- Of the Firm’s Latino attorneys, there are 8 partners, 5 counsel, and 39 associates, including two Firm Leaders.
- Management Committee Sponsors demonstrate the level of our leadership commitment. These appointed senior leaders serve as a sponsor to an affinity group for which they are not already a member. They are charged with understanding key issues the group members face and advocating for necessary change. Matt Barr, Co-Chair of the Restructuring Department, is the Management Committee Sponsor for WeilLatinx.
In 2022, as part of our General Counsel Spotlight Series and in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Weil partner and WeilLatinx leader Adam Hemlock held an insightful conversation with Pilar Ramos – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of TelevisaUnivision – and Lara Bueso Bach – Senior Vice President, Litigation at TelevisaUnivision and Weil Alum. They discussed the importance of leveraging a culturally fluent and global mindset in times of change and celebrated Pilar’s spirit and success as a Hispanic trailblazer.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, Weil hosted our second annual “Latinx Legal Leaders” Fireside chat. Weil welcomed LatinoJustice President Lourdes Rosado and TPG Chief Human Resources Officer Anilu Vazquez- Ubarri. Topics included Latinx advocacy work, intersectionality, and being Latina in the legal industry. In 2020, the program featured partner Ed Soto and Weil alumni Jose Ramon Gonzalez of CNA Insurance.
WeilLatinx hosts pan-affinity group programs to connect with Latinx clients and alumni, such as Discovery, Goldman Sachs, IBM, NBCUniversal, and Univision. The intimate roundtable discussions address leveraging the Latinx/Hispanic community, developing relationships with sponsors, and general career advice.
The Dallas office recently hosted a Women@Weil client event hosted by partner and WeilLatinx leader Vynessa Nemunaitis featuring speakers from the Texas Ballet Theater.
In September 2019, Weil’s Latinx attorneys from across the U.S. convened in New York for strategic planning and career development sessions, including a fireside chat with Weil alumni from Columbia University and NBC Universal. In the evening, Weil hosted the 2019 Annual Hispanic National Bar Association Convention’s kick-off reception where partner Ed Soto delivered welcome remarks.
Since 2011, Weil requires all attorneys and administrative staff across the U.S. to complete a two hour Annual Mandatory Diversity Training modeled on the ethics CLE requirement. In 2022, the US training featured Vallotkarp Consulting, delivering programing on how to promote inclusivity as an everyday habit.
Weil started the formal Racial Justice series in 2020 to highlight the racial inequities present in the United States and to increase dialogue. As part of the series, Weil invited speakers from non-profit organizations to take part in fireside chats and discuss their missions. For more on our Racial Justice efforts, click here.
- Weil won a transformational victory in a federal civil rights case challenging the constitutionality of a ban on a Mexican- American Studies Program in Tucson, Arizona schools.
- Weil supports LatinoJustice PRLDEF through sponsorship and pro bono partnerships.
Weil has been a longtime supporter of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, as well as the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Conference, the Council of Urban Professionals, the Center for Talent Innovation, the Hispanic Lawyers Society of New York, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and Legal Outreach, amongst many other nonprofit and membership based organizations.
The Firm sponsors and actively participates in internship opportunities such as the Dallas Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Program (SEO) and Summer Search. Weil's New York Office has provided nearly 100 summer internships to high school and college students from community based organizations since 2013.
In 2022, Weil partnered with LatinoJustice Trailblazer's breakfast honoring key Latinx dignitaries who made an impact on the Latino community in the US and beyond.
Weil also participated in the annual gala honoring dignitaries distinguished Weil alumni to celebrate their impact.
In June 2020, Weil partnered with LatinoJustice, a non-profit organized working to create a more equitable society through education and advocacy. LatinoJustice held two events,with the first focusing on the effect of the citizen question litigation on the 2020 Census and the second discussing the importance of voting and the effects of the pandemic on voting.
In fall 2019, Weil sponsored the LatinoJustice Lideres Young Professionals Board Fall Networking reception in support of their Legal Pipeline Programs, in addition to sponsoring their annual dinner.