NYAssociate wrote:I think Weil is good if you're working out of SV. But their IP lit bench isn't deep. If you're working out of the NY office, there are better IP lit practices in the city. I also think they're excellent only in bankruptcy. The firm really isn't that well diversified, is very over-leveraged, and (before the economic crisis) was probably the GULC of the V10. The fact that they've had to defer associates like crazy, and conduct lay-offs, is a testament to how even a firm that is still handling the cash-cow that is the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy can be so poorly managed.
Interesting. A partner friend of mine had similar things to say about Weil. He also said that the firm culture is very "aggressive." I was aware of the layoffs/deferrals, but I wasn't aware that Weil's IP lit group wasn't deep. Is it really Powers + sidekicks, or is it more? Also, what firms would you consider to be top patent lit practices in NYC?