With a national reputation for excellence, our Washington D.C. office is home to some of the country’s most prolific litigators known for taking on the most important and high-stakes matters on the docket and winning precedent-setting victories.
Our Washington office is one of the most visible, highly respected and diversified litigation practices in the capital. Our all-star team is regularly entrusted with many of the most significant and closely followed litigations nationwide—matters that dominate national discourse, define entire industries or set legal precedent.
Our Washington team includes seasoned trial and appellate lawyers, as well as some of the nation’s foremost practitioners in general commercial litigation, antitrust, Supreme Court and appellate litigation, white collar and regulatory defense, anti-corruption and FCPA, sanctions/anti-money laundering, intellectual property, cybersecurity and data protection, executive compensation, and ESG strategy and integration, among others. Our Washington litigators include former senior officials from the White House, the Department of Justice, and a range of other government departments and agencies.
NEWS & INSIGHTS
Kannon Shanmugam Is an American Lawyer “Litigator of the Year” Finalist
Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam is a finalist for “Litigator of the Year” in The American Lawyer’s 2022 Industry Awards.
Amazon Defeats D.C. Attorney General’s Attempt to Revive Antitrust Suit Over Pricing Policies
Following the dismissal of a major antitrust lawsuit by the D.C. Attorney General challenging Amazon’s pricing policies nationwide, Paul, Weiss won a further victory when the D.C. Superior Court denied the District’s motion for reconsideration and denied the District’s motion to further amend its complaint.
Senior DOJ and National Security Official John P. Carlin Joins Paul, Weiss in Washington, D.C.
John P. Carlin has joined Paul, Weiss as co-head of the Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice and as a partner in the Litigation Department. He will be resident in Washington, D.C.
Goldman Sachs Wins Supreme Court Appeal in Securities Class Action
Paul, Weiss won an 8-1 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court representing the Goldman Sachs Group and former executives in a case that may have significant implications for plaintiffs’ ability to achieve class certification in putative securities class actions.
Karen Dunn Reflects on Her Landmark Trial Victories in Lawdragon Q&A
Litigation partner Karen Dunn was featured in a Lawdragon “Lawyer Limelights” Q&A highlighting her many trial accomplishments over the past decade.
D.C. Attorney General Sues Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Over Capitol Insurrection
As reported in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS News and other leading news media, Paul, Weiss, alongside co-counsel States United Democracy Center, the Anti-Defamation League and Dechert LLP, is representing D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine in a federal lawsuit to hold the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers accountable for their role in planning and carrying out the deadly January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Pro Bono Clients Win Verdict and Over $25 Million in Damages Against Charlottesville “Unite the Right” Rally Organizers
Paul, Weiss, alongside co-counsel, secured a historic victory on behalf of nine pro bono clients who were injured in the violence during the “Unite the Right” neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.