PayPal Secures Dismissal of Regulatory Compliance-Related Securities Class Action
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for multinational financial technology company PayPal Holdings, Inc. and several company executives.
McDonald’s Wins Proxy Fight With Carl Icahn
Paul, Weiss represented the board of directors of McDonald’s Corporation in its successful proxy fight with activist investor Carl Icahn.
Citibank Secures Dismissal in Florida False Claims Act Case
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Citibank, N.A., securing the dismissal of a qui tam action brought in Florida state court under the Florida False Claims Act (FFCA).
Apollo Completes $43 Billion Merger With Athene
Paul, Weiss advised Apollo in its all-stock merger with leading retirement services company Athene in a transaction valuing the combined public company at approximately $43 billion.
Amazon Defeats D.C. Attorney General’s Attempt to Revive Antitrust Suit Over Pricing Policies
Following the dismissal of a major antitrust lawsuit by the D.C. Attorney General challenging Amazon’s pricing policies nationwide, Paul, Weiss won a further victory when the D.C. Superior Court...
CDK Completes $8.3 Billion Sale to Brookfield
Paul, Weiss advised CDK Global, Inc., a leading automotive retail technology company, in its $8.3 billion all-cash acquisition by Brookfield Business Partners, Brookfield Asset Management’s flagship...
Becton, Dickinson Wins Major Appellate Victory in Antitrust Class Action
Paul, Weiss secured a major appellate victory in the Seventh Circuit for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), when the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal with prejudice of an antitrust class...
Law360 has recognized 13 Paul, Weiss partners as 2022 “MVPs,” more wins than any other law firm received this year, and the most by a firm in the 12 years since Law360 initiated the MVP awards program. The awards honor the attorneys who have had the biggest wins and made the most significant contributions to their practice in the past year.
Robert Sperling and Staci Yablon have joined Paul, Weiss as partners in the Litigation Department, resident in New York.
Paul, Weiss was ranked sixth in The American Lawyer’s “A-List,” which highlights the most well-rounded members of the Am Law 200 based on revenue per lawyer, associate satisfaction, diversity, pro bono and the percentage of female equity partners.
Paul, Weiss has launched a new Civil Rights and Racial Equity Audit Practice, which is among the nation’s first dedicated legal teams focused on conducting racial equity and other civil rights audits, helping companies, boards and investment firms proactively mitigate potential legal, reputational and business risk.
Corporate partner Krishna Veeraraghavan was named a 2022 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. The award honors lawyers who turned clients’ dreams into reality through innovative work helping clients complete industry-altering transactions.
Firm Chairman Brad Karp was featured in a Q&A in LEADERS magazine’s April 2022 “Purpose” issue. In his interview, Brad discusses Paul, Weiss’s legacy as a purpose-driven firm, its current diversity and inclusion initiatives and its longstanding commitment to pro bono service.
Pro Bono Clients Win Verdict and Over $25 Million in Damages Against Charlottesville “Unite the Right” Rally Organizers
Paul, Weiss, alongside co-counsel, secured a historic victory on behalf of nine pro bono clients who were injured in the violence during the “Unite the Right” neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.
Litigation partner Karen Dunn was profiled in The American Lawyer’s most recent “Litigation Daily” column. In the article, Karen discussed the unique skills experienced trial lawyers bring to their work in the courtroom.
Paul, Weiss is advising Amazon in its all-cash acquisition of iRobot, a producer of innovative cleaning products for the home, including the Roomba robot vacuum.
Thirteen Paul, Weiss partners were named among Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers 2022,” which recognizes attorneys with exceptional skills in financing, structuring, litigating and finding solutions for companies in distress.
Paul, Weiss’ Win on Behalf of Apple in Epic Trial Recognized by Daily Journal as a Top Defense Verdict of the Year
Paul, Weiss, along with co-counsel Gibson Dunn, was recognized by the Daily Journal for winning one of the three top antitrust defense verdicts of 2021 in the Epic Games v. Apple trial.
As reported by the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other media outlets, Credit Suisse published a 165-page independent investigative report by Paul, Weiss addressing the bank’s relationship with Archegos Capital Management, the family office of Sung Kook “Bill” Hwang, a former hedge fund manager.
Paul, Weiss is advising General Motors Co. in its $2.1 billion acquisition of SoftBank Vision Fund 1’s equity ownership stake in Cruise, GM’s self-driving electric car maker subsidiary, and in GM’s separate, additional $1.35 billion investment in Cruise, replacing a previous commitment made by the SoftBank fund in 2018.
Leaders of scores of major law firms, plus general counsel representing many of the leading U.S. companies, have joined together to forcefully denounce restrictive voting provisions introduced by state lawmakers.
Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad Karp has enlisted dozens of the nation’s elite law firm leaders to issue a powerful and unified statement condemning the recent national surge in anti-Semitic attacks and negative portrayals of Jews in the press and on social media.
Steve Banks Featured in The New York Times Magazine for Delivering Transformative Change to New York City’s Most Vulnerable Families and Individuals
Steve Banks, who recently joined Paul, Weiss to lead the Pro Bono practice as Special Counsel, was featured in an article in The New York Times Magazine that provides an in-depth history of Steve’s unique and deeply humane approach to the complex challenge of modern mass homelessness.
UK-based financial data company MergerLinks ranked corporate partner Scott Barshay as the highest-ranked M&A lawyer in North America in 2021 by value of announced deals.
Paul, Weiss is lead legal advisor to GE in its plan to form three industry-leading global public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy. The plan will be accomplished through the spin-off of its healthcare business, expected in early 2023, and the spin-off of its energy business, expected in early 2024.
On the first anniversary of our launch in San Francisco in January 2021, our new office has already made a splash in the legal market, securing high-impact litigation wins, inking transformational private equity deals, and winning numerous recognitions.
Paul, Weiss advised 3G Capital in its acquisition of a 75% stake in Netherlands-based Hunter Douglas, the global market leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products.
Kenneth S. Ziman has joined Paul, Weiss as a partner in the Restructuring Department, resident in the New York office.
Interest on the part of investors and other corporate stakeholders in environmental, social and governance matters has surged in recent years, and the current economic, public health and social justice crises have only intensified this focus. We are committed to providing guidance on critical sustainability and ESG issues for companies and their in-house counsel.
In this video, partners, counsel, associates and alumnae discuss what it's like to practice at Paul, Weiss and the strength of the firm's commitment to gender diversity and inclusion at all levels.
Paul, Weiss Recognized Among the Nation’s Most Innovative Law Firms in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report
Paul, Weiss was recognized among the most innovative law firms in North America by the Financial Times in the 2021 Innovative Lawyers Report.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our firm has been committed to inclusion since its founding — a dedication that has shaped the intellectual and cultural character of Paul, Weiss over many decades. Most elite law firms profess a devotion to diversity and inclusion, but none can match Paul, Weiss’s history of putting it into practice.