August 31, 2022
Private Equity partner Ramona Nee was featured in a Q&A as part of the “How I Made It” series published by Law.com, discussing her recent appointment as Co-Managing Partner of Weil's Boston office.
The profile spanned Ramona’s career at Weil leading up to her promotion, Firm initiatives that she has helped lead, as well as challenges she may face in her new role. She pointed to “a combination of strong business acumen, deep client relationships and, most importantly, an enduring commitment to the practice group and the firm,” as reasons why she believes she was selected for her new role.
Ramona emphasized that advocating for others, even for oneself, is crucial in becoming an effective leader. “A willingness and ability to consider issues and opportunities through the multiple lenses of the office, our practice group and the firm as a whole will be key to my success ahead,” she explained.
When asked who had the greatest influence on her career, Ramona shared that Jim Westra, Chief Legal Officer of Advent International Corp. and former Managing Partner of Weil Boston, made an instrumental impact on her career having hired Ramona straight out of law school 20 years ago. “I had the good fortune of learning directly from him when he was at Weil for the first 10 years of my practice. For the past decade or so, I have been able to continue working with and learning from him as a client since he has been at Advent.” She continued: “It is a very rare combination, and I feel incredibly lucky to have ‘grown up’ as a lawyer with Jim as a boss, client, mentor, sponsor and friend.”
Additionally, Ramona addressed how she would like to make an impact at Weil and in the greater legal community as a whole: “If we identify and support a diverse group of potential firm leaders from very early on in their careers and provide them with the tools and support to grow into extraordinary lawyers with strong client relationships, then we make tangible progress on our commitment to present a leadership slate that is representative of the entire ecosystem of our firm.”
Read the full article published by Law.com.