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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Kenneth A. Gallo

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Litigation, Antitrust, IP Litigation: Patent & Other Scientific, IP Litigation: Copyright & Trademark




J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1982 cum laude; B.A., University of Georgia, 1978 magna cum laude

United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

At Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, a New York-based team consisting of Roberto Finzi, Brad Karp, Elizabeth Sacksteder, Aidan Synnott, Theodore Wells Jr and Moses Silverman is acting as lead US counsel to Deutsche Bank in multi-jurisdictional investigations into the setting of various Interbank Offered Rates. The group is also assisting the same client with around 50 related individual and class actions. Other key clients in relation to cartel matters include Cigna, MasterCard and Sharp. Washington DC-based attorneys include Charles Rule, Joseph Simons, Joseph Bial and Kenneth Gallo.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s strengths in particularly complex, multidimensional antitrust litigation are underpinned by the fact that it acts for clients such as MasterCard, Becton Dickinson and Mitsubishi. Martin Flumenbaum, Kenneth Gallo and William Michael are defending Bumble Bee Seafoods against class action claims and in opt-out litigation in connection with an alleged packaged seafood price-fixing conspiracy. The firm is also representing Deutsche Bank in more than 50 individual and class actions connected with alleged manipulation of IBOR rates. Charles Rule, Robert Atkins, Craig Benson, Aidan Synnott, Jonathan Kanter and Joseph Bial are among other standout practitioners. Named practitioners are based in New York or Washington DC.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s team is ‘at the high end of the scale for knowledge, expertise and experience’ when it comes to high-stakes merger control matters. Key figures include Jonathan Kanter, who is ‘available around the clock’, and New York-based Aidan Synnott, who delivers ‘level-headed, thoughtful and practical advice’. Synnott heads the practice with Kenneth Gallo, Charles Rule and Joseph Simons. In 2017, a team including Scott Barshay in New York and Andrew Forman acted as corporate and antitrust counsel to Ariad Pharmaceuticals in its $5.2bn sale to Takeda Pharmaceutical. On the merger litigation front, Joseph Bial, counsel Daniel Howley and others represented Cigna in a lawsuit brought by the DOJ and several states seeking to block the client’s proposed $54bn headline merger with Anthem. The team has also acted for clients such as Kate Spade & Company, Virtu Financial and Eli Lilly. Named individuals are based in Washington DC, except where otherwise stated.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP combines ‘perfect response times’ with ‘deep industry knowledge’. The practice’s main line of activity is high-stakes competitor litigation, in particular technology-, life sciences- and electronics-related disputes. Washington DC’s David Ball, who ‘shows strength in litigation strategy development’, joined forces with practice head Nicholas Groombridge and Eric Alan Stone, both based in New York, to represent Biogen in a long-running litigation against several competitors regarding patents covering Biogen’s blockbuster drug Avonex®. Additionally, the practice is acting for Amgen in multiple interconnected high-stakes suits against Sandoz, Apotex and Coherus and Hospira, involving appellate work and a Supreme Court petition, and in a recent PTAB highlight, the group successfully represented Epson in an IPR against Cascades Projection regarding a digital projection system patent. Catherine Nyarady in New York and Kenneth Gallo in Washington DC are also noted. In Washington DC, Steven Baughman and counsel Megan Raymond joined from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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