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Approximately 6,000 former Weil attorneys around the globe have transitioned to roles where you continue to extend and promote our brand of excellence.
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From Private Practice to Her Majesty's Treasury
Peter King is the Legal Director at HM Treasury in the U.K., leading a team of around 90 lawyers to provide legal advice to Treasury ministers and civil servants. Before his career in public service, Peter was in private practice for more than three decades. He joined Weil in 2008 as a Corporate partner in our London office, where he acted on several high-profile deals. He was also Co-Chair of our global Pro Bono Committee.
In this edition of the Weil Alumni Interview Series, Michael Francies, Managing Partner of our London office and a member of Weil’s Management Committee, speaks with Peter about his career. Peter discusses the adjustment from private practice to serving in HM Treasury, his core management tenets, advice for junior lawyers and the power of establishing a strong network.
The Weil Alumni Interview Series has recently featured videos on our alumni’s successes, well-being, and search tips for in-house legal positions. View these videos on Weil’s YouTube channel.
Shai Waisman (NY/Restructuring), distinguished former Weil partner and President of Kroll, has been named among the Top 50 Consulting Firm CEOs of 2021 by The Consulting Report, at No. 16. Kroll is the world’s premier provider of services and digital products related to valuation, governance, risk and transparency. At Weil, Shai handled some of the largest and most complex restructurings in history, including Lehman Brothers, American Airlines and Global Crossing.
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