Appeals Court Overturns Two Insider Trading Convictions

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the government’s insider trading convictions against former hedge fund traders Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson in a decision that could have a significant impact on the future of insider trading law.
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FedEx to Acquire GENCO Distribution System

NEWS | Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | IP Transactions | Real Estate | Environmental

FedEx Corp. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Paul, Weiss client GENCO Distribution System, Inc. GENCO, a privately held company, is one of the largest third-party logistics providers…» more

Client Alert: Third Circuit Holds That Parties to Arbitration Agreements Can Compel Arbitration of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claims

PUBLICATION | Securities Litigation | Litigation | Susanna M. Buergel | Charles E. Davidow | Andrew J. Ehrlich | Brad S. Karp | Daniel J. Kramer | Lorin L. Reisner | Walter Rieman | Richard A. Rosen | Audra J. Soloway | Cameron S. Friedman

In Khazin v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., the Third Circuit addressed whether parties to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement can compel arbitration of whistleblower claims brought under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street…» more

Mark Pomerantz Named The Am Law “Litigator of the Week”

AWARD | White Collar Crime & Regulatory Defense | Litigation | Mark F. Pomerantz

Retired litigation partner Mark Pomerantz was named "Litigator of the Week" by The Am Law Litigation Daily following a December 10 ruling in which the United States Court of Appeals for the…» more

Client Alert: M&A at a Glance (December 2014)

PUBLICATION | Mergers & Acquisitions | Ariel J. Deckelbaum | Frances Mi | Joseph Friedman | Samuel J. Welt | Yashreeka Z. Huq | Ryan D. Blicher | Alison E. Gurr | David C. Rothman

Following a slow October, the M&A market strengthened in November, but based primarily on the offers for Allergan, Inc. by Actavis plc ($67.37 billion) and Baker Hughes Incorporated by Halliburton…» more

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Closes Equity Investment in Tierpoint

NEWS | Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax | Antitrust | Environmental | IP Transactions

Paul, Weiss client Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Canada's largest single-profession pension plan with more than $140 billion in net assets, announced the closing of an equity investment in St. Louis-based…» more

Brennan Center Elects Robert Atkins as New Co-Chair

NEWS | Litigation | Robert A. Atkins

Litigation partner Robert Atkins has been elected to serve as Co-Chair of the Brennan Center for Justice. The Brennan Center was founded in honor of U.S. Supreme Court…» more

Client Alert: Second Circuit Rules for Defendants in Landmark Insider Trading Case

PUBLICATION | White Collar Crime & Regulatory Defense | Litigation | Investment Management | Susanna M. Buergel | Charles E. Davidow | Andrew J. Ehrlich | Brad S. Karp | Daniel J. Kramer | Richard A. Rosen | Audra J. Soloway

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has issued a long-anticipated ruling dismissing with prejudice indictments against two insider trading defendants in United States v. Newman. The…» more

New York Life to Acquire IndexIQ

NEWS | Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | IP Transactions | Antitrust

Paul, Weiss client IndexIQ, an asset manager offering a suite of exchange-traded funds and other hedge fund replication products, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be…» more

Client Alert: Delaware Court of Chancery holds that a 17.3% Stockholder/CEO may be a Controlling Stockholder

PUBLICATION | Mergers & Acquisitions | Ariel J. Deckelbaum | Justin G. Hamill | Stephen P. Lamb | Ross A. Fieldston | Jeffrey D. Marell | Toby S. Myerson | Robert B. Schumer | Steven J. Williams | Frances Mi | Justin A. Shuler

In In re Zhongpin Inc. S'holders Litig., the Delaware Court of Chancery denied motions to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty claims against an alleged controlling stockholder and members of the…» more

Co-Investments in the Hedge Fund Space

In this video interview, corporate partner Udi Grofman, co-head of Paul, Weiss's Private Funds Practice Group, discusses the evolution of co-investment strategies and their growing use in hedge funds and other liquid alternatives.


The Road to Independence

VIDEO | Pro Bono | Litigation | Andrew G. Gordon

This video examines how Paul, Weiss and its client, Disability Advocates Inc. (now known as Disability Rights New York), helped adults with mental disabilities build new lives by securing a landmark settlement with the state of New York.


Pro Bono Victory Restores Dignity and Normalcy to the Lives of Disabled Adults

NEWS | Pro Bono | Litigation

Litigation partner Andrew Gordon was part of a trial team that secured a landmark settlement recognizing the civil rights of adult home residents with mental illness. In this Q&A, Andrew shares some details about the firm's work on the settlement, and its significance.


Women's Initiatives and Work-Life Balance

Nearly half of our lawyers are women and, since 1996, 30% of our partner promotions have been women (50% in the Litigation Department). Women comprise over 20% of the firm's partnership and women chair numerous firm committees.

"I am a mother to two young children and was elected to partnership while on an alternative work schedule. But it doesn't have to be about raising children. It's a personal decision, and Paul, Weiss recognizes this. Each alternative schedule is as unique as the participating attorney. Paul, Weiss supports its attorneys in their endeavor for excellence in their professional lives and for fulfillment in their personal lives."

- Liza Velazquez, Partner, Litigation


Explore the Paul, Weiss Corporate Department

VIDEO | Corporate

In this video, Paul, Weiss partners and associates describe the work and culture of the corporate department, and focus on the education and experience new associates can expect.

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