Executive Partner and Chair of the Firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Barry Wolf’s practice focuses on private equity and private funds. He has been highly ranked by Chambers Global, Practical Law Company, and The Legal 500. He was also named one of America’s top 25 private equity lawyers and Best Lawyer for private funds in 2015.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges was founded by lawyers who were discriminated against because of their religion, and the firm continues to maintain a spirit of inclusion. As a global firm, Weil focuses on spreading these ideas among all its offices. It offers five affinity groups, diversity education and training, and a diversity fellowship program. The firm’s pro bono program has been involved in diversity issues such as same-sex marriage, fair eyewitness identification, and higher education for the disabled. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2021: Vynessa Nemunaitis; 2019: Adam Banks; 2018: Charan Sandhu; 2017: Adé Heyliger; 2016: Anish Desai; 2015: Sonal N. Mehta; 2014: Laura A. Wilkinson; 2013: Yolanda Garcia; 2012: David R. Singh; 2011: Holly E. Loiseau

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2016: Reid Powell 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2015: Stephanie Onyekwere; 2014: Kelvin Goode; 2013: Derrick Davis

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014, 2012


Member: Barry Wolf

Diversity Professionals:  Meredith Moore

Communications: Amy Deschodt