Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

4 Star Rating     5 reviews

Main Office:

767 Fifth Avenue | New York City | NY | 10153

Phone: 212-310-8000 | Fax: 212-310-8007

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Year of establishment 1931 Number of partners 264
Number of offices 17 Partner to associate ratio 0.30
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 39.10
Number of attorneys 1117 Percentage of minority attorneys 14.40
Number of associates 791 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.70
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
   5 reviews

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 28, 2019

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on May 07, 2018

Advice to law firm management: If you are hiring laterals, value their choice of joining the firm and provide them with equal opportunities and benefit of doubt as the home-grown lawyers.

Pros: The firm has high profile clients and definitely a good place to begin your practice. However, if you are joining as a lateral, be ware! The treatment you receive is completely different from the home-grown lawyers. I have seen few laterals in the M&A/PE department that survived a year!

Cons: They are surprisingly cruel towards the laterals in the M&A/PE department. It feels like a frat house and it is not just the partners but fellow associates as well. It feels like you are constantly trying to be a part of a fraternity.

Partners to Avoid and Why: There are no specific ones to avoid. They can be good teaches when they want to, but they choose to be different towards laterals.

Favorite Things About this Firm: They have good clients, but again not easily accessible to laterals, specifically in the M&A group. Other departments (other than M&A) are friendly and nice to work with.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2018

Job type: Full time


Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is an international law firm offering Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Litigation, Tax and Pro Bono legal services in key industry sectors. Recognized for consistently delivering sound judgment to clients, Weil operates according to a one-firm principle that allows its approximately 1,200 lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to seamlessly manage even the most complex matters.

Practice Areas

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Business Finance & Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Litigation
  • Tax And Executive Compensation

Hiring Criteria

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Weil seeks to hire applicants with outstanding academic and non-academic achievements, interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence in the practice of law.

Pro bono

Weil's commitment to pro bono work is deeply ingrained in our culture. We believe that it is our obligation to volunteer our skills to those who would otherwise face severe challenges as victims of injustice or abuse without legal representation. As economic difficulties exacerbate the problem of unequal access to quality legal representation, the need is as great as ever, and we continue to respond to it. Along with helping individual clients, Weil considers it essential to assist groups that work on behalf of the public to address issues of economic and social justice.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Awards and Recognitions

Weil Wins Six Law360 "Practice Group of the Year" Awards

Weil's Roman Rewald Awarded Poland's Medal of Honor

Weil Wins Prestigious Pro Bono Awards in Dallas

Weil Named "Best Policy Holders' Counsel of the Year" at Advisen Management Liability Awards

Weil Wins 2014 Corporate Practice of the Year Award for M&A

Weil Honored for its Work on Global M&A Deal of the Year as Part of The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards

Weil's Stephen Karotkin and Alfredo Perez to be Honored at Turnaround Management Association's Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Annual Awards

Weil's Marcia Goldstein Recognized With Inaugural Women in Business Law Award

Weil Shortlisted for Euromoney Legal Media Group's European Women in Business Law Awards


We believe the results of our inclusion efforts tell a remarkable story. Today, 18 Firm leaders are LGBT, racial/ethnic minorities, or women serving as heads of departments, offices, or practice groups, or are firmwide committee chairs or Management Committee members. The General Counsel, one of the four department leaders, and four of the 17 Management Committee members are women (24%); two are Asian American; and one is openly gay.

Summer associate program

Our Summer Associate Program provides an exceptional opportunity for outstanding law students from across the nation to explore a career at Weil. Landmark cases, high-profile transactions, prestigious clients and supportive colleagues await you as you begin your journey at one of the world's most esteemed law firms.


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