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Weil, Gotshal & Manges expands PE practice with new hire

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Brian Gingold as a partner in the law firm’s global private equity practice. Gingold, who is based in the firm’s New York office, is joining Weil from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he was a partner in its corporate department focusing on the private equity practice.


NEW YORK, February 21, 2017: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Brian Gingold has joined as a partner in the Firm’s global Private Equity practice. He is based in Weil’s New York office.

“We are delighted that Brian is joining Weil,” said the Firm’s Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “His diverse transactional practice and capabilities align perfectly with our premier global Private Equity platform, which advises clients worldwide on all aspects of the full life cycle of their investments.”

Michael Aiello, Chairman of Weil’s global Corporate Department, commented: “Brian is an exceptional transactional lawyer. He has over a decade and a half of experience advising some of the world’s leading private equity firms and investment banks, as well as both public and private corporations on a wide range of complex transactions. He will most definitely be a great asset to our preeminent Private Equity practice and to our clients globally.”

Mr. Gingold joins Weil from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he was a partner in the firm’s New York office in its Corporate Department focusing on the Private Equity practice. He has extensive experience representing a broad range of private equity firms and their portfolio companies in acquisitions, sales, strategic partnerships and the full array of complex transactions. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2010, he was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Gingold graduated cum laude in 2000 from the University of Michigan School of Law, where he was a member of The Journal of Law Reform and received the Solomon Nadler Award for outstanding work related to commercial law, corporate law and securities regulation and the Board Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy.

Mr. Gingold commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Weil’s leading global Private Equity practice and its highly regarded team of lawyers, and to be helping enhance its top tier platform.”

About Weil’s Private Equity Practice
Weil’s global Private Equity practice is recognized by the industry as being one of only a very small number of elite, market leaders in this field. Our clients include the majority of the largest and highest profile private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, as well as family offices and other equity financial investors. Weil advises more than 200 private equity clients worldwide, including 80% of the top 25, as ranked by PEI 300, 2016. Our advice covers all aspects of the full life cycle of investments.

About Weil
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Please see for more information, including awards and rankings.