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Weil, Gotshal & Manges

2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  

Weil has built a law firm committed to delivering sound judgment to our clients in their most difficult and important matters. Clients turn to our world class team of lawyers because we listen attentively and provide them with straightforward answers – not merely a redefinition of the problems. Recognized by clients, the media, and professional commentators as best in class, our lawyers are known for the clarity, timeliness, and effectiveness of their counsel, and as a result have become our clients’ call of first resort for solutions to their toughest legal challenges. Our one-firm approach ensures that we work seamlessly to handle the most complex Corporate, Litigation, Restructuring, Tax and Trust & Estates matters.

Weil's premier position in the legal industry is recognized both by peers and by the press. Our five departments and 24 practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. In 2007, after regular appearances on The American Lawyer’s A-List, the firm rocketed to the #2 spot in this elite ranking. Weil and its attorneys have also been consistently top-ranked by the most authoritative legal and financial industry publications such as Chambers USA and Chambers Global, IFLR, and The Lawyer. Most recently, the firm was awarded the 2007 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in IP Litigation for the best IP Litigation practice in the United States and was shortlisted in the Bankruptcy, Corporate Tax and Private Equity categories. In its UK 200 Annual Report, The Lawyer ranked Weil high on its list of the top 30 international firms in London for the firm’s “growing number of roles on some of the biggest domestic deals in the market.” The leading German legal publication JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2007 listed Weil in the upper echelon of the publication’s “National Review Top 50" list, citing the firm’s “innovative focus.”

Weil has become a highly visible leader among major law firms for its innovative diversity and pro bono initiatives, the product of comprehensive and long-term commitment which has ingrained these values into firm culture. Our pro bono efforts have garnered top recognition from organizations such as the Legal Aid Society of New York and the NAACP, and from international publications including Legal 500 Paris and The Lawyer. In its respected survey, The Lawyer recognized Weil for important diversity achievements, ranking the firm 6th for "UK Top 10 Law Firms by Associate Diversity" and 5th in the Diversity League Table for "UK Top 10 Law Firms Ranked by Partner Diversity."

In sum, Weil’s proven, demonstrated experience allows us to provide our clients with unmatched legal services, which is why the world’s most sophisticated clients call upon Weil to provide counsel in their most complex issues and the sound judgment to help them make the hard calls.


Today's associates are the future of the firm so we invest energetically in their training and development. We promote early responsibility, teamwork, and practical training to mentor our associates to become the best attorneys they can be. Our firm's environment embraces and encourages positive-minded professionals who seek to be challenged and acquire knowledge and skills in an atmosphere built on collegiality.


  • Committed to finding ways to create career pathways for people from diverse backgrounds who have the personal attributes and the desire to grow in a supportive and collaborative business environment.
  • Ranked among the top 20 law firms for diversity with respect to minorities by the Vault Guide 2006.
  • First major New York law firm to institute a firm-wide diversity training program and a formal diversity policy.