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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 provide innovative and effective solutions to clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations and financial institutions, asset managers and entrepreneurs, as well as clients needing pro bono assistance.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Litigation/White Collar & Regulatory Defense Practices:
Home to the nation’s most formidable trial lawyers and litigation strategists, Paul, Weiss has an unmatched track record of successfully handling the highest-profile litigations and regulatory investigations, in every forum and before every regulatory and enforcement agency. The team, which includes many former senior government officials, represents companies and boards in their most sensitive matters and internal investigations and is the world’s leading crisis management firm.

Securities:
Recognized as having the nation’s preeminent securities litigation and regulatory practice, the firm guides global corporations, financial institutions, boards and individuals through “bet-the-company” securitiesrelated crises, winning trials, prevailing on motions or negotiating favorable resolutions.

Antitrust:
Paul, Weiss handles antitrust litigation, counseling and investigations; advises on transactions; and advocates before regulators. With a deep bench of former antitrust officials and first-class trial lawyers, the team has a deep track record of successfully handling matters involving significant reputational and financial exposure.

Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation:
Paul, Weiss handles high-impact appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts, securing appellate victories involving the nation’s most important business and public interest issues.

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s patent litigators represent corporations in enterprise-threatening disputes, including trials, appeals and proceedings before the PTAB and the ITC. The team includes leading trial lawyers and Patent Office practitioners and patent examiners, former Federal Circuit law clerks and lawyers with degrees in many scientific disciplines. It also has a leading copyright, trademark and trade secrets practice.

M&A Litigation:
The firm defends clients in complex disputes in the M&A context, including litigation filed in state and federal courts, under expedited discovery timetables.

Anti-Corruption & FCPA:
The firm advises clients on all types of FCPA and corruption-related matters, including conducting internal investigations, government investigations and enforcement proceedings, compliance programs and transactional anti-corruption diligence.

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

Cybersecurity & Data Protection:
The firm helps clients manage and respond to fastmoving data breach situations while advising them on effective, proactive strategies to reduce business risk.

Transactional Practices:
Paul, Weiss advises the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and investment managers on their most complex legal and business challenges. The firm’s lawyers are recognized internationally as leaders in M&A, private equity, finance, capital markets, investment management, transactional IP, corporate governance, restructuring, executive compensation, real estate and tax.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Paul, Weiss advises the world’s largest public and private companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees, management teams, entrepreneurs, financial institutions and investors on their most significant M&A and activist defense matters.

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

Finance:
The firm has one of the industry’s leading leveraged finance practices, an award-winning securitization team, and experience in project financings and complex derivatives structures.

Capital Markets:
The firm represents issuers and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in some of the most complex public and private securities offerings in the market.

Investment Management:
The firm excels at private fund formation and the full range of investment advisory services, working with private equity, credit and hedge fund managers on their most sophisticated matters.

Transactional IP:
The firm’s IP transactional group, comprised of IP specialists who are corporate generalists, is a critical component of the firm’s private equity and public company M&A capabilities.

Corporate Governance:
The firm guides clients on applicable securities laws, disclosure obligations and other regulatory regimes; helps develop effective compliance programs; advises special committees on fiduciary duties issues; and oversees highly sensitive investigations.

Tax:
The firm’s tax lawyers play critical roles in strategizing and structuring transactions, collaborating with the firm’s other practices to create innovative and advantageous tax solutions.

Executive Compensation:
The firm’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 funds and plan fiduciaries.

Restructuring:
The firm represents debtors, creditors, lenders and investors across all industries in complex restructuring matters, including litigation and transactions involving financially distressed companies. The firm also represents leading purchasers of distressed companies and assets.

Real Estate:
The firm works with prominent institutions in the development, financing, acquisition and sale of major real estate projects, helping break new ground on transformative residential, commercial and retail projects.

Sustainability & ESG:
The firm has a dedicated, interdisciplinary team of lawyers and professionals who help boards and executives navigate the legal, business and political ramifications of developing and implementing Sustainability and ESG initiatives, including ESG-focused shareholder engagement.

Pro Bono:
The firm has a long tradition of providing impactful pro bono legal assistance to individuals and organizations in need; its renowned pro bono program spans all the core issues facing society.

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This firm is also ranked in:

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

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
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District of Columbia

Antitrust
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Intellectual Property: Litigation
Band 4
Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite
Band 1
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Band 5
New York

Antitrust
Band 2

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Joshua Hill
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Melinda Haag
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Randy Luskey
Band 5
Walter F Brown Jr
Band 1
Delaware

Chancery


Stephen Lamb
Senior Statespeople
District of Columbia

Antitrust


Charles F Rule
Band 2

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Brad S KarpLitigation: General Commercial
Theodore V Wells JrLitigation: General Commercial
Brad S KarpLitigation: Securities
Daniel J KramerLitigation: Securities
Theodore V Wells JrLitigation: Trial Lawyers
Theodore V Wells JrLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Senior Statespeople
Stephen LambChancery
Martin FlumenbaumLitigation: General Commercial
Michele HirshmanLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Eminent Practitioners
Andrew FinchAntitrust
Band 1
Kenneth A GalloAntitrust: Litigation Specialists
William A IsaacsonAntitrust: Plaintiff
Kannon K ShanmugamAppellate Law
Alan W KornbergBankruptcy/Restructuring
Alan W KornbergBankruptcy/Restructuring
Andrew RosenbergBankruptcy/Restructuring
Paul M BastaBankruptcy/Restructuring
Paul M BastaBankruptcy/Restructuring

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