November 12, 2021
Weil again placed among the elite firms globally in the 2021 edition of Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. The Firm earned this distinction for the seventh consecutive year based on its breadth of investigations experience, global capabilities and extensive prosecutorial backgrounds of its practitioners, among other factors.
The publication noted Weil’s expertise in FCPA defense and its record of securing declinations in major investigations. GIR also emphasized Weil’s versatility and success on a wide range of matters, highlighting Weil’s role advising BTG Pactual, Vantage Drilling and SourceAmerica in a variety of high-profile controversies. The publication also mentioned Weil’s recent representation of S&P Dow Jones Indices, the board of trustees of United Way and the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association. Some of Weil’s more notable engagements over the past two decades were also featured, including the Enron bankruptcy and related investigations and litigation, financial crisis-era representations on behalf of AIG, Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, and investigations on behalf of American Realty Capital Properties and French aerospace company Safran.
GIR called attention to Weil’s deep bench of former government prosecutors, including practice Co-Head and Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office Steven Tyrrell, Litigation Department Co-Chair Jonathan Polkes, and partners Sarah Coyne and Shawn Cooley.
GIR’s process for selecting the top investigations practices around the world involved a number of criteria, including volume and quality of internal and governmental investigations carried out by each firm, the number of partners featured in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defense (two guides published by GIR’s parent company), total number of partners, global locations and capabilities, former government experience, investigations-related travel, and client base, among others.