Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Chairman: Brad S Karp
Deputy Chair: Valerie E. Radwaner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of about 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents many of the world’s largest and most important public and private corporations, asset managers and financial institutions, and clients in need of pro bono assistance.
Corporations from around the world trust our lawyers to protect their interests. We consistently earn high praise for our collaborative efforts to handle highly sophisticated matters with complex legal and business challenges, providing novel and efficient solutions to otherwise intractable situations.
Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having market-leading practices in public M&A, private equity, litigation, white collar and regulatory defence, and restructuring. Within the broader corporate and litigation areas, we also offer numerous market-leading specialized practices.
Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Our M&A Group is among the most experienced and effective in the world. With scores of dedicated partners, we have helped many of world’s leading companies execute their most important transactions. In fact, since 2020, we have advised over $120 billion-plus M&A transactions and have handled close to a trillion dollars in total M&A, including for publicly listed and privately held companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and other investors.We have extensive experience defending clients against potential activists; our lawyers know the players, tactics and pitfalls of activist campaigns, proxy fights, tender offers and unsolicited transactions. We have deep experience in negotiating and completing transactions with counterparties across the globe.
. Private Equity:
We provide trusted counsel to the world’s leading and emerging private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and are go-to advisors in the alternative asset management industry for the most landscape-shifting, cutting-edge transactions. We represent dynamic, sophisticated firms of every size across the spectrum of investment strategies, handling their most important private and public M&A and investments, fundraisings, leveraged finance transactions, debt restructurings and public equity offerings. Because we have extensive familiarity with the full range of deal structures, we are able to advise our clients on the latest innovations, as well as current market practices and trends.
Broader Corporate Practice: Across the corporate area, we are widely recognized as preeminent in multiple other important practices, including, among others:
oHybrid Capital & Special Situations
oIntellectual Property & Technology Transactions
We are also preeminent in myriad transaction-focused practices, including, among others:
oM&A Disputes and Delaware Litigation
oMedia, Sports & Entertainment
oSustainability & ESG Advisory
No other law firm can approach Paul, Weiss’s experience and record of success in the most complex, high-stakes litigations. Our renowned trial team is a particularly powerful advantage, both in the courtroom and at the settlement table.
With a deep bench that includes many of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers and former senior government officials, our Litigation Department is uniquely positioned to handle multifaceted crises, from sprawling multi-regulator enforcement actions to parallel private litigation. We are regularly entrusted with fast-moving, franchise-threatening matters because of our ability to develop and execute a winning strategy, no matter the problem or adversary, and to see the matter through to the ultimate resolution, whether at trial or before the Supreme Court.
White Collar & Regulatory Defence:
Clients facing white collar and regulatory enforcement challenges look to Paul, Weiss to protect their businesses and reputations and manage the behind-the-scenes interplay among competing regulators and enforcement agencies. We have experience handling a vast range of regulatory and enforcement inquiries and internal investigations. Our lawyers are adept at conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards, audit committees and special litigation committees. The group boasts a formidable number of federal prosecutors and senior government officials, including a former U.S. Attorney General; former U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California; a former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; former senior leaders in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division; numerous senior counsel from the SEC, the CFPB, the FTC and other key regulatory agencies; and former senior members of the White House Counsel’s office, among others.
Within the broad litigation and white collar and regulatory defence practices, we are widely recognized for our expertise in a number of specialized areas, including:
oAnti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
oCryptocurrency & Blockchain
oCybersecurity & Data Protection
oEconomic Sanctions & Anti-Money Laundering
oERISA, Pension & Benefits Litigation
oSustainability & ESG Advisory
oFalse Claims Act & Qui Tam Litigation
oIntellectual Property Litigation
oMergers & Acquisitions Litigation
oRacial Equity Audits
oSupreme Court & Appellate Litigation
The Paul, Weiss Restructuring Group serves as a critical advisor in major, complex restructuring matters, helping companies, creditors and investors facing rapid market transformation respond to business challenges with comprehensive and innovative strategies. With a deep bench of experienced counsel, we are a critical advisor in almost every major, complex and headline-grabbing restructuring matter, as demonstrated by the sheer number of high-profile representations we handle every year. We possess a thorough knowledge of every aspect of bankruptcy law, coupled with perspectives earned from representing every type of client.
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