James R. Griffin and Glenn D. West Recognized by D CEO Magazine

James R. Griffin and Glenn D. West, partners in the Corporate Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, have been recognized in D CEO’s 2018 Dallas 500 publication as two of the Dallas area’s most powerful and influential business leaders. This is the first time Griffin has been honored, and marks the third consecutive year that West has been so honored.

This special annual publication, produced by D CEO’s editors after nearly a year of research and interviews, honors top businessmen and businesswomen in more than 60 industry categories who have made North Texas a powerful economic force. Both Griffin and West were featured in the Law – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) subcategory.

A nationally recognized leader in M&A and corporate governance law, Griffin represents U.S and multi-national companies in a broad range of industries in their M&A activities. His experience in M&A and related transactions includes public and private company mergers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, tender offers, divestitures, cross-border transactions, auction transactions, defensive strategies and going-private transactions, including some of the more prominent M&A transactions over the last decade. He also advises boards and special committees on fiduciary duties in the M&A context.

Griffin has been honored for his extensive M&A and corporate governance work by The International Who’s Who of Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America for M&A and corporate governance since 2008, and is recommended for M&A Mega-Deals in the United States by Legal 500 US.

Similarly, West is one of the region’s most highly regarded M&A and private equity attorneys, having advised on many large and complex transactions at the regional, national and international level. He co-founded Weil’s Dallas office in 1987 and served as the office’s managing partner for two decades, helping to establish Weil’s reputation across the Southwest for handling sophisticated clients’ most critical legal matters.

Previously featured in D CEO’s Dallas 500 in 2017 and 2016, West is also consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America, including being named its 2018 and 2013 Dallas/Fort Worth Mergers & Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year,” plus Best Lawyers’ DFW top honors as the 2017 Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity “Lawyer of the Year,” and the 2010 Corporate “Lawyer of the Year.” He is ranked in the #1 band for Corporate/M&A in Texas by Chambers USA and has also been repeatedly ranked by Chambers as a leading lawyer for private equity nationwide.

Weil’s Dallas office, which is celebrating its 30th year in Texas, brings the best of Wall Street-quality legal services to Dallas and the Southwest. The office is known for its sophisticated transactional, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and restructuring practices, and is also widely recognized for its civic involvement and its extensive pro bono service to the Dallas community.

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.