White Collar & Regulatory Defense
Our White Collar & Regulatory Defense group has unparalleled experience and expertise, and is among the most respected and successful in the United States. We regularly defend Fortune 500 companies and their executives and boards before every major federal and state regulatory enforcement authority and in courtrooms nationwide. We excel at developing creative and successful strategies for responding to and, where possible, preventing government investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Paul, Weiss secured the dismissal of a putative securities class action against asset manager PJT Partners Inc., its CEO Paul J. Taubman and its CFO Helen T. Meates.
After more than four years of litigation, U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl entered final judgment approving the settlement of the last private civil class action alleging that Paul, Weiss clients Steven A. Cohen, SAC Capital Advisors and affiliated entities engaged in insider trading.
Litigation partners Ted Wells and Jeh Johnson were named to Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers” list.
Supreme Court Rules That Costs of Internal Investigation Are Not Recoverable As Restitution under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996
On May 29, 2018, in Lagos v. United States, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 (the “MVRA”) does not require a criminal defendant to pay the costs and attorneys’ fees associated with an internal investigation conducted by a corporate victim.
Firm chair Brad Karp was named a 2017 “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer.
Paul, Weiss represented JPMorgan in connection with its recent resolutions with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve relating to investigations of JPMorgan's hiring candidates referred by clients, potential clients and government officials in the Asia-Pacific region.