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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1047
United States
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Antitrust, Corporate, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Asia, Europe


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J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1981

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1978
summa cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

(Leading lawyers)

Rick RulePaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

One of the US’ leading antitrust trial teams’, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s deep bench was further strengthened in June 2020 by the arrivals of William Isaacson and Karen Dunn from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. The former recognized for his expertise in actions facing social media and digital platforms, whereas the latter has experience in both defense and plaintiff-side mandates. Jointly leading the group are financial services expert Aidan Synnott and hi-tech specialist Andrew Finch in New York, alongside Washington DC-based Rick Rule, ‘one of the most renowned figures in the US antitrust field‘. Also in Washington DC, Kenneth Gallo is rated for his robust IP-related antitrust practice and Joseph Bial impresses with his experience of international cartel and anti-monopoly cases. Key workflows for the team include cases alleging monopolization, price-fixing, predatory pricing, bid-rigging and exclusive dealing. In September 2020, Jonathan Kanter, former co-chair of the group, left the firm to launch his own law practice in Washington DC.

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

At Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, a group proficient in antitrust issues frequently handles large and intricate multi-regulator investigations and subsequent follow-on litigation. The team is skilled at handling civil and grand jury investigations launched by the DOJ, the FTC, and the European Commission. It also specializes in price-fixing and bid-rigging investigations, particularly in the manufacturing, insurance, and financial services sectors. In New York, Aidan Synnott and Andrew Finch lead the practice group along with Rick Rule, a Washington-based attorney viewed as ‘one of the most renowned figures in the US antitrust/competition field’. DC-based colleagues Joseph Bial and Kenneth Gallo are also key team members. In September 2020, former group co-chair Jonathan Kanter departed to found his own law practice in the capital.