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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064, USA
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Work +1 212 373 3000
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Fax +1 212 757 3990
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Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and 2 more

Theodore V. Wells

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Work 212-373-3089
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Department

Litigation, Anti-Corruption & FCPA, Internal Investigations, Product Liability, M&A Litigation, Professional Liability, Securities Litigation, White Collar & Regulatory Defense

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Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1976; M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 1976; B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1972


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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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Theodore Wells - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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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General commercial disputes

Within: Leading lawyers

Theodore Wells - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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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Leading trial lawyers

Within: Leading trial lawyers

Theodore Wells - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Within: Leading trial lawyers

Theodore Wells - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Theodore Wellswalks on water’ in high-profile trials nationwide, ranging from private class actions and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuits to claims involving sexual harassment and retaliation against entertainment companies. From ExxonMobil to the National Football League, the largest corporations trust Wells with high-stakes disputes; he sought settlement approval in concussion litigation for the latter, and is defending the former in environmental investigations brought by a coalition of state attorneys general.

Theodore Wells - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Theodore Wellswalks on water’ in high-profile trials nationwide, ranging from private class actions and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuits to claims involving sexual harassment and retaliation against entertainment companies. From ExxonMobil to the National Football League, the largest corporations trust Wells with high-stakes disputes; he sought settlement approval in concussion litigation for the latter, and is defending the former in environmental investigations brought by a coalition of state attorneys general.

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United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Sport

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has been engaged on some of the highest-profile disputes and investigations in sport, with the concussion multidistrict litigation for the NFL particularly standing out. Head of the sport practice Brad Karp, together with Bruce Birenboim and Theodore Wells, is defending the NFL and various franchises against claims brought by 100 former players who chose to opt out of the global class action settlement. Christopher Boehning successfully defended Swiss marketing company Infront Sports & Media against a putatitive class action case brought against Infront and five other defendants, including FIFA, relating to the sale and distribution of tickets and hospitality packages for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Key highlights on the transactional side include Angelo Bonvino and Monica Thurmond advising KPS Capital Partners on its $425m acquisition of TaylorMade Golf Company from Adidas and Neil Goldman and Charles Googe assisting MLB Advanced Media with service and licensing arrangements concerning the rollout of HBO Now as a SaaS platform. Justin Hamill advised Endeavor on the merger of its subsidiary company, IMG College, with integrated marketing solutions provider Learfield.

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