WeilPride (LGBTQ+ Association of Weil)

WeilPride, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ Affinity Group of Weil, was established with the primary purpose of enhancing the recruitment and retention of LGBTQ+ attorneys and fostering a better understanding among all of the Firm’s attorneys and staff of the unique issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.

Our People

  • Of the LGBTQ+ attorneys at the Firm, 5 are partners, 2 are counsel, and 33 are associates in the U.S. and London offices.
  • Inspired by Out Leadership, the PLUS (+) in LGBTQ+ ensures that we will always be inclusive of all identities, making our community feel welcomed and helping to ensure that nobody is left out.
  • Weil was named among the “Best Places to Work” for LGBTQ+ individuals by the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 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 WeilPride.   

View the WeilPride Fact Sheet

Programs and Policies

Weil 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

WeilPride Affinity Group Conference

Client & Alumni Development

Annual Client Event

Europe

Terrance Higgins Trust

Stonewall Equality LTD

LGBTQ+ Rights

Out Women

Pride Month Presentation

LGBTQ+ Women’s Networking Event

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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