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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

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