NEW YORK – People often say figuratively that their door is always open – but the attorneys at Weil really mean it. Before this summer, I’d barely stepped inside a large law firm, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The image in my mind, though, of an intimidating, library-like atmosphere was a far cry from the open, collaborative environment that I found.
I am fortunate enough to have my office on the hallway populated by associates in the Technology and IP Transactions (TIPT) practice group. The TIPT team is a smaller one, and they embody the welcoming, sociable nature of Weil as a whole. Through assignments, hallway interactions, encounters by the coffee machine, and people just poking their head around the door and asking if anyone wants to get fro-yo, I’ve come to know just about everyone in the offices around me, from partners and associates to administrative staff.
When I interviewed at Weil, everybody emphasized the importance of culture. It’s an easy word to throw around, but there’s no doubt that Weil has something special going on. Not everybody is the same, and everybody brings something different to the table, and the end result is an environment that I feel excited to walk into every morning.