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Paul, Weiss Recognized in The American Lawyer

Paul, Weiss was recognized for four transactions in the March issue of The American Lawyer.

In the "Big Deals" section under "Deals in Brief," Paul, Weiss was recognized for representing acquiror General Atlantic LLC (GA) in the GA and KKR & Co. acquisition of TASC from Northrop Grumman Corporation for $1.65 billion. The Paul, Weiss team representing GA includes corporate partners Matthew Abbott, Carl Reisner and Dale Sarro, counsel Didier Malaquin, and associates Mitchel Carbullido, Neil Goldman, Carrie Harrison, Andrew Hennigar, David Tayar, Steven Werier and Ehsan Zargar; employee benefits partner Rob Fleder, counsel Maureen Riley and associate Verity Rees; environmental counsel Bill O'Brien; intellectual property counsel Claudine Meredith-Goujon and associate Mena Kaplan; litigation partner Allan Arffa and associate Elizabeth McCabe; real estate partners Mitch Berg and Peter Fisch, associates Lesley Horton and Michael Roberts; and tax partner Rick Bronstein and associate Lee Hepner.

In the "Canadian Big Deals" section, in connection with the Caisse de depot et placement due Quebec offering, Paul, Weiss was recognized for its role in representing CDP Financial Inc., an arm of the Caisse, in its $5 billion bond sale. This deal was the largest offering by any non-governmental Canadian issuer in the U.S. to date. The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Andrew Foley, David Huntington and Ted Maynard, corporate associates Leslie Gold, Adam Hahn, Piibe Jogi, Jacob Kastiel, Adam Shevell and Barry Spatzer; tax partner David Sicular and associate Mei Lai.

Also in the "Canadian Big Deals" section, Paul, Weiss was noted for its role in representing target Harvest Energy Trust in the $4.1 billion takeover by Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC). The transaction was the second-largest foreign takeover ever completed by a Korean company. KNOC agreed to pay $1.8 billion and assume $2.3 billion in debt. The Paul, Weiss team representing Harvest Energy included corporate partner Andrew Foley and associates Piibe Jogi and Peter Wright.

In the "New Business" section Paul, Weiss was noted for its representation of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WWI) in its false advertising suit against Jenny Craig, Inc. The case was settled two weeks after a federal district court issued a temporary restraining order calling for Jenny Craig, Inc. to pull the ads. Under the settlement, Jenny Craig, Inc. stopped the disputed ad campaign that claimed that Jenny Craig clients lost twice as much weight as those following the Weight Watchers weight loss program. The Paul, Weiss team representing WWI included litigation partners Lynn Bayard and Marty Flumenbaum, counsel Doug Pravda, and associates Hallie Goldblatt, Michael Grunfeld and Rachale Miller.

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