Associate Hiring Process

Williams & Connolly seeks exceptional people with outstanding academic records who demonstrate a high degree of intellect, initiative, and creativity, and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Williams & Connolly welcomes applications for associate positions from judicial law clerks and third-year law students, as well as from attorneys who are within a few years of law school graduation.

In general, the firm likes to grow its talent from within. Lateral hiring occurs on occasion, but the vast majority of the firm's lawyers come to the firm within a few years of graduation from law school, many after serving as judicial law clerks. The result is a closely knit firm in which everyone shares the same commitment to excellence.

To apply, please submit your materials online via the "Apply Online" link. For additional inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Natasha M. Zech, Esq.
Director of Attorney Recruiting, Diversity and Development
Williams & Connolly LLP
680 Maine Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024
Direct: 202.434.5605
Fax: 202.434.5029

Associate applicants for the upcoming fall class may apply online and all applicants should submit a resume and transcript.

In-firm interviews for associate positions usually consist of meetings with both partners and associates (generally five to six attorneys during a half-day visit), although applicants are sometimes invited for more than one round of interviews.

Williams & Connolly is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants. The firm does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, personal appearance, family responsibilities, homeless status, matriculation, political affiliation, credit information, status as a victim or a family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.  
The firm will accord equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals in all personnel practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, assignments, educational opportunities, social and recreational programs, discipline and termination.

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