The Black Attorney Affinity Group

The Black Attorney Affinity Group embodies the talents and strengths of black attorneys across the Firm, focusing on mentorship and networking, recruitment and retention, pro bono initiatives, business development and client outreach.

Our People

  • Of the Firm’s black Attorneys, there are 5 partners, 1 counsel and 29 associates in the U.S. and London offices.
  • In 2015, Weil was ranked twenty-third in “Best Law Firms for Diversity” by Vault.
  • Each affinity group has an appointed senior leader sponsor, who is not a member of that demographic group. The sponsors are charged with understanding key issues the group members’ face and advocating for necessary change. David Lender, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department, is the Management Committee Sponsor for the Black Attorney Affinity Group (BAAG).

View the BAAG Fact Sheet

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Marquee Events


Client Events

The Folks Party

Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration

Diversity Education

Pipeline & Community


Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS)

Diversity Fellowships

Internship Programs

Strategic Sponsorships & Visibility

The PENCIL Program

Pay It Forward

Pro Bono

Human Rights Watch

Election Protection Program

Related Attorneys

Derrick D. Cephas

Derrick Cephas


New York

Todd Chandler

Todd R. Chandler


New York

Barry Fishley

Barry Fishley



Holly E. Loiseau

Holly E. Loiseau


Washington, D.C.

Laura A. Wilkinson

Laura A. Wilkinson


Washington, D.C.

Adé K. Heyliger

Adé Heyliger


Washington, D.C.

Mandisa Price

Mandisa S. Price



Awards and Recognition

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