- Of the LGBTQ+ attorneys at the Firm, 9 are partners, 3 are counsel, and 60 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 2022 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.
Programs and Policies
Weil is unique among law firms for holding Firmwide individual affinity group conferences for career development, client and law student networking, and strategic planning. The most recent WeilPride conference was held in June 2023 in New York. Highlights include:
- Alumni Panel
- Weil Pride Partner Panel
- Client event at The Gansevoort Rooftop
Client & Alumni Development
Pride in Europe
In June 2023, WeilPride and Wellness hosted a panel discussion about health and well-being issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, featuring three outstanding guest speakers – Dr. Nelson Sanchez, Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell, Chairperson WCM LGBT Steering Committee, along with Cheriko A. Boone, HIV Project Director at Treatment Action Group, and Kimberleigh Joy Smith, Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.
In June 2020, WeilPride hosted a special Father’s Day Pride event where partners, Adam Banks and Justin Lee discussed their surrogacy journeys.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City, WeilPride hosted a screening of “From Selma to Stonewall: Are we there yet?” for pride month 2019.
In honor of Pride Month 2018, Weil welcomed Ellie Krug, attorney, activist, and author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change to speak at the Firm.