Apollo Funds to Acquire Univar Solutions in $8.1 Billion Deal
Paul, Weiss is advising funds managed by Apollo affiliates in their all-cash acquisition of Univar.
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.» more
The Estée Lauder Companies to Acquire Tom Ford
Paul, Weiss is advising The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisition of luxury brand Tom Ford.» more
JPMorgan Wins Dismissal of Financial Spoofing Lawsuit
Paul, Weiss and co-defendants’ counsel won the dismissal of a shareholder derivative lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, certain executive officers and its board of directors stemming from the bank’s...» more
GE Spins Off Health Care Business, Creating GE HealthCare
Paul, Weiss advised GE in the separation of its health care business.
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...» more
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.» more
Pfizer Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Fellowship Program Promoting Diversity
Paul, Weiss secured the denial of a preliminary injunction motion and the dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Pfizer Inc. by healthcare professionals association Do No Harm over Pfizer’s...» more
2022 IN REVIEW & 2023 OUTLOOK
Economic Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Developments: 2022 Year in Review
This memorandum surveys U.S. economic sanctions and anti-money laundering developments and trends in 2022 and provides an outlook for 2023.
SEC Enforcement: 2022 Year in Review
In a busy 2022, significant SEC rulemaking and enforcement developments included a record $4.2 billion in penalties, multiple policy shifts and an emphasis on cryptocurrency, ESG, cybersecurity and “off-channel” communications, among other areas. We highlight important takeaways for businesses from the Enforcement Division’s activities in 2022 and their implications for the Division’s priorities going forward.
The Year Ahead: Key Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues for 2023
Against a backdrop of an evolving threat environment, expect new regulations on cybersecurity and privacy from federal, state and international authorities and increased enforcement.
M&A at a Glance (2022 Year-End Roundup)
After a rocky start to 2020 that eventually gave way to a record-breaking 2021, M&A activity slowed to more historical norms in 2022.
The State of U.S. Antitrust Enforcement at the Beginning of 2023
The past year was an active one for the U.S. federal antitrust enforcement agencies, with important developments in areas including merger enforcement, civil conduct cases and criminal prosecutions. Looking ahead, 2023 may prove to be one of the most consequential for antitrust enforcement in the Biden administration, with the anticipated release of new merger guidelines and several cases set for trial.
Securities Practice: 2022 in Review
In this alert, we review important SEC developments from the past year. In an ambitious rulemaking agenda, the SEC finalized Dodd-Frank legacy rules concerning pay-versus-performance and compensation clawbacks, as well as rules related to Rule 10b5-1, electronic filings and proxy voting advice. The Commission also proposed significant new rules, including on climate and cybersecurity disclosures.
2022 Year-End U.S. Legal & Regulatory Developments
We summarize significant 2022 U.S. legal and regulatory developments of interest to Canadian companies and their advisors.
Seven Paul, Weiss Practices Named Law360 “Practice Groups of the Year 2022”
Paul, Weiss won seven Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” recognitions for its achievements in 2022, including in the Appellate, Banking, Fintech, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sports & Betting, Trials and White Collar categories.
Katherine Forrest, Nationally Preeminent Litigator and Former Federal District Judge, Joins Paul, Weiss
Katherine Forrest, a former federal district judge, has joined the Litigation Department.
JAY-Z and Bacardi Renew Partnership With D’USSE
Paul, Weiss is advising Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter in his long-term agreement with Bacardi to renew their successful partnership with D’USSE, the world’s fastest-growing super-premium cognac brand.
Paul, Weiss Shortlisted for “Most Innovative Law Firm in North America” by the Financial Times
Paul, Weiss has been shortlisted in the “Most Innovative Law Firm in North America” category for the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers North America 2022 Awards.
Amazon Completes $3.9 Billion Acquisition of One Medical
Paul, Weiss advised Amazon in its all-cash $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical, a technology-powered primary care organization with a mission to make quality health care more affordable and accessible through a seamless combination of in-person, digital and virtual services.
Senior DOJ and National Security Official John P. Carlin Joins Paul, Weiss in Washington, D.C.
John Carlin has joined the firm as co-head of the Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice.
Coinbase Wins Motion to Compel Arbitration, Staying Putative Class Action Over Stablecoin GYEN
Paul, Weiss achieved a victory for publicly traded cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase Global, Inc., when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Coinbase’s motion to compel arbitration and stay a putative class action concerning the stablecoin GYEN.
Paul, Weiss Ranks in Top 10 in The American Lawyer’s 2022 “A-List”
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.
Karen Dunn Reflects on Her Landmark Trial Victories in Lawdragon Q&A
Litigation partner Karen Dunn was featured in a Lawdragon “Lawyer Limelights” Q&A highlighting her many trial accomplishments over the past decade.
Krishna Veeraraghavan Recognized Among The American Lawyer’s 2022 Dealmakers of the Year
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.
Loretta Lynch Discusses Racial Equity and Civil Rights Audits With Law360 Pulse
In a wide-ranging interview with Law360 Pulse, litigation partner Loretta Lynch discussed racial equity and civil rights audits as crucial tools for companies to measure their progress in meeting their diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
Credit Suisse Publishes Independent Review of Archegos Losses
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.
Brad Karp Discusses the Importance of Collaboration and Innovation in LEADERS Magazine
LEADERS Magazine featured firm Chairman Brad Karp in the “Purpose” section of its January, February, March 2023 issue.
Thirteen Paul, Weiss Restructuring Partners Named in Lawdragon’s Top 500
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.
3G Capital Completes Acquisition of Controlling Interest in Hunter Douglas in $7.1 Billion Deal
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.
Paul, Weiss Sues Smith & Wesson on Behalf of Highland Park Shooting Victims
As reported by The Chicago Sun Times, ABC News, The American Lawyer, Reuters and other media outlets, Paul, Weiss, together with Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Everytown Law, filed several lawsuits on behalf of victims of the deadly July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.
Leading Law Firms and General Counsel Unite to Condemn State Voter Suppression Laws
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 Denounces Anti-Semitism in Statement Condemning Recent Attacks Across the U.S.
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.
Karen Dunn and Ted Wells Named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” List
Litigation partners Karen Dunn and Ted Wells are featured on Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list, which recognizes the nation’s leading trial lawyers.
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 private equity vehicle.
ESG Thought Leadership
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.
Hear from the Women of Paul, Weiss
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.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A Culture of 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.