Time Warner Cable to Merge with Comcast in $45 Billion Deal

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As has been widely reported in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and numerous media outlets worldwide, Paul, Weiss client Time Warner Cable Inc. announced its agreement to merge with Comcast Corp. for approximately $45.2 billion. The transaction will create a leading technology and innovation company, differentiated by its ability to deliver ground-breaking products on a superior network while leveraging a national platform to create operating efficiencies and economies of scale. The merger agreement is subject to shareholder approval at both companies and regulatory review and other customary conditions and is expected to close by the end of 2014.

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The American Lawyer Names Paul, Weiss
Securities Litigation Department of the Year
and Roberta Kaplan Litigator of the Year

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The American Lawyer announced today that it has selected Paul, Weiss as the winner for Securities "Litigation Department of the Year" 2014, describing the securities litigation practice as "big, powerful and swaggering." The firm was recognized for its impressive representation on behalf of our clients Citigroup Inc., Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the period between August 2011 through July 2013. Firm chair Brad Karp is quoted as saying, "We have tremendous credibility with the plaintiff bar because they know we will try cases...we operate from a position of strength."

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Paul, Weiss Achieves Summary
Judgment Victory for Garmin

Patent Litigation

Paul, Weiss secured summary judgment of noninfringement in the Southern District of California for Garmin, the world's leading manufacturer of GPS products.

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Paul, Weiss Continues Climb Up M&A
League Tables in First Quarter 2014

Mergers & Acquisitions

As published by Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters, Paul, Weiss has continued its steady rise over the past several years in the quarterly rankings of legal advisers on M&A transactions in the United States and globally. According to Bloomberg, the firm ranked 3rd as counsel to U.S.-based principals in M&A transactions announced in the first quarter, and 4th as counsel to all global principals. Also, as reported in The New York Times "Dealbook," Paul, Weiss ranked 7th in the global table of M&A legal advisers compiled by Thomson Reuters.

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Federal Judge Approves Landmark
Settlement to End Violation of the
Americans With Disabilities Act

Pro BonoLitigation

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a landmark settlement negotiated by Paul, Weiss and a number of legal advocacy groups representing a class of individuals with mental illness residing in adult homes in New York City.

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The National Law Journal Names
Roberta Kaplan to “Pro Bono Hot List”

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Litigation partner Roberta Kaplan was named by The National Law Journal to the publication's "Pro Bono Hot List." The article, "A High Court Victory For Marriage Equality," profiles the firm's victory in the landmark decision in United States v. Windsor.

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Supreme Court Amicus Brief Filed in
Support of the Contraception Regulations in the Affordable Care Act

Pro BonoLitigation

Paul, Weiss filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) and sixty-eight other organizations in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the contraception regulations in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Paul, Weiss Adds Leading Tax Partner

Tax

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Scott M. Sontag has joined the firm as a partner in its tax department, resident in New York, where he will focus his practice on a wide range of domestic and international transactions. "We are delighted to welcome Scott to our firm, where he will be a wonderful addition to our tax department and enhance our transactional practice," said Paul, Weiss chair Brad S. Karp. Mr. Sontag is ranked as a leading Tax lawyer by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US and has been named among the leading Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the nation's major law firms by Turnarounds and Workouts magazine.

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Paul, Weiss Announces
Election of Five New Partners

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced that five new partners have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2014: Ross A. Fieldston, Brian P. Finnegan, Jaren E. Janghorbani, Patrick N. Karsnitz and Jane B. O'Brien. Mr. Fieldston, Mr. Finnegan, Ms. Janghorbani and Mr. Karsnitz are resident in Paul, Weiss's New York office and Ms. O'Brien is resident in Paul, Weiss's Washington, D.C. office.

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Practice Highlights 2011-2013

It is our pleasure to share with you Practice Highlights: a summary of our firm's notable achievements over the past year.  We have been privileged to represent some of the world's most successful and innovative companies, organizations and individuals, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and to help our clients solve their most complex and important legal problems, navigate an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, and engage in franchise-strengthening and strategic transactions.

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