September 07, 2017
Weil was profiled in Law360’s “How They Won It” series for securing a complete victory in a $4 billion investor class action on August 25, 2017 on behalf of a group of defendants.
The article chronicles the Weil team’s handling of the complex litigation throughout the last decade, noting “Weil was on the case from day one, coordinating defense efforts for Lehman and others as the dispute blossomed into litigation in courts from California to New York before narrowing back down again into the class action that ended with U.S. District Judge William J. Martinez’s ruling [in August].”
Co-Chair of Weil’s Global Litigation Department Jonathan Polkes was quoted throughout the article. He commented, “Any way you slice it, this was as massive a piece of complex litigation as you can imagine. It could be a case study for everything that can happen in litigation.”
Alongside Mr. Polkes, partner Caroline Zalka led the team of attorneys, which consisted of a core team of five to seven associates that worked on every aspect of the litigation over the past 10 years. Mr. Polkes credited the team approach as a key to their success. “There was an enormous amount of bonding,” he said.
In addition to Mr. Polkes and Ms. Zalka, associates Adam Banks, Melanie Conroy, Justin D’Aloia, Ondrej Staviscak Diaz, Raquel Kellert, Irisa Chen, Lauren Engelmyer, Andrew Cauchi and Megan Richardson were also credited as part of the Weil team in the article.