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
Litigation partner Walt Brown was elected 2023 president of the Northern California chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL).
Paul, Weiss is advising leading private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in its strategic investment in Parallel Advisors, LLC, a registered, independent wealth management firm, as part of Parallel’s recapitalization.
Litigation partners Melinda Haag and Josh Hill were recognized as 2022 “Top White Collar Lawyers” by the California-based Daily Journal.
Litigation partner Meredith Dearborn was recognized as a 2022 “Top Antitrust Lawyer” by the Daily Journal.
Litigation partner Randy Luskey was recognized as a 2022 “Top Health Care Lawyer” by the Daily Journal, which annually highlights the California-based attorneys leading in the most noteworthy health care matters ranging from litigation to transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and counseling.
Jeremy Veit and Austin Pollet Discuss Opportunities for Private Equity General Counsel in Challenging Market in The Recorder
Corporate partners Jeremy Veit and Austin Pollet wrote an article published in The Recorder on the important role general counsel at private equity firms can play in navigating the current deal market and identifying opportunities to create value.
Litigation partner Randy Luskey was recognized as a 2022 “Top Trade Secrets Lawyer” by The Daily Journal, which annually selects the best California-based attorneys handling matters related to the misappropriation of trade secrets.
Meredith Dearborn, Austin Pollet and Kristina Bunting Publish Article on How Clear and Effective Regulatory Oversight Could Drive Further Investment in Cryptocurrency
Litigation partner Meredith Dearborn, corporate partner Austin Pollet and litigation associate Kristina Bunting discuss current and upcoming regulatory frameworks for cryptocurrency in an article published in The Recorder on October 4.
The Paul, Weiss San Francisco office was recognized for the first time in Benchmark Litigation’s top category for state firm rankings as “California: Highly Recommended.” Benchmark Litigation recognizes the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels.
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.
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.
Paul, Weiss was named a Benchmark Litigation West Coast Award 2022 winner in the White Collar Crime/Investigations practice area.