Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Opened in 1985, the Houston office serves international, national, and regional clients.

We offer clients the resources of an international law firm in an environment deeply rooted in Texas.

Serving clients in a crisis and addressing their critical business needs are among the strengths of the Houston office.

Our passion for service extends to our community – a commitment for which the office has been repeatedly recognized.

Well integrated into the Firm's global practices, Weil’s Houston office has both a national reputation for excellence in intellectual property and restructuring and a significant Texas presence. Attorneys from the Houston office have secured one of the largest jury awards ever handed down in a US patent infringement trial, obtained a landmark summary judgment victory defeating a non-compete provision in Texas state court, and served as lead counsel on two of the largest chapter 11 bankruptcy cases ever filed.

Routinely entrusted with our clients' critical needs and at their side in times of crisis, the Houston office provides clients the resources of an international law firm in an environment deeply rooted in Texas. Equally comfortable in a courtroom or boardroom, or before an arbitration panel, our attorneys bring a wealth of experience and depth of commitment to each client representation. Our passion for service extends to our community. The Houston office has been repeatedly recognized for its achievements in the areas of diversity, public service, and pro bono.

Our Practice

Opened in 1985, the Firm’s Houston office serves international, national, and regional clients in Business Finance & Restructuring and Patent Litigation. Weil attorneys resident in Houston enjoy a close working relationship with all of the Firm’s offices worldwide. As noted by The National Law Journal, Weil is “a model of the way a national law firm can first establish and then expand a branch.”

In 2006 and 2007, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized the strength of our Houston and Texas practices:

Business Finance & Restructuring

  • Almost unmatched national debtor reputation
  • Known for its professionalism, breadth of experience, and large caseload
  • Exposure to virtually all issues imaginable
  • Very good with distressed companies both outside and inside bankruptcy
  • Enjoys a wider national profile than many local peers

Intellectual Property & Media, and Patent Litigation

  • Frequently seen in high-profile litigation
  • Fully integrated into the “best in the country” Patent Litigation practice
  • Very deep bench
  • Boasts great technical understanding, legal minds, and strategic skills

Achievements, Community Service, and Pro Bono

Community service is deeply ingrained in the culture of the Houston office. In most of the past eight years, the Houston office has led the Firm in pro bono hours per attorney. As a staple of the summer recruiting program, we offer a full day of service each year. But public service is not a once-a-year activity. The office has adopted a local inner city elementary school and provides year-round tutoring, mentoring, and supplies, as well as training to limit bias and bullying and promote tolerance and acceptance.

Weil’s Texas offices (Dallas and Houston) were awarded the Thomas L. Sager Award by the Association of Corporate Counsel of America in 2007 and 2012, and qualified as finalists in 2011. This award honors law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys. In addition, in October 2007, the Houston office led the Firm's efforts to be named a Community of Respect by the Anti-Defamation League – an honor repeated in 2008 and until the category was phased out in 2013 – a total of six consecutive years. In so doing, Weil became the first law firm in Texas to be so recognized and the first organization of any kind to receive that recognition on a national basis.

Weil’s Texas offices were awarded the 2007 Frank Newton Award for outstanding pro bono service by the State Bar of Texas. The Houston office is an Equal Access to Justice Champion through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and maintains a diverse pro bono docket with cases addressing, among other things, civil rights, prisoner's rights, the rights of the mentally ill, immigrants’ rights, parental rights, reunification of parents with abducted children, and Social Security appeals.

The Houston Multi-Bar Diversity Committee awarded the Houston office the top score (a perfect 100/A+) on the Houston Law Firm Diversity Report Card.

700 Louisiana, Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77002
Tel: +1 713 546 5000
Fax: +1 713 224 9511
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