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

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Job Description:

 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