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.
- Melinda Haag
- Walter Brown
- Randy Luskey
- Meredith R. Dearborn
- Jeremy M. Veit
- Austin S. Pollet
- Joshua Hill Jr.
- Securities Litigation
- Private Equity
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- White Collar & Regulatory Defense
- False Claims Act & Qui Tam
- Internal Investigations
- Karen L. Dunn
- William A. Isaacson
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.
NEWS & INSIGHTS
Corporate partner Austin Pollet was named to The Recorder’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track (Under 40)” list, as part of the publication’s California Legal Awards.
Jeremy Veit and Austin Pollet Host Roundtable on Exit Considerations at The Independent Director Initiative Conference
Corporate partners Jeremy Veit and Austin Pollet led a roundtable discussion, “Exit Considerations for Independent Directors,” at The Independent Director Initiative’s inaugural conference in Berkeley, California.
Litigation partners Randy Luskey and Melinda Haag were recognized in The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” column, alongside co-counsel from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, for their win in a significant RICO consumer class action in the Eastern District of California.
Litigation partner Melinda Haag participated in a Q&A with Benchmark Litigation to celebrate her inclusion on Benchmark’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” 2022 list and to discuss her distinguished career, insights into notable trends in the anti-corruption area and advice for junior lawyers as they launch their legal careers.
Paul, Weiss, alongside co-counsel at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, won a complete victory for Ocwen Financial, one of the nation’s largest mortgage servicing companies, securing the decertification of a nationwide class in a significant federal consumer class action under civil RICO and California state laws in the Eastern District of California.
Paul, Weiss is advising leading private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in its $200 million strategic investment in Pico, a leading provider of mission critical technology services, software, data and analytics for the financial markets community.
Litigation partner Meredith Dearborn was named an Insider “Rising Star of the Courtroom” for 2022. In a short interview with Insider, Meredith discussed her path to becoming a lawyer and her enthusiasm for trial work.
Paul, Weiss advised Shopify Inc., a provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, in its $2.1 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of fulfillment technology provider Deliverr, Inc.
Litigation partner Randy Luskey, associate Rosie Vail and Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice Director Madhuri Pavamani discuss major upcoming changes to California’s regulatory landscape in an article published in The Recorder.
Paul, Weiss was named a Benchmark Litigation West Coast Award 2022 winner in the White Collar Crime/Investigations practice area.
Litigation partner Walt Brown was recognized as a “Top White Collar Lawyer” by the Daily Journal.
Litigation partner Randy Luskey was recognized as a “Top Trade Secrets Lawyer” by the Daily Journal.
Litigation partner Melinda Haag was recognized as a “Top 100” lawyer by the Daily Journal.
Paul, Weiss advised 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.