Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Employment Litigation Practice Group recorded superlative rankings in the latest Chambers USA and The Legal 500 legal directories. Overall, the practice group's New York-based contingent was named a "Leading" firm in the Labor and Employment category and the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation category. The directory cited the group's "deft handling of litigation," as well as the group's "ability to anticipate and weigh up risks and rewards" in "high-value class and collective action cases."
The group also ranked highly in the latest edition of The Legal 500. The group's presence in New York and Dallas was accorded the "Leading Firm" distinction in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation and U.S. Workplace and Employee Counseling. In both categories, The Legal 500 called out the performance of Klein and Friedman. Klein was cited as "an absolute standout - his advice is sophisticated, thoughtful, he's very good with articulating overall strategy and he's also excellent with tactics." The directory cited clients in describing Friedman: "he gives us consistently good service, he's attentive, efficient and he seems genuinely concerned about each case."
Weil, Gotshal & Manges has ranked fifth in The American Lawyer magazine's 2009 A-List. The fifth-place ranking marks the third consecutive year that Weil Gotshal has achieved top five A-List rankings. The American Lawyer is widely considered the most significant and closely followed law-firm ranking in the U.S. Its A-List ranks law firms according to four criteria: revenue per lawyer, pro bono activity and commitment, associate satisfaction, and diversity. These factors are then measured in a qualitative manner, and a firm's composite score across these four areas of performance and stature form the basis of the final ranking. Only 20 of the U.S.'s top 200 firms make the A-List.