DALLAS – Scott Bailey and Wei Xu have joined the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges as associates in the firm’s Corporate Department.
Bailey joins the Firm after founding and leading his own private general legal practice, which he started in Midland, Texas, and later relocated to Dallas, Texas. In his prior practice, he counseled clients on matters including oil, gas and energy resources; business and entity law; and real estate and property law. He also previously served as the co-founder and managing partner of a consulting and advisory services firm for clients in various sectors of the energy industry.
Additionally, he is a member of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Bailey earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Texas Tech University School of Law and his B.S. from Texas Tech University. While in law school, he was a member of the Board of Barristers and served on the executive board of Texas Tech Law Review.
Prior to joining Weil, Xu was a corporate associate at a large global law firm, where he represented clients in a variety of public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals, divestitures, corporate governance matters, and equity and debt financing transactions.
Xu earned his J.D. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and previously completed his B.A. at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in law school, he participated in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Summer Honors Program in the Atlanta regional office.
Weil’s Dallas office, which recently celebrated 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.
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.