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Weil Continues Growth in Houston with Return of Jacqui Bogucki

HOUSTON, APRIL 15, 2024: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that experienced infrastructure lawyer Jacqui Bogucki has returned to the Firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, based in the Houston office. She is the fifth partner to join Weil’s expanding Houston office – and sixth partner helping to build its growing infrastructure and energy transition capabilities – within the past year.

“Jacqui will be an extremely valuable addition to our growing Houston team,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “Her significant infrastructure experience – including in the digital sector – and strong relationships with leading investment professionals will help to advance our fast-growing infrastructure and energy transition capabilities, and will be an immediate value-add to our clients globally.”

“Jacqui is a highly regarded colleague and we are delighted that she is returning to Weil. She will be a tremendous addition to our Houston office,” said Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s global Corporate Department. “Her dedication to top-tier client service and collegial approach will make her an immediate fit for our team.”

“We couldn’t be happier to have Jacqui rejoining the Firm at this pivotal time for our growing infrastructure and energy transition teams,” said Christopher Machera, Co-Head of Weil’s U.S. Private Equity practice. “Our clients continue to make significant investments in these areas, and Jacqui’s market knowledge and experience will be significant resources in meeting their complex strategic business needs across these sectors.  Where our clients invest, we invest.  And when we invest, we do it with lawyers of Jacqui’s caliber.”

Jacqui’s arrival represents the sixth partner addition to the Weil infrastructure and energy transition practices in the past year, demonstrating Weil’s strategic commitment to building top tier practices in these areas. Since April 2023, notable energy partners Omar Samji, Chris Bennett, Cody Carper, and Irina Tsveklova have joined Weil in Houston – with Steven Lorch joining in New York just last month.

“We are very excited to welcome Jacqui back to the Firm and to our growing Houston team,” said Gabriel Morgan, Managing Partner of Weil’s Houston office. “Her significant experience in infrastructure and energy transition will give us key advantages as we further expand the expertise we offer to clients.”

Jacqui advises private equity sponsors and strategic clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, digital, technology, energy transition, and oil and gas sectors. She provides sophisticated, commercial advice to clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investment transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Jacqui joins from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she was a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice. She was previously at Weil from 2014 through 2018.

“I am so pleased to have the opportunity to return to Weil, where I began my legal career,” said Jacqui. “It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the Firm as it further builds out its infrastructure and energy transition capabilities. I look forward to reconnecting with former colleagues and leveraging my experience to provide the highest quality service to our clients.”

About Weil

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.

Jacqui Bogucki