June 16, 2014
Weil litigation partner Yehudah Buchweitz was profiled as a New York Law Journal 2014 Rising Star. The profile notes his recent work advising on a number of high profile litigation matters, including representing a major publisher in a series of private antitrust class actions and government investigations into the pricing of e-books; a global pharmaceutical company in several contract disputes in multiple international and domestic arbitral fora arising from drug or device development collaboration, licensing and merger agreements; and a private university in its successful withdrawal from a Division I athletic conference, among other matters. His recent pro bono work, including representing the East End Eruv Association in a series of federal civil rights cases, was also mentioned. Yehudah was quoted as saying, “I was always involved and interested in service of others and it seemed like a natural progression to move into the law.”
This distinction recognizes lawyers under the age of 40 “who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.” This year, New York Law Journal selected 42 Rising Stars from more than 230 nominees. Winners will be honored at an event this evening in New York City.