Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison


Head Office Address:
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
United States

Telephone:+1 212 373 3000
Fax:+1 212 757 3990

Litigation Practice: The Paul, Weiss Litigation Department is unparalleled in achieving successful results for our clients. We regularly go up against the most skilled adversaries in the world, winning decisive trial, arbitration and appellate victories, and we have vast experience successfully handling a range of regulatory and enforcement inquiries and internal investigations. Our clients include Fortune 50 corporations and well-known financial services, energy, technology, sports, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, media, asset management, insurance, industrials and other companies.

We are trial lawyers, not just litigators. Our ability and confidence to go to trial and win, no matter how great the stakes, is a key weapon in our arsenal. Our unmatched track record of success at trial also helps us eliminate our clients’ most damaging exposures and reach highly favorable settlements. We also play the long game from day one, preparing to win at trial and building an evidentiary record to succeed on appeal.

In addition to our deep bench of courtroom veterans, our team features numerous former senior officials at the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the N.Y. Attorney General’s office and the White House, among others.

Our lawyers have litigated in virtually every forum, from state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to domestic and international arbitral panels and other administrative tribunals. Many of our matters cross borders, making us particularly effective in matters involving multiple jurisdictions. We are also sought out for our sound business counsel and proactive advice on managing litigation and regulatory risk.

Securities Litigation:
Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having the nation’s preeminent securities litigation and regulatory practice. For decades, our lawyers have guided global corporations, financial institutions, boards and individuals through ‘bet-the-company’ securities-related crises, winning trials, prevailing on motions or negotiating favorable resolutions. 

White Collar & Regulatory Defense:
Government investigations of corporations or individuals pose unique threats and require unique skills. Clients rely on Paul, Weiss to protect their businesses and reputations and to manage the behind-the-scenes interplay among competing regulators and enforcement agencies.

Internal Investigations:
Companies turn to us to handle their most sensitive, threatening internal investigations. We have extensive experience conducting investigations on behalf of companies, boards, audit committees and special litigation committees in response to shareholder demands.

We are involved in all aspects of antitrust law in the U.S. We represent many of the world’s largest companies in the full range of antitrust litigation, counseling and investigations; cartel matters; transaction clearance matters; and advocacy before regulators. With a deep bench of former antitrust officials and trial lawyers, we handle matters involving significant reputational and financial exposure.

Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation:
Led by one of the nation’s preeminent Supreme Court advocates, we handle high-impact appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts, regularly winning appeals in cases of critical national and business interest.

Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation:
We are among the leading firms representing clients in high-stakes disputes arising in the transactional context in multiple state and federal jurisdictions—including the Delaware Court of Chancery, where we have won several recent landmark decisions.

Intellectual Property Litigation:
Our lawyers are well versed in the advanced scientific and technical aspects of patent law and have successfully represented clients in scores of enterprise-threatening patent litigations. We are also on the front lines helping clients protect and enhance their IP rights.

Crisis Management:
When an adverse incident threatens to cause a full-blown crisis, we provide the multidisciplinary advice needed to stabilize the situation and allow the company to get back to business. We provide comprehensive counsel on all manner of crises, enabling clients to take informed action to mitigate fallout.

Bankruptcy Litigation:
We work hand in hand with our preeminent Restructuring Department to ensure the best possible outcomes for clients facing challenging situations in the context of a bankruptcy, out-of-court restructuring or insolvency, whether domestic or foreign.

Cybersecurity & Data Protection:
We help clients manage and respond to fast-moving data breach situations, advising them on effective, proactive strategies to reduce business risk and in the defense of related litigation and regulatory enforcement matters.

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain:
We leverage a deep familiarity with both the technology and the evolving regulatory climate of digital assets to help clients navigate enforcement challenges and mitigate legal risks, including anti-money laundering, sanctions and other financial crimes risks. 

SPAC Litigation:
As among the most experienced SPAC advisors in the country, we are well positioned to defend or favorably resolve deal and regulatory challenges, manage the full range of shareholder litigation and provide proactive strategic litigation counsel across the SPAC life cycle.

Sustainability & ESG:
Our dedicated, multidisciplinary team helps clients navigate the economic, legal, political and reputational risks that accompany socially focused initiatives, advising on a full suite of sustainability and ESG reporting, risk and compliance concerns.

Product Liability:
Paul, Weiss has defended industrial and medical product companies and has successfully handled some of the largest, most complex cases of the last few decades, including at trial.

International Arbitration:
The world’s largest companies call on us to resolve their most complex and high-stakes arbitrations. We handle an array of international arbitrations in a broad range of arbitral forums.

Updated Aug 2021