Weil's Black Partners

Weil's Black Partners

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Weil is proudly the professional home of an accomplished, dynamic community of Black partners who are all go-to advisors in their fields and mentors to future generations of leaders. We remain steadfast and passionate in our commitment to attracting, retaining and developing the most talented and diverse practitioners in our profession.

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Weil's Black Partners

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Weil’s Black partners span five of our global offices and seven practice areas throughout our Corporate, Litigation and Restructuring Departments.

Three hold Firm leadership positions: Chantale Fiebig is Co-Managing Partner of our Washington, D.C. office and Adé Heyliger and Adam Banks are Co-Chairs of our global Diversity Committee.

In honor of Black History Month, Trey Muldrow underscores Weil’s commitment to racial equity, and spotlights initiatives and Firm programs which are dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of our Black lawyers and staff. View this video message on LinkedIn.

From Ade Heyliger

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“As Diversity Committee Co-Chair and one of Weil’s proud Black partners, I am gratified that our Firm stands out for nurturing a culture of equity and inclusion. We work closely with our colleagues every day to strengthen an environment where all feel comfortable and encouraged to excel.

The success stories and insights highlighted on this site are just a few examples of what can result from shared values and ongoing collaboration, but we never lose focus on making further progress. I encourage you to learn more about Weil’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Chantale Fiebig and Trey Muldrow

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Complex Commercial Litigation partner Chantale Fiebig and Private Equity partner Trey Muldrow joined Weil in 2021.

In this Q&A, they share why they choose to practice at Weil, experiences serving clients through the pandemic, exciting trends in litigation and private equity, and the legal profession’s efforts to advance equity and inclusion. Read more.

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Marsha Simms: The Iconic Career of a Weil Legend

In 1987, Marsha became the first Black partner at Weil. She helped develop our Banking practice, representing some of the Firm’s biggest clients at the time. She was also a member of the Hiring Committee for more than a decade, paying particular focus to the recruitment of lawyers of color.

In this video interview, Jannelle Marie Seales – our most recent Black partner – speaks with Marsha about her profound impact on Weil and the law. 

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Trey Muldrow recently interviewed Thomas H. Lee, Chairman and Founder of Lee Equity Partners, as part of Sahar Global Summits’ 6th Annual Private Equity and Secondaries Investor Summit. Trey actively lectures on various topics relating to private equity matters, including for other organizations and publications such as Practicing Law Institute, the New York City Bar Association, Buyouts, and Private Equity International.

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Our global Black partners recently launched a dinner series for distinguished Black business leaders. The inaugural dinner featured professionals from Blackstone, Carlyle, Evercore, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Paramount and Warburg Pincus, among others.

Our speaker this evening was Dasha Smith, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, NFL. Our dinner series will take place quarterly and will focus on the evolution of particular industries and sectors.

Weil partners featured in this photo are: Candace Arthur, Adam Banks, Chantale Fiebig, Adé Heyliger, Jeff Malonson, Trey Muldrow, Bambo Obaro and Jannelle Seales.

The event was held in conjunction with our BLAST (Black Lawyers Achieving Success Together) initiative, which provides leadership and business development opportunities for partners, counsel and senior associates.

Advice for Black Associates and Law Students

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Given their collective level of achievement, our Black partners offer guidance for Black associates and law students who want to follow in their footsteps. Read more.

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Weil’s Black partners are recognized as leaders in their respective fields by the business and legal press. Our partners have recently earned the following distinctions:

Candace Arthur was named a “Rising Star” by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides and a “U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Leader” by Lawdragon (2022); a “Rising Star” by Law360, an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts, an “Emerging Leader” by The M&A Advisor (2021); and a “Top Young Restructuring Lawyer” by Bloomberg Law (2020).

Chantale Fiebig was named among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2023).

Barry Fishley was ranked among the “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in EMEA” in MergerLinks 2021 League Tables.

Adé Heyliger was named among Savoy magazine’s “2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers,” and is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers USA, Legal 500 US and Who’s Who Legal.

Trey Muldrow was named a “Notable Diverse Leader in Law” by Crain’s New York Business (2022).

Bambo Obaro has been recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” (2021 and 2022) and among Daily Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” (2020).

Candace Arthur

Candace M. Arthur
Restructuring
New York

Adam B. Banks

Adam B. Banks
Appeals and Strategic Counseling
New York

Chantale Fiebig

Chantale Fiebig
Complex Commercial Litigation
Washington, D.C.

Barry Fishley

Barry Fishley
Technology & IP Transactions
London

Adé Heyliger

Adé Heyliger
Public Company Advisory Group
Washington, D.C.

Jeff Malonson

Jeff Malonson
Private Equity
Houston

Trey Muldrow

Trey Muldrow
Private Equity
New York

Bambo Obaro

Bambo Obaro
Complex Commercial Litigation
Silicon Valley

Jannelle Marie Seales

Jannelle Marie Seales
Real Estate
New York