May 09, 2022
NEW YORK, MAY 9, 2022: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Mark A. Perry has joined the Firm as Co-Head of the Appellate practice, based in Weil’s Washington, D.C. office.
“Mark is widely recognized as one of the most preeminent appellate lawyers and legal strategists in the United States,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “Not only is Mark a fantastic addition to our national Appellate practice, he is also incredibly important to our strategic growth in Washington, D.C., and we are delighted to welcome him to the Firm.”
Elizabeth Weiswasser, Co-Chair of Weil’s global Litigation Department, commented: “Mark has argued several landmark decisions before the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued dozens of major cases for Fortune 50 clients in the federal courts of appeals. He has a robust complex commercial litigation practice at both the trial and appellate levels as well as special expertise in class actions. Few lawyers in the country can match the range and depth of Mark’s knowledge and experience. We are thrilled to have him joining Weil.”
Mark joins Weil from the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he was a partner and served as Co-Chair of the nationwide Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Mark has been lead appellate counsel to major companies in significant securities, intellectual property and employment cases; he also frequently serves as chief legal strategist in district court cases involving a wide range of business issues. Before entering private practice, Mark served as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
“Weil has a fantastic Appellate practice, a formidable global Litigation Department, an outstanding Firm culture and incredibly talented lawyers across the firm,” said Mark. “I look forward to working again with my former partners Drew Tulumello and Chantale Fiebig to help grow Weil’s presence in Washington, D.C. And I am excited to collaborate with an exceptional team of lawyers across the Weil platform to achieve successful outcomes for our sophisticated global clients.”
About Weil’s Appellate Practice
Weil’s appellate capabilities cover all of the Firm’s substantive areas of expertise and have been honed by extensive experience prosecuting and defending appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal circuit court, and a range of state intermediate and supreme courts. Our seasoned appellate lawyers are effective in any situation, whether it be obtaining mandamus relief on behalf of corporate defendants facing unwieldy discovery demands, challenging the applicability or constitutionality of unfairly applied statutory schemes, enforcing arbitration rights, defending nationwide class actions, and preserving important trial court issues for eventual appeal. Our team includes many former clerks to federal appellate judges and U.S. Supreme Court justices, constitutional scholars, a former Assistant Solicitor General for the State of New York, and a former Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 90 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.