767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
New York, NY (HQ), Austin, TX • Boston, MA • Dallas, TX • Dubai • Houston, TX • Miami, FL • Providence, RI • Silicon Valley, CA • Washington, DC • Wilmington, DE • Beijing • Budapest • Frankfurt • Hong Kong • London • Munich • Paris • Prague • Shanghai • Warsaw
MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES
Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Litigation,Tax
No. of attorneys: 1,300+
No. of offices: 21
Summer associate offers (2009): 127 out of 167
Chairman: Stephen J. Dannhauser and Barry M. Wolf
Hiring Partner: Robert Carangelo
BASE SALARY (2010)
Director, Legal Recruiting
Phone: (212) 310-8000
Fax: (212) 310-8007
“Our Chairman is tight with the rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z”
“Apparently Ruth Bader Ginsburg used to do her research in our library. She didn't work here, but her hubby did”
Vault’s Verdict: Associates say that they generally enjoy their jobs, work environment, and office culture.
Vault’s Verdict: Associates feel they work long hours and are compensated fairly.
Firm says: By all objective measures, our firm continues to provide associates with a strong, secure platform from which they can launch successful careers in private practice. Our roster of blue-chip clients, our balance among practices and geographies, and our diverse, supportive workplace environment is reflected in our perennial high scores in surveys designed to measure firm prestige and success.
Vault’s Verdict: Associates are given every opportunity for training and often take advantage of the great programs at the firm.
Vault’s Verdict: Associates appreciate the amount of diversity at the firm, though some feel it could be better balanced among everyone at the firm.
Firm Says: Weil is proud of its 25 year commitment to diversity and inclusion, and its pioneering efforts to develop formal mandatory diversity education, 5 professional development affinity groups (Asian, Black, Latino, LGBT, and women), flextime partners, supplier diversity programs, among many others. In light of the economic environment, Weil intensified its focus in 2009-10 on community and client service by delivering customized business development workshops for affinity group members and deepening its volunteer efforts with local middle and high school students.
Overall Business Outlook
Vault’s Verdict: Associates are optimistic about the future of the firm despite recent cost-cutting measures, but they warn that though the increased business in their bankruptcy division is helping keep the company going, the work will soon level off and the firm will have to restructure again.
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