Weil's Black Partners
Leaders and Changemakers
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.
Learn more about the work of our Black partners.
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.
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.
“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.”
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 in this video for Black History Month.
Trey also congratulates Chantale Fiebig, Adam Banks and Adé Heyliger on their recent appointments to leadership positions within Weil.
Leading in the C-Suite After Decades at Weil
Holly Loiseau is General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer of KServicing, a prominent online loan servicer for the Paycheck Protection Program. Prior to this role, Holly was a Litigation partner in Weil’s Washington, D.C. office for almost three decades, where she represented companies and individuals in various investigations and received numerous accolades for her work.
In this edition of the Weil Alumni Interview Series, Candace Arthur, partner in our Restructuring Department, speaks with Holly about her career. Holly discusses working in-house, partnering with Weil on KServicing’s restructuring, taking a top-down approach to DEI, her role in hosting women’s executive leadership retreats, and her continued connection to the Weil family.
Marsha Simms Video
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.
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.
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.
Weil’s Black partners are frequent contributors of legal insights and are regularly featured on our blogs and in industry publications. Recent highlights include:
ICO's Regulatory Approach – Barry Fishley (April 2023)
Heads Up for the 2023 Proxy Season: Key Disclosure and Engagement Topics – Adé Heyliger (January 2023)
SEC Staff Issues New Universal Proxy Guidance – On the Heels of a Court of Chancery Ruling on One of the First Attempted Proxy Contests under the New SEC Universal Proxy Rules – Adé Heyliger (December 2022)
SEC Division of Enforcement FY 2022 Results: Aggressive Approach Highlighted by Dramatic Increase in Penalties and “High Impact Cases” – Adé Heyliger (November 2022)
You Don’t Need a Red Wave to Change the SEC’s Course. GOP’s Slim Regain of the House of Representatives Could Curtail the SEC’s Ambitious Rulemaking Initiatives – Adé Heyliger (November 2022)
Three Strategies for Combating Parallel Litigation – Chantale Fiebig (September 2022)
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 among the "Top Women in Dealmaking" by The Deal (2023); "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).
Adam Banks was shortlisted for the “Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution” award at the upcoming 2023 Chambers USA Awards.
Chantale Fiebig was shortlisted for “Litigator of the Year” by Euromoney Legal Media Group in its 2023 Women in Business Law Americas Awards. She 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).
Jannelle Seales was shortlisted for “Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” by Euromoney Legal Media Group in its 2023 Women in Business Law Americas Awards.
Candace M. Arthur
Adam B. Banks
Appeals and Strategic Counseling
Complex Commercial Litigation
Technology & IP Transactions
Public Company Advisory Group
Complex Commercial Litigation
Jannelle Marie Seales