Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is proud of the scope of its public service diversity commitments. We actively participate in the communities in which we live and serve. Weil is committed to building strong and vibrant communities, improving the quality of life and making a positive difference. We focus resources and employee talents on improving education and strengthening neighborhoods internationally. We believe all of these programs make our communities a better place to live and work.
Involvement in Charitable and Diversity- Related Events: The Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Foundation and the firm's Philanthropic Committee were established to coordinate the firm's contributions to charitable organizations worldwide. Weil attorneys serve as board members of a variety of charitable organizations and diversity-related associations. The Firm also frequently sponsors events and makes significant monetary donations to such organizations and associations as:
- ACLU Lesbian & Gay Rights Project;
- Big Brothers Big Sisters;
- Center for Gender Equality;
- The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network;
- Habitat for Humanity;
- Japan Society;
- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund;
- Metropolitan Black Bar Association;
- NAACP Legal Defense Educational Fund;
- The National Lesbian & Gay Law Association;
- Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund;
- Women in Need;
- Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund;
- Dress for Success;
- Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation;
- inMotion, Inc.;
- Justice Resource Center Student MENTOR Program;
- The Lawyers’ Committee for Rights Under the Law;
- Minority Corporate Counsel Association;
- National Council for Research on Women;
- National Minority Supplier Development Council;
- Sakhi for South Asian Women;
- YWCA Reentry Program
Pro Bono: Our pro bono efforts often focus on the needs of under-served groups. Projects recently undertaken by our lawyers have ranged from securing the right to vote in the 2004 cycle of elections for minority students at a college in Texas to representing a foreign national who had petitioned for political asylum here in the US due to persecution in his home country based on his sexual orientation.
Our pro bono efforts often showcase a sensitivity to the needs of underserved groups. Projects recently undertaken by our lawyers have ranger from securing the right to vote for minority students at a college in Texas to representing a foreign national who petitioned for political asylum in the US per to persecution in his home country based on his sexual identity.
Pipeline: To foster the pipeline of diverse talent into the legal profession, we participate in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) internship program for minority undergraduates interested in the study of law. We also participate in the New York City Bar's Minority Fellowship program, which places first year law students of color with law firms, corporate law departments, and government agencies.