Recent Accolades

Weil is a leader in the marketplace for sophisticated, global legal services. The Firm is consistently recognized by publications and data providers that cover the legal and financial industries for its success across practice areas and departments.
  • Ranked Among Top Five Innovative North America Law Firms
    Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers Report 2016
  • Top 10 Litigation Power Ranking
    The American Lawyer 2016
  • Law Firm of the Year
    Texas Oil & Gas Awards 2016
  • Restructuring Team of the Year
    Legal Business Awards 2016, Financial News Legal Awards 2016
  • Ranked Among the Best Corporate Law Firms by Directors and General Counsel
    NYSE Governance Services/FTI Consulting, America's Best Corporate Law Firms 2016
  • Named to Global Elite List
    Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 2016
  • Antitrust Firm of the Year
    LMG Life Sciences Awards 2016
  • Private Equity Law Firm of the Year
    Best Lawyers in Germany 2016
  • Five Awards for Tax Deal of the Year
    International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2016

  • Best in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Large Deals
    The Legal 500 Awards 2015
  • Best in Finance: Bank Lending
    The Legal 500 Awards 2015
  • Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year
    Law360 2015
  • Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year
    Law360 2015
  • Class Action Practice Group of the Year
    Law360 2015
  • Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year
    Law360 2015
  • Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
    Legal Business Awards UK 2015
  • Among Top 40 Firms Globally for Corporate Investigations
    Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 2015
  • Eight Partners Recognized as MVPs
    Law360 2016
  • Nine Partners Named Trailblazers
    The National Law Journal 2015-2016
  • Eight Partners Named Life Science Stars
    LMG Life Sciences Guide 2016
  • Three Partners Recognized as Women Leaders in Tech Law
    The Recorder 2016
  • Two Partners Recognized as Top 250 Women in Litigation
    Benchmark Litigation 2016
  • Two Partners Recognized as Top Women Lawyers
    Daily Journal 2016
  • Four Lawyers Recognized as Litigators of the Week
    The AmLaw Litigation Daily 2016
  • Three Partners Recognized as Most Powerful Employment Attorneys
    Human Resources Executive 2016
  • Two Litigation Partners Named Elite Power Players
    SportsBusiness Journal 2016
  • Two Partners Named Top IP Attorneys in California
    Daily Journal 2016
  • Four Partners Named to Under 40 Hot List
    Benchmark Litigation 2016
  • Two Partners Recognized as Rising Stars
    Legal Week 2016

  • Leadership and Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Award
    Morgan Stanley Legal Compliance and Division 2016
  • Best International Firm for Diversity
    Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2016
  • Top Law Firm for Equality: 100% Rating in the Corporate Equality Index
    Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2017
  • Frontrunner Award
    Dallas Diversity Task Force Awards 2015

  • Pro Bono Publico Award
    The Legal Aid Society 2016
  • Cornerstone Award for Distinguished Service
    Lawyers Alliance for New York 2016
  • Named to Pro Bono Hot List
    National Law Journal 2016
  • Guardian of Justice Award
    Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County 2016
  • Pro Bono Partnership Champion Award
    Pro Bono Partnership Awards 2015
  • Top 10 Most Charitable Law Firms
    Law360’s BigLaw Biggest Givers 2015
  • Received Two Outstanding Achievement Awards
    Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs Awards 2015
  • Kristi Couvillon Pro Bono Award
    Texas Civil Rights Project 2015
  • 57 practices with 102 lawyer recommendations
    Chambers Global
  • 40 practices with 111 lawyer recommendations
    Chambers USA
  • 53 practices with 85 lawyer recommendations
    Chambers Europe
  • 20 practices with 43 lawyer recommendations
    Chambers UK
  • 9 practices with 12 lawyer recommendations
    Chambers Asia
  • 6 practices with 37 lawyer recommendations
    Benchmark Litigation
  • 62 practices with 95 lawyer recommendations
    by IFLR1000
  • Advised on more than 60 $1 billion+ deals, including five of the top 10 — and three of the top five — U.S. announced M&A deals in 2015
  • Advised on approximately $673 billion in announced transaction value and 13.4% market share in 2015 — an increase of 62% over prior year
  • Advises more than 200 private equity clients worldwide, including 80% of the top 25
    PEI 300 2016
  • Ranked Top 5 for Global Private Equity for the last 5 years
    Bloomberg; mergermarket
  • Ranked #1 in U.S. Equity IPOs (advising issuers) by Deal Volume through Third Quarter of 2016
    Bloomberg Global Capital Markets League Tables
  • 25 litigation partners have tried and won a case in the last two years – avoiding more than $2 billion in liability for our clients
  • Currently counsel in nine of the Top 20 U.S. bankruptcies
  • Chief debtors’ counsel in five of the six largest U.S. bankruptcy filings in history
  • Advised 77% of the technology companies in the 2016 Fortune 100