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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 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.

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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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Named NYLJ’s 2019 Class Action Litigation Department of the Year

Paul, Weiss has been named Specialty Litigation Department of the Year in the “Class Action” category of the New York Law Journal’s 2019 Professional Excellence Awards.

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Awards & Recognition

The American Lawyer Names Ted Wells “Litigator of the Week”

Litigation partner Ted Wells was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer on June 21, in recognition of a victory by Ted and litigation partners Kannon Shanmugam and Yahonnes Cleary on behalf of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

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Firm News

Jeannie Rhee Joins Paul, Weiss From the Mueller Special Counsel's Office

Jeannie Rhee, a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General, is joining the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department.

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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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Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins $1 Billion Judgment for Citi in Parmalat Litigation

Eleven years after Paul, Weiss litigation partners Ted Wells and Jack Baughman won a trial verdict for client Citigroup Inc. in New Jersey, Italy’s Supreme Court ruled on April 16 that the 2008 court award against failed Italian dairy giant Parmalat SpA is final and enforceable in Italy.

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Publications

Paul, Weiss’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice Featured in The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer featured Paul, Weiss’s new Supreme Court & Appellate Practice in an April 30 article.

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Client News

Cigna Secures DOJ Clearance of $67 Billion Express Scripts Acquisition

Cigna announced that the Antitrust Division of the DOJ cleared Cigna’s $67 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding.

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