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Our Survey Says

Vault Verdict 

Associates are attracted to Weil for the prestigious corporate and litigation work—and much more. Grades are important in the competitive hiring process, but so are personality and fit. Firm settings are warm, welcoming, and collegial, and people care for each other and understand the importance of work-life balance. Partners are respectful to and supportive of associates, though firm communication could be more transparent. Formal and on-the-job training is solid, with regular opportunities for feedback, and associate and partner mentors are helpful. Substantive and challenging work is assigned early on, and people are quick to support associates and answer questions. Assignments are distributed somewhat evenly, with experience, ability, and availability affecting how some are doled out, and while associates are busy, they appreciate that Weil does not have an official billable hour requirement. Compensation is market, with both salaries and bonuses increasing lockstep by class year. A Chief Wellness Officer and the onsite health clinic with full-time staff satisfy various wellness needs; however, associates feel that more could be done to mitigate the stress of work. Weil has a strong pro bono culture, with many avenues for satisfying the 50-hour per year expectation. Training, hiring practices, affinity groups, and mentorship programs make it clear that the firm has made concerted efforts to improve diversity matters. Making partner at Weil may be difficult, but counsel positions are available, as are external options in-house, at other firms, and with the government.


767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
Phone: (212) 310-8000

Firm Stats

Executive Partner: Barry M. Wolf
Hiring Partner: Jared Friedmann
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
1K - 1.5K
No. of Partners Named 2023:

No. of U.S. Offices: 7

No. of International Offices: 7

Major Office Locations

New York, NY (HQ)
Boston, MA
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Miami, FL
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC
Hong Kong