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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 
Washington, District of Columbia

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About this office:

Weil Gotshal is premised upon a commitment to deliver sound judgment to our clients on their most difficult and important matters. Clients turn to our world-class teams of lawyers because we listen attentively and provide them with straightforward answers - not merely a redefinition of the problems. Recognized by clients, the media, and professional commentators as best in class, our lawyers are known for the clarity, timeliness, and effectiveness of their counsel, and as a result have become our clients' call of first resort for solutions to their toughest legal challenges. Our one-firm approach ensures that we work seamlessly to handle the most complex Corporate, Litigation, Regulatory, and Restructuring challenges.

Weil Gotshal's premier position in the legal industry is recognized both by peers and by the press. Our four departments and nearly two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. In 2007, after regular appearances on The American Lawyer's A-List, the firm rocketed to the #2 spot in this elite ranking. We have maintained our place on the A-List's Top 5 ranking each year since.

Weil Gotshal and its attorneys have also been consistently top-ranked by the most authoritative legal and financial industry directories, including those published by Chambers & Partners, Euromoney, and The Lawyer Group. Most recently, the firm was named among the "Sweet Sixteen" of elite international law firms for the second consecutive year by The Lawyer magazine. In 2009, International Financial Law Review recognized Weil Gotshal with four IFLR America awards - the most ever for a single law firm in one year - including its Law Firm of the Year, M&A Deal of the Year, M&A Team of the Year, and Private Equity Deal of the Year. Additionally, Chambers & Partners ranked 98 Weil Gotshal attorneys in 47 practice categories, both records for our firm.

Weil Gotshal has become a highly visible leader among major law firms for its innovative diversity and pro bono initiatives, the product of a comprehensive and long-term commitment which has ingrained these values into our firm culture. Our pro bono efforts have garnered recognition from top organizations. In 2008-09, we received both the ABA's Pro Bono Publico Award as well as the Pro Bono Institute's Pickering Award, marking the first time that one law firm held these top honors concomitantly.

We also reached new heights recently in our diversity program. The Anti-Defamation League recognized our firm as a Community of Respect; our firm was the only organization recognized as such on a local and national level. Several of our offices are ranked #1 in their local markets for diversity, and overall, the firm continues to score highly on diversity scorecards, including a Top 10 distinction from the Vault Guide, a "Best Place to Work" designation for the LGBT community from Human Rights Campaign, and a "Best Law Firms for Women" designation by Working Mother magazine.

In sum, Weil Gotshal's proven, demonstrated experience allows us to provide our clients with unmatched legal services, which is why the world's most sophisticated clients call upon Weil Gotshal to provide counsel in their most complex issues and the sound judgment to help them make the hard calls.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Corporate ; Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate Governance ; Environmental Transactions ; Financial Institutions Regulatory ; Hedge Funds; Infrastructure ; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Private Funds; Real Estate; SEC Disclosure / Securities Regulation; Structured Finance and Derivatives; Technology & IP Transactions; Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust / Competition; Appellate Practice; Bankruptcy Litigation; Class Actions; Complex Commercial Litigation; Employment Arbitration; Environmental; Financial Services Law; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; International Trade; Patent Litigation; Product Liability; Securities Litigation ; White Collar Defense & Investigations ; Pro Bono; Asylum & Immigration ; Children's Rights ; Civil Rights ; Human Rights ; International & Domestic Community & Economic Development ; Public Health ; Voting Rights ; Tax, Benefits, and Executive Compensation ; Tax - Capital Markets ; Tax - Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits ; Tax - Fund Formation ; Tax - Mergers & Acquisitions ; Tax - Private Equity .

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