Working in Washington, D.C.
Every day, as you are immersed in the practical side of our business, you are also steeped in the Cleary culture. Our offices reflect a sense of our firm itself—the kind of place where you enjoy working and can do your best work.
The Wonders of Washington, D.C.
Cleary’s Washington, D.C., office occupies four floors at the top of 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. and features a wraparound terrace with views of Pennsylvania Avenue, the Potomac River, Georgetown and Virginia. We are just blocks from the White House and World Bank, and we sit inside the Golden Triangle—the city’s aptly named business district, which is home to a number of upscale restaurants and retailers, not to mention six national parks.
Our offices are in the heart of a city that makes this country work.
Washington, D.C., is a remarkably livable city. Whether you ride the Metro inside D.C. or commute from the Maryland or Virginia suburbs, it’s an easy city to get to and to navigate within.
In 2014, D.C. topped the Forbes Magazine list of “America’s Coolest Cities,” and in 2013, the magazine ranked it as one of the top three cities for young professionals.
A Collegial and Nurturing Environment
Our D.C. office reflects our collegial, open approach to practicing law and mentoring future lawyers. We collaborate with a local art curator to select and display a diverse collection of art on our walls.
When I was a new associate, I struck up a conversation in the hallway with some lawyers who were doing antitrust work. I asked them to keep me in mind for their next project, which they did. Although I hadn’t considered becoming an antitrust lawyer, I found the work exciting, challenging and wide-ranging—soon, I was taking on as much antitrust work as I could handle.
There is no standing on ceremony at the regular Thursday lunches or wine & cheese receptions in the D.C. office—where associates relax and get acquainted with each other and our partners—or at our annual Wrangler’s event, where teams of first-year associates put together videos roasting our firm (acting chops optional; a sharp sense of humor required).