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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

Chair of the Firm: Brad S Karp

The firm has offices in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto.

Paul, Weiss is a firm of more than 900 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to its clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents the world’s leading companies in their critical legal matters and most significant business transactions, as well as individuals and organizations in need of pro bono assistance.


Paul, Weiss lawyers play an important role in shaping antitrust law in the United States and represent many of the world’s largest companies, handling the full range of antitrust matters in the courtroom and before regulators. The team includes former top US Federal Trade Commission and US Department of Justice regulators.

Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization:
In a challenging business environment, Paul, Weiss has been a critical advisor to companies, creditors and investors responding to rapid market and regulatory change. The bankruptcy practice leverages thorough knowledge of all aspects of bankruptcy law representing lenders and their agents, underwriters, bondholders, and purchasers and sellers of distressed assets.

Capital Markets & Securities:
The firm’s international capital markets practice represents both issuers and underwriters in a broad range of public and private securities offerings. The group is engaged in helping major private equity firms in acquisition financings, initial public offerings and subsequent financings.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
Paul, Weiss offers experienced lawyers who work on matters including public and private corporate transactions, executive compensation arrangements, investment fund structure and ERISA fiduciary responsibility, and ERISA litigation support.


Paul, Weiss offers the full range of debt financing expertise, including leveraged finance, structured finance, project finance and derivatives, across an array of industries. The firm’s lawyers are adept at representing private equity sponsors and other clients in acquisition financings, portfolio company financings and restructurings of multibillion dollar companies. The group is regularly at the center of highly innovative intellectual property and whole business securitizations.

Intellectual Property:
Paul, Weiss’s intellectual property litigation team works with leading international companies to resolve their most significant, high-value intellectual property and technology-focused matters in a broad array of litigation and licensing settings. The patent litigation team has deep experience before trial and appellate courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and domestic and international arbitration tribunals. The IP transactional team advises corporate clients on critical copyright, trademark, patent, technology and e-commerce aspects of major transactions as well as working on standalone licensing, development and joint venture deals involving intellectual property assets. The firm is also recognized as one of the world’s leading practices in high-stakes copyright and trademark issues, serving clients ranging from entrepreneurs to corporations, from playwrights to media titans, and from individual songwriters to the country’s largest music licensing agency.

Paul, Weiss’s Litigation Department has been at the center of nearly every major litigation in recent years. The firm’s lawyers are sought out for their trial skills in enterprise-threatening suits as well as their sound business counsel and comprehensive strategic advice on managing litigation risk. Paul, Weiss lawyers possess a wide range of experience, both in the private sector and government service, enabling them to respond effectively to the many and ever-changing challenges confronting their clients. As a result, the firm’s lawyers handle an array of disputes and representations, including antitrust, bankruptcy, derivatives litigation, employment, environmental, ERISA, benefits and pension litigation, FCPA, financial services, insurance, IP (copyright and trademark litigation), internal investigations and white collar crime, international arbitration, M&A, patent and other scientific litigation, product liability, professional liability, securities litigation and regulatory defense.

For decades Paul, Weiss M&A lawyers have guided companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors and other institutions on some of the most highly publicized M&A transactions of the time. The firm’s lawyers find and implement creative solutions to business and legal problems, creating unique value for their clients.

Media & Entertainment:
The firm’s Media and Entertainment lawyers handle transactions and settle disputes on behalf of strategic industry participants, financial sponsors and other providers of capital, entrepreneurs, and leading talent on matters that span the spectrum of the media and entertainment industry.

Personal Representation:
Paul Weiss’s personal representation lawyers advise high net worth clients on a broad range of legal issues including estate planning and related tax work, estate and trust administration, wealth transfer, succession planning and governance for family businesses and charitable giving. The firm further advises Executors and Trustees with respect to their fiduciary duties and represent clients in contested trust and will matters.

Private Funds:
From traditional private equity funds to innovative hedge and hybrid funds, Paul, Weiss has built a stellar reputation advising private funds on strategic transactions, formation and management, seed and strategic investments, and securities law and regulatory compliance.

Real Estate:
Paul, Weiss Real Estate lawyers work with some of the most prominent institutions in New York, and around the world, in the development, financing, acquisition and sale of major projects.

A key part of the firm’s transactional team, the Tax lawyers are integral, front-line players in the strategizing and structuring of crucial transactions, often involving billions of dollars.


  • 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]