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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.
As reported by the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, Fortune, CNN and many other media outlets, Credit Suisse published a 165-page independent investigative report by Paul, Weiss addressing the bank’s relationship with Archegos Capital Management, the family office of Sung Kook “Bill” Hwang, a former hedge fund manager.
Paul, Weiss has joined 48 other leading law firms in denouncing the assertion by former SEC commissioner and current NYU Law professor Robert Jackson and Yale Law School professor John Morley that special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are in fact investment companies and can be sued as such under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
DOJ Awards FIFA Foundation $201 Million in Restitution as Compensation for Criminal Activities of Former Football Officials
Paul, Weiss represented FIFA in its successful application for remission from the U.S. Department of Justice as compensation for losses the organization suffered as a victim of decades of corruption schemes by former football officials.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Litigation partner Karen Dunn was named a “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer.
Litigation partner Melinda Haag was recognized as a “Top 100” lawyer by the Daily Journal.
Paul, Weiss received the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Law Firm Diversity Award.
Firm chairman Brad Karp and partners Alice Eaton, Jessica Carey, John Kennedy, Kannon Shanmugam and Taurie Zeitzer have been honored with Law360 2021 MVP Awards, which recognize an elite slate of attorneys who have distinguished themselves in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.
Paul, Weiss has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2021 “Appellate Hot List”—for the third year in a row—and is a finalist for “D.C. General Litigation Department of the Year.”
Seven litigation partners have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation in its 2021 “Top 250 Women in Litigation: Northeast” and “Top 250 Women in Litigation: West” lists.
Three Paul, Weiss partners have been recognized by the New York Law Journal’s New York Legal Awards. Litigation partner Loretta Lynch was named a “Distinguished Leader,” litigation partner Brette Tannenbaum was named a “Rising Star,” and restructuring partner Alan Kornberg received a “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Paul, Weiss was recognized as “Corporate Crime & Investigations Law Firm of the Year” by the 2021 Chambers USA Awards.
Joshua Hill, Jr., a former federal prosecutor, has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department, resident in San Francisco and New York.
Paul, Weiss secured a resounding victory for Symbiont.io, Inc. in its lawsuit against Ipreo Holdings, LLC, IHS Markit Ltd. and certain of their affiliates in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Paul, Weiss obtained a victory in the First Circuit on behalf of Uber, successfully defending the Massachusetts district court’s ruling in the largest case Uber ever tried to judgment.
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for certain current and former trustees of The Kraft Heinz Company’s savings plan and Kraft Heinz officers.
Paul, Weiss achieved a major victory for investment management firm Wafra Inc. when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a $45 million age discrimination suit filed against Wafra and its CEO.
Paul, Weiss Wins Verdict and Counterclaim Award for Bloomberg LP in Multimillion-Dollar Broadcast Licensing Dispute
Paul, Weiss secured a resounding trial victory for our client Bloomberg L.P., ending a high-stakes international broadcast licensing dispute.
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The explosive growth in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) is starting to generate significant amounts of litigation. In this alert, we survey notable SPAC litigation trends and recommend what SPAC sponsors, directors and officers can do preemptively to minimize litigation exposure.
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.
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.
Paul, Weiss won a complete defense victory for ExxonMobil in the first climate-change case to be tried to a verdict.