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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Daniel J. Kramer

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Corporate, Corporate Governance, Litigation, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Internal Investigations, M&A Litigation, Securities Litigation, White Collar & Regulatory Defense


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J.D., New York University School of Law, 1984; B.A., Wesleyan University, 1980 magna cum laude

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s New York-based team comprises ‘white-collar legends and elite trial luminaries’ that are ‘without peer’. The firm is noted for its ability to handle individual and corporate representations in almost every major regulated industry. The group acted for JPMorgan Chase in a major US government FCPA investigation into hiring practices in its Chinese office, averting criminal charges. The firm is also representing Citigroup in a variety of investigatory matters before the DOJ, including in a global AML probe. In a non-institutional mandate, it is acting as lead counsel to 21st Century Fox on multiple investigations concerning allegations of sexual harassment against the former CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, and the presenter, Bill O’Reilly. The group also acts for a variety of senior executives in FCPA, insider trading and fraud matters, in addition to representations before major congressional inquiries. Key practitioners include Lorin Reisner, who co-chairs the white-collar and regulatory defense practice; Theodore Wells, who is ‘an unparalleled legal expert’; Daniel Kramer; and Roberto Gonzalez, who specializes in AML and sanctions matters. Firm chairman Brad Karp is also highly regarded.

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Financial services litigation

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Daniel Kramer - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Within: Financial services litigation

Recognized by one client as the ‘ne plus ultra’ of financial services litigation practices, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has a ‘well-established reputation’ representing a broad array of financial services clients facing reputation threatening agency enforcements/investigations and private litigation. ‘Excellent’ team head Brad Karp continues to represent Citigroup across a range of private litigation and regulatory enforcement/investigations including in disputes relating to its RMBS exposure. Recent successes for the bank include successfully resolving the multi-year, multi-agency global AML investigation and successfully securing dismissal by the appellate court in a high-profile precedent-setting $800m holder claim brought against it. The firm has also been involved in numerous market manipulation cases and as well as its high-profile work for Deutsche Bank in Libor matters, also represents Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) as one of the defendants in a putative class action alleging forex rigging. Praised for his ‘prodigious work ethic and practical business sense’, the ‘world classDaniel Kramer has vast experience acting for financial services entities in litigation and agency investigations, and has recently handled numerous high-profile insider trading matters, including the representation of SAC Capital and Steve Cohen in one of the biggest civil insider trading cases ever filed. Richard Rosen and Bruce Birenboim are also recommended.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

The ‘knowledgeable and thorough’ New York-based team at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is well versed in high-profile controversies and investigations which gain nationwide attention. In 2017, such engagements included acting as lead counsel to 21st Century Fox in the internal investigation of claims against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes by female colleagues, and the investigation of claims related to former Fox News TV personality Bill O’Reilly; the legal team included Lynn Bayard, David Brown, Michele Hirshman, Daniel Kramer, and veteran litigator Theodore Wells. Other clients include Deutsche Bank, ExxonMobil and the NFL. Jay Cohen is noted for his ‘good instincts and good judgment’. Jack Baughman, Jaren Janghorbani, firm chairman Brad Karp and litigation co-chair Michael Gertzman are names to note.

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Securities litigation: defense

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Daniel Kramer - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Outstanding firmPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York is ‘without peer on all criteria’, according to one client. ‘Fabulous lawyer’ and firm chair Brad Karpmay be the best lawyer in the US’, says another. ‘We trust his judgment implicitly’ say clients of Daniel Kramer, who has ‘great practical business sense, unparalleled legal experience, a prodigious work ethic and a longstanding reputation for both ethical and intellectual integrity’. ‘Truly exceptional lawyerAndrew Ehrlich is ‘particularly impressive’ and co-chairs the securities litigation group with Susanna Buergel and Audra Soloway. Karp and Buergel scored an appellate victory for Citigroup in an $800m investor claim that alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of its exposure to subprime mortgage assets. Leading light Richard Rosen and Washington DC-based rising star Jane O’Brien succeeded in having the majority of claims against Alere Inc dismissed in cases alleging that the company improperly recognized revenue for subsidiaries in Africa and China, and failed to disclose the need to recall diagnostic products. Geoff Chepiga and Washington DC-based Charles Davidow are also recommended.

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