September 13, 2019
Partner Jacqueline Marcus has been named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of Equality Trailblazers.
In a special supplement to the September issue of the NLJ, Ms. Marcus is recognized among top diversity and inclusion professionals in the legal field. As co-chair of Weil’s Diversity Committee, co-chair of the Taskforce on Women’s Engagement and Retention (TOWER), and a leader of Women@Weil, she is an outspoken advocate for gender diversity in the law, and has served as a mentor and role model for countless attorneys.
The profile of Ms. Marcus notes that one of her proudest accomplishments is serving as a role model for those who want to have a meaningful career but may want to follow an alternative path. As a mother of three who worked part-time for most of her career, she has successfully navigated a course that others might choose to follow. Ms. Marcus also said she hopes to see diversity in the legal profession continue to evolve, so that sometime in the future, a diverse team of lawyers wouldn’t be noticed or celebrated because such diversity would be commonplace.
Ms. Marcus is the 16th Weil partner since late 2015 to be named an NLJ Trailblazer in his or her respective filed of expertise. The other honorees are: Private Equity partner Kyle Krpata (Technology); Transactions Co-Head Frederick Green (Mergers & Acquisitions); Patent Litigation partner Edward Reines (Intellectual Property); Securities Litigation Practice Co-Head John Neuwirth (Litigation); Antitrust partner Jeffrey Perry (Antitrust); Litigation Department Co-Chair Jonathan Polkes (Litigation); Litigation Department Co-Chair David Lender (Litigation); Corporate Department Chairman Michael J. Aiello (Mergers & Acquisitions); Head of the Antitrust/Competition practice Steven Newborn (Antitrust); Head of the IP & Media practice R. Bruce Rich (Litigation); Co-Head of the Firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group Randi Singer (Privacy & Cybersecurity); Co-Head of the Firm’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations Group Steven Tyrrell (White Collar Crime); Head of the Environmental practice Annemargaret Connolly (Energy & Environmental); and Antitrust partner Steven Bernstein (Antitrust).