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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

2001 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1047, USA
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Work +1 202 223 7300
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Joseph J. Simons

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Work 202-223-7370
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Department

Antitrust, Litigation

Position

http://www.paulweiss.com/professionals/partners-and-counsel/joseph-j-simons.aspx

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1983 cum laude; A.B., Cornell University, 1980


United States: Antitrust

Cartel

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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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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