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
725 Twelfth Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005-5901
Direct dial: 202.434.5605
Fax: 202.434.5029
Email: nzech@wc.com

Associate applicants for the upcoming fall class may apply online on or after February 1. 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 does not discriminate with respect to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, affectional preference, citizenship status, veteran status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

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