Careers at Gilbert LLP

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Working at Gilbert LLP

Practicing at Gilbert involves novel and challenging legal work.  Our work is technical and complex, but it often arises out of major events—the U.S. opioid crisis, the Boy Scouts of America’s child abuse scandal, major product liability litigation, and the like.

Associates take on substantial responsibility in our matters and perform high-level duties such as briefing, strategy, witness interviews and depositions, and oral arguments.  Because we are not a large firm, matters are often staffed leanly, and partners work closely with associates. Our associates have argued (and won) dispositive motions, substantially participated in mediation sessions in cases worth billions of dollars, taken and defended important fact and expert depositions, and worked directly with experts to develop and advance cases and negotiations.

We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and believe our lawyers should be full members of society.  Gilbert maintains a robust firm-wide pro bono practice and our employees advocate for causes they care about, sit on the boards of organizations they value, and teach at local law schools. 

We also employ a hybrid work policy, which allows our lawyers to flexibly alternate between enjoying the benefits of working from home and working from our state-of-the-art and LEED-certified office in vibrant Eastern Market.  For more information about Gilbert’s industry-leading adoption of a hybrid work policy, please review our white paper or the Law360 coverage on the subject.

Gilbert attorneys have built remarkable long-term careers.

The ASSOCIATE Hiring Process at Gilbert

For over a year, a group of attorneys at Gilbert worked on redesigning the hiring process for associates to make it more substantive, more informative for candidates, and less prone to unconscious biases.  The hiring process now incorporates blind review of resumes, multiple in-depth, structured interviews, and more intensive efforts to expand our recruiting of associates and non-lawyers from diverse backgrounds and historically Black colleges and universities.

If you are interested in applying for an associate position, please apply at  Your application should include a resume, a law school transcript, and a 10-page maximum (double-spaced) writing sample that reflects your original, exclusive litigation work product.  Because our work is heavily advocacy-oriented, your writing sample should be part of a brief, motion, or some equivalent.

Compensation and Benefits

Gilbert LLP offers attorney salaries that are competitive in the Washington, D.C. market along with a generous benefits package.  Some of the benefits available to eligible employees include the following: 

  • Group medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care
  • Health savings account with firm contributions
  • Firm-paid life/AD&D insurance and short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) plan with employer match and profit sharing
  • Paid parental leave
  • Emergency back-up childcare subsidy
  • Employee assistance program
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits, including transit subsidy

Additional Information About Working at Gilbert


Gilbert LLP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.