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Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having one of the nation’s preeminent securities litigation and regulatory practices. For two decades, our lawyers have guided global corporations and financial institutions through a series of “bet-the-company” securities-related crises, consistently reducing or eliminating their most damaging claims and negotiating favorable resolutions.
Awards & Recognition
Paul, Weiss won Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” recognition for its achievements in 2021 in the Class Action category.
Paul, Weiss won an 8-1 victory at the U.S. Supreme Court representing the Goldman Sachs Group and former executives in a case that may have significant implications for plaintiffs’ ability to achieve class certification in putative securities class actions.
Paul, Weiss Wins Dismissal of Class Action Against Morgan Stanley Alleging Scheme to Reduce Competition in Treasury Securities Market
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Morgan Stanley by securing the dismissal of all claims in an antitrust class action.
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Carnival Corp. & plc, the world’s largest cruise operator, and Carnival’s CEO, Arnold Donald, obtaining the dismissal with prejudice of all claims in a COVID-19-related securities class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Awards & Recognition
Litigation partner Audra Soloway was recognized as “Securities Litigator of the Year” in Euromoney’s 2022 Women in Business Law Americas Awards.
Ninth Circuit Enforces Exclusive Forum Provision Favoring State Court for Derivative Claims Despite Plaintiff’s Assertion of a Federal Securities Claim
The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a California shareholder derivative lawsuit against Gap Inc.’s directors and officers.
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, an airline based in Brazil, and its directors and officers, securing the dismissal of all claims in a securities class action over alleged misstatements in earnings reports issued during the pandemic.
Paul, Weiss won the dismissal of securities fraud claims brought against our clients, underwriters of an IPO by China-based company Canaan Inc., which manufactures computer hardware used for mining Bitcoin.
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory when the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal with prejudice of all claims in a securities class action brought against our client Henrik Ramlau-Hansen, the former CFO of Danske Bank.
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for certain funds affiliated with The Blackstone Group in the Delaware Court of Chancery when the court dismissed with prejudice a consolidated derivative lawsuit brought by purported stockholders of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
Paul, Weiss, as part of a joint defense group, secured the dismissal of a putative antitrust class action complaint against our client Morgan Stanley and nine other financial institutions.
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 won the dismissal, with prejudice, of a securities fraud lawsuit against our clients Henry Schein, Inc., a global distributor of medical and dental supplies and Steven Paladino, Henry Schein’s executive vice president and COO.
SEC Proposes Amendments Regarding 10b5-1 Trading Plans and Disclosures for Executive Officer Equity Grants and Gifts
- Christopher J. Cummings
- Andrew J. Ehrlich
- David S. Huntington
- Brian M. Janson
- John C. Kennedy
- Daniel J. Kramer
- Jean M. McLoughlin
- Raphael M. Russo
- Audra J. Soloway
- Lawrence I. Witdorchic
- Tracey A. Zaccone
- Cindy Akard
- Daniel S. Sinnreich
- Jeremy M. Allen-Arney
- Capital Markets
- Executive Compensation
- Financial Institutions
- Securities Litigation
- White Collar & Regulatory Defense
The SEC proposed amendments to address areas where the SEC sees the potential for abusive practices by imposing mandatory cooling-off periods, eliminating the use of multiple or overlapping 10b5-1 plans, and requiring significantly more disclosures regarding trading by issuers and insiders (under 10b5-1 plans and otherwise).
Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Teladoc Health Inc. and certain individual defendants when U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses of the Southern District of New York recommended, for the second time, that putative securities class action claims against the company be dismissed with prejudice.