GE Spins Off Health Care Business, Creating GE HealthCare
Paul, Weiss advised GE in the separation of its health care business and launch of GE HealthCare Technologies Inc., a global leader in precision health care.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
2022 IN REVIEW & 2023 OUTLOOK
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 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.
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.
We summarize significant 2022 U.S. legal and regulatory developments of interest to Canadian companies and their advisors.
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.
Paul, Weiss is representing 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.
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.
John Carlin has joined the firm as co-head of the Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice.
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 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.
Litigation partner Karen Dunn was featured in a Lawdragon “Lawyer Limelights” Q&A highlighting her many trial accomplishments over the past decade.
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.
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.
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.
LEADERS Magazine featured firm Chairman Brad Karp in the “Purpose” section of its January, February, March 2023 issue.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.