Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison


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

+1 212 373 3000

+1 212 757 3990

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

We are trial lawyers, not just litigators. Our ability and confidence to go to trial, no matter how great the stakes, is a key weapon in our arsenal. And our unmatched track record of success at trial 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 litigation 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 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. Through our victories, we have helped shape securities laws in ways that have substantially benefitted our clients.

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. Our strength as trial lawyers, credibility with the government and track record of results set us apart from our peers. 

Internal Investigations: Companies turn to Paul, Weiss to handle their most sensitive and threatening internal investigations, including involving allegations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering and sanction laws, antitrust matters, insider trading, securities fraud, employment matters, data security and privacy matters, and other corporate misconduct. We have extensive experience conducting investigations on behalf of companies, boards, audit committees and special litigation committees in response to shareholder demands. 

Antitrust: Paul, Weiss lawyers 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; advice on transactions; and advocacy before regulators. The team includes former top officials from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. With a deep bench of former antitrust officials and first-class trial lawyers, the team handles 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 appellate victories 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 in the Delaware Court of Chancery, where we have won several recent landmark matters. 

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, including dozens of jury trials. Our lawyers are also on the front lines helping clients protect and enhance their intellectual property rights, whether the matter involves copyright, trademark, trade dress, false advertising, unfair competition and trade secrets concerns. 

Crisis Management: When an adverse incident threatens to cause a full-blown crisis, Paul, Weiss provides 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: Our Bankruptcy Litigation team works 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: Paul, Weiss helps clients manage and respond to fast-moving data breach situations while advising them on effective, proactive strategies to reduce business risk and in the defense of related litigation and regulatory enforcement matters.

Product Liability: Paul, Weiss has defended industrial and medical product companies and negotiated and administered landmark settlements on a wide range of product liability matters. We have 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 Paul, Weiss to resolve their most complex and high-stakes arbitrations. We handle an array of international arbitrations in a broad range of arbitral forums. 


Last updated Sep 2020