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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.

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Wilmerhale's logo. (Courtesy of Wilmerhale)


4. Wilmerhale

WilmerHale was created by the 2004 merger between Washington-based Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and Boston’s Hale & Dorr. The firm attracts some of city’s most sought-after legal talent, and has sent more senior attorneys to the Obama administration than any other law firm. WilmerHale has about 1,000 lawyers in 12 cities in the United States, Asia and Europe, and in 2010 became the first major D.C. firm to join the trend of sending back-office jobs to less expensive cities — Dayton, Ohio.


The firm’s Pickering Fellowships, named after co-founder John Pickering, places associates at public interest organizations for six months.



Founded: 2004

Co-managing partners: Susan W. Murley and Robert T. Novick

Employees (local): 1246 (342)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.