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Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Survey results


If the firm were a fictional character it would be...
Superman - in various locations at the same time and a super power in the legal world

The Verdict

The Verdict

Trainees at the 'prestigious' Weil, Gotshal & Manges tackle a 'broad array of interesting and challenging work'. Supervisors ensure that each new intake is afforded 'considerable responsibility', and trainees have enjoyed 'attending client negotiation meetings' and working on 'front-page deals'. This approach is even apparent on the vacation scheme, about which one respondent wrote 'I found everyone at the firm to be friendly and committed to getting me involved in interesting work'. The hours can be tough, which in extreme cases has led to 'working more than ten hours across a weekend on non-billable work' and 'spending an entire weekend in the office doing due diligence'. That said, the 'competitive salary' is welcome. There is sometimes a 'lack of transparency regarding work allocation', and the 'culture of false deadlines' frustrates one trainee. Though Weil Gotshal is a large international firm, its 'London office is small', and this is very much considered a plus. A 'good social life' exists between colleagues. There are 'amazing pro bono opportunities' through which 'trainees can work with different associates and partners across the firm'. This work has included 'offering legal assistance to those affected by the Trump administration's travel ban'. This year Weil Gotshal is named a two-time Lex 100 Winner, in the quality of work and confidence in being kept on categories. For a 'high level of partner contact' throughout a training contract in which supervisors 'care about your development goals' and work with you towards achieving them, consider applying to Weil, Gotshal & Manges.