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With over three decades in the region, Paul, Weiss has long been recognized as a leader and legal innovator among international law firms in Asia. Our Asia based partners have been consistently ranked in the top tier of practitioners in their areas of expertise.
On May 18, corporate of counsel Jerome Cohen, a pioneering scholar of Chinese business and human rights law, was presented with his third degree from Yale University: an honorary Doctor of Law. Honorary degrees are the most significant recognition conferred by the university’s board of trustees, to signal groundbreaking achievement in a field or conspicuous and exemplary contribution to the common good.
For the past 30 years, Jerry has been a professor at the NYU School of Law, where he founded the NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute. For two decades beginning 1981, Jerry led Paul, Weiss’ Asia presence. He helped establish offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo and represented American and foreign companies in landmark contract negotiations and disputes in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other countries in East Asia. He was the first American scholar and international lawyer to visit and initiate exchanges with China and North Korea in 1972, and has long been an advocate for human rights in China and other Asian countries.