Launch Your Career

When you join Weil, you are not just getting a job – you are launching a career. You will work together with Weil colleagues, and partner with clients to hone your skills as a business lawyer. In doing so, you will be building capabilities that can take you in many different professional directions. You will also have access to robust training and professional development programs.

Our success stems from our role as strategic business partners and as innovative problem solvers for clients wherever they operate. Talented individuals who want a seat at the table and to tackle complex, challenging matters on behalf of world-class companies will find ample opportunities to shine.

With approximately 1100 lawyers spread across offices on three continents, the Firm offers clients complex corporate megadeals expertise, strong trial readiness and unmatched bankruptcy experience.  Weil advised on more than 80 transactions with deal values above $1 billion 2017 alone, has represented clients in five of the six largest U.S. bankruptcies in history, and more than two dozen litigation partners have tried and won a case in the past two years.

In the News

With a myriad of rankings by publications such as The American Lawyer, Financial Times, and Chambers & Partners, Weil’s standing as one of the world’s most prestigious firms is unquestioned. In 2017, Weil won more than 100 awards in the United States alone, including 47 lawyers across Weil’s U.S. offices receiving 74 awards for their exemplary achievements. Some highlights for 2017 include:

  • 16 lawyers received a total of 25 recognitions as “Rising Stars”
  • Four lawyers recognized as MVPs by Law360
  • Four “Practice Group of the Year” awards by Law360  

Delivering on Dynamic Deals

Weil’s market leading corporate practice continues to advise on many of the highest profile M&A deals in the market – you’ve likely read about some of them in publications like The Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Our M&A group has advised nearly $600 billion in deal volume over the last two years. Our clients include a veritable list of brand name public companies, including: Belmond; Campbell Soup Company; Dow Chemical; First Data Corporation; General Electric; The Home Depot; Intel; Kroger; L’Oreal; MGM Resorts; Procter & Gamble; Sanofi; Synchrony Financial; Scripps Networks; Verizon; Walgreens; Walmart; Willis Towers Watson and Yahoo!, among others.

Examples of recent M&A representations include advising:

  • The Dow Chemical Company in its $130 billion all-stock merger of equals with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

  • The Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Reynolds American in its $60.6 billion merger with British American Tobacco

  • Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. in its pending $14.6 billion merger with Discovery Communications, Inc.

  • Campbell Soup Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

  • General Electric Company in the sale of its Water & Process Technologies business (“GE Water”) to SUEZ, a transaction valuing GE Water at approximately $3.4 billion

  • Sanofi in its $25 billion exchange of its animal health business for the consumer healthcare business of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; its pending $11.6 billion acquisition of Bioverativ Inc.;  and in its pending $4.8 billion acquisition of Ablynx

  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC in its pending $4.6 billion sale to Brookfield Business Partners L.P.

  • Straight Path Communications Inc. in its pending $3.1 billion sale to Verizon Communications Inc.

Private Equity/Private Funds

Weil’s private equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. The group is both diverse and versatile, as it advises on both private equity deal execution as well as fund formation. For the past two years, Weil has been named a “Private Equity Practice Group of the Year” by Law360. In addition, the group has received a Band 1 global-wide ranking for the seventh consecutive year from Chambers Global.

Our clients include the majority of the largest and highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Our clients include: American Securities; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB); Centerbridge Partners; CVC Capital Partners; Genstar Capital Partners; Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking; Irving Place Capital Partners; J.C. Flowers; Lee Equity Partners; Oak Hill Capital Partners; OMERS Private Equity; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Thomas H. Lee Partners; TPG; Trive Capital; Providence Equity Partners; Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Snow Phipps Group, among others.

Weil’s Private Funds practice is one of the most comprehensive funds teams in the world with more than 60 dedicated private funds lawyers across the U.S., Europe and Asia. We have a top-notch client base covering a broad range of the fund spectrum. Our clients include a diversified group of prominent managers extending from some of the largest, most well-established players to prominent and emerging participants in the middle market. Our clients include: American Securities; Apollo; Berkshire Partners; Brookfield Asset Management; Crow Holdings; Genstar Capital; Lee Equity Partners; Perella Weinberg Partners; Providence Equity Partners; and Snow Phipps Group, among others. 


Additionally, Weil’s Finance practices also had a very busy 2017. The Banking & Finance and Capital Markets groups advised on the financings for several of 2017’s most high-profile and transformational deals that impacted a number of different industries, as well as on a number of public and private debt and equity offerings.

Recent Finance highlights include advising:

  • Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in providing $13.7 billion committed bridge financing to Amazon for its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc.

  • J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs in financing commitments for Keurig’s merger with Dr Pepper Snapple Group

  • Barclays, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in providing $49 billion of financing commitments to CVS Health to finance its acquisition of Aetna

  • J.P. Morgan in $3 billion senior secured facilities to finance JAB’s acquisition of Panera Bread Company

  • SoftBank Group Corp. in $1.5 billion senior secured facilities to finance its take-private acquisition of Fortress Investment Group LLC

  • Campbell Soup Company in a $1.2 billion senior bridge facility to finance its acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

  • Johnson & Johnson in its $4.5 billion senior unsecured notes offering

  • AMC Entertainment in senior subordinated notes offerings and common stock offerings to finance its acquisitions of Carmike Cinemas, Odeon & UCI Cinemas and Nordic Cinema Group, creating the world’s largest theater exhibition company

  • TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp, a SPAC sponsored by TPG Global and the first SPAC ever listed on the NYSE main market, in its $650 million initial public offering

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Weil pioneered the modern bankruptcy practice and the Firm’s Business Finance & Restructuring group continues to epitomize the discipline.  In the U.S. alone, Weil was involved in 10 of the largest filings in 2017.  Over the past 12 months, Weil has performed leading-edge work for debtors and creditors alike in the most complex and consequential cases in the courts.  The Firm has a leading role in dozens of prominent bankruptcies in the most hard-hit sectors, including oil & gas, mining and retail, which is part of the reason why it was once again named a “Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year” by Law360.  Weil has received the Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year honor every year since the inception of the award eight years ago. Weil’s Business Finance and Restructuring Department won two Turnaround Awards for “Deal of the Year” in two categories for Information Technology Deal of the Year (for the restructuring of Violin Memory, Inc.) and Restructuring Deal of the Year (for the chapter 11 reorganization of CHC Group Limited). Some highlights for 2017 include representing:

  • Takata Corp. in its chapter 11 case
  • Westinghouse Electric in its $9.8 billion chapter 11 case
  • Tidewater in its $2 billion chapter 11 case
  • Memorial Production Partners in its chapter 11 case
  • Angelica Corporation in its chapter 11 case
  • Equity Sponsors in The Gymboree Corporation chapter 11 case
  • J. Crew Group, Inc. in its restructuring efforts of over $2 billion in funded debt obligations


Weil’s full-service Litigation Department provides clients with “one-stop” shopping for any type of dispute, encompassing  antitrust, securities and complex commercial litigation, employment and environmental claims, copyright, trademark, patent, and IP issues, and government investigations.. Weil won more than 30 victories at all phases of the litigation process, including several trials, and in every practice area in 2017. Our recent successes earned the Firm dual “Litigation Department of the Year” accolades from the American Lawyer , including a national  Honorable Mention in the overall category and as a national Finalist in the  Products Liability practice area category , which are highly competitive contests that take place once every two years. You can read more about our products liability practice below. Exciting recent engagements include representing:

  • Morgan Stanley in obtaining several major victories – including a jury verdict of no liability following a trial in the Southern District of New York, later affirmed by the Second Circuit– in litigations involving rare private insider trading claims asserted by a Russian billionaire and his investment vehicle relating to transactions that occurred at the cusp of the financial crisis.

  • Illumina in securing a $20+ million jury verdict in a patent infringement dispute related to innovative non-invasive prenatal testing. The verdict brought to a close approximately 6 years of litigation. Pandora Media and Sirius XM Radio in separate music royalty rate-setting trial proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress that will implicate billions of dollars in royalty payments.

  • Sanofi in winning a groundbreaking decision at the Second Circuit that affirmed the dismissal of all claims in a suite of securities fraud cases arising out of statements regarding the results of a drug’s Phase 3 clinical trials and its prospects for FDA approval – the first Second Circuit opinion to address the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Omnicare decision.

  • Showtime Networks in securing critical early resolution of a number of putative consumer class actions in courts around the country arising out of the high-profile August 2017 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor.

  • Sterling Jewelers in obtaining a number of important class certification victories in a 44,000-plaintiff class arbitration widely recognized as the largest private Title VII discrimination class action in the country.

Product Liability

Weil’s prominent Product Liability practice collaborates with high profile clients to protect their businesses, manage their risks, and navigate novel legal issues in multi-front engagements involving intense media attention. Weil was named the national finalist for the Products Liability competition in The American Lawyer’s prestigious “Litigation Department of the Year” contest, which takes place once every two years and recognizes top litigation teams across the United States. Recent representations include advising:

  • Procter & Gamble in securing multiple victories in a products liability MDL, including numerous rulings by the Eleventh Circuit that paved the way for the dismissal with prejudice of hundreds of individual plaintiffs’ claims alleging that their use of Fixodent denture cream caused neurologic injury

  • Nortek Global HVAC in obtaining two significant victories in related federal class actions alleging that Nortek had breached express and implied warranties in the sale of air conditioners containing allegedly defective copper coils, including the denial of class certification in the Southern District of Florida, and then the dismissal, with prejudice, of a 20-count nationwide class action complaint in the Middle District of Tennessee.

  • Repsol in winning a total victory in a $1 billion environmental litigation in New Jersey state court involving claims of “alter ego” and fraudulent conveyance arising out of the clean-up of the Passaic River, including succeeding on Repsol’s $65 million counterclaim.


The Firm has helped shape U.S. Antitrust policies with our skilled partners – some of which are former government officials – and our unique international network which helps international companies meet the ongoing and unique challenges of globalization. In 2017, the Firm’s Antitrust practice was named “Antitrust Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, which cited the Firm as an “undisputed legal services powerhouse.” High-profile representations in 2017 include:

  • In one of the largest and most high-profile deals of the past several years, Weil successfully secured antitrust approval for  Walgreens Boots Alliance’s $5 billion purchase of more than 2000 Rite Aid Stores—a deal that has had significant impact on the drug store industry

  • Advising the Sherwin-Williams Company in its $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar

Diversity & Inclusion

Weil has been consistently recognized as one of the global law firms most committed to diversity and inclusion, community, and pro bono work. In 2017 alone, 15 women from Weil received a total of 24 individual awards from prominent business and legal publications and we are very proud of this achievement! We currently have five very active affinity groups – for Asian, Black, Latino, LGBT, and Women attorneys, and we were the first firm to implement affinity groups. We engage all our people in our inclusion efforts through our Upstander@Weil effort, which encourages everyone to move from a well-meaning bystander for diversity to an active Upstander. For the second year in a row, Weil was named “Best International Firm for Diversity” by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards for 2017. The Firm won a total of six awards, including Diane Sullivan’s award for “Outstanding Practitioner,” Annemargaret Connolly’s award for “Best in Environment,” and Faiza Rahmnan and Caroline Zalka’s recognitions as “Rising Stars.”

Our entrepreneurial and inclusive culture makes for a work experience that is professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling.  Weil is a place where so many talented lawyers from many kinds of backgrounds want to stay. We were the first New York firm to institute a firmwide diversity training program and a formal diversity policy (1984). 

Social Responsibility - Community@Weil

Weil is one of the first law firms in the legal industry to implement a comprehensive community engagement program.

Weil’s Volunteer Time Off Program (VTO) provides U.S.-based attorneys and administrative staff with an additional day of paid time off each year which can be used for volunteer service. VTO can be used in half or full day increments and must benefit an approved U.S.-based 501c3 organization.

Weil Pay It Forward (WPIF) is an inclusion and community engagement initiative that empowers associate and staff-led teams to leverage $1,000 of seed funding into lasting community impact. Since 2011, WPIF teams have supported over 500 programs educating and providing services to underserved communities globally.

Weil Gives encourages employees across the U.S. to contribute to charitable organizations over the course of the year. The Weil Foundation generously matches up to $25,000 annually for the office that has the greatest overall percentage participation in the Weil Gives program.

Pro bono – “Our Finest Hours”

In our award-winning pro bono practice, Weil attorneys work on a range of cases – everything from asylum matters to death penalty appeals to corporate advice for charitable organizations. In August 2017, Weil won a landmark civil rights victory for Mexican-American students in a high-profile case that challenged the enactment and enforcement of an Arizona state statute designed to eliminate Mexican-American Studies (MAS) courses in Tucson public schools. The Court concluded that the students’ Fourteenth and First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution were violated. The Court’s finding that the law’s enactment and enforcement was motivated by racial animus is particularly noteworthy as courts rarely make that determination. Our victory in this case earned “standout recognition” by the Financial Times U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report 2017.

Weil maintains the goal that all lawyers at the firm perform 50 hours of pro bono work each year, and we are approaching 1 million pro bono hours since commencing our program.  We received the “Best International Firm for Pro Bono Work” from Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2017 and the “Pro Bono Leadership Award” from Legal Services NYC.

Weil’s commitment to our pro bono program is an ingrained part of our culture, and we are pleased that many of our institutional clients share our commitment and actively work with us on initiatives in a number of areas, including criminal justice reform, human rights, community and economic development, children’s welfare, civil and constitutional rights, health and environmental issues, and asylum and immigration.  It is in this spirit that we refer to time spent on pro bono work as “our finest hours.”

Our Firm is particularly proud of its externship programs that allow full-time associates the opportunity to work exclusively on pro bono matters with leading public service and charitable organizations for a period of several months. Partner organizations include Lawyers Alliance for New York, The Legal Aid Society Criminal Practice Program, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.

Click here to find out more about Pro Bono at Weil.