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Keller and Heckman LLP

Main Office: 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West | Washington | DC | 20001
Phone: 202-434-4100 | Fax: 202-434-4646

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Reviewed on July 28, 2017

More associates should be made partner. Also, the firm should add diverse staff and improve the working conditions for its staff. For those who thrive in such an environment, they may do quite well here.

You will always be busy here. You will not be without work to do. So it's up to you to produce the billable hours. You should be prepared to get to work from the first minutes of your employment.

There are few who will want to help you here. You cannot go to others for answers to questions you may need answered, because people are busy and not always friendly to new associates.

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Keller and Heckman, founded in 1962, has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. Our firm is a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 1971, we have had an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity. Many of our attorneys also have government experience and expertise in multiple areas of the law. Keller and Heckman represents a wide spectrum of companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. The firm's practice covers the diverse regulatory areas that affect these industries, as well as business counseling and litigation issues. Our attorneys and scientists emphasize creative service to clients involved in the development of new products, services, and markets. Our attorneys and staff serve clients from offices in Washington, DC, Brussels, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Paris. We are also a member of Mackrell International, a network of over 75 independent law firms in more than 140 offices in more than 50 countries. By our membership in Mackrell International, we are able to assist our clients in satisfying their legal requirements across the globe.

Practice Areas

Keller and Heckman LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Keller and Heckman LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Excellent writing skills, analytical ability and initiative, ability to relate well to colleagues and clients, top 25% of class, Law Review/Journal preferred, science/technical background a plus

Pro bono

Keller and Heckman's strong tradition of public service is highlighted by the firm's commitment to its pro bono program. Both our attorneys and professional staff view pro bono work as an opportunity to strengthen their communities, gain valuable experience, and enhance their professionalism.

Keller and Heckman's pro bono program strives to improve the quality of life for those at an economic disadvantage through partnerships with public interest organizations in the DC area. For example, members of the firm help staff the District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Program Advice and Referral Clinic. Each quarter, our attorneys with assistance from our paralegals, and professional staff members provide legal consultations and referrals to residents of Washington's Anacostia neighborhood.

We also assist clients referred to us by the American Association of Retired Persons Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE). LCE provides free legal services and advocacy for Washington, DC residents, age 60 and older. In particular, our lawyers assist LCE clients with wills and other end of life planning, as well as representation in debt collection matters.

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Keller and Heckman LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Sheila Millar and Tracy Marshall to Attend The Toy of the Year Awards

Keller and Heckman Named 2015 Recipient of JCS Pro Bono Legal Service Award

Keller and Heckman's Telecommunications Practice is Selected By Corporate LiveWire for its 2015 Global Awards

David Ettinger and Azim Chowdhury to Present at 2015 Chinese Int'l Vapor Expo & Shenzhen Int'l e-Cig Expo

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Wayne V. Black Scholarship Award Recipient Announced

Diana Graham selected to receive the 2009 SETAC Global Partners Capacity Building Award

Martha Marrapese Selected to Receive 2009 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Leadership and Service Award

Jerome H. Heckman, Keller and Heckman LLP's Founding Partner, Inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Wayne Black Receives Scholarship Honor from ENTELEC

Diversity Write a review

At Keller and Heckman, we recognize that our differences strengthen us as individuals and reinforce our abilities collectively. Diversity in our professional staff is an integral component of our commitment to provide the best service possible to our clients. Keller and Heckman's reputation for innovation and creativity is in great part due to the different talents and experiences we each bring to bear in advancing the interests of our clients. We pride ourselves on the fact that our professionals

Summer associate program

Our summer program is a critical component in Keller and Heckman's recruitment process for new lawyers. It is designed to acquaint students with the firm's practice and to provide law students an opportunity to gain experience in as broad a range of practice areas as possible.

Summer associates generally rotate through two practice areas that interest them most, and receive assignments and direction from both partners and associates within those practices. Among the practice areas from which summer associates may choose are the following: Environmental, Food and Drug, Litigation, and Employment/Workplace Safety and Health. From time to time, summer associates also may have the opportunity to rotate through our Telecommunications practice.


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