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Firm Profile

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Firm Profile

New York

  • Profile
  • 1285 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10019-6064

Firm profile submitted by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Chairman: Brad S Karp
International Offices: London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 900 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who collaboratively provide innovative solutions to clients’ most critical and complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents some of the world’s largest publicly and privately held corporations and financial institutions, and clients needing pro bono assistance.

Litigation/White Collar & Regulatory Defense:

Featuring many of the nation’s most formidable trial lawyers, Paul, Weiss handles the highest-profile cases in virtually every forum, including state and federal trial and appellate courts and domestic and international arbitral tribunals. When the stakes are high, Paul, Weiss litigators confidently go to trial and prevail. Such courtroom prowess also provides a tremendous advantage during negotiations.

The team, which includes numerous former senior government officials and assistant US Attorneys, also represents clients in their most sensitive white collar, regulatory defense and internal investigation matters, including anticorruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering, antitrust, insider trading and securities matters, among others.

Additionally, the M&A litigation team successfully represents clients in a range of disputes that arise in the transactional context.

Antitrust lawyers, including several former top FTC and DOJ officials, play an important role in shaping US antitrust law—handling the full range of antitrust litigation and class action matters, advising on transactions, defending against investigations and advocating before regulators.

Anti-Corruption & FCPA:
Lawyers in this team advise clients on FCPA and corruption-related internal investigations, compliance programs, transactional anti-corruption diligence, and government investigations and enforcement actions.

Cybersecurity & Data Protection:
The team helps clients manage and respond to fast-moving data breach situations while advising them on effective, proactive strategies to reduce business risk.

Intellectual Property:
Patent litigators represent corporations in enterprisethreatening disputes, including trials, appeals, and proceedings before the PTAB and the ITC. The firm also has a leading copyright and trademark practice, having litigated landmark disputes that have shaped IP law.

Product/Professional Liability:
Lawyers in this team often try massive, bellwether product liability cases, achieving numerous significant wins in recent years. The firm also advises companies in risk management and professional liability issues.

The securities team has an unmatched record in high-stakes securities litigation and enforcement matters on behalf of Fortune 100 companies and financial institutions. The firm has helped shape the federal securities laws in ways that have substantially benefited its clients.

Paul, Weiss advises the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and investment managers on their most complex legal and business challenges. The firm’s lawyers are trusted strategic partners, recognized internationally as leaders in M&A, capital markets, finance, investment funds, corporate governance, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, real estate and tax.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The M&A group brings vast experience to the world’s largest public and private companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors, financial institutions and investors on their most important M&A and activist defense matters.

Capital Markets:
Capital markets lawyers represent issuers and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a range of complex public and private securities offerings and securities law matters.

The team has extensive debt financing expertise, handling lender- and borrower-side leveraged finance transactions, award-winning securitisations, project financings and complex derivatives structures.

Investment Management:
Paul, Weiss excels at private fund formation and the full range of investment advisory services, working with private equity and hedge fund managers on their most sophisticated matters.

Private Equity:
Paul, Weiss represents numerous leading buyout and investment firms and their portfolio companies on leveraged buyouts, majority and minority stakes investments, sales and divestitures, recapitalizations, venture capital deals, joint ventures and securities offerings.

Real Estate:
The team works with prominent institutions in the development, financing, acquisition and sale of major real estate projects. Lawyers help clients break new ground on transformative commercial, retail and residential projects.

Tax lawyers play critical roles strategising and structuring multibillion-dollar transactions, working closely with the firm’s other practices to create innovative and advantageous tax solutions for clients.

Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganisation:
Paul, Weiss represents debtors, creditors, lenders and investors in the full range of restructuring matters, including litigation and transactions involving financially distressed companies. Paul, Weiss lawyers also represent purchasers of the assets, debt and securities of distressed companies. Org ID:


  • 2001 K Street, NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006-1047
  • Tel 1 202 223 7300
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 500 Delaware Avenue,
  • Suite 200,
  • Post Office Box 32,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19899-0032
  • Tel +1 302 655 4410
  • Fax +1 302 655 4420
  • Email : [email protected]