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Chairman: Brad S Karp

Firm Overview:
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 1,000 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:

Litigation:

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, win- ning 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 For- tune 500 corporations in financial services, sports, medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, technology, energy, media, alternative investment, insurance and other sectors.

Securities:
Paul, Weiss is widely recognised as having the nation’s preeminent securities litigation and regulatory practice. For decades, its lawyers have guided global corporations, financial institutions, boards and individuals through ‘bet-the-company’ securities-related crises, winning trials, prevailing on motions or negotiating favorable resolutions. Through its victories, the firm has helped shape securities laws in ways that have substantially benefitted clients.

White Collar & Regulatory Defence:
Government investigations of corporations or individuals pose unique threats and require unique skills. Clients rely on Paul, Weiss to protect their businesses and reputations and to manage the behind-the-scenes interplay among competing regulators and enforcement agencies. The firm’s strength as trial lawyers, credibility with the government and track record of results set them apart from their peers.

Internal Investigations:
Companies turn to Paul, Weiss to handle their most sensitive and threatening internal investigations, including involving allegations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering and sanction laws, antitrust matters, insider trading, securities fraud, employment matters, data security and privacy matters, and other corporate misconduct. The firm has extensive experience conducting investigations on behalf of companies, boards, audit committees and special litigation committees in response to shareholder demands.

Antitrust:
Paul, Weiss lawyers are involved in all aspects of antitrust law in the U.S. The firm represents many of the world’s largest companies in the full range of antitrust litigation, counselling and investigations; cartel matters; advice on transactions; and advocacy before regulators. The team includes former top officials from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. With a deep bench of former antitrust officials and first-class trial lawyers, the team handles matters involving significant reputational and financial exposure.

Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation:
Led by one of the nation’s preeminent Supreme Court advocates, the firm handles high-impact appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts, regularly winning appellate victories in cases of critical national and business interest.

Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation:
Paul, Weiss is among the leading firms representing clients in high-stakes transactional disputes in state and federal courts—including in the Delaware Court of Chancery, where the firm has won several recent landmark matters.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s lawyers are well versed in the scientific and technical aspects of patent law and have successfully represented clients in scores of enterprise-threatening patent litigations, including dozens of jury trials. The firm also helps clients protect and enhance their IP rights, whether related to copyright, trademark, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition or trade secrets concerns.

Product Liability:
Paul, Weiss has successfully defended industrial and medical product companies in some of their largest and most complex product liability matters, and has negotiated and administered landmark settlements.

Crisis Management:
When an adverse incident threatens to cause a full-blown crisis, Paul, Weiss provides the multidisciplinary advice needed to stabilise the situation and allow the company to get back to business, providing comprehensive counsel on all manner of crises that mitigates fallout.

Cybersecurity & Data Protection:
Paul, Weiss helps clients manage and respond to fast-moving data breach situations while advising them on effective, proactive strategies to reduce risk and in the defence of related litigation and enforcement matters.

International Arbitration:
The world’s largest companies call on Paul, Weiss to resolve their most complex and high-stakes arbitrations. The firm handles an array of international arbitrations in a broad range of arbitral forums.

Transactional:
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 as leaders in M&A, private equity, capital markets, finance, investment management, real estate, tax, executive compensation and corporate governance.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The M&A group brings vast experience to the world’s largest public and private companies, investment funds, financial advisors, financial institutions and investors on their most important M&A and activist defence matters.

Private Equity:
The firm represents numerous leading buyout and investment firms and their portfolio companies in leveraged buyouts, majority and minority investments, sales and divestitures, recapitalisations, venture capital deals, joint ventures and securities offerings.

Capital Markets:
Paul, Weiss represents issuers and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a range of complex public and private securities offerings and securities law matters.

Finance:
Paul, Weiss lawyers have extensive debt financing expertise, handling lender- and borrower-side leveraged finance transactions, award-winning securitisations, project financ- ings and complex derivatives structures.

Investment Management:
Paul, Weiss excels at fund formation and the full range of investment advisory services, advising private equity and hedge fund managers on their most sophisticated matters.

Real Estate:
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:
The Paul, Weiss tax team plays a critical role strategising and structuring multibillion-dollar transactions, working closely with other practices to create innovative and advantageous tax solutions for clients.

Executive Compensation:
Paul, Weiss’s technically masterful, solutions-oriented team advises on compensation matters in connection with M&A transactions and proxy statements, and on ERISA fiduciary matters for investment funds and plan fiduciaries.

Restructuring:
Paul, Weiss is one of the nation’s leading advisors to debtors, creditors, lenders and investors in the full range of domestic and cross-border restructuring matters. The firm expertly handles litigation and transactions involving financially distressed companies, and frequently represents purchasers of the assets, debt and securities of distressed companies.

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This firm is also ranked in:

USA 2021 UK 2021 Europe 2021 Asia-Pacific 2021 High Net Worth 2021 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

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Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
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Andrew J Foley
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Judie Ng Shortell
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Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Theodore V Wells JrLitigation: Trial Lawyers
Band 1
Alan W KornbergBankruptcy/Restructuring
Paul M BastaBankruptcy/Restructuring
Robert B SchumerCorporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
Scott A BarshayCorporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)
Nicholas GroombridgeIntellectual Property: Patent
Udi GrofmanInvestment Funds: Hedge Funds
Marco MasottiInvestment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Band 2
Gregory EzringBanking & Finance
Andrew RosenbergBankruptcy/Restructuring
Gregory EzringCapital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States
Jordan YarettCapital Markets: Securitisation
Charles F RuleCompetition/Antitrust
Betty YapCorporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
Angelo BonvinoPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Taurie ZeitzerPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Band 3
Kenneth A GalloAntitrust: Cartel

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