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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Grupo Salinas Completes $2.5 Billion Sale of Mexican Wireless Provider

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

Paul, Weiss client Grupo Salinas completed the sale of Mexican wireless company Iusacell to AT&T for $2.5 billion, inclusive of Iusacell's debt. As part of the transaction, AT&T acquired all…» more

Client Alert: SEC Grants No-Action Relief Permitting Five Business Day Debt Tender Offers

PUBLICATION | Mark S. Bergman | Alice Belisle Eaton | David S. Huntington | Edwin S. Maynard | Andrew N. Rosenberg | Raphael M. Russo | Lawrence G. Wee | Tracey A. Zaccone | Hank Michael | Christodoulos Kaoutzanis

On January 23, 2015, the Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (the "Staff") of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") issued a no-action letter  granting the relief…» more

Roark Capital Closes Fund IV at $2.5 Billion

NEWS | Corporate | Investment Management | Tax

Paul, Weiss client Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the closing of Roark Capital Partners IV LP, with $2.5 billion in total investor limited partner commitments. Fund…» more

Client Alert: China’s Draft Foreign Investment Law to Revolutionize Foreign Investment Regime in China

PUBLICATION | Asia | Jeanette K. Chan | Hans-Günther Herrmann | David Lee

On January 19, 2015, the PRC Ministry of Commerce released a draft Foreign Investment Law (the "Draft Law") for public comment. The Draft Law proposes to replace the current foreign…» more

Beth Wilkinson Named a “Litigation Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

AWARD | Litigation | Beth A. Wilkinson

Litigation partner Beth Wilkinson was named to The National Law Journal's "Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers" list, which honors 50 individuals who have changed the practice of litigation through the use of innovative legal…» more

Client Alert: FTC Announces New Hart-Scott-Rodino and Clayton Act Section 8 Thresholds

PUBLICATION | Antitrust | Andrew C. Finch | Aidan Synnott | Moses Silverman | Joseph J. Simons | Didier Malaquin | Marta P. Kelly

The Federal Trade Commission has revised the jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and the Premerger Notification Rules.  The adjustments to the dollar…» more

Spectrum Brands Acquires Procter & Gamble’s European Pet Food Business

NEWS | Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax | Environmental | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Paul, Weiss client Spectrum Brands Holdings completed its previously announced acquisition of Procter & Gamble's European pet food business, consisting of the complementary IAMS and Eukanuba premium brands for dogs…» more

Client Alert: M&A at a Glance – 2014 Year-End Roundup

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

2014 was the best year for M&A activity since the financial crisis, with the volume and number of deals hitting post-2007 highs.  Our year-end figures show a 30.4% increase in…» more

Law360 Ranks Four Paul, Weiss Practice Groups Among the Year’s Best

AWARD | Media & Entertainment | Mergers & Acquisitions | Securities Litigation | Tax

Paul, Weiss was honored by Law360 with 2014 "Practice Groups of the Year" awards in four categories: Media & Entertainment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities and Tax. The award recognizes firms that "came…» more

U.S. News & World Report Names Paul, Weiss “Law Firm of the Year” for Banking & Finance Litigation

AWARD | Litigation | Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization | Corporate | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Entertainment | Personal Representation | Real Estate | Tax

Paul, Weiss has been named "Law Firm of the Year" for Banking & Finance Litigation in the 2015 edition of the "Best Law Firms" rankings published by » more

The Deal Environment: Retail & Apparel

In this video interview, corporate partners Jeffrey Marell and Raphael Russo discuss an upturn in deal activity in the retail and apparel sectors, and identify significant issues that can arise while doing these deals.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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