Nuance to Be Acquired by Microsoft in $19.7 Billion Transaction
Paul, Weiss is advising Nuance Communications, Inc. in its $19.7 billion sale to Microsoft Corp.
Paul, Weiss Wins Dismissal of Antitrust Class Action for Becton, Dickinson
Paul, Weiss won the complete dismissal, with prejudice, of an antitrust class action against Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).
Apollo Funds to Acquire Verizon Media in $5 Billion Deal
Paul, Weiss is advising funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in their $5 billion acquisition of Verizon Media, which includes iconic brands such as Yahoo and AOL.
ExxonMobil Prevails in Landmark $1.6 Billion Trial Over Climate Change Disclosures
Paul, Weiss won a complete defense victory for ExxonMobil in the first climate-change case to be tried to a verdict.
Inspire Brands Acquires Dunkin’ Brands for $11.3 Billion
Paul, Weiss advised Inspire in its acquisition of the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That President Has Authority to Remove CFPB Director
Paul, Weiss represented Seila Law in the landmark decision by the Supreme Court in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Paul, Weiss is providing timely guidance for boards and management on the policy, legislative and regulatory priorities and developments of the new administration and potential impacts on their businesses.
Melinda Haag, Walter Brown and Randy Luskey will join Paul, Weiss as partners in the Litigation Department, and Jeremy Veit as a partner in the Corporate Department. The four additions will form the foundation for the new Paul, Weiss Northern California office, alongside litigation partner Meredith Dearborn.
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 and the Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts Release First Report and Recommendations on Online Courts
Paul, Weiss, together with the New York State Unified Court System, announced the release of a report outlining goals and initial recommendations for the development of an online court system.
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.
Litigation partner Loretta Lynch, alongside former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, appeared on an episode of Washington Post Live. The two former U.S. Attorneys General, who co-chair the bipartisan National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, discussed the release of an important report on the pandemic’s impact on the criminal justice system writ large.
Paul, Weiss is providing guidance for boards and management in navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Paul, Weiss is offering the Coronavirus Relief Center as a clearinghouse of the most up-to-date information about city, state, federal and nonprofit resources available to those contending with COVID-19 economic impacts.
Firm Chairman Brad Karp published an op-ed in The American Lawyer, “We Need Obama, Bush and Clinton to Beat the Coronavirus.”
Paul, Weiss Secures Arrest Warrant for Robert “Azzmador” Ray in “Unite the Right” Charlottesville Lawsuit
Paul, Weiss secured a civil contempt order and an arrest warrant for Texas resident Robert “Azzmador” Ray on behalf of nine plaintiffs who are suing individual and organizational far-right extremists associated with the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Litigation partner and former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson offers insights for business leaders on responding to the current coronavirus (COVID-19).
Giulianna Ruiz (Corporate Funds, 2006 – 2013) visited with her mentor Bob Hirsh, Of Counsel and Chair Emeritus of the Private Funds group, to discuss challenges of the 2008 financial crisis and the critical role of mentorship in lawyers’ professional development.
Gwen Marcus (Entertainment, 1981 – 1984) reflects on her longtime drive to practice entertainment law and her personal and professional connections to Paul, Weiss.
In this interview, Chair Brad Karp discusses with Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief emeritus at Bloomberg News, the role that the firm's culture and strategic vision have played in the continued success of Paul, Weiss.
The Paul, Weiss annual Diversity Networking Reception captures the spirit of our long and closely-held commitment to promoting diversity and equality in the legal profession (the 2017 event is pictured).
Litigation partner Ted Wells was profiled in The American Lawyer as one of the publication’s 2020 “Lifetime Achievers.” In the article, "The Essence of a Litigator," the magazine noted Ted’s stature as one of his generation’s foremost trial lawyers; his decades-long work with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and his mentorship of generations of lawyers.
A note from Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp.
The New York Times highlighted Paul, Weiss’s leadership in a court-ordered effort to find parents deported by the Trump Administration and to reunify families in an article on law firms’ intensive pro bono immigration efforts.
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.
Bill Isaacson and Karen Dunn have joined the firm as partners in the Litigation Department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Both are nationally recognized trial lawyers who have tried and won numerous high-stakes cases for some of the nation’s largest companies.
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.
2020 in Review
In this annual review, we survey U.S. economic sanctions and anti-money laundering regulatory and enforcement developments in 2020 and provide an outlook for the year ahead under the new administration.
The DOJ and the SEC assessed a record-breaking total in corporate FCPA penalties, and foreign authorities assessed a similar amount. The number of corporate FCPA enforcement actions resolved by the DOJ and the SEC remained comparable to prior years, while the number of individual prosecutions dropped considerably, perhaps due to challenges posed by the pandemic.
In a year overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, many questioned whether the momentum environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives experienced leading up to the crisis was sustainable. It has proven to be so, with an array of very influential stakeholders, including governments, investors, employees, activists, NGOs and related constituencies taking up the mantle.