Mr William B. Michael > Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064
United States
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Work Department

Litigation, Antitrust

Position

http://www.paulweiss.com/professionals/partners-and-counsel/william-b-michael.aspx

Education

J.D., Yale Law School, 2004; B.A., Columbia University, 1999 summa cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Cartel

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s antitrust team continues to defend Deutsche Bank in the landmark foreign exchange benchmark manipulation investigations, and is currently representing a US holding company and its subsidiary in a grand jury investigation into major industrial supply markets. The group is jointly led by Kenneth Gallo, Jonathan Kanter and Charles Rule, with the support of litigation expert Aidan Synnott ; Synnott and Gallo sit in New York, while Kanter and Rule are DC based. The group is currently acting for a multinational insurance company in an internal investigation into its US operations following an investigation launched by a European regulatory agency. Other key names include William MichaelCraig Benson and Joseph Bial, who are all based in New York.

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

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s ‘highly skilled and experienced antitrust team is currently representing the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in its challenge before the DOJ regarding changes to its longstanding antitrust consent decree brought by the Music Modernization Act, which was signed into law in 2018. Aidan Synnott ‘leads an effective team in a client-oriented way and remains calm under pressure throughout the trial process‘. Craig Benson, Joseph Bial and Kenneth Gallo, who sit in Washington DC, are defending Bumble Bee Seafoods against claims of a price-fixing conspiracy in the packaged tuna market brought by putative classes of direct and indirect purchasers and large retailers. In another highlight, Becton Dickinson appointed a New York-based group consisting of Robert AtkinsWilliam Michael and Jacqueline Rubin to defend it in a putative class action brought by healthcare providers alleging the client inflated the prices of its products. Notable clients also include Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Pfizer and Cigna. Charles Rule is also a key contact.