The Black Attorney Affinity Group

The Black Attorney Affinity Group (BAAG) 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 8 partners, 1 counsel, and 28 associates in the U.S. and London offices. Since 2016, Weil has promoted 4 Black attorneys to partner internally.
  • 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.

Conferences

Black Attorney Affinity Group Conference

Multicultural Attorney Conference

Diversity Education

Mandatory Diversity Training

Diversity Month 2019

Dallas Multicultural Luncheon

Client & Alumni Development

Federal Judge Panel

Alumni Roundtables

Women of Color Luncheon

London Entrepreneurship Program

Client Engagement

Diversity Recruiting

Summer Associate Recruiting

Diversity Fellowship

Folks Party

Summer Program

Community

MLK Day of Service

Sponsorships

Pipeline

Internship Programs

Response to Tragedies

Key Contacts

Candace Arthur

Candace Arthur

Partner

New York


Adam Banks

Adam B. Banks

Partner

New York


Derrick D. Cephas

Derrick Cephas

Partner

New York


Barry Fishley

Barry Fishley

Partner

London


Adé K. Heyliger

Adé Heyliger

Partner

Washington, D.C.


Holly E. Loiseau

Holly E. Loiseau

Partner

Washington, D.C.


Bambo Obaro

Bambo Obaro

Partner

Silicon Valley

Awards and Recognition

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