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Weil Receives High Rankings in the 2020 Edition of Legal 500 United States

Weil was recognized in 50 categories in the 2020 edition of Legal 500 United States. In addition, Weil’s lawyers received 168 mentions in the 2020 directory. Of note, eight lawyers were included in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame, 26 received a Leading Lawyer recommendation, 15 received a Next Generation Partner recommendation and four received a Rising Star recommendation.

Additionally, Weil has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 14 practice areas:

  • Antitrust – Merger Control
  • Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution – M&A Litigation: Defense
  • Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Finance – Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Corporate
  • Finance – Structured Finance: Securitization
  • Industry Focus – Environment: Transactional
  • Intellectual Property – Copyright
  • Intellectual Property – Patents: Licensing
  • Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactions
  • M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Corporate Governance
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms – Technology Transactions
  • Tax – International Tax
  • Tax – US Taxes: Non-Contentious

Weil has also been recommended in the following 36 practice areas in the United States:


  • Cartel
  • Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense

Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate: Court of Appeals
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense – Advice to Corporates
  • Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense – Advice to Individuals
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Leading Trial Lawyers
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco) – Defense
  • Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Toxic Tort – Defense


  • Capital Markets – Debt Offerings
  • Capital Markets – Debt Offerings – Advice to Underwriters
  • Capital Markets – Equity Offerings
  • Capital Markets – Equity Offerings – Advice to Managers
  • Capital Markets: High Yield Debt Offerings
  • Commercial Lending – Advice to Borrowers
  • Commercial Lending – Advice to Lenders

Industry Focus

  • Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas
  • Healthcare: Life Sciences
  • Sport

Intellectual Property

  • Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
  • Trade Secrets (Litigation and Non-Contentious Matters)
  • Trademarks: Litigation

Investment Fund Formation and Management

  • Private Equity Funds (Including Venture Capital)

Labor and Employment

  • ERISA Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense
  • Workplace and Employment Counseling

M&A/Corporate and Commercial

  • M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
  • Private Equity Buyouts
  • Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards

Media, Technology and Telecoms

  • Advertising and Marketing: Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment: Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment: Transactional
  • Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional

Real Estate and Construction

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

To view further details on Weil’s success, please visit Legal 500.