Meet Our Black Leaders
Candace M. Arthur
Candace is heralded as one of the top emerging leaders in bankruptcy and restructuring in the U.S., having received recognition as a distinguished practitioner from Law360, Turnarounds & Workouts and Bloomberg Law. She has advised companies on some of the most significant in-court and out-of-court restructurings in recent years, including J.Crew, AMC, Sears, Insys Therapeutics and Breitburn Energy, as well as the secured lenders in Hertz – and has the experience of working on Lehman Brothers, which generated the largest chapter 11 cases in history.
Candace spends considerable time on pro bono matters, guiding individuals in chapter 7 proceedings and advising small businesses in distress.
Adam B. Banks
Adam is a well-regarded oral advocate and appellate lawyer called upon by top global companies such as BTG Pactual, Sanofi and Morgan Stanley to develop trial and appellate strategy and lead their appeals in courts around the United States. He has been recognized as a next-generation talent by many industry publications, including Euromoney and Legal 500, as well as by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Adam also maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis of late on representing death row inmates in pursuing post-conviction appeals and habeas petitions.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Chantale is an accomplished trial lawyer who partners with sophisticated clients to navigate their most important legal disputes, whether they involve competitors, consumers, shareholders or their former business partners. Her recent work has tracked some of the most visible and consequential societal and business developments, from the opioid epidemic to Cambridge Analytica to alleged conspiracies in the financial industry.
Chantale has been recognized as a leading national litigator and trial lawyer, including by The American Lawyer and Law360, and she served for years as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught an advanced seminar on class action law and practice.
Technology & IP Transactions
Barry heads Weil’s London Technology & IP Transactions practice and leads the office’s data privacy efforts. He is an internationally recognized privacy and cybersecurity lawyer. Barry has extensive experience advising major international companies and private equity funds on a range of issues relating to technology, IP and data privacy, including within the context of ESG. His clients include Advent International, Bain Capital, Brookfield, Lone Star and Providence Strategic Growth Partners. Barry is lauded for his Technology & IP Transactions practice by Legal 500 UK for showing “cutting-edge knowledge and keen commercial sense.”
Barry is an active member of the City of London Law Society Data Committee and a sought-after speaker at industry conferences. He also has a deep and longstanding commitment to pro bono service.
Public Company Advisory Group
Adé is a highly sought-after securities and corporate governance lawyer who counsels public companies, corporate boards and foreign private issuers on SEC disclosure, corporate governance and compliance and shareholder activism matters.
Adé is lauded as a leading governance lawyer by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US, and has been named among Savoy magazine’s “2022 Most Influential Black Lawyers.” He is a frequently invited speaker at the NACD, PLI, ABA and The Conference Board. Adé also serves as Co-Chair of Weil’s global Diversity Committee.
Jeff is a highly regarded private equity partner with more than 20 years of experience advising infrastructure funds, private equity funds, portfolio companies, boards of directors and special committees in their most important strategic transactions. Jeff’s crossover experience in multiple transactional disciplines – private equity, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions – provides a distinctive platform from which to effectively structure and execute a wide range of bespoke, market-leading private capital solutions across all industries and sectors.
Jeff is recognized as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000, Legal 500 and Chambers USA. He is a trusted advisor: Clients value Jeff’s market knowledge, technical expertise, commercial approach, and ability to lead and close complex transactions efficiently. According to a recent survey by Chambers USA, clients remarked that “he is a tremendously smart lawyer who is great at making sure deals are executed.”
Trey, one of Weil’s recent high-profile lateral partners, is known for his private equity prowess and stellar reputation in the legal industry. Trey advises corporations, sovereign wealth groups and private equity sponsors around the world on market-leading transactions and has a well-recognized practice in asset manager mergers and acquisitions and complex secondaries transactions.
Trey was previously named “Private Practitioner of the Year” by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and listed among the “CUP Catalysts: Change Agents” in the area of law by the Council of Urban Professionals. He is Chair of the Corporation Law Committee of the New York City Bar, which aims to promote the development of New York laws and jurisprudence governing business entities to make the city an attractive jurisdiction for the formation of new businesses. He is also Chair of the Board of Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Bambo is a California-based trial lawyer who has more than a decade of experience litigating complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts around the country, with a focus on leading trade secrets, class action and breach of contract litigation for a host of global Fortune 500 companies. He’s been honored among the Daily Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” attorneys in California, and as a nationally recognized trade secrets lawyer by Legal 500.
Bambo’s public service includes leadership roles in the ABA Section of Litigation, the Federal Bar Association and the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council.
Jannelle Marie Seales
Jannelle is a rising star in Real Estate, focusing on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and restructurings for real estate-related companies. Over the last few years, Jannelle has advised MGM Resorts on nearly a dozen complex multi-billion dollar real estate transactions. She also regularly works with Amherst, Alliance Bernstein and Island Capital.
Jannelle is recommended for REITs by Legal 500 US. She was shortlisted as “Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards for 2022.