Majority of New Partners are Women for the First Time in Firm’s Histor…

Majority of New Partners are Women for the First Time in Firm’s History

Also Introduces Innovative New Partner Category “Flex-Time Partner”

New York, November 27, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs Network – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, the international law firm, announced the election of 20 attorneys to the partnership effective January 1, 2007.

For the first time in Weil Gotshal’s history, a majority of the partnership class consists of women.

Additionally, Weil Gotshal has created a new partnership category, “Flex-Time Partner,” which was formed for new partners making a long-term career choice to work on a flexible schedule. Of the eleven women who were elected partner, two work on a flex-time basis. The “Flex-Time Partner” title, however, is available to both women and men entering the partnership.

Stephen J. Dannhauser, Chairman of Weil, said, “There is no greater evidence of the success of Weil’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion than our announcement of new partners. Additionally, the creation of our new partner category, “Flex-Time Partner,” and the election to partnership of two attorneys working on a flex-time basis is in keeping with our innovative spirit and signifies the importance to our Firm of attracting, retaining and advancing the most talented lawyers.”

Earlier this month, Dannhauser was named the YWCA-New York’s first Man of the Year and received Legal Momentum’s first “Champion of Diversity Award” for his commitment to women’s rights and the advancement of women.

Moreover, [email protected], the Firm’s affinity group for women, was applauded and prominently highlighted by Catalyst – a leading research organization that conducts research on all aspects of women’s careers – in its 2006 benchmarking report.

Following are the new partners:

Carrie Anderson – Antitrust/Competition; Washington DC
David Ball – Patent Litigation; New York
Jean Beauchataud – M&A/Private Equity; Paris
Danielle Do – M&A; New York
Kelly Dybala – Banking & Finance; Dallas
P. J. Himelfarb – Public Company Advisory Group; Washington DC
Anita Kadala – Patent Litigation; Houston
Holly Loiseau – Complex Commercial Litigation; Washington DC
Courtney Marcus – Banking & Finance; Dallas
Jacqueline Marcus – BFR; New York
David Meredith – Capital Markets; Shanghai
Andrzej Miklas – Global Dispute Resolution; Warsaw
Michael Nicklin – Finance; London
Lydia Protopapas – BFR; Houston
Suat Eng Seah – M&A; Shanghai
Randi Singer – Intellectual Property/Media; New York
Jonathan Soler – Private Equity; New York
Kevin Sullivan – Private Equity; Boston
Christian Tappeiner – Private Equity; Frankfurt
Pawel Zdort – M&A/Capital Markets; Warsaw

Weil has also named five attorneys to the position of Counsel:

§ Matt Antonelli – Patent Litigation; New York

§ Suzy Harbison – Patent Litigation; Houston

§ Jeannie Tan – Securitization; London

§ Maria Trabucchi – Competition; Paris

§ Anthony Wang – Corporate; Silicon Valley

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