Weil’s Corporate Department handles a range of significant matters for clients making strategic public company acquisitions, divestitures and other investments across the consumer goods and retail sectors, including in food and beverage, supermarkets, beauty, clothing, luxury brands and other areas. Our Private Equity lawyers also have vast experience advising the most prominent private equity firms that regularly invest throughout the retail and consumer products space, including: Advent International, Centerbridge Partners, Irving Place Capital, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Snow Phipps Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners and TPG Capital.
Weil's Litigation lawyers are well-versed in representing companies and their boards, directors, and board committees in all manner of litigation proceedings, regulatory and internal investigations, and other disputes. Drawing on attorneys from across practice areas and offices, Weil has developed an impressive track record advising with respect to shareholder claims and demands for litigation, internal whistleblower complaints, class and collective actions brought by employees relating to pay, worker classification, and discrimination claims, product liability issues and recalls, privacy rights, intellectual property disputes (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), regulatory investigations commenced by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Justice, and state attorneys general, and major disputes with suppliers and competitors. Clients for whom we have won recent litigation victories include Aéropostale, lululemon athletica, Sterling Jewelers, Nortek, Simon & Schuster, Proctor & Gamble, Michael Foods and Littlewoods.
Co-Managing Partner of the Boston office Marilyn French Shaw was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” for her role in advising Advent International in its acquisition of Australian-style yogurt company, Noosa Yoghurt
The American Lawyer 2015
Diane Sullivan Named “Litigator of the Week”
The American Lawyer 2016
“Shout-Out” for defeating class certification on behalf of Nortek Global HVAC
The Am Law Litigation Daily 2016
“Dispute Resolution Team of the Year” for representing Littlewoods in its dispute over interest on overpaid VAT
Legal Business Awards 2015