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The Paul, Weiss Litigation Department is led by a team of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Our litigators 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.

Our Practice

For decades, the Paul, Weiss Litigation Department has been the first choice to defend and prosecute the highest-profile litigations of our time. Our strength and success as trial lawyers, our credibility with government officials and regulators, and our track record of courtroom wins and creative out-of-court resolutions set us apart from our peers.

We are known first and foremost as trial lawyers, with the experience and confidence to take cases all the way – especially when the stakes are the greatest. We regularly go up against the most skilled adversaries, winning landmark cases all over the country, handling arbitrations here and abroad, and achieving appellate victories. Our litigators have tried and argued cases in virtually every forum – from state and federal trial and appellate courts, to the U.S. bankruptcy courts and the Delaware Court of Chancery, to U.S. and international arbitration panels and mediators, to administrative tribunals of all kinds. Wherever and whenever we stand up for our clients, we prepare to play the long game. We are always ready to go to trial, but we also use our readiness and reputation to strike favorable settlements and minimize regulatory risks.

Corporations, financial services and private equity firms, investors and leading executives also turn to the Paul, Weiss Litigation Department when threatened with serious government investigations and enforcement actions. We are uniquely experienced in managing the behind-the-scenes interplay between competing regulators and law enforcement agencies, having navigated and resolved some of the largest regulatory matters in recent decades. Our litigators include former senior officials at the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the New York State Attorney General’s office.

The Litigation Department is also widely recognized for its extensive experience and sensitive handling of internal investigations; we are often among the first called in highly charged situations where boards and corporations face intense regulatory and public scrutiny.

We offer specialized litigation and regulatory counsel in a wide variety of areas, including:



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