Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

District of Columbia

2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
District of Columbia

Telephone:+1 202 223 7300
Fax:+1 202 223 7420

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of about 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. The firm represents many of the world’s largest and most important public and private corporations, asset managers and financial institutions in their most consequential matters, as well as clients in need of pro bono assistance.

Corporations from around the world trust our lawyers to protect their interests. We consistently earn high praise for our collaborative efforts to handle highly sophisticated matters with complex legal and business challenges, providing novel and efficient solutions to otherwise intractable situations.

Paul, Weiss is widely recognized as having market-leading practices in public M&A, private equity, litigation, white collar and regulatory defence, and restructuring. Within the broader corporate and litigation areas, we also offer numerous market-leading specialized practices.

Litigation Practice: 
No other law firm can approach Paul, Weiss’s experience and record of success in the most complex, high-stakes litigations. Our renowned trial team is a particularly powerful advantage, both in the courtroom and at the settlement table. 

With a deep bench that includes many of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers and former senior government officials, our Litigation Department is uniquely positioned to handle multifaceted crises, from sprawling multi-regulator enforcement actions to parallel private litigation. We are regularly entrusted with fast-moving, franchise-threatening matters because of our ability to develop and execute a winning strategy, no matter the problem or adversary, and to see the matter through to the ultimate resolution, whether at trial or before the Supreme Court. 

White Collar & Regulatory Defence:
Clients facing white collar and regulatory enforcement challenges look to Paul, Weiss to protect their businesses and reputations and manage the behind-the-scenes interplay among competing regulators and enforcement agencies. We have experience handling a vast range of regulatory and enforcement inquiries and internal investigations. Our lawyers are adept at conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies, boards, audit committees and special litigation committees. The group boasts a formidable number of federal prosecutors and senior government officials, including a former U.S. Attorney General; former U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York and the Northern District of California; a former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; former senior leaders in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division; numerous senior counsel from the SEC, the CFPB, the FTC and other key regulatory agencies; and former senior members of the White House Counsel’s office, among others.

Within the broad litigation and white collar and regulatory defence practices, we are widely recognized for our expertise in a number of specialized areas, including:

  • Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Antitrust
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Crisis Management
  • Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity & Data Protection
  • Digital Technology
  • Economic Sanctions & Anti-Money Laundering
  • Employment
  • ERISA, Pension & Benefits Litigation
  • Sustainability & ESG Advisory
  • False Claims Act & Qui Tam Litigation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Arbitration
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Rights & Racial Equity Audits
  • Securities Litigation
  • Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation 

Updated Aug 2023