Associate — Litigation (Supreme Court & Appellate) — Washington, DC

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Associate --- Litigation (Supreme Court & Appellate) --- Washington, DC

Associate – Litigation (Supreme Court & Appellate) – Washington, DC

Job Description:

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has been recognized as the Top Firm to Work For in both The American Lawyer and Vault 2022 rankings. Thats because we put your career on the fast track from day one, helping you hone your legal skills through meaningful work and powerful mentorship. As part of our ongoing commitment to be #AlwaysBetter for our people, clients and communities, we have created a culture of belonging that champions your individuality and authenticity as both a person and a lawyer. From our top-rated summer program to our award-winning professional development offerings and industry-leading wellness initiatives, we support you through every stage of your life and career – so you can live a life you love both in and outside of the office.

The Washington, D.C. office is seeking a 2nd – 3rd  year Associate for our Supreme Court and Appellate team in our Litigation Practice Group.

Applications should be submitted online through our web apply portal.  Questions can be directed to Amanda Ryan, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager, at

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of the DC bar or eligible for waive-in
  • Must have outstanding academic credentials from a top-tier school and strong writing skills
  • Appellate litigation experience required, with a preference for past appellate clerkship experience
  • Current judicial clerks are encouraged to apply

Expected Pay Range for Associates: 2023/2022 Class Compensation Years: $215,000

2021 Class Compensation Years: $225,000

2020 Class Compensation Years: $250,000

2019 Class Compensation Years: $295,000

2018 Class Compensation Years: $345,000

2017 Class Compensation Years:$370,000

2016 Class Compensation Years: $400,000

2015 and more senior class compensation years: $415,000

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer(Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).