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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Redwood Shores, California

http://www.weil.com

Weil at a Glance

Weil is a leader in the marketplace for sophisticated, global legal services. Our innovative ‘one-firm’ approach, including the integration of offices on three continents, multiple practice areas and approximately 1,100 attorneys, allows us to partner with many of the worlds’ most successful organizations on matters as complex and interconnected as the businesses themselves.

With an entrepreneurial spirit at our core, Weil lawyers and staff bring passion, creativity and optimism to all that we approach. We don’t ask "How was it done last time" we ask "How can it be done better?" Since the Firm was founded in 1931, our attorneys have pioneered major areas of law, including corporate governance, private equity, and bankruptcy and restructuring. Today, Weil remains at the forefront of change in law and corporate social responsibility, and stands at the vanguard of legal innovation for the digital age.

Our longstanding success stems from our role as strategic business partners and as innovative problem solvers for clients wherever they operate. Going beyond counseling, we work side-by-side with clients to understand the full picture of their needs and help them achieve strategic goals. Sophisticated clients today require this new type of business lawyering and, at Weil, we adapted to this model years ago. 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.

Launch a Career

When you join Weil, you are not just getting a job, you are launching a career. Weil’s entrepreneurial culture and meritocracy provides our attorneys with an opportunity to gain experience and advance more quickly than they would elsewhere. Weil attorneys are given the opportunity to partner with an impressive roster of clients early in their careers, gaining a seat at the table and the opportunity to take on challenges and responsibilities that build their marketable skills and can eventually take them in many different professional directions. Our attorneys are also afforded access to robust mentoring, training and professional development programs.

Be an Outstanding Corporate Citizen

Our constant questioning of, “how can it be done better?” is not limited to the boardroom and the courtroom. We also seek to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to corporate social responsibility. Giving back has always been part of Weil’s culture, and we do this in three primary ways: pro bono service, the provision of non-legal services to the community and charitable donations. We are a recognized leader in all three.

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. The importance Weil places on providing these services to the community is demonstrated by our goal of having all lawyers at the firm perform 50 hours of pro bono work each year.

We are also committed to diversity – and we are not just talking about it, we are taking action. Among our many programs is TOWER, the Taskforce on Women’s Engagement & Retention, a committee of women and men partners from across the firm focused on the advancement and development of women attorneys globally. Even though we are among the diversity leaders in Big Law, we know the industrywide statistics and want to do better.

Join our Summer Program

Our summer program is the foundation of our recruiting efforts and is packed with opportunities to learn and develop. Weil’s commitment to each summer’s career begins early, and we offer a dedicated support team, including assignment coordinators, associate mentors, social coordinators and Summer Program Committee partners.

Below are few key highlights from our summer program:

• Close collaboration with partners and associates on substantive assignments
• Trainings in Deposition, Writing, Negotiation and Diversity
• Speakers Series featuring talks with prominent clients, alumni and firm leaders
• Weil Diversity Fellowship Program, designed to increase the number of diverse attorneys who want to pursue careers at one of our U.S. offices
• Pro Bono Summer Externships which afford summer associates the opportunity to attend pro bono training programs and work on pro bono matters
Weil’s summer program is offered in seven U.S. cities: Boston, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit http://careers.weil.com/Summer_Associate_Program.

Contact Information

201 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood Shores, California 94065
United States


Hiring Attorney:
Mr. Craig Adas

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Razia Ahmad
Manager, Legal Recruiting & Associate Relations
201 Redwood Shores Parkway
Suite 500
Redwood Shores, California (CA) 94065
United States


Phone: (650) 802-3257
razia.ahmad@weil.com