Weil Gotshal, one of the 20 biggest law firms in America, recently announced via an internal email that employees will be able to work remotely 2 days a week. The firm’s offices in New York, Boston, Washington D.C, Dallas, Miami, and Houston are already operating under full capacity, and the plan is to have everyone back on September 7th. However, the policy has changed, and although in-presence work will be the priority, remote work is now a possibility.
As summer vacations are almost over, many companies are preparing the arrival of employees back to the office after more than one year of working remotely. And while some firms are expecting full-time office work again, others are going forward with a hybrid model.
Weil Gotshal Remote Work Plans
Weil Gotshal opened most of its offices at 100 percent capacity on June 15th. However, this week they announced their latest remote work policy. Here’s an excerpt from the memo sent to US partners by the firm’s general contractor Mindy Spector:
The US Work From Home Policy permits all lawyers and staff to work remotely on Fridays, and for attorneys to work remotely one additional day per week. Of course, client needs may interfere from time to time. The designation of Friday as a remote work day was to provide some degree of certainty and planning.
Spector highlights that every attorney and partner is expected to work from their Weirl pre-pandemic home office. However, the firm believes that working from the office is still a priority.