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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

2001 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1047, USA
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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

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


United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s ‘very capable and experienced’ group was significantly strengthened by the addition of a team from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, including Charles Rule, Andrew Forman, Joseph Bial and Jonathan Kanter. The firm particularly stands out in global investigations involving multiple regulators. Highlights included handling Libor and ISDAfix investigations (and related civil litigation) for Deutsche Bank, and acting for Europe Chemi-Con in a European Commission investigation into price-fixing in the capacitors industry. Kenneth Gallo, Aidan Synnott in New York and Joseph Simons are also recommended.

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Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s team, comprising ‘excellent business lawyers’, stands out for high-value, bet-the-company litigation. Aidan Synnott (New York) and Joseph Simons are among several ‘top-level litigators with experience across a wide range of issues’. Illustrative of the firm’s stellar reputation in antitrust litigation, it has longstanding relationships with notable clients such as Becton, Dickinson and Company and The Nielsen Company. Charles Rule, who joined the firm along with a team of other antitrust lawyers from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, worked with Kenneth Gallo and various other team members to represent Cigna in a lawsuit brought by the DOJ and several states arising from its proposed $54bn merger with Anthem. The firm also advised the same client on Aetna’s proposed $37bn acquisition of Humana, which was challenged by the DOJ and several states. Another highlight for the firm included representing Sharp Corporation and Sharp Electronics in opt-out litigation initiated by Motorola Mobility, arising from the client’s alleged involvement in a global cartel connected with liquid crystal displays. David Bernick (New York) made partner. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC except where otherwise specified.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s range of sector expertise includes pharmaceuticals, biotech, electronics and telecoms, among others, and the group frequently handles high-stakes patent litigation for major companies. Practice chair Nicholas Groombridge represents Amgen as plaintiff in numerous biosimilar matters against Sandoz, Apotex and Hospira, and also acts for Biogen in suits filed against several competitors regarding a patent covering Avonex, its blockbuster multiple sclerosis treatment. The New York-based team also includes Eric Alan Stone, who focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device-related cases, and Catherine Nyarady, who represented Edwards Lifesciences in a high-stakes trial against Medtronic regarding transcatheter heart valves. Kenneth Gallo is the key contact in Washington DC.

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