The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

125 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK 10004-2498, USA
Work +1 212 558 4000
Fax +1 212 558 3588

Adam Paris

Work +1-310-712-6663
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Work Department





Mr. Paris is a member of S&C’s Litigation Group and has been a partner of the Firm since January 2006. Prior to joining S&C, Mr. Paris was a Law Clerk to Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the United States District Court for the Ninth Circuit and, before that, to Chief Judge Marilyn Huff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Mr. Paris’s practice focuses on the defense of a variety of complex business litigation, with particular concentration on antitrust/unfair competition matters, trade secrets litigation, mergers & acquisition litigation and securities litigation. He regularly appears in federal and state courts throughout the country, and has handled both domestic and international arbitrations through evidentiary hearings on the merits. Mr. Paris’ antitrust practice has included the defense of private class action litigation, criminal investigations by the Department of Justice and merger clearances (including three multi-billion dollar transactions) before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.


ABA, NYCBA, NYSBA, American Society of International Law, Federalist Society, California Bar


Harvard Law School, J.D., 1997; Yale University, B.S., 1994.

United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Steven Holley in New York and Washington DC-based Joseph Matelis are working with the London office to assist Praxair with managing antitrust concerns in more than 20 jurisdictions regarding the client’s pending $67bn merger of equals with Linde AG. Holley is also leading a cross-office team to advise Bayer on the merger clearance issues associated with its pending $66bn mega-merger with Monsanto in the agrichemical industry. In addition to Holley, Yvonne Quinn, Eric Queen and Bradley Smith are other names to note in New York. Renata Hesse, who formerly headed the DOJ’s Antitrust Division as acting assistant attorney general, joined the Washington DC office in 2017. Also based in Washington DC is office managing partner Daryl Libow. Adam Paris is based in Los Angeles.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to