year associates to $180,000, which will take effect January 1, 2008. With its history of lead...

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