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Directory Year: 2022

Wiley - Washington, DC

Hours & Work Arrangements

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Is there a minimum billable hour expectation? Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 1,950
Is billable hour credit given for pro bono work? Yes
Is there a maximum that will be credited? Yes
If yes, what is the maximum? 50
For bonus consideration, is a pro bono hour equivalent to a required hour? No
Hours policy details

Recent hours history

Average annual associate hours worked in 2020 2,231
Average annual associate hours worked in 2021 2,167
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2020 1,956
Average annual associate billable hours worked in 2021 1,942

Part-time options

Is part-time allowed? Yes
Is part-time available to entry-level? Case-by-case
Is there a minimum percentage of full-time hours that a part-time attorney must work? No
Are attorneys who work part-time and exceed their agreed upon part-time hours compensated in some manner for the additional hours? Yes
Are attorneys who work part-time given bonus consideration? Yes

Number of part-time lawyers

Number of male part-time associates 0
Number of female part-time associates 2
Number of male part-time partners/members 0
Number of female part-time partners/members 0
Number of male part-time other lawyers 0
Number of female part-time other lawyers 6

Part-time policies

Do you have a written part-time policy for associates? Yes
Do you have a written part-time policy for partners? Yes
Eligibility for alternative work schedules determined by

Alternative work arrangements may be approved by the Executive Committee in accordance with the firm's alternative work arrangement policy.

Part-time advancement

What is the impact of working part-time as an associate, if any, on an associate's progression toward partner?

In the past five years, the firm has promoted associates with part-time arrangements without any delay.

Can an associate be promoted to partner while working on a part-time schedule? Yes
In the past five years, have attorneys made partner who have worked or are currently working alternative schedules with your organization? Yes
Can a partner work on a part-time schedule? Yes

Other alternative work options

Please describe any other alternative work arrangements:

Wiley’s flexible work policy involves a hybrid approach to work, which includes flexibility to work in the office and in a remote location. 

Attorneys may work up to 50% of their time remotely outside of the office and the remaining time on-site, typically two or three days in the office each week. Attorneys will design a weekday schedule that suits them best. Attorneys are also eligible for up to two non-consecutive “remote weeks” per year, where they may work remotely from an alternate remote location without using leave time.

Does your organization have a written alternative work option policy (e.g., flex-time, remote, etc.)? Yes
Does your organization have an alternative track adviser? No
Are attorneys who work alternative schedules given bonus consideration? Yes

Non-traditional Track Attorney Info

Does your organization have attorneys on a non-traditional track? Yes
Non-traditional track attorneys - comments
Is there a separate point of contact at your organization for this type of position? No
If yes, please provide contact information
What title(s) does your organization use for non-traditional track attorneys? (check all that apply) Staff attorney|Other
Do you hire entry-level attorneys for non-traditional track positions? Yes
In which practice areas do you hire non-traditional track attorneys?

Non-traditional track attorney hiring decisions are made in accordance with specific practice area needs.

What is the minimum billable hour requirement for non-traditional track attorneys?

1,800 hours

Please include any additional information about non-traditional track positions (including mentoring, evaluations, billable hours, training, benefits, opportunities for pro bono work, etc.)

All practice attorneys and special counsel are assigned a practice group mentor and are evaluated annually and provided with feedback on their overall performance.

Practice attorneys and Special Counsel are generally not eligible for further promotion, but are eligible to receive bonuses based on financial metrics including billable hours.

Training programs, benefits, and opportunities for pro bono work that are available to non-traditional track attorneys are the same as those offered to associates at the firm.