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Pro Bono

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.

2021 in Review & 2022 Outlook


New York City Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks Joins Paul, Weiss as Special Counsel for Pro Bono

Steven Banks, New York City’s Commissioner of the Department of Social Services and former Attorney-in-Chief of the Legal Aid Society, will be joining Paul, Weiss as Special Counsel in a role overseeing the firm’s nationally recognized pro bono practice.


Paul, Weiss Ranked Third in The American Lawyer’s 2021 “A-List"

Paul, Weiss was ranked third out of 200 firms featured in The American Lawyer’s “A-List” for 2021.


Secretary Johnson Profiled in The American Lawyer for Lifetime Achievement Award

Litigation partner Jeh Johnson was profiled in The American Lawyer as a recipient of the 2021 “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Pro Bono

Paul, Weiss Files Amicus Brief in D.C. Circuit in Support of Certification of Equal Rights Amendment

Paul, Weiss filed an amicus brief on behalf of 86 businesses spanning every sector of the U.S. economy in support of the effort by the attorneys general of Virginia, Nevada and Illinois to compel the National Archivist to certify and incorporate the Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution.


Alexia Korberg Publishes Op-Ed on Texas’s Anti-Abortion Law in The Washington Post

Litigation partner Alexia Korberg published an opinion piece in The Washington Post that highlights the threat that Texas’s draconian new anti-abortion law poses, not only to those providing and seeking access to abortion care but also to the rule of law and fabric of society.


The Recorder Highlights the Success of Paul, Weiss’s San Francisco Office

A recent article in ALM’s The Recorder discusses Paul, Weiss’s intentional, incremental growth strategy for the San Francisco office, as well as its success in the tech and private equity industries.


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.


The American Lawyer Names Karen Dunn “Litigator of the Week”

Litigation partner Karen Dunn was named a “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer.


The American Lawyer Names Aimee Brown “Litigator of the Week” for Spirit Airlines Appellate Win

Litigation associate Aimee Brown was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for her victory on behalf of Spirit Airlines in a high-stakes appeal over the Federal Aviation Administration’s allocation of peak-period flight authorizations at Newark Liberty airport.

Firm News

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.


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.


Loretta Lynch Appears on Washington Post Live’s “Race in America: Criminal Justice Reform”

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. 


  • Business Insights for Navigating the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Litigation partner and former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson offers insights for business leaders on responding to the current coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Alumni Spotlight: Giulianna Ruiz

    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.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Gwen Marcus

    Gwen Marcus (Entertainment, 1981 – 1984) reflects on her longtime drive to practice entertainment law and her personal and professional connections to Paul, Weiss.

  • Q&A With Our Chair, Brad Karp

    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.

  • Paul, Weiss Diversity Networking Reception

    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). 


Ted Wells Profiled in The American Lawyer as Lifetime Achiever

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.


George Floyd and the Quest For Racial Justice

A note from Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp.


New York Times Highlights Firm Efforts to Reunite Separated Families

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.

Our Firm

  • 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.

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