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. The firm’s lawyers 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. Clients include Fortune 50 corporations, and well-known financial services, energy, technology, sports, biopharmaceutical, medical device, media, asset management, insurance, industrial 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 represent many of the world’s largest companies in the full range of U.S. antitrust litigation, counselling and investigations; clearance matters; cartel matters; and advocacy before regulators. With a deep bench of former antitrust officials and first-class 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 courts—including in 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.

Class Actions:
We have achieved extraordinary results at trial and in settlement negotiations in our clients’ most threatening class actions, including in consumer, employment, insurance, mass torts and product liability disputes. 

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.

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.

Civil Rights and Racial Equity Audits:
Our practice is among the nation’s first dedicated legal teams focused on conducting racial equity audits and other civil rights audits—proactive, powerful tools that help ensure that companies and investment firms are delivering on their commitments, while mitigating potential legal, reputational and business risk.


Updated Aug 2022