June 20, 2019
Executive Partner Barry Wolf has been recognized as a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal, as part of the publication’s annual Professional Excellence Awards. He is recognized among a select group of lawyers who exhibited great performances in the past year while demonstrating clear leadership skills and achieving positive outcomes.
Mr. Wolf is being recognized for guiding Weil to record financial success in 2018 while also championing and personally leading the Firm in launching several groundbreaking initiatives.
In response to the multi-generational shift in the work force, Mr. Wolf led the Firm in developing a new shortened track to promotion to partner and counsel globally, and also in formalizing a remote working policy for associates. To support diversity and inclusion efforts, he took the lead in helming a new Associates of Color Mentoring Circle and continued in his co-chair role of a Women’s Mentoring Circle. In the corporate social responsibility arena, he led the Firm in launching a new philanthropic initiative, the Weil Legal Innovators Program, in which Weil, working in partnership with five prominent law schools and more than 20 nonprofit organizations, will invest $1 million annually to support 10 rising law students in the program each year. Also, as a result of encouragement from Mr. Wolf and other firm leaders, Weil’s pro bono hours jumped 10% last year and contributed to a series of high-profile victories for social justice, asylum and religious freedom.
Mr. Wolf, along with the other winners, will be profiled in the New York Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine and honored at the New York Legal Awards on October 23.
Earlier this month, Mr. Wolf received the Outstanding Ally award at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards, where he was honored for his dedication to myriad efforts to increase diversity and inclusion at Weil.