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Paul, Weiss Attorneys Participate in Voter Protection Efforts Ahead of Midterm Elections

In advance of the midterm elections on November 8, Paul, Weiss attorneys across the firm’s litigation and transactional practices participated in a variety of pro bono voter protection efforts.

Paul, Weiss partnered with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on Election Protection 2022, an initiative that recruits pro bono attorneys to staff the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE. The hotline provides voters around the country with comprehensive voter information and advice on how to ensure their vote is counted. The Paul, Weiss team included, among others, real estate counsel Ira Gilbert and associate Sena Ku; litigation counsel Dan Juceam and associate Neil Chitrao; corporate counsel Melissa Mitchum and Gabriella Toossi, and associates Jenna Cantarella and Sahil Solankee. The initiative was coordinated by pro bono attorney Tanaz Moghadam.

In conjunction with the Legal Defense Fund, Paul, Weiss has been responding to potential voter suppression in a number of southern states. Attorneys from the firm’s transactional and litigation practices engaged in the monitoring of social media and news outlets, as well as rapid response legal research in order to identify any voter intimidation or other barriers to accessing the ballot. The Paul, Weiss teams included litigation partner Jane O’Brien, counsel Peter Jaffe and associates Adam Basner, Eliza Strong and Griffin Varner; corporate partner Manuel Frey, counsel Michael Lee and associates Jenna Cantarella, Adam Friedland, Victoria Guo, Tyler Isaman, Avesh Krishna, Reece Lazarus, Noah Light, Sahil Solankee, Matt Tinker and Lauren Williams; restructuring associates Sam Baham and Julia Heasley; and antitrust associate Rebekah Scherr. The initiative was coordinated by pro bono attorneys Emily Donohoe and Tanaz Moghadam.

On behalf of the Brennan Center, Paul, Weiss attorneys evaluated concerns over potential tampering with voting equipment and other threats to the integrity of elections in Georgia. The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partners Bob Atkins and Ken Gallo, counsel Farrah Berse and associates Adam Governale, Sera Idoko and Arielle McTootle.

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