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“We are probably the most politically diverse firm in the country. Our pro bono representation especially spans the spectrum from hard right wing causes to hard left wing causes. The firm allows folks to take on basically any type of matter as long as it does not create a conflict with a paying client.”
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PRESTIGE RANKING © 2017 Vault.com Inc. 148 Visit vault.com for more on Weil, including a Q&A with Business Finance & Restructuring Co-Chair Ray Schrock. WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 10 767 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10153 (212) 310-8000 LOCATIONS New York, NY (HQ) • Boston, MA • Dallas, TX • Houston, TX • Miami, FL • Princeton, NJ • Providence, RI • Silicon Valley, CA • Washington, DC Beijing • Budapest • Dubai • Frankfurt • Hong Kong • London • Munich • Paris • Prague • Shanghai • Warsaw MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Business Finance & Restructuring • Corporate • Litigation • Tax THE STATS No. of attorneys: 1,100 No. of offices: 20 Executive Partner : Barry M. Wolf Co-Hiring Partners: Joshua Amsel & Jackie Cohen UPPERS • “The people are amazing” • “No hours requirement” • “Top clients with interesting work” DOWNERS • “The hours can be punishing at times” • “The partnership track is very long” • “Lack of transparency” NOTABLE PERKS • “Associates get $750 reimbursement for gym membership fees, which even work for Soul Cycle and other types of classes.” • “The firm has increasingly promoted many perks that enhance work/life balance such as emergency day care, pumping delivery service for new mothers, and other programs.” SURVEY SNAPSHOT Among our survey respondents at Weil: • 61% were junior associates, 25% were mid-level associates, and 14% were senior associates. • 60% were former summer associates, 25% were hired as lateral associates, and 4% were hired during or after a clerkship. 39% plan to make partner, 33% plan to move in-house, and 6% plan to lateral to another firm. • NYU, Michigan, Georgetown, and Northwestern were the most represented schools. BASE SALARY (2017) All offices 1st year: $180,000 2nd year: $190,000 3rd year: $210,000 4th year: $235,000 5th year: $260,000 6th year: $280,000 7th year: $300,000 8th year: $315,000 9th year: $325,000 Summer associate: $3,462/week EMPLOYMENT CONTACT Wesley B. Powell Director, Legal Recruiting (212) 833-3533 [email protected]
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149 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP THE SCOOP A powerhouse in restructuring, M&A, private equity, and litiga- tion, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has long been one of the world’s leading law firms. Buoyed by its role as the go-to bankruptcy firm, Weil has been a fixture at the top of law firm rankings, including The American Lawyer ’s “A-List” and Chambers USA . To New York and Beyond Weil was founded in New York in 1931 and now overlooks the city’s playground, Central Park, from its Fifth Avenue office.
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