Marrying elite trial and transactional capabilities with deep local knowledge and experience in California, our San Francisco-based team represents some of the region’s most innovative companies and their investors on their most threatening litigations and important business transactions.
Our newest location brings Paul, Weiss’s nationally preeminent litigation and transactional services to the Bay Area, offering a team with deep familiarity with Northern California’s business culture and investment community, and experience before key courts and regulatory agencies. The location also serves as a platform for delivering Paul, Weiss’s full suite of capabilities.
The office features San Francisco’s leading trial team, including a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, and top-flight private equity transactional lawyers who have deep relationships in the Northern California market. Our San Francisco team is supported by partners based in New York and Washington who regularly represent significant West Coast companies on a full range of litigation, transactional and restructuring matters.
- White Collar & Regulatory Defense
- Securities Litigation
- Internal Investigations
- False Claims Act & Qui Tam
- Private Equity
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Melinda Haag
- Walter Brown
- Randy Luskey
- Jeremy M. Veit
- Karen L. Dunn
- Meredith R. Dearborn
- Brad S. Karp
- William A. Isaacson
- Jeh Charles Johnson
- Jeannie S. Rhee
- Scott A. Barshay
Melinda Haag, Walter Brown and Randy Luskey will join Paul, Weiss as partners in the Litigation Department, and Jeremy Veit as a partner in the Corporate Department. The four additions will form the foundation for the new Paul, Weiss Northern California office, alongside litigation partner Meredith Dearborn.
NEWS & INSIGHTS
Litigation partner Melinda Haag was recognized as a “Top 100” lawyer by the Daily Journal.
Paul, Weiss is advising Neustar in its $3.1 billion sale to TransUnion by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by Singapore-based investment firm GIC.
A recent article in ALM’s The Recorder discusses Paul, Weiss’s intentional, incremental growth strategy for the San Francisco office, as well as its success in the tech and private equity industries.
Paul, Weiss is advising High Bluff Capital Partners in its acquisition of Church's Chicken, one of the world’s largest quick service chicken restaurant chains, from FFL Partners.
Litigation partner Meredith Dearborn was recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” lawyer by the Daily Journal.
Litigation partners Walter Brown and Melinda Haag were recognized among the inaugural “West Trailblazers” by The American Lawyer.
Litigation partner Meredith Dearborn was honored with a Law360 2021 Rising Stars Award in the Technology category.
Litigation partner Walt Brown was recognized as a 2021 “White Collar Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation as part of its annual U.S. awards program.
Paul, Weiss is advising Golden Gate Capital in its acquisition of Securly from the company’s shareholders, which include Defy Partners, Owl Ventures and Securly co-founder Vinay Mahadik.
Transition to a Biden Administration: Recent Developments and the Continuing Debate Concerning Worker Classification
The DOL has announced a proposed rule to clarify the “economic reality” test for determining independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, President-elect Joseph Biden stated he would establish a federal standard modeled on the “ABC” test recently adopted by the California Supreme Court.