Mr. Weatherwax spent two years at Selendy & Gay, working on both criminal and civil matters. His white collar criminal defense practice included representation of a Venezuelan American charged with sanctions evasion. The individual received a below-guidelines sentence. Mr. Weatherwax’s civil litigation work included representation of insurers suing major investment banks to recover nearly a billion dollars in damages, a hedge fund in an interpleader action against an investment bank, and CLOs in a dispute regarding a billion-dollar syndicated loan.
Mr. Weatherwax’s pro bono practice has included assistance with asylum applications for LGBT refugees from Russia, challenging New York’s absentee ballot policies prior to the 2020 Presidential Election, and indigent criminal defense.
At Columbia Law School, Mr. Weatherwax placed first and was named “Best Oral Advocate” in the national Fredrick Douglass Moot Court competition. Columbia Law School awarded him the Archie O. Dawson Prize for proficiency in oral advocacy. He served as a discrimination law research assistant to Professor Suzanne Goldberg.
Prior to law school, Mr. Weatherwax served as a Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO) intern at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he assisted with various litigation matters. He also spent two years as a legal assistant at an employment law and civil rights boutique in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mr. Weatherwax received his B.A. in 2013 from the University of Michigan, where he majored in Political Science and Philosophy. While in college, he was a Captain of the Michigan Mock Trial Team.