Paul, Weiss Announces Election of 12 New Partners
- IP & Technology Transactions
- Capital Markets
- Private Equity
- Hybrid Capital & Special Situations
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Investment Management
December 1, 2023
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2024: Bonnie Chen, David P. Friedman, Matthew R. Friedman, Reuven P. Garrett, Benjamin Goodchild, Martha L. Goodman, Joe Graham, Sohail Itani, Nina Kovalenko, Anne McGinnis, Marian S. Shin and Anusha Simha. All are resident in the New York office except for Matthew Friedman, who is resident in the London office, and Martha Goodman, who is resident in the Washington office.
“We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding lawyers to our partnership,” said Brad S. Karp, chairman of the firm. “Each new partner has demonstrated dedication to their practice areas, an unwavering commitment to providing excellent service to our clients, and a dedication to our firm’s values and culture.”
Bonnie Chen will become a partner in the Corporate Department. A member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions Group, Bonnie advises clients on a wide range of IP and technology-related corporate and commercial transactions, including IP aspects of public and private mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and carve-outs. She earned her J.D., with honors, from The George Washington University Law School and her B.S. from Cornell University.
David P. Friedman will become a partner in the Litigation Department. David focuses on a wide variety of commercial litigation disputes, as well as criminal and regulatory defense. He has advised clients on a variety of topics, including securities fraud, cybersecurity, market manipulation and employment law, and has significant experience litigating in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. David earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.
Matthew R. Friedman will become a partner in the Corporate Department. A member of the Capital Markets and Hybrid Capital & Special Situations practices, Matt advises public and private companies and investors in connection with a wide range of capital-raising transactions, including initial public offerings, high yield debt transactions, complex private capital and hybrid investments, and liability management transactions. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Washington University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from The George Washington University.
Reuven P. Garrett will become a partner in the Tax Department. Reuven advises public and private companies and investment funds on a broad range of transactional matters, including the tax aspects of M&A transactions, joint ventures, fund formation, restructurings, securities issuances and finance matters. He also has experience in asset manager M&A and structuring of infrastructure investments for private equity fund clients. Reuven earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A., cum laude, from Columbia University.
Benjamin Goodchild will become a partner in the Corporate Department. A member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Ben counsels clients on mergers, joint ventures, stock purchases, asset acquisitions and divestitures across a variety of industries, including TMT, healthcare, consumer goods and information technology, and also advises on corporate governance within the U.S. and internationally. He earned his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the City University of London Law School, his M.Sc. from King’s College London and his M.A. and his B.A from the University of Cambridge.
Martha L. Goodman will become a partner in the Litigation Department. Martha handles antitrust and other high-stakes competitive disputes, including trade secrets, contract, business torts, securities fraud and employment disputes involving senior executives in the technology industry. Her practice also includes congressional investigations, where she prepares witnesses for high-stakes testimony before law enforcement agencies. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California.
Joe Graham will become a partner in the Restructuring Department. Joe represents companies, creditors, sponsors and acquirers in a broad range of restructuring matters, including chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, cross-border insolvencies, bankruptcy litigation and distressed investments. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Sohail Itani will become a partner in the Tax Department. Sohail provides tax counsel to investment funds and their portfolio companies, as well as to strategic clients, in the structuring and negotiation of taxable and tax-free public and private mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, divestitures, partnerships and joint ventures, debt restructurings, preferred equity investments and financing transactions. He earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, his LL.M. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Nina Kovalenko will become a partner in the Litigation Department. Nina has experience in a wide range of litigation matters, including at trial. She has handled federal antitrust litigation, high-stakes Delaware Court of Chancery disputes, administrative law matters, complex commercial disputes and other matters. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her B.A., with highest distinction, from Indiana University.
Anne McGinnis will become a partner in the Tax Department. Anne advises clients on a variety of U.S. federal income tax matters, with particular focus on U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and dispositions (including tax-free reorganizations and spinoffs), joint ventures, strategic investments, financings and restructurings. She also advises private investment fund clients on fund-related U.S. tax issues. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A., summa cum laude, from The George Washington University.
Marian S. Shin will become a partner in the Corporate Department. A member of the Private Funds Group, Marian represents investment advisers in the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds, credit funds, hedge funds, co-investment vehicles, single investor partnerships and managed accounts. She also advises fund managers on all aspects of the business of alternative asset management. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School and her B.A, with distinction, from Yale University.
Anusha Simha will become a partner in the Corporate Department. A member of the Private Funds Group, Anusha focuses on the formation and operation of a variety of private investment funds, including private equity funds, credit funds and other types of alternative asset funds. She also advises clients on related regulatory and compliance matters. Anusha earned her LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A. and LL.B. from Nalsar University of Law.