New York

Weil’s New York office is the Firm’s largest and serves as its worldwide headquarters. The Firm provides clients with unmatched service and excellence across its Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits Departments.

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Our Practice

The New York office’s relationships with the business community and key New York metropolitan area institutions have been the catalyst for our continued growth and expansion to our position at the vanguard of the world’s leading law firms. Weil's four departments – Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits – form the core of the New York office.

Awards and Recognition

Weil partners in the New York office won a significant number of accolades throughout 2015 and 2016, in recognition of their leadership, innovation and groundbreaking successes across a variety of practice areas.

  • Jonathan Polkes, Co-Chair of Weil’s Litigation Department was named a Litigation “Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal in December 2016.
  • Frederick Green, Co-Chair of Weil’s Transactions Practice (Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Infrastructure Investment) was named “Dealmaker of the Week” in The Am Law Daily in May 2015 for his lead role in advising Verizon Communications Inc. in its agreement to purchase AOL Inc. for approximately $4.4 billion.
  • Six partners were named as Law360 2016 MVPs in November 2016: Michael Aiello (Mergers & Acquisitions), Corey Chivers (Capital Markets), Gary Holtzer (Bankrutpcy), Jeffrey Osterman (Technology), Jonathan Polkes (Securities Litigation) and Diane Sullivan (Trials).
  • John Neuwirth, Co-Head of Weil’s Securities Litigation practice, was named “Litigator of the Week” by The Am Law Litigation Daily in March 2016 for securing a significant appellate victory for Sanofi in a suite of securities fraud cases.
  • Diane Sullivan, partner in Weil’s Product Liability & Mass Torts practice, was named “Litigator of the Week” by The Am Law Litigation Daily in February 2016 for securing a complete defense jury verdict for Philip Morris USA in a medical monitoring class action suit.
  • Garrett Fail was named among 40 Under 40 by Global Restructuring Review in March 2016.

Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service

Weil has performed hundreds of thousands of hours of pro bono service since our current program was launched in August 2005. In 2016 our program was recognized with awards by Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers North America Report, the New York State Bar and The National Law Journal. Weil received recognition from the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice for its special report on solitary confinement, undertaken on behalf of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. Weil attorneys also received the Cornerstone Award for distinguished service from the Lawyers Alliance for New York for representing LANY in its efforts to obtain records from the New York City Department of Finance related to the Department’s construction of the New York state property tax exemption for charitable organizations. The Firm was featured in The Am Law Daily for its significant victory for the East End Eruv Association, and religious freedom in general, in a dispute related to the establishment of an eruv - a symbolic enclosure significant to people of Jewish faith.

The New York office was also honored with the 2016 Pro Public Award from The Legal Aid Society. The Firm has partnered with The Legal Aid Society for many years to offer legal services on a diverse range of matters, including saving homes, representing death row inmates, safeguarding prisoners’ rights, representing families at risk of homelessness in class actions and advising small businesses. In addition to our pro bono work, members of the New York office are engaged through support of local organizations including Big Brother Big Sister, PENCIL and the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in New York City. Additionally, many partners and staff serve on boards of national and local not-for-profits and charity organizations.