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767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
(212) 310-8000



A leader in bankruptcy and restructuring, Weil is an all-around legal superstar with a name that will shine on any resume. The firm is a good fit for team players who enjoy socializing and aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and work hard.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2024)

1K - 1.5K


No. of Partners Named (2023)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2023)



No. of Summer Associates (2024)

128 total (111 2Ls; 17 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year:  $225,000

Vault Verdict

Weil is a great opportunity to engage with high-level legal work. The culture is collegial and collaborative, and partners treat associates with respect. The firm is transparent about financial performance and associate expectations, although some would appreciate more clarity around promotions. Hours can be long but work is equitably distributed and generally substantive, and the firm has no formal billable hour requirement, which associates appreciate for those times when slow periods do come around. Salaries and bonuses are scaled to the top of the market and independent of billable hours. Technology is adequate, and the IT Department receives glowing reviews. The firm expects associates to be in the office four days a week. Wellness initiatives are available and generally well...

About the Firm

A powerhouse in restructuring, M&A, private equity, and litigation, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has long been one of the world’s leading law firms. The firm has pioneered major areas of law, such as corporate governance, private equity, and bankruptcy and restructuring.

To New York and Beyond

Weil was founded in New York in 1931 and has been located in New York’s iconic General Motors Building since the building opened in 1968, overlooking the city’s playground, Central Park. With approximately 1,100 lawyers, the firm has offices spanning three continents and six countries, and it continues to be one of the highest-grossing law firms in the world.

Restructured Thinking

Weil fields one of the most respected ...

Associate Reviews

  • “Weil is committed to building and maintaining a collegial culture. Attorneys and staff look out for one another and are generally friendly. Associates will socialize relatively frequently at both firm-sponsored and informal events. Associates will periodically organize informal happy hours and other activities.”
  • “Lawyers and staff are extremely friendly. My group has a social event almost monthly (even if it is just eating pizza on our floor). Associates are genuinely friends with one another, and none of these relationships feels forced.”
  • “The day-to-day atmosphere is very collegial. We are supportive of one another and care about how we are doing as people. This crosses as well into how lawyers and staff interact. It does not matter what level someone is or whether they are an attorney or a staff person; they are a person first, and that is what lawyers at my firm care about.”
  • “I would say the culture is incredibly down to earth for being a large and prestigious law firm. People work very hard and are well-compensated, but this feels like a 'normal' place to work. There are social events, and people socialize organically, but it doesn't feel forced, and there is definitely respect for people having families and outside lives. Staff are well-respected and often praised, and the staff resources available to lawyers are superb.”

Why Work Here

When you join Weil, you are not just getting a job – you are launching a career. You will work together with Weil colleagues, and partner with clients to hone your skills as a business lawyer. In doing so, you will be building capabilities that can take you in many different professional directions. You will also have access to robust training and professional development programs.

Diversity at Weil

"Inclusion is in our DNA. Since its founding, Weil has held diversity and inclusion as a core value of our firm since Frank Weil, Sylvan Gotshal and Horace Manges found many doors closed to them because of their religious beliefs. Over the following 85 years, as we have become a global firm, these principles have been a cornerstone for our growth and success. Our pioneering attitude towards diversity led us to embark on a series of "firsts" for the legal profession from conducting a diversity assessment in 1992 to creating a formal..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “We consider candidates holistically and look at a combination of grades, academic and work background, personality, and interests to try to build a strong class that will work well with one another and the attorneys at the firm.”
  • “Weil emphasizes in its hiring process that [it] is looking for strong candidates with good grades who are motivated and hardworking, committed to pro bono and furthering DEI, and who are amenable and easy and good to work with. The firm has training and protocols for interviews.”
  • “Once candidates meet a certain baseline of academic qualifications based on law school and grades, the deciding factors are personality fit and social IQ.”
  • “Our group's recruitment is focused on highly performing individuals from top schools; grades, clerkships, prior work experience, journal experience, and personality all matter.”

Perks & Benefits

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