WestRock and Smurfit Kappa to Combine in $20 Billion Deal
Paul, Weiss is advising U.S.-based corrugated packaging company WestRock in its $20 billion combination with Europe's leading corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa to create Smurfit WestRock.
Goldman Sachs Wins Second Circuit Appeal Reversing Certification in Securities Class Action
Paul, Weiss won a major Second Circuit victory on behalf of Goldman Sachs in a long-running, high-stakes securities class action.
Roark Capital to Acquire Subway Restaurants
Paul, Weiss advised Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of Subway Restaurants, one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant brands.
Oracle Wins Permanent Injunction Against Rimini Street
Paul, Weiss won a major bench trial victory in the District of Nevada on behalf of Oracle in a high-stakes, long-running copyright infringement dispute with Rimini Street Inc.
Revlon Obtains Court Approval for Chapter 11 Plan
Paul, Weiss obtained court approval for longtime client Revlon Inc.’s plan of reorganization under chapter 11.
Blackstone Wins Unanimous Appellate Victory in $50 Billion Action Brought by Kentucky Attorney General
Paul, Weiss secured a significant appellate win on behalf of The Blackstone Group and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), when a panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals unanimously held...
Paul, Weiss advised World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) in its agreement with Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. to form a new publicly listed company, TKO Group Holdings, Inc., comprised of two iconic complementary global sports and entertainment brands: UFC and WWE.
Ravi Purohit is joining the firm as co-head of the Infrastructure Practice, resident in New York.
Paul, Weiss was recognized in the “Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year” category of the 2023 Chambers USA Awards, which take into account the achievements of law firms in the United States over the past 12 months.
Rob Kindler has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department and Global Chair of M&A.
Paul, Weiss advised The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisition of luxury brand TOM FORD.
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.
Scott Sher has joined the firm as an Antitrust partner in Washington, D.C. Sher will advise clients on antitrust issues that arise in the M&A process and on antitrust investigations and competition issues.
Corporate partners Matt Abbott and Marco Masotti were named among The American Lawyer’s 2023 “Dealmakers of the Year,” which honors the lawyers who drove the biggest deals of the past year.
Paul, Weiss is advising Carrier Global Corporation in its strategic acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at €12 billion, subject to working capital and other adjustments.
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.
Paul, Weiss advised funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. in their take-private acquisition of Arconic Corporation, a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products.
Kannon Shanmugam Named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for Goldman Sachs Class Decertification
The American Lawyer recognized litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam as a “Litigator of the Week” alongside co-counsel for winning a “blockbuster” Second Circuit decision in a $13 billion securities class action against our client Goldman Sachs. Litigation partner Audra Soloway, who devised our legal strategy, was also recognized in the article.
Paul, Weiss Launches Dedicated DEI Strategic Advisory Group, Leads NYSBA Task Force on Advancing Diversity
Paul, Weiss launched a DEI Strategic Advisory practice aimed at helping companies navigate the increasingly challenging legal landscape surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion programs and policies. Underlining our stature in this area, the firm led a New York State Bar Association task force that recently issued guidance to companies and other organizations on preserving diversity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve 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 represented the board of directors of McDonald’s Corporation in its successful proxy fight with activist investor Carl Icahn.
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.
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.