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, 2 are counsel, and 32 are associates in the U.S. and London offices.
  • Inspired by Out Leadership, the PLUS (+) in LGBT+ ensures that we will always be inclusive of all identities to make our community feel welcomed and that nobody is left out.
  • Weil was named among the “Best Places to Work” for LGBT individuals by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.
  • 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. Co-Chair of the global Litigation Department, Jonathan Polkes, 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.

Conferences

WEGALA Affinity Group Conference

Client & Alumni Development

Annual Client Event

Europe

Terrance Higgins Trust

Stonewall Equality LTD

LGBT+ Rights

Our Women

LGBT+ Women’s Networking Event

Pride Month Lunch Panel & Presentation

Diversity Recruiting

Summer Associate Recruiting

Diversity Fellowship

Summer Program

Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair

Community & Pro Bono

Response to Tragedies

Immigration Equality

Micro Rainbow International

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