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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been part of our DNA since 1931 when Frank Weil, Sylvan Gotshal, and Horace Manges founded Weil after many doors were closed to them simply because they were Jewish. We pride ourselves on opening doors and empowering talent inclusivity at a global scale. 

Our Commitment: Since 2019, 62% of partner promotions in the U.S. have been diverse, 53% of U.S. promotions have been women and 21% of U.S. promotions have been attorneys of color. Women of color attorneys increased by 20% in that period, and women of color partners more than doubled. In 2023, our U.S. summer associate class was 51% women, 37% people of color and 18% LGBTQ+.

Affinity Groups: Weil was the first law firm to create active affinity groups for Asian, Black, Latino, LGBTQ+, and Women attorneys to help foster community. These groups are dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent, through programs like Black Lawyers Achieving Success Together (BLAST) and the Taskforce on Women’s Engagement & Retention (TOWER). The Firm also launched the innovative Upstander@Weil initiative in 2015 to inspire all employees to stand up for inclusion.

Weil has been named the “Most Inclusive Firm for LGBT+ Lawyers” by Chambers and Partners and among the “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.


Commitment to Service: Service has always been a cornerstone of Weil’s culture, and it is best demonstrated through our commitment pro bono, social responsibility and Weil Foundation efforts. Every lawyer at Weil is required to perform 50 hours of pro bono each year, with the Firm committing over 1 million pro bono hours since 2005. Lawyers volunteer for pro bono matters based on the issues that matter most to them.

The Weil Foundation: 2023 marked the 40th anniversary of the Weil Foundation, whose charitable contributions along with those of the Firm have totaled over $120 million since 1983. Since its inception, the Weil Foundation has aligned philanthropic contributions and social responsibility programs with hundreds of nonprofit organizations annually, as well as embedded a culture of service at the Firm.

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