In the face of turmoil and uncertainty, the world's major financial institutions continue to choose our team to help them manage their business, litigation and reputational risks and thrive in the new economic and regulatory climate. To our clients we are much more than litigators - we are business partners who have a stake in their success.

Why Paul, Weiss

Through every major financial crisis or regulatory overhaul of the financial community, Paul, Weiss has been the go-to firm for financial institutions, in part because of our lawyers' impressive legal and business acumen, and in part due to our dedication to and vast experience in serving the financial community.

Our ongoing, numerous and multidisciplinary representations of leading corporations, organizations and individuals throughout the financial industry have enabled us to build deep and long-term relationships across the community. This broad perspective allows us to stay at the forefront of every major development throughout the industry and provide comprehensive, strategic and cutting-edge advice to our clients.

Clients also trust Paul, Weiss with their most important matters because we have come to serve as strategic business advisers who are in tune with their challenges and goals long before the particular crisis of the day becomes front-page news.

Our Practice

Paul, Weiss is known for our extensive case experience representing our clients in groundbreaking disputes in every legal forum. In order to win high-profile cases, lawyers need to have a thorough understanding of business trends, industry knowledge and insight into their clients' businesses. All of these attributes help us guide our clients through a complex business environment that is reshaping itself every day.

Our successes have been numerous and significant. In the most recent financial crisis and its continuing fallout we successfully navigated on behalf of our clients multibillion dollar litigations brought in the wake of the disappearance of major institutions, along with litigations relating to auction rate securities, credit default swaps and subprime exposures. Additionally, we have successfully represented directors and officers in hearings before Congress, including the Congressional Oversight Panel and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Over the past decade, no law firm has been more deeply involved in the regulatory and investigative challenges affecting the financial services industry, on more matters, on behalf of more financial institution clients, than Paul, Weiss. We have successfully guided a who's who of major financial institutions through a series of regulatory and investigative crises - including Enron, WorldCom, research analyst reporting, IPO allocation, mutual fund marketing, Parmalat, auction rate securities, Lehman and the current wave of subprime, mortgage-foreclosure, residential mortgage-backed securities and credit-crisis related matters.

Many of our lawyers previously held high-level positions at government and regulatory agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Treasury Department, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the White House. Our team also includes several former federal prosecutors. Consequently, they can give trusted advice to clients in regard to governmental regulatory and enforcement matters, transaction risks and exposure and directors' and officers' liability issues.

While our firm is noted for outstanding litigation capabilities, our services are comprehensive, and our lawyers are well versed in all aspects of the law. As result, we serve financial institutions in diverse areas that include:

  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Employment
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Internal investigations
  • Mergers and acquisitions disputes
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • White collar crime and regulatory defense

Events & Publications

The CFPB Issues Guidance on Effective Compliance Oversight Over Sales and Other Incentives

Dec 01, 2016  |  Publication

Michael Gertzman and Roberto Gonzalez Address NY DFS's New Sanctions/Anti-Money Laundering Rule

Nov 01, 2016  |  Event

Litigation Partners Co-Author Article on the D.C. Circuit’s Decision on CFPB’s Constitutionality

Oct 31, 2016  |  Publication

Roberto Gonzalez to Lead Regulators Discussion at C5’s Economic Sanctions and Financial Crime Forum in London

Nov 15, 2016  |  Event

Richard Tarlowe Presents Cyber Theft Case Study at ABA Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting

Sep 08, 2016  |  Event

Treasury and Federal Banking Agencies Clarify BSA/AML and Sanctions Enforcement Standards for Foreign Correspondent Banking Relationships

Sep 01, 2016  |  Publication

Roberto Gonzalez Quoted in Law360 Article on CFPB Arbitration Rule

Aug 19, 2016  |  Publication

Litigation Partners Author Article on New York’s New AML and Sanctions Requirements

Jul 10, 2016  |  Publication

A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Notable Decisions this Term—and Cases to Watch Next Term

Jun 28, 2016  |  Publication

Taking Stock of CFPB’s Frenzied Agenda

Jun 06, 2016  |  Publication

CFPB Proposes to Ban Arbitration Clauses That Prevent Class-Action Litigation

Jun 01, 2016  |  Video

United States Recommends That the Supreme Court Deny Review in Midland Funding v. Madden

May 26, 2016  |  Publication

Litigation Partners Contribute Article on CFPB Arbitration Proposal to Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

May 24, 2016  |  Publication

FinCEN Issues Sweeping New Requirements on Collection of Beneficial Ownership Information and Customer Due Diligence

May 10, 2016  |  Publication

CFPB Proposes a Ban on Arbitration Clauses That Prevent Class Action Litigation

May 09, 2016  |  Publication

Resistance Is Not Always Futile: The D.C. District Court Deals FSOC a Significant Blow by Rescinding MetLife’s Designation

Apr 11, 2016  |  Publication

The CFPB Enters the Cybersecurity Arena with Its First Enforcement Action

Mar 04, 2016  |  Publication

Roberto Gonzalez to Speak on "Effective Strategies with State and Federal Officials" at HNBA Conference

Mar 17, 2016  |  Event

Roberto Gonzalez and Jessica Carey Co-Author Article on AML Enforcement in The National Law Journal

Feb 22, 2016  |  Publication

Understanding the Changes to the Iran Sanctions Regime: OFAC Issues Guidance, General Licenses on JCPOA Implementation Day

Jan 20, 2016  |  Publication

Elizabeth Sacksteder Speaks at Directors Roundtable Event

Jan 06, 2016  |  Event

Awards & Recognition

Richard Rosen and Udi Grofman Selected for Distinguished Legal Writing Award

Apr 05, 2016  |  Award

Sal Gogliormella and Roberto Gonzalez Named Rising Stars by Law360

Mar 31, 2016  |  Award

Roberto Gonzalez Named to Hispanic Bar Association’s “Top Lawyers Under 40”

Feb 04, 2016  |  Award

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