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Leading M&A Partner Jim Langston Joins Paul, Weiss in New York

May 6, 2024 Read the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that James “Jim” Langston has joined the firm as a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice in the Corporate Department, resident in New York. Langston focuses his practice on public and private merger and acquisition transactions, activist defense M&A, and corporate governance.

“Jim is an M&A superstar,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “Jim’s arrival further secures our place at the top of the public M&A marketplace. Jim’s vast experience on major deals will serve as a tremendous asset to our market-leading clients on their most critical transactions.”

“Jim is among the best M&A lawyers in the country and is an excellent addition to our team,” said Scott A. Barshay, chair of the Paul, Weiss Corporate Department. “We could not be happier to have him as our partner.”

Langston has significant experience in both cross-border and domestic transactions, including mergers-of-equals, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and carve-out transactions. He also frequently represents companies and their boards of directors on takeover defense and shareholder activism situations.

“Paul, Weiss has the most sophisticated M&A practice in the market,” Langston said. “The team is doing a wide variety of cutting-edge transactional work, which aligns well with my practice. I look forward to working with this extraordinarily smart, collegial and dedicated team.”

Langston is ranked in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S. and was recognized as a Law360 rising star earlier in his career. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of M&A, corporate governance and shareholder activism.

Langston earned a B.A., with distinction, from the University of North Carolina, and a J.D., with high honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

The Paul, Weiss Mergers & Acquisitions Practice works with leading private equity firms and many of the world’s largest, most prominent publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors, on the full range of business-critical transactions.

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