Chairman: Brad S Karp
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 900 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who collaboratively provide innovative solutions to clients’ most critical and complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations, financial institutions and asset managers, and clients needing pro bono assistance.
Main Areas of Practice:
The Paul, Weiss litigation department is unparalleled in achieving successful results. The firm’s lawyers regularly go up against the most skilled adversaries in the world, winning decisive courtroom, arbitration and appellate victories, and successfully handling the full range of regulatory and enforcement inquiries and internal investigations. The firm’s strength as trial lawyers, credibility with the government and track record of results set it apart. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations in financial services, sports, medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, technology, energy, media, alternative investment, insurance and other sectors.
Paul, Weiss is widely recognised as having the nation’s preeminent securities litigation and regulatory practice. The firm has guided global corporations and financial institutions through a series of bet-the-company securitiesrelated crises, winning trials, prevailing on motions or negotiating favorable resolutions and helping shape securities laws.
White Collar & Regulatory Defence:
With a team that includes numerous former senior government officials and assistant US Attorneys, Paul, Weiss is adept at handling the most threatening white collar and regulatory defence matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering, antitrust and a range of securities matters.
Clients rely on Paul, Weiss to handle their most sensitive internal investigations involving allegations related to the FCPA, anti-money laundering laws, sanctions, antitrust matters, insider trading, securities fraud and other misconduct.
Paul, Weiss handles a full range of antitrust litigation, counselling and investigations, advises on transactions and advocates before regulators. The team includes former top US antitrust officials.
Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation:
The firm defends clients in a range of disputes that arise in the transactional context, including litigation filed in multiple state and federal jurisdictions and under expedited discovery timetables.
Paul, Weiss’s patent litigators represent corporations in enterprise-threatening disputes, including trials, appeals, and proceedings before the PTAB and the ITC. The firm also has a leading copyright and trademark practice, having litigated landmark disputes that have shaped IP law.
Paul, Weiss has defended major industrial and medical product companies, prosecuted design defect claims, and negotiated and administered landmark product liability settlements related to a wide range of products. It also advises companies on risk management and professional liability issues.
Paul, Weiss advises the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions and investment managers on their most complex legal and business challenges. The firm’s lawyers are trusted strategic partners, recognised internationally as leaders in M&A, capital markets, finance, investment funds, corporate governance, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, real estate and tax.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The M&A group brings vast experience to the world’s largest public and private companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors, financial institutions and investors on their most important M&A and activist defence matters.
The team represents issuers and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a range of complex public and private securities offerings and securities law matters.
Paul, Weiss lawyers have extensive debt financing expertise, handling lender- and borrower-side leveraged finance transactions, award-winning securitisations, project financings and complex derivatives structures.
Paul, Weiss excels at private fund formation and the full range of investment advisory services, working with private equity and hedge fund managers on their most sophisticated matters.
The private equity transactions group represents numerous leading buyout and investment firms and their portfolio companies in leveraged buyouts, majority and minority stakes investments, sales and divestitures, recapitalisations, venture capital deals, joint ventures and securities offerings.
Paul, Weiss works with prominent institutions in the development, financing, acquisition and sale of major real estate projects. Lawyers help clients break new ground on transformative residential, commercial and retail projects.
Tax lawyers play critical roles strategising and structuring multibillion-dollar transactions, working closely with the firm’s other practices to create innovative and advantageous tax solutions for clients.
Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganisation:
Paul, Weiss represents debtors, creditors, lenders and investors in the full range of restructuring matters, including litigation and transactions involving financially distressed companies. The team also represents purchasers of the assets, debt and securities of distressed companies