3G Capital to Acquire Controlling Interest in Hunter Douglas in $7.1 Billion Deal
Paul, Weiss is advising 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...
Credit Suisse Publishes Independent Review of Archegos Losses
As reported by the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, Fortune, CNN and many other media outlets, Credit Suisse published a...
GE to Transform Into Three Separate Public Companies Through Spin-Off Transactions
Paul, Weiss is lead legal advisor to GE in its plan to form three industry-leading global public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy.
MGM to Be Acquired by Amazon for $8.45 Billion
Paul, Weiss is advising MGM, a leading entertainment company, in its sale to Amazon.
Uber Wins Victory in Appeal Brought by Boston Taxi Conglomerate
Paul, Weiss obtained a victory in the First Circuit on behalf of Uber, successfully defending the Massachusetts district court’s ruling in the largest case Uber ever tried to judgment.
GIP and KKR to Acquire CyrusOne in $15 Billion Deal
Paul, Weiss is advising Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), alongside KKR, in its acquisition of CyrusOne Inc. for $90.50 per share.
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
In this year-end review, we highlight important takeaways for business leaders and in-house counsel from the Enforcement Division’s activities in 2021, and assess what the Division’s recent activities indicate about regulatory and enforcement priorities for the year ahead.
In 2021, ESG issues assumed greater prominence and consideration by regulators, employees, customers and other stakeholders, with record investment in ESG, ESG disclosures by major organizations, and filings of ESG-related shareholder proposals. Rulemaking and reporting standardization was also a major focus in the U.S. and globally. We examine key ESG trends in 2021 and what to expect in the year ahead.
In this review of anti-corruption enforcement and policy developments over the past year, we examine the noteworthy decline in enforcement and the proliferation of substantive recent policy developments that signal rising enforcement in the coming years.
Credit Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest semiannual trends on global and U.S.-based credit fundraising. 2021 experienced record-breaking fundraising among fewer credit funds, as $193.4bn was raised across 202 funds globally, up 13% from $169.1bn raised across 255 funds in 2020. Direct lending funds represented approximately 58% of capital raised globally (a record $112bn) by credit funds closed during 2021.
After rebounding in the latter part of 2020, M&A activity continued to gain steam into 2021. The $2.6 trillion in total U.S. deal value for 2021 was an increase of 75% over 2020, and the $5.6 trillion in total global deal value for 2021 was an increase of 58% over 2020. Both figures were record breakers: total U.S. deal value was 37% higher, and total global deal value was 31% higher than previous records.
The past year has been marked by several significant antitrust enforcement policy developments, especially at the FTC. In this memorandum, we reflect on these developments and discuss what might lie ahead in the year to come.
The following is our summary of significant 2021 U.S. legal and regulatory developments of interest to Canadian companies and their advisors. The first section below covers key developments from the fourth quarter of 2021; the second section discusses certain key developments from the first three quarters of 2021.
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.
On the first anniversary of our launch in San Francisco in January 2021, our new office has already made a splash in the legal market, securing high-impact litigation wins, inking transformational private equity deals, and winning numerous recognitions.
Paul, Weiss was ranked third out of 200 firms featured in The American Lawyer’s “A-List” for 2021.
Litigation partner Jeh Johnson was profiled in The American Lawyer as a recipient of the 2021 “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
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.
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.
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 partner Karen Dunn was named a “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.