Weil joins fellow US firms with 100 per cent retention

Weil Gotshal & Manges has revealed that it will keep 100 per cent of its 2015 qualifying trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions.

The cohort of nine, qualifying across spring and autumn 2015, will join practice areas including banking, corporate, private funds and tax. All nine will join the London office and none are on short-term contracts.

Weil graduate recruitment partner Jonathan Wood said: “As in previous years, all of our trainees qualifying in September have accepted offers from their chosen practice areas and will be continuing on with the firm following their qualification.

“Our trainees will help to build on the success of the London office and the firm as they embark on the next phase of their careers.”

Weil joins fellow US outfits Shearman & Sterling and Latham & Watkins, both of which announced high retention this month.

Weil historically racks up high retention but has in recent months attracted bad press for an “insensitive” April Fools’ email which joked about associates’ work/life balance.