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Awards & Recognition

Kannon Shanmugam Named a 2024 “Leading Commercial Litigator” by the Daily Journal

The Daily Journal profiled Litigation Department Co-Chair Kannon Shanmugam as one of its 2024 “Leading Commercial Litigators.”

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PODCAST

Court Briefs Podcast: Supreme Court Issues Decision on Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provisions

In this debut episode of Court Briefs, Kannon Shanmugam is joined by Brian Lipshutz and Will Marks in analyzing Murray v. UBS Securities, a recent Supreme Court decision involving the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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PUBLICATIONS

Supreme Court Decides Pure Omissions Are Not Actionable Under Rule 10b-5(b)

In Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. v. Moab Partners, L.P., the U.S. Supreme Court held that a failure to disclose information required by Item 303 of Regulation S-K cannot support a private claim under SEC Rule 10b-5(b) in the absence of an otherwise-misleading statement.

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Client News

Former Member of Congress Wins Reversal of Conviction in Ninth Circuit Appeal

In a stunning appellate victory widely covered by national media, Paul, Weiss secured the Ninth Circuit reversal of a criminal conviction against a former member of Congress for making false statements to U.S. government agents.

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Publications

It’s Been “Very Satisfying” to Build Supreme Court Practice From Ground Up, Kannon Shanmugam Tells Lawdragon

In a wide-ranging interview with Lawdragon, litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam discussed his path from growing up in Kansas, to launching Paul, Weiss’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Practice, to becoming co-chair of the Litigation Department.

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Awards & Recognition

Kannon Shanmugam Named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for Goldman Sachs Class Decertification

The American Lawyer recognized litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam as a “Litigator of the Week” on August 18 alongside co-counsel for winning a “blockbuster” Second Circuit decision in a $13 billion securities class action against our client Goldman Sachs.

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Publications

Kannon Shanmugam Discusses Supreme Court Advocacy and Other Topics on Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers Podcast

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam was featured in a wide-ranging interview on the January 16 episode of the Movers, Shakers & Rainmakers podcast.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Kannon Shanmugam, Jaren Janghorbani and Crystal Parker Recognized by The American Lawyer for Second Circuit Victory

Litigation partners Kannon Shanmugam, Jaren Janghorbani and Crystal Parker and their Paul, Weiss team were named sole “Litigator of the Week” runners up by The American Lawyer for their Second Circuit win zeroing out a $570 million damages award against IT services firm Syntel.

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Publications

Supreme Court Holds That Due Process Clause Does Not Bar States From Requiring Corporations to Consent to General Personal Jurisdiction

The U.S. Supreme Court concluded in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. that Pennsylvania law requires all corporations registered to do business in the state to consent to general personal jurisdiction does not violate the Due Process Clause.

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Client News

CNA Wins Eighth Circuit Appeal Over COVID-19 Business-Interruption Insurance Provisions

Paul, Weiss won a significant appellate victory on behalf of a CNA Financial Corporation subsidiary in a case concerning COVID-19 business-interruption insurance coverage.

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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Named to the National Law Journal’s 2023 “Appellate Hot List”

For the fifth consecutive year, Paul, Weiss will be recognized on the National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List,” which annually highlights law firms that have handled exemplary appellate matters.

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PUBLICATIONS

Supreme Court Limits Who May Sue Under Section 11 of the Securities Act

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Slack Technologies v. Pirani that Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 requires plaintiffs to plead and prove that they bought shares registered under the registration statement they claim is materially misleading.

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Client News

FIFA Wins Affirmance of Lawsuit by Football Coach Disciplined for Bribery

Paul, Weiss achieved a significant victory for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) when the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a suit brought by a Nigerian soccer coach who had been disciplined for violating FIFA’s code of ethics.

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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Recognized as 2022 “Appellate Group of the Year” By Law360

Paul, Weiss was named a Law360 “Appellate Group of the Year” for its many appellate court achievements in 2022.

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