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Weil Elects 16 New Partners and Announces New Counsel Class

NEW YORK, November 26, 2019:  International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that it has elected 16 new partners, effective January 1, 2020.

“These nine women and seven men, resident across seven of our offices globally, are among the most talented legal practitioners of their generation, and I am thrilled to announce their promotions to partner,” said Executive Partner Barry Wolf.  “They represent our most diverse partner class in our history so far, and highlight our strength across the Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits.”

The new partners are based in the Firm’s Dallas, Frankfurt, Houston, London, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. offices.

The Firm also elected 115 counsel, effective January 1, 2020.  The counsel class includes individuals from all of the Firm’s four departments who are based across Weil’s offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.

The new partners are:

Candace Arthur: Business Finance & Restructuring (New York)

Luna Ngan Barrington: Complex Commercial Litigation (New York)

Lewis Blakey: Private Equity (London)

Kevin Bostel: Business Finance & Restructuring (New York)

Jennifer Haydel Britz: Executive Compensation & Benefits (New York)

Clare Cottle: Business Finance & Restructuring (London)

Mariel E. Cruz: Mergers & Acquisitions (New York)

Amanda Fenster: Mergers & Acquisitions (New York)

Andriana Georgallas: Business Finance & Restructuring (New York)

Megan A. Granger: Antitrust/Competition (Washington, D.C.)

Aron Joy: Tax (London)

Vynessa Nemunaitis: Banking & Finance (Dallas)

Bambo Obaro: Complex Commercial Litigation (Silicon Valley)

Samuel C. Peca: Private Equity/M&A (Houston)

Marc Schubert: Private Funds (London)

Ansgar Wimber: Private Equity (Frankfurt)

About Weil

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 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, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.


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