Washington, D.C.

Opened in 1975, the Washington, D.C. office advises a wide range of global clients through its highly respected litigation, regulatory, and corporate advisory practices.

Our Washington-based attorneys represent corporations and other entities, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in multiple jurisdictions before both federal and state courts and regulatory authorities.

Weil is recognized by numerous leading legal directories for excellence in the areas of:

Our Practice

More than 75 lawyers are resident in the D.C. office, and their diverse practice areas provide our clients with invaluable counsel in navigating an intricate and ever-changing business environment and regulatory landscape. We are routinely entrusted with our clients’ critical matters, including litigation, mergers, and financial transactions.

Our Washington office hosts many of Weil’s regulatory lawyers and serves as a central hub for integrating the substantive skills of lawyers across Weil. From Washington, our lawyers advise clients in connection with numerous government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, among others.

Our lawyers routinely handle matters in connection with the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Treasury Department, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, as well as with newer federal regulatory entities such as the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and Office of National Insurance.

Awards and Recognition

  • Washington, D.C. office Co-Managing Partner Jeff White, global Antitrust Chair Steven Newborn, U.S. Antitrust Co-Heads Brianne Kucerik, Michael Moiseyev and Jeff Perry, and Antitrust partner John Scribner were named to Lawdragon’s 2024 500 Leading Litigators in America guide.
  • National Complex Commercial Litigation practice Co-Head Drew Tulumello was recognized among America’s Top 200 Lawyers for 2024 by Forbes.
  • Public Company Advisory Group partner Adé Heyliger was named among the NACD Directorship 100 honorees for 2023.
  • International and Cross-Border Tax practice Head Devon Bodoh was recognized as a Tax Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal in 2023. He was also named to Lawdragon’s 2024 500 Leading Dealmakers in America guide alongside Tax Department Co-Chair Joseph Pari.
  • Global Antitrust Chair Steven Newborn, U.S. Antitrust practice Co-Head Brianne Kucerik and Appeals and Strategic Counseling Co-Head Mark Perry were named Life Sciences Stars in Legal Media Group’s 2023 LMG Life Sciences guide.
  • Patent Litigation partner Christopher Pepe was named among Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars in 2023.
  • Regulatory Transactions Group Head Annemargaret Connolly and Public Company Advisory Group partner P.J. Himelfarb were named to Legal Media Group’s 2022 Women in Business Law Guide.
  • Five partners have been recognized by the business and legal press as Rising Stars in 2022-2023: Sutton Ansley, Megan Granger, Graham Magill, Christopher Pepe and Arianna Scavetti.
  • Weil was Ranked Tier 1 in Washington, D.C. for Environmental Law and Corporate Governance Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in 2023.
  • The Washington, D.C. office was recognized as #1 for summer associate satisfaction in The American Lawyer’s 2023 Summer Associates Survey.
  • Weil was named a Leading Firm for Antitrust in the District of Columbia by Chambers USA in 2022.
  • The International Arbitration group has been consistently recognized in publications such as Chambers Global and Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation, among others.

Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service

The Washington, D.C. office has been recognized for its pro bono efforts and its ongoing commitment to the community. It was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award in the area of Immigrant and Refugee Rights from the Washington Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for its continuing work on behalf of asylum applicants. The District of Columbia Courts, along with the D.C. Access to Justice Commission and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, named 45 Weil lawyers to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, recognizing their significant contribution of pro bono legal services. In addition, DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice honored the Washington team for its outstanding pro bono efforts in addressing the lead-in-the-water crisis in the District of Columbia. Lawyers from the Washington office also played an important role in crafting a settlement to end litigation concerning discriminatory practices of the Baltimore Police Department that created a hostile work environment for police officers of color. Individual partners have also been recognized for their community service and pro bono efforts by such organizations as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Jewish Committee.