WEGALA (LGBT Association of Weil)

WEGALA, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affinity Group of Weil, was established with the primary purpose of enhancing the recruitment and retention of LGBT attorneys and fostering a better understanding among all of the Firm’s attorneys and staff of the unique issues facing the LGBT community.

Our People

  • Of the LGBT attorneys at the Firm, 6 are partners, 1 is counsel, and 32 are associates in the U.S., London and Hong Kong offices.
  • Weil was named among the “Best Places to Work” for LGBT individuals by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index.
  • 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. Karen Ballack, partner in the Technology and IP Transactions practice, is the Management Committee Sponsor for WEGALA.

View the WEGALA Fact Sheet

Programs and Policies

Weil is one of only a handful of employers that provides a tax “gross-up” payment for employees whose same sex spouse or domestic partner is currently enrolled in the Firm’s health benefit programs. Weil provides health benefits for transgender individuals. Weil also has an inclusive parental leave policy, including adoption leave.

Marquee Events

Firmwide Affinity Conference

Client Events

Diversity Education Programs

Pipeline & Community

Proud Supporter of LGBT Charities and Organizations

AIDS Walk New York and Miami

Diversity Fellowship

Lavender Law Conference

Pay It Forward

Pro Bono

Human Dignity Trust

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Related Attorneys

David I. Bower

David I. Bower

Partner

Washington, D.C.


Marco Compagnoni

Marco Compagnoni

Partner

London


Daniel S. Dokos

Daniel S. Dokos

Partner

New York


Hannah Field-Lowes

Hannah Field-Lowes

Partner

London


Douglas Nave

Douglas Nave

Partner

London


John Quattrocchi

John E. Quattrocchi

Partner

Dallas


Donald R. Whittaker

Counsel

New York

Awards & Recognitions

Partner Daniel Dokos is the global head of Finance and serves as a member of the Management Committee. He was named a “Leading” Lawyer for Banking & Finance in US by Chambers Global.

Partner Marco Compagnoni is global co-head of Private Equity and was named “Leading” Lawyer for Private Equity: Buyouts in UK-wide in Chambers UK and a “Leading Lawyer” for Private Equity-Transactions in the UK by IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.

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