Weil, Gotshal & Manges Company History Timeline

1931
Founded in 1931, Weil has provided legal services to the largest public companies, private equity firms and financial institutions for more than 85 years.
1948
Todd Lang, the firm's leading corporate specialist, joined the firm in 1948 after receiving his law degree from Yale the year before.
1957
Among Weil's chief passions, however, was the Boy Scouts of America, where he established the National Jewish Committee on Scouting and on whose board of directors he served until his death in 1957.
1968
1968 The firm's 47 lawyers move to new offices on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park.
1970
Another Columbia University graduate, Harvey R. Miller, was hired in 1970 and became the firm's bankruptcy expert.
1975
1975 An office in Washington, D.C., its first outside New York City, is opened.
1991
1991 The Budapest, Warsaw, and Menlo Park, California, offices are opened.
1992
In 1992 the law firm opened its Brussels office.
1996
1996 The partnership expands by opening its London office.
1997
In 1997 the London branch accounted for 13 million of the firm's 350 million in annual revenue.
1998
The same magazine in November 1998, in cooperation with London's Legal Business, used the same financial statistics to rank the firm as number 14 in its first listing of the world's largest law firms.
1999
Weil Gotshal at the turn of the century continued as a leader in representing clients involved in mergers and acquisitions. For example, in 1999 it represented Hannaford Brothers Company when it was acquired by Delhaize America, Inc., a holding company organized formed by Food Lion, Inc.
2000
In another 2000 merger and acquisition, Weil Gotshal served both companies planning to merge.
2012
Life Technologies in securing a major appellate victory in its high-stakes patent dispute with Promega regarding gene-testing technology by extinguishing a 52 million infringement jury verdict Life Technologies suffered in 2012, prior to Weil s involvement in the case.
2016
Brought in as lead trial counsel in 2016, Weil succeeded in erasing several hundred million dollars in potential treble damages, plus attorneys fees, and brought nearly a decade of litigation to a close.
2017
Weil was involved in 13 of the largest bankruptcies filed in the United States in 2017, including acting as lead debtors counsel for Takata, one of 2017 s largest international restructurings.
2018
A parallel SEC investigation also was successfully resolved in September 2018.
The Banking Finance and Capital Markets groups advised on the financings for several of 2018 s most high-profile and transformational deals that impacted a number of different industries, as well as on a number of public and private debt and equity offerings.
Similarly, 2018 was no different, as the Firm held prominent roles in the top two largest bankruptcies filed this year, representing the private equity sponsors of iHeartMedia and the representation of Sears Holdings Corporation respectively.
Weil won dozens of victories at all phases of the litigation process, including several trials, and in every practice area in 2018.
2019
In an article published in May 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, Weil was included among the top firms overall and specifically singled out for advising on the largest and most lucrative 20 cases of the past decade.
Lawyers received numerous individual recognitions for their client work and achievements in 2019.
In 2019, the firm launched a new philanthropic program Weil Legal Innovators Program.
2020
Practice area and individual rankings in Chambers Global in 2020.
Founded
1931
Company Founded
Headquarters
New York, NY
Company Headquarter
Founders
Frank Weil,Horace Manges,Sylvan Gotshal
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