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Weil, Gotshal & Manges
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Headquarters New York (NY)
Number of Offices 21
Number of attorneys 1,100
Practice Areas General practice
Key People Http:// (?)
Annual Revenue $The American Lawyer"The American Lawyer" is not a number. million
Weil, Gotshal & Manges Pay Scale
(all numbers in thousands of dollars)
First year salary180
Second year salary190
Third year salary210
Fourth year salary235
Fifth year salary260
Sixth year salary280
Seventh year salary300
Eighth year salary325
Ninth year salary
Tenth year salary

Template:Use mdy dates Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, headquartered in New York City, is an American international law firm. With over 1,000 attorneys, the firm has offices in Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Houston, New York, Silicon Valley, Dallas, Paris, London, Munich, Prague, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Budapest, Warsaw and Dubai.

Weil is consistently ranked as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. [1] The firm has a gross annual revenue in excess of $1.1 billion, making it amongst the world's most profitable law firms according to The American Lawyer's AmLaw 100 survey. [2][3]

The firm is best known for representing some of the world's largest companies and financial institutions through its corporate (including subgroups specializing in banking & finance, structured finance, capital markets, technology and IP transactions, private equity), mergers & acquisitions, litigation, and restructuring practices.[4] Weil is commonly recognized as the most prominent restructuring firm in the United States, having served as chief debtor's counsel in 5 of the 6 largest corporate bankruptcy filings in history. [5]


The firm was founded in New York City in 1931 by Frank Weil, Sylvan Gotshal, and Horace Manges. Since 1968, Weil has been headquartered in the General Motors building, overlooking Central Park, in New York City's Manhattan borough.

After its founding in 1931, the firm grew steadily in the following decades, taking on clients including General Electric and General Motors, and becoming one of the largest law firms in the country. In 1975, the firm opened an office in Washington, D.C., its first outside New York City, followed in the 1980s by locations in Miami, Houston and Dallas. In 1991, the year that the internet became publicly available, Weil was the first global, non-California law firm to open a Silicon Valley office, in Redwood Shores, California. Later, the firm further spread its practice, notably in non-contentious finance and private equity practice.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent move by Central and Eastern European countries toward market-based economies prompted the firm to launch its international expansion. It established offices in Budapest, Prague and Warsaw in the early 1990s, followed by the establishment of offices in Frankfurt, London, Munich and Paris. In the 21st century, the firm established offices in Beijing, Dubai, 29/F, Alexandra House, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Template:As of one-quarter of the firm's lawyers practiced outside the U.S.

Chambers and Partners gives the firm high marks in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, corporate, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity: buyouts, investment funds: fund formation, financial services regulation, intellectual property, antitrust, patent litigation, labor and employment, securities litigation, entertainment litigation and tax.[6]

Notable recent deals and cases

See also



  2. Template:Dead link "2005 The National Law Journal 250". The National Law Journal. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  3. The Am Law 100: The Billion-Dollar Club Expands, (July 1, 2005)
  6. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, (n.d.)
  7. Additional Information on Our Previous Acquisition Deals, (October 27, 2011)
  8.  Saudi Basic to Buy GE Plastics Unit for $11.6 Billion (Update 5),  (May 21, 2007)
  9. Nolter, Chris Malone's Fancy Turns to Tax-Free SpinoffsThe Deal  (May 15, 2009)
  10. Nicholson, Chris V. Sanofi Agrees to Buy Genzyme for $20.1 Billion,  (February 16, 2011)
  11. Shields, Todd Comcast Wins U.S. Approval to Buy NBC Universal From GE for $13.8 Billion,  (January 18, 2011)
  12. Reagan, Gillian Dan Rather's $70 Million Lawsuit Against CBS Finally Dies,  (January 12, 2010)
  13. Jones, Ashby Second Circuit Rules for eBay in Counterfeit Goods Case,  (April 1, 2010)
  14. Glater, Jonathan D. Enron's Collapse: The Lawyers; And the Winners in the Case AreThe New York Times  (December 4, 2001)
  15. Glater, Jonathan D. The Man Who Is Unwinding Lehman BrothersThe New York Times  (December 13, 2008)
  16. Chasan, Emily WaMu Files Bankruptcy Petition in DelawareForbes  (September 28, 2008)
  17. Schmitt, Richard Recent Bankruptcy Filings Become A Field of Gold for Weil GotshalWall Street Journal  (July 23, 2002)
  18. Sandler, Lisa GM Files Bankruptcy to Spin Off More Competitive Firm,  (June 1, 2009)
  19. Chiem, Linda Sealing The Deal: Weil Steers DirecTV In $49B Sale To AT&T,  (June 24, 2014)
  20. Mahoney, Brian Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs,  (January 14, 2014)
  21. Mahoney, Brian Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4 billion mobile video push,  (May 12, 2015)
  22. King, Ian Intel’s $16.7 Billion Altera Deal Is Fueled by Data Centers,  (June 1, 2015)
  23. Rosen, Ellen Weil Advises Facebook as WhatsApp Uses Fenwick: Business of Law,  (February 21, 2014)
  24. Greene, Jay Oracle to Buy Cloud-Software Provider NetSuite for $9.3 Billion,  (July 28, 2016)

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