[email protected] Initiative


We recognized that diversity allies were needed to promote greater inclusion for all groups.


In 2015, the Firm launched [email protected] to inspire all attorneys and staff to stand up for inclusion in the workplace, community and at home. This campaign expands the powerful "ally" concept within the LGBT community to a broader spectrum of groups, including people of color and women. Upstanders are allies, supporters and advocates for people and communities that share a different background or identity than one's own.

The kick-off event featured a video of [email protected] across levels and offices, inspiring remarks from Executive Partner Barry Wolf, and a panel sharing how they actively support diversity. A diversity training workshop with over 20 sessions across 8 offices, an action guide with over 50 upstander behaviors, and extensive online resources were developed to raise awareness and showcase concrete behaviors to be an [email protected]

The Andrea Bernstein [email protected] award rewards and recognizes actions promoting diversity.


To date, over 70 administrative staff and attorneys globally have received the [email protected] award. The Firm continues to expand on the [email protected] initiative through diversity education programs and events.


Meredith Moore
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Weil has always been committed to diversity and inclusion, dating back to when the Firm was established in 1931, and we are proud to be a leader and pioneer in this space. This commitment and marketplace leadership can be seen through the various programs and initiatives the Firm has launched, including introducing a formal workplace diversity policy in 1992, as well as one of our more recent initiatives - [email protected], which was launched in 2015. This program provides a new framework to build upon a legacy of "allyship" by explicitly communicating that all employees have a part to play in creating an environment of inclusion and mutual respect at the Firm. Now, more than ever, it's important to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and our communities, and we are committed to doing just that.

Barry Wolf
Executive Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP
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