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The Paul, Weiss Litigation Department is led by a team of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Our litigators in New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. handle the most complex and demanding lawsuits, class actions, government investigations, criminal prosecutions and restructurings. Our clients include Fortune 50 corporations and other prominent companies in the financial services, investment, medical device, pharmaceutical, sports, technology, energy, media and insurance industries. Every day, we are called on by chief executives, board chairs, general counsel, investors and entrepreneurs for our unmatched trial skills, sophisticated business judgment and renowned strategic advice.

Publications

Client News

Glencore Wins Appellate Victory in Multi-Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for commodities trading company Glencore when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against Glencore and a host of other oil traders for allegedly conspiring to bribe Venezuelan officials and rig bids for contracts with Venezuela’s national oil company, PDVSA.

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Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins Dismissal of Antitrust Class Action for Becton, Dickinson

Paul, Weiss won the complete dismissal, with prejudice, of an antitrust class action against Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).

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Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins Appeal for Citco Affirming Dismissal of Lawsuit by Louisiana Pension Funds

Ending eight years of litigation against The Citco Group Limited and several affiliates, Paul, Weiss won an appeal affirming the dismissal of all claims against Citco in a dispute with three Louisiana public pension funds.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Client News

Morgan Stanley Wins Dismissal of Class Action Concerning U.S. Treasury Securities Trading

Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for Morgan Stanley when District Judge Paul G. Gardephe of the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action against several financial institutions that participate in the auction and trading of securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.

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Awards & Recognition

The American Lawyer Names Robert Atkins and Liza Velazquez “Litigators of the Week” for IBM Win

Litigation partners Robert Atkins and Liza Velazquez were named “Litigators of the Week” by The American Lawyer for their September 3 victory on behalf of our client International Business Machines Corporation in a high-stakes trade secrets and noncompetition trial in the Southern District of New York.

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Client News

ExxonMobil Prevails in Landmark $1.6 Billion Trial Over Climate Change Disclosures

Paul, Weiss won a complete defense victory for ExxonMobil in the first climate-change case to be tried to a verdict.

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Publications

Competing Congressional and Executive Branch Proposals to Revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act has long afforded online platforms with immunity from certain types of civil action concerning the content posted on these platforms by their users. 

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Awards & Recognition

The American Lawyer Names Andrew Gordon and Jaren Janghorbani “Litigators of the Week”

Litigation partners Andrew Gordon and Jaren Janghorbani were named “Litigators of the Week” by The American Lawyer in recognition of their trial victory for Channel Medsystems in a high-stakes merger litigation in Delaware.

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Awards & Recognition

The American Lawyer Names Ted Wells, Dan Toal and Justin Anderson “Litigators of the Week”

Litigation partners Ted Wells, Dan Toal and Justin Anderson were named “Litigators of the Week” by The American Lawyer

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Client News

In Landmark Victory, Delaware Supreme Court Affirms that Fresenius Can Terminate Akorn Deal

Paul, Weiss secured a landmark victory for German healthcare group Fresenius SE & Co. when the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed that Fresenius was justified in canceling its $4.8 billion agreement to acquire Illinois-based Akorn, Inc.

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Firm News

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Joins Paul, Weiss

Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the United States from 2015 to 2017, has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department.

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