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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and 2 more

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 900 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who collaboratively provide innovative solutions to clients’ most critical and complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations and financial institutions, and clients needing pro bono assistance.

Main areas of practice

LITIGATION/WHITE-COLLAR AND REGULATORY DEFENSE Featuring many of the nation’s most formidable trial lawyers, Paul, Weiss handles the highest profile cases in virtually every forum, including state and federal trial and appellate courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals. When the stakes are high, Paul, Weiss litigators confidently go to trial and prevail. Such courtroom prowess also provides a tremendous advantage during negotiations.

The firm’s team, which includes numerous former senior government officials and Assistant US Attorneys, also represents clients in their most sensitive white-collar, regulatory defense and internal investigation matters, including anti-corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering, antitrust, insider trading and securities matters, among others.

Additionally, the M&A litigation team successfully represents clients in a range of disputes that arise in the transactional context.

Antitrust: the firm’s lawyers – including several former top FTC and DOJ officials – play an important role in shaping US antitrust law, and handle the full range of antitrust litigation and class action matters. They advise on transactions, defend against investigations and advocate before regulators.

Anti-corruption and FCPA: the firm advises clients on FCPA and corruption-related internal investigations, compliance programs, transactional anticorruption diligence, and government investigations and enforcement actions.

Cybersecurity and data protection: the firm helps clients manage and respond to fast-moving data breach situations while advising them on effective, proactive strategies to reduce business risk.

Intellectual property: the firm’s patent litigators represent corporations in enterprise-threatening disputes, including trials, appeals, and proceedings before the PTAB and the ITC. It also has a leading copyright and trademark practice, having litigated landmark disputes that have shaped IP law.

Product/professional liability: the firm often tries massive, bellwether product liability cases, achieving numerous significant wins in recent years. The firm also advises companies in risk management and professional liability issues.

Securities: the firm has an unmatched record in high-stakes securities litigation and enforcement matters on behalf of Fortune 100 companies and financial institutions. The firm has helped shape the federal securities laws in ways that have substantially benefited its clients.

TRANSACTIONAL Paul, Weiss advises the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and investment managers on their most complex legal and business challenges. The firm’s lawyers are trusted strategic partners, recognized internationally as leaders in M&A, capital markets, finance, investment funds, corporate governance, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, real estate and tax.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm’s M&A group brings vast experience to the world’s largest public and private companies, private equity firms, financial advisors, financial institutions and investors on their most important M&A and activist defense matters.

Capital markets: the firm represents issuers and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a range of complex public and private securities offerings and securities law matters.

Finance: the firm has extensive debt financing expertise, handling lender- and borrower-side leveraged finance transactions, award-winning securitizations, project financings and complex derivatives structures.

Investment management: the firm excels at private fund formation and the full range of investment advisory services, working with private equity and hedge fund managers on their most sophisticated matters.

Private equity: the firm represents numerous leading buyout and investment firms and their portfolio companies on leveraged buyouts, majority and minority stakes investments, sales and divestitures, recapitalizations, venture capital deals, joint ventures and securities offerings.

Real estate: the firm works with prominent institutions in the development, financing, acquisition and sale of major real estate projects. Its lawyers help clients break new ground on transformative commercial, retail and residential projects.

Tax: the firm’s tax lawyers play critical roles strategizing and structuring multibillion-dollar transactions, working closely with the firm’s other practices to create innovative and advantageous tax solutions for clients.

BANKRUPTCY AND CORPORATE REORGANIZATION Paul, Weiss represents debtors, creditors, lenders and investors in the full range of restructuring matters, including litigation and transactions involving financially distressed companies. The firm also represents purchasers of the assets, debt and securities of distressed companies.

  • Other Offices

  • Beijing

  • Hong Kong

  • London

  • Tokyo

  • Toronto

  • Number of Lawyers: 900+

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