Yehudah Buchweitz > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 5TH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States

Position

Partner

Career

Yehudah Buchweitz represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including breach of contract, antitrust, fraud, real estate, bankruptcy, consumer class action, First Amendment, “business divorce,” and right of publicity/copyright matters. He regularly litigates in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts and in international and domestic commercial arbitrations. His litigation and consulting practice is divided into three mains industries: media & entertainment, life sciences and private investment. Key clients include Paramount (including CBS Broadcasting, CBS Television Stations, Showtime, and Simon & Schuster), Sanofi (including Sanofi Pasteur), Providence Equity Partners, Providence Strategic Growth (and many of their portfolio companies), Mithril Capital, RTI Surgical, Community Brands, Lindsay Goldberg, and Brookfield Asset Management. He is also a prominent religious liberty civil rights lawyer, and maintains an active pro bono practice.

Education

Brandeis University (BA, summa cum laude); Fordham University School of Law (JD).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Sport

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s practice extends to a variety of litigation and labor disputes, under which it handles employment arrangements and contract negotiations for major league athletes, major players unions and major league teams. For instance, the firm represented NBA star Zion Williamson in connection with an ongoing dispute arising out of a marketing contract entered into prior to his professional career. The team is jointly led by Andrew Tulumello in Washington DC, who joined the practice from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in June 2021, and brings notable expertise regarding high-profile labor disputes. Leading the practice alongside Tulumello are Yehudah Buchweitz and Eric Hochstadt , with expertise in complex commercial litigation in the sports broadcasting sector and experience in class actions and civil antitrust matters. respectively. Former practice head Jeffrey Klein retired in April 2021. All named lawyers are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: litigation

Embedded in music and cable TV litigation, the New York-based team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has extensive expertise in all matters pertaining to content distribution and defamation defense for trade associations. Additionally, practice head Benjamin Marks is an expert in digital rights management who recently advocated on behalf of Pandora Media in the Phonorecords III and IV proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board.  Todd Larson , a specialist in litigation pertaining to copyright and royalties, was also key on this case. Yehudah Buchweitz is an experienced commercial litigator in matters of copyright, the First Amendment, and right of publicity. Randi Singer , a specialist in secondary liability theories of infringement, is also a key member of the team.