November 15, 2023
BOSTON, NOVEMBER 15, 2023: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Peter J. Mee has joined the Firm as a partner in its Employment Practice Group, based in the Boston office. Peter will be focusing on transactional labor and employment matters, working closely with Weil’s Employment, Private Equity and M&A practices.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Peter to the Firm. He brings deep experience advising Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies across all areas of employment law, including transactions, internal investigations and litigation matters. His versatility and expertise will enable us to provide an exceptional level of service in these areas,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf.
“Our global Corporate Department and our Boston office will benefit significantly from Peter joining the firm,” said Ramona Nee, Co-Head of Weil’s U.S. Private Equity practice and Managing Partner of the Boston office. “His commitment to top client service and to teamwork will be a vital asset to our full range of corporate clients on their most complex transactions.”
“Peter is a stellar employment lawyer who will be able to guide our roster of premier PE clients at the highest levels and on their most transformational matters,” added Elizabeth Stotland Weiswasser, Co-Chair of Weil’s global Litigation Department. “And his experience counseling boards, GCs and C-suite executives on transactional labor and employment matters will be invaluable to our clients.”
Peter advises a wide range of corporate clients on high-profile transactions, negotiating and drafting complex employment agreements, onboarding executives, and managing executive separations. His practice covers all employment-related issues associated with the lifecycle of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, employment components of purchase agreements, transition services and contribution agreements. He also counsels clients on a variety of employment law compliance matters, such as harassment prevention, anti-discrimination, litigation avoidance, restrictive covenant enforcement, and wage and hour matters.
Peter joins Weil from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner in the Employment & Labor practice focused on Private Equity clients and their portfolio companies.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Weil – an incredibly well-balanced global firm with an absolutely top-of-market Private Equity practice – as it focuses on new opportunities for future growth and innovation,” said Peter. “I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues to deliver the best possible results for our sophisticated global clients.”
About Weil's Litigation Department
Weil’s more than 350-lawyer global Litigation Department provides clients with integrated and innovative legal advice in all major substantive areas of the law. Our multidisciplinary, trial-ready approach helps clients manage risk across jurisdictions and geographies, at every stage of the dispute resolution process. One of our biggest strengths is our ability to assemble the cross-practice teams necessary to tackle everything from pre-dispute counseling to multi-faceted crisis situations, whether they involve bankruptcies, product recalls, or government investigations, among other bet-the company scenarios. Weil’s Employment Litigation practice group is a dedicated, full-service team known for providing employers, boards, board committees, directors and executives with sound, practical advice regarding their most complex and sensitive employment matters, whether they arise in the boardroom, courtroom or the human resources suite.
About Weil's Boston Office
Weil’s Boston office provides sophisticated legal counsel in challenging and complex private equity and other corporate transactional and litigation matters. The firm’s relationships with the New England business community as well as national and international institutions have been the catalyst for our continued growth. Weil advises many of the largest private equity firms in the region – including Advent International, Providence Equity Partners, PSG and many others – on their most significant matters. The firm also represents clients in high-stakes commercial litigation and other complex business disputes.
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.