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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Appellate Practice Named Law360 “Practice Group of the Year”

Paul, Weiss won Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” recognition for its achievements in 2021 in the Appellate category.

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Awards & Recognition

Kannon Shanmugam Is an American Lawyer “Litigator of the Year” Finalist

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam is a finalist for “Litigator of the Year” in The American Lawyer’s 2022 Industry Awards.

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Client News

Goldman Sachs Wins Supreme Court Appeal in Securities Class Action

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.

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Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Named to the National Law Journal’s 2022 “Appellate Hot List”

Paul, Weiss was named to the National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List” for the fourth consecutive year.

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Awards & Recognition

Kannon Shanmugam Named a 2022 Law360 “MVP” in Appellate

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam was recognized as a Law360 2022 “MVP” in the Appellate category.

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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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Publications

Kannon Shanmugam Discusses Supreme Court Advocacy on the Texas Appellate Law Podcast

Litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam discussed various aspects of Supreme Court advocacy on the October 13 episode of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast.

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Client News

Paul, Weiss Wins Important Second Circuit Decision Limiting Scheme Liability Claims

Paul, Weiss and co-counsel won an important decision at the Second Circuit in SEC v. Rio Tinto PLC, et al. that limits the scope of scheme liability claims under SEC Rules 10b-5(a) and (c).

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Publications

Kannon Shanmugam Discusses Three Recent Second Circuit Arguments in The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” Column

In the latest issue of The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Daily” column, litigation partner Kannon Shanmugam discusses how he prepared to argue three different appeals within the span of a week.

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Publications

Supreme Court Holds FAA Preempts California Prohibition on Waiver of Joint PAGA Claims

In Viking River Cruises v. Moriana, the Supreme Court held that a rule of California law that prohibits contractual waivers of claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is invalid as applied to an employee plaintiff bringing an action on behalf of other employees.

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Client News

Supreme Court Reverses Fifth Circuit, Enabling Biden Administration to End Migrant “Remain in Mexico” Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit’s decision prohibiting the Biden administration’s termination of the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), that required migrants entering the United States at the Mexican border to remain in Mexico pending resolution of their U.S. immigration proceedings. 

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Publications

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Federal Courts’ Authority to Assist with Discovery in Arbitrations Abroad

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in ZF Automotive US v. Luxshare that 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which empowers district courts to order discovery for use in a foreign or international tribunal, applies only when the tribunal is a governmental or intergovernmental body; it does not apply to private arbitral panels.

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Client News

Spirit Airlines Wins Important APA Appeal at the D.C. Circuit

Paul, Weiss won a significant victory under the Administrative Procedure Act for client Spirit Airlines in an appeal taking aim at the way that the Federal Aviation Administration allocates flight authorizations at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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Client News

Glencore Wins Appellate Victory in Multi-Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

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.

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