PUBLISHED:March 14, 2024

Griffin Baker '21 serving as Weil's 14th Lend-A-Lawyer in Dallas


Baker, a tax associate at Weil, will provide pro bono legal services to low-income clients through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.

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Griffin Baker ’21, a Dallas associate in the tax department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, is serving as the firm’s 14th Lend-A-Lawyer in the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP).

DVAP is a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, which is dedicated to increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to the poor in Dallas through the recruitment, training and support of volunteer attorneys.

Each of Weil’s Lend-A-Lawyers is typically an early career attorney at the firm who is sent to DVAP’s office to provide pro bono legal service for a two-month period, all while continuing to receive full compensation from Weil. Weil created the Lend-A-Lawyer program in 2005 and has sent 13 other associates to serve in this volunteer capacity. 

In his practice at Weil, Griffin represents clients on tax aspects of various corporate transactions, including serving on the Weil team advising private equity clients on billion-dollar acquisitions and divestitures. Griffin is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono efforts, including working on the formation of the Center for Black Leadership, a Dallas-based non-profit organization.

“Griffin’s months-long tenure with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas reflects well not only on him, but also the commitment of our many outstanding attorneys, paralegals and staff who eagerly and routinely seek out opportunities to be servant leaders in the local community simply because it’s the right thing to do,” said Courtney S. Marcus, managing partner of Weil’s Dallas Office and co-head of the firm’s banking and finance practice.

“I am proud that Weil remains the only law firm in Texas making this substantial year-after-year, hands-on commitment to pro bono service through our trailblazing Lend-A-Lawyer initiative.”