The Future of AI in Law

Weil is always pleased to welcome back innovative and entrepreneurial alumni who are making a difference in the legal profession. Noah Waisberg (NY/Corporate/’06) is helping to transform aspects of corporate law through artificial intelligence.

Noah is CEO and Co-Founder of Kira Systems, which provides machine learning artificial intelligence software that identifies, extracts and analyzes content in contracts and other documents. In conversation with Robert Lennon, Weil’s Chief Business Development & Communications Officer, Noah discusses his recent book – AI for Lawyers: How Artificial Intelligence is Adding Value, Amplifying Expertise and Transforming Careers – which made The Wall Street Journal’s Bestsellers list. Topics include the rapid growth of AI in the legal world and how it can benefit law firms and legal professionals.

Leading Social Impact

Robert Powell, Director, Pro Bono and Corporate Responsibility, London, talks with Weil alumnus Anthony Murphy, Founder and Managing Director of Prime Advocates, a not-for-profit law firm and social finance consultancy. Anthony discusses the Women of Impact program, which Weil supports, and other Prime Advocates initiatives that help some of the most innovative social enterprises and firms in the world become even more effective.

Our Finest Hours at Weil and Beyond

This year Weil celebrates 15 years since the Firm adopted its groundbreaking pro bono policy, building on the strong history of pro bono service at the Firm since its founding. Weil became one of the first large law firms to formalize its pro bono program by instituting an official policy, which includes the goal of 50 hours per year per attorney, and hiring a dedicated professional staff.

In this video, Pro Bono Counsel Miriam Buhl thanks Weil alumni for their pro bono service and has a wide-ranging conversation with Weil alumna Wendy Fu about her pro bono service at Weil and her work as Pro Bono Manager of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).

Living Strong and Resilient: A Conversation with Candice Toll Aaron

Candice Aaron’s (NY/Lit/'99) life and career have taken some pretty big twists and turns. A winding career path has landed her at the Charles Schwab Corporation, where she serves as Vice President of Corporate Compliance. At the same time, a challenging health journey has brought her to the Livestrong Foundation as Chair of the Board. In a conversation with Courtney Marcus, Weil Dallas Co-Managing Partner and Banking & Finance Partner, and Kito Huggins, Candice shares lessons from her life and career.

Nicole Lazarre

Alumna Nicole Lazarre, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the National Urban League (NUL), speaks to Business Finance & Restructuring partner Candace Arthur about Weil’s partnership with NUL, growing demands for racial justice, and how lawyers today can get involved.

Vandana Harris

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we spoke to alumna Vandana Harris (LON/Tax/’04), Managing Director of Investment Strategy at Unreasonable Group, about the work she leads at her organization, the skills she learned at Weil that she applies in her current work and how she is pivoting the delivery of services and supporting stakeholders who are navigating out of the current crisis.

Akiko Mikumo

Retired partner Akiko Mikumo (NY/Corp/’82) finds purpose and power in “the human connection.” Read the full feature here.

Chris Smith Alumni

Chris Smith

Read more from Chris Smith, partner at venture firm Playfair Capital.

Stephen Dallas

Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs and Digital Business Development at Universal Music Publishing Group

Pooja Viswanath

Division Counsel at Indeed

Anthony Murphy

Founder of Prime Advocates

Letters to My Younger Self

Read more from Sharlyn Heslam, Brandy Treadway and Danielle Do

Kristin Brown

Read more from Kristin Brown, President of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Geoff Bailhache

Read more from Geoff Bailhache, European General Counsel at The Blackstone Group

Nichole Hines

Read more from, Nicole Hines, Senior Legal Counsel for Humana Inc.

Wendy Fu

Read more from Wendy Fu, Pro Bono Manager of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

Jesse Zigmund

Read more from Jesse Zigmund, General Counsel at M-KOPA Solar

Aaron Ford

Read more from Aaron Ford, Majority Leader of the Nevada State Senate

Melinda Katz

Nineteenth President of the Borough of Queens

Kwesi Baiden

Chief Compliance Officer, ENSCO

Michael Luisi

President, WWE Studios

Andrew Harting

CEO, Aston Martin Walton on Thames and HWM of Walton on Thames

José Ramón González

Chief Legal Officer, QBE North America

Melanie Greenberg

President and CEO at the Alliance for Peacebuilding

Chelsea Hirschhorn

CEO & President at Fridababy

The Honorable Brenda T. Rhoades

Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

The Honorable Gregg. J. Costa

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit

Peter Dziedzic

Owner, skoah Boston

Amanda Kramer

Assistant U.S. Attorney, S.D.N.Y.

Monica Risam

General Counsel, Aviva UK Life

Zodwa Velleman

Legal & Corporate Security Director, Heineken South Africa

Shai Waisman

CEO, Prime Clerk

Tim Greensfelder

Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, AIG Investments