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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 803
  • Gross Revenues: $877,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,090,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,350,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is a New York-based law firm with seven offices worldwide. The firm placed 30th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms with gross revenue of $751,000,000 in 2010. The firm has ranked in the top 50 of Am Law 100 rankings since 1986. In terms of size, the firm placed 48th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, with 709 attorneys. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm was ranked as the 35th highest grossing law firm in the world. In January 2006 a biennial feature of The American Lawyer named Paul Weiss as "Litigation Department of the Year." In addition to its New York headquarters, Paul, Weiss has office locations including Washington, D.C., London, Tokyo, Beijing, and Hong Kong. The firm's core practice is in the areas of litigation and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions and private financing. Paul, Weiss also specializes in other practice areas, including real estate, intellectual property, antitrust, and environmental law.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 25 5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 25 5 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 49 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 14 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 43 -11 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 14 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 46 -19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 101 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Schneiderman Names New Bureau Chiefs in AG Office

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has appointed new chiefs for his office's public integrity, Internet and taxpayer protection bureaus, the office announced Monday.

Canadian Deals & Suits

Laura King : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Text Messages: Coming to a Litigation Near You

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

In their Federal E-Discovery column, H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison write: Recent, high-profile matters confirm the emerging role of text messages in litigation.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe, Ross Todd, and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Motorola v. AU Optronics; In re Bank of American RMBS litigation; Vichi v. Konicklijke Philips; and more

Guilty Pleas Detail Accounting Fraud at Dewey & LeBoeuf

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Comcast/Time Warner Cable; Actavis / Forest Labs; Facebook / WhatsApp; Santander Consumer USA IPO; Carlyle / J&J Diagnostics Unit

Judge Unseals Guilty Pleas of Six More Dewey Staffers

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Fair Use Found in Distribution of Investor Conference Call Recording

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

In their Second Circuit Review column, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison discuss 'Swatch Group Management Services Ltd. v. Bloomberg L.P.,' in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit examined the scope of copyright protection accorded a sound recording of a public company's conference call with investment analysts.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Lawyer Traces Ex-Dewey COO's Path to Possible Witness Role

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

When four former Dewey & LeBoeuf insiders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped kill the storied firm, Dennis D'Alessandro was neither one of the defendants nor among the seven unnamed people who have already pled guilty in the matter. According to his lawyer, though, he may yet offer his take on Dewey's demise in court.

Business Judgment Rule Governs Move to Go Private, Justices Say

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 19, 2014

A going-private merger led by a controlling stockholder should be reviewed under the less-stringent business judgment rule, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The high court's decision affirmed a Delaware Court of Chancery ruling that MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings' full acquisition of an affiliate was proper under the business judgment rule.

Court Approves Pact Between Group Home Residents, State

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A Federal judge has approved a settlement under which New York State has agreed to give more than 3,000 residents of group homes for the mentally ill the opportunity to move into their own apartments and live more independently in the community.

E-Discovery

: New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting Data Privacy in Litigation and Investigations," "Transparency in Predictive Coding: How Much Is Too Much?," "'Wurtz' May Influence U.S. Cross-Border E-Discovery Law," and "Managing the Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief."

Managing the Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief

H. Christopher Boehning and Ross M. Gotler : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

H. Christopher Boehning and Ross M. Gotler of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison consider the Five Stages of Grief in the context of e-discovery and offer strategies for how companies can manage each of these Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief.

Target Of Judge Judy Lawsuit Calls Suit Misunderstanding

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 14, 2014

A Hartford lawyer who is being sued in federal court for allegedly using the likeness of daytime TV's "Judge Judy" in an ad for his law firm says the whole thing is a "misunderstanding."

David Sive, Pioneer in Environmental Law, Dies at 91

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

An attorney who won landmark environmental rulings in both state and federal courts and built the pioneering environmental law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel, died Tuesday. He was 91.

The Careerist: Her Novel Is a Hit—and She's Quitting

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

First-time novelist Helen Wan hits the jackpot. (Includes link to video interview.)

No Boies v. Wells Rematch as Terra Firma Takes Citigroup Case to U.K.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

After more than four years and who knows how much money spent duking it out in the U.S., Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup have opted to let an English court deal with their dispute over the 2007 sale of music label EMI.

Atheists Seek Recognition in 9/11 Museum Display

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A group of atheists tried to convince a Second Circuit panel Thursday that if a museum commemorating the terrorist attacks displays a cross-shaped steel beam found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, it should also be required to display a symbol recognizing atheists who were affected by 9/11.

Labaton Sucharow

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Think "securities fraud litigation," and Labaton Sucharow should pop to mind. During 2013, partners Christopher McDonald and Jonathan Plasse served as co-lead counsel with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann in a class action against Schering-Plough Corp., recovering $473 million for investors.

NFL Tax Filings Show Big Fees for Three Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

The latest tax filings by the National Football League and its collective bargaining arm show that it paid out nearly $25 million to Akin Gump, Covington & Burling and Paul Weiss, the latter a newcomer to the NFL's stable of top outside legal advisers.

Litigator of the Week: Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

The omnipresent Supreme Court advocate and SCOTUSblog cofounder scored a major victory for class action plaintiffs who are seeking billions from law firms and other advisers of Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.

Big Suits

Susan Beck, Rebekah Mintzer, Ross Todd, Jan Wolfe and Sheri Qualters : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase; In re Payment Card Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation; Swatch v. Tiffany; In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation

Canadian Big Deals

Laura King : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Brookfield Property Partners/Brookfield Office Properties; Fortis/UNS Energy; Pacific Rubiales Energy/Petrominerales; Fairfax Financial/BlackBerry

'Brady'-Based Section 1983 Claims After Guilty Plea

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

In their Second Circuit Review, Paul Weiss members Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp discuss 'Poventud v. City of New York,' in which the court, sitting en banc, considered whether a plaintiff whose initial conviction was tainted by disclosure violations under 'Brady v. Maryland' could pursue a 42 U.S.C. §1983 claim despite having pleaded guilty to lesser offenses in a second trial.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Paul Weiss, Making Headlines And Profits

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison saw its profits per partner increase more than 8 percent last year, to $3.62 million, and its gross revenue rise nearly 7 percent, to $934.5 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

One month after Time Warner Cable rejected a takeover bid as "grossly inadequate," the nation's second-largest cable company has attracted a better offer. Also, generic drug maker Actavis has said it will buy Forest Laboratories.

Litigator of the Week: Theodore Wells Jr. of Paul Weiss

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

Ted Wells has long been a towering figure among trial lawyers. After his report on the bullying scandal that rocked the NFL's Miami Dolphins, he's on his way to becoming a household name for sports fans as well.

The Score: Paul Weiss Drops Wells Report, Helps Client Buy Easton

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Roughly a year after reaping $3.6 million to conduct an internal investigation of the NBA players' union, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner Ted Wells released Friday the results of his inquiry into the Miami Dolphins bullying imbroglio. Wells' firm also took the lead this week counseling a client on its $330 million acquisition of struggling Easton-Bell Sports' baseball and softball business. Meanwhile, Davis Polk and Covington, respectively, helped Comcast and the NFL ink a pair of major TV rights deals.

SEC's Canellos Returns to Milbank as Shearman Picks Up Orrick Heavyweights

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wednesday was a day of musical chairs for the New York securities bar. One top securities litigator and government enforcer opted to return to his longtime law firm, while another prominent practitioner landed at his fourth firm in eight years.

DHS Head Calls for Immigration and Cybersecurity Reform

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

In his first major address as Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson today called for "commonsense solutions" to the nation's immigration system and asked Congress to provide legal clarity on the department's role in safeguarding private-sector cyber networks.

Debo Adegbile Gets Committee Approval for Civil Rights Post

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, despite objections from Republicans for his appellate work on behalf of a convicted killer.

Debo Adegbile Gets Committee Approval for Civil Rights Post

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, despite objections from Republicans for his appellate work on behalf of a convicted killer.

UJA-Federation Recognizes Lawyers

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The UJA-Federation of New York honored Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz partner Theodore N. Mirvis and Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Edward O. Sassower at the organization's Lawyers Division annual event on Jan. 30.

DOI Nominee Says History Shows His Independence

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Ask attorney Mark Peters if he would hesitate to break ranks with close friend and political ally Mayor Bill de Blasio as the city's top watchdog, and he will mention David Paterson.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

Litigators of the Week: Robert Wick of Covington & Burling and Kenneth Gallo of Paul Weiss

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 30, 2014

Even in the megalitigation over price-fixing in the LCD industry, Motorola's $3.5 billion case against Samsung and other LCD manufacturers was a biggie. Not so much anymore.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.

The Churn: Dechert and MoFo's Revolving Door, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Morrison & Foerster hires the Justice Department's top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcer Charles Duross, while Dechert's white-collar and securities litigation cochair Benjamin Rosenberg is poised to leave his firm to become the New York County District Attorney's Office's next general counsel. Meanwhile, a Paul Weiss litigation partner is headed for the nonprofit sector. .

Paul Weiss Partner Leaving to Head Jewish Charity

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Eric Goldstein, a securities litigator who has been at Paul Weiss for more than 30 years, will resign from the partnership to become CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

By David Bario, Michael D. Goldhaber, Robin Sparkman, Julie Triedman and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Ten firms win Honorable Mention recognition in The American Lawyer's 2014 Litigation Department of the Year competition.

That's A Lot of Tokens! $1.3 Billion Pending Purchase of Chuck E. Cheese's Parent Company CEC

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

A team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges led by Dallas corporate partner D. Gilbert Friedlander represents Irving-based CEC Entertainment in its pending purchase by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management for about $1.3 billion.

Covington Guts Motorola Claims in LCD Antitrust Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

A judge slashed more than $3 billion in potential damages from a price-fixing lawsuit brought by Motorola against eight Asian liquid crystal display manufacturers, including Samsung and Sharp.

Asia Deal Digest: January 23, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

* S&C, Simpson on Anheuser-Busch InBev's $5.8 billion repurchase of Korea's Oriental Brewery from PE shops* Simpson, S&C again on a $2.5 billion Mitsubishi Motors share sale* Linklaters advises Hong Kong conglomerate Jardine Matheson on an investment in car dealerships in China

Marketplace

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Almost a decade after opening on Columbus Circle across from the southwestern edge of New York City's Central Park, the Time Warner Center is set to be sold by its namesake inhabitant to an investor group that helped construct the 55-story edifice.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Nine firms announce new partners, while Paul Weiss, Bingham McCutchen and Tarter Krinsky & Drogin each announce a new addition.

Winner, Securities Litigation Department of the Year: Paul Weiss

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 21, 2014

When the financial crisis meltdown morphed into securities litigation, Paul Weiss was at the ready—winning key victories for big banks in court and at the bargaining table, especially for Citi.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Fried Frank, Paul Weiss Lead on Time Warner Center Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

The Am Law 100 firms—well versed on the subject of Manhattan's pricey commercial real estate—are advising media giant Time Warner Inc. on the $1.3 billion sale of its Columbus Circle headquarters to an investor group. The deal has also yielded roles for Gibson Dunn, Kirkland, Schulte Roth, Sidley Austin and Skadden.

Hire a Bingham Partner for $220 an Hour!

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 16, 2014

Even brand name firms have cheap partners in their stables.

Injunction Practice After 'eBay'; Cybersquatting Liability

Lewis R. Clayton : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

In his Intellectual Property Litigation column, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner Lewis R. Clayton discusses recent rulings that illustrate how much the landscape of injunctive relief in intellectual property cases has changed over the past seven years, a remand of a district court's denial of a fee award to a successful defendant, an opinion notable for its comments about consumer surveys in trademark cases, and more.

Paper-N-Pizza: For Apollo's Lawyers, It's All M&A

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Friday night just got more fun for five Am Law 100 firms. Paul Hastings, Paul Weiss, Ropes & Gray, Wachtell, and Weil are grabbing a slice of private equity giant Apollo Global Management's $1.3 billion buy of CEC Entertainment, the parent of family restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's. Meanwhile, Paul Weiss and four other firms are advising on an Apollo-backed company's $1.4 billion buy of specialty paper maker NewPage Holdings.

Insurance Industry Deals a Boon to Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A dozen Am Law 100 firms have grabbed roles on a series of transactions announced since the start of 2014 involving the insurance industry, where consolidation in the sector this year could could produce a bevy of business for transactional lawyers.

After the Fraud on the Market Doctrine: What Should Replace It?

John C. Coffee Jr. : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

In his Corporate Securities column, John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School and Director of its Center on Corporate Governance, writes about the U.S. Supreme Court's coming decision in 'Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund', which may overrule the "fraud on the market" doctrine that was announced over a quarter century ago in 'Basic v. Levinson'.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Starting this fall, St. John's University will welcome students to its new Manhattan campus at 51 Astor Pl., in the East Village. The campus will be moving from its Tribeca location at 101 Murray St., which the university sold last year for $223 million.

Medtronic Socked With $393M Verdict in Edwards Patent Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

A team of Paul Weiss litigators won the mammoth award for Edwards LifeSciences on Wednesday in its global patent fight with Medtronic.

The 2014 Litigation Power Rankings

: The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The 25 firms whose litigators have fared the best in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year competition since it launched in 2002.

Am Law 100 Trio Take Lead on Time Warner Cable Bid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Time Warner Cable said Tuesday it had rejected rival Charter Communications' $61.3 billion takeover bid, with the former relying on longtime outside counsel Paul Weiss for representation and the latter turning to Wachtell and Kirkland & Ellis. Should the companies end up striking a deal, a fresh round of cable industry consolidation—and a bevy of transactional assignments for other Am Law 100 firms—could follow.

Abortion Protest Case Tests First Amendment Boundaries

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Abortion returns to the U.S. Supreme Court docket on Jan. 15, in the form of a First Amendment dispute over the right to protest outside reproductive health clinics.

Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of ATM Fees Antitrust Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

ATM operators and consumers suing Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over ATM fees are appealing a judge's order dismissing the case.

Wilson Sonsini, Skadden Advise as Singer Makes Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Elliott Management, the hedge fund founded by billionaire Harvard Law School graduate Paul Singer, has mounted a $3.1 billion takeover bid for Riverbed Technology. Elliott, an activist investor advised by Paul Weiss and New York's Kleinberg Kaplan, has also agreed to drop its opposition to the $8.3 billion sale of Celesio and reached an agreement with Compuware on the removal of a Dickinson Wright chairman emeritus and Honigman Miller partner from its board of directors.

Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Behind some of the biggest news stories of 2013 — same-sex marriage, the Boston Marathon bombing and New York's stop-and-frisk policy — you'll find top attorneys who donated hundreds of hours to people in need of legal services. In this year's pro bono report, you'll also see a continuing trend: corporate lawyers volunteering their time to nonprofit causes, a new array of practitioners ready to help those in need.

A High Court Victory For Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Lawmakers Rushing Into Patent Litigation Fray

Lewis R. Clayton : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Pending legislation to stem the tide of intellectual property lawsuits could make the problem worse.

For FHFA's Targets, It Paid to Pay Up Quickly

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Newly released figures support the notion that General Electric Co. and Citigroup Inc. were smart to be the first to settle claims that they duped Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying toxic securities.

Litigator of the Year: Roberta Kaplan

: The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Paul Weiss' Kaplan, a gay corporate litigator with an independent streak, 
helped invalidate part of 
the Defense of Marriage Act and changed the idea 
of what it means to love 
until death do you part.

How We Picked The Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Robin Sparkman : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The American Lawyer's Editor In Chief explains who won the Litigation Department of the Year competition and why.

The Churn: Paul Weiss Adds From Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

The cohead of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' tax practice moves to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; another partner leaves Kaye Scholer in Los Angeles; and Jenner & Block welcomes back a former partner in New York.

Certain Shareholder Claims in Primedia Case to Proceed

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 02, 2014

Primedia Inc. shareholders can pursue direct claims alleging that the company's board and its largest shareholder, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acted on inside information in purchasing $30.5 million in stock in July 2002, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Cover Story: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

While the U.S. economy struggled to return to health over the last two years, big-ticket litigation was clearly a countercyclical buffer. And these litigators at The Am Law 200 were front and center.

Rethinking the Law Firm/Law School Relationship

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

What the profession can learn from a model program that pairs students and firms to help Iraqi refugees.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

A slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles in 2013—and made news while doing so.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2013

Change is good—at least that's what wew're told. Last year was a good one to test this proposition, as a slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles—and made news while doing so.

Court Trims Firms' Fee Award in Citigroup Accord

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

While Judge Sidney Stein said the $730 million settlement result was impressive, he questioned whether the proposed blended rate for staff attorneys at $385 an hour "actually reflects what a reasonable client would pay," and awarded the plaintiffs firms 16 percent.

FTC Approves Three Mergers With Conditions

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission will end the year with a bang, requiring divestitures to approve three pending mergers, including Fidelity National Financial Inc.'s $2.9 billion purchase of Lender Processing Services Inc.

Breathalyzer Tests of Police Officers Held Not to Violate Fourth Amendment

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

In their Second Circuit Review column, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, discuss 'Lynch v. City of New York,' in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered a Fourth Amendment challenge to the New York City Police Department's policy to administer breathalyzer examinations to any police officer who discharges a firearm resulting in death or personal injury.

INADMISSIBLE: Judge Questions 'Secret Law' in FOIA Case

: The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice's effort to keep confidential a presidential directive addressing global development failed last week when U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle assailed the government for its position in the Freedom of Information Act litigation. Plus more in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Six firms have added partners and other announcements.

Four Am Law 100 Firms Take Star Turns on WME's IMG Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and private equity backer Silver Lake Partners tapped Paul Weiss and Simpson Thacher, respectively, for counsel on their winning bid to acquire sports agency powerhouse IMG Worldwide from Forstmann Little & Co., which is being advised by Akin Gump and Kilpatrick Townsend as the private equity firm liquidates its portfolio.

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet On Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2013

When law professor Kathleen Sullivan joined the upstart Quinn Emanuel in 2005, it wasn't clear that this unusual pairing would work. It has.

Boies Schiller Tops Other Firms in Associate Bonuses

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

As it does every year, Boies Schiller has awarded associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have matched the range set by Cravath earlier this month.

Boies Schiller Tops Bonus Scale Again As Most Match Market

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.

Obituary: Arthur Kaminsky

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2013

When the U.S. ice hockey team took home gold in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, the win was orchestrated, at least in part, by lawyer Arthur Kaminsky.

Recovery of Non-Permitted Distributions

Mitchell L. Berg and Peter E. Fisch : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2013

In their Transactional Real Estate column, Mitchell Berg and Peter Fisch of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, explore the recourse that may be available to buyers under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act and under corresponding statutory law in other jurisdictions when sellers default on post-closing liabilities.

Three Firms Advise as SAC Unloads Reinsurance Arm

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2013

A month after agreeing to a $1.8 billion settlement on insider trading charges, hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors has agreed to sell its SAC Re reinsurance arm to Hamilton Reinsurance Group for a reported $500 million to $1 billion.

Senate Appears Ready to Confirm D.C. Circuit Nominee

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

The Senate is poised on Tuesday to confirm Patricia Millett to a key federal appeals court in Washington, making her the first nominee approved under a new streamlined procedure that could deliver a pre-holiday rush of judges to the bench.

No Disclosure: Why Search Terms Are Worthy of Court's Protection

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Judges continue to order the disclosure of search terms that appear to discount or misunderstand the protected nature of key aspects of the e-discovery process.

A Great Statesman, Mandela Also Inspired Fellow Lawyers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Nelson Mandela's death Thursday prompted an outpouring of tributes around the world. But before he became one of the 20th century's most influential world leaders, Mandela founded South Africa's first black law firm in one of his first steps on the path to social justice. Many of South Africa's largest firms—and most prominent lawyers—are remembering his important legacy.

Proposed Preliminary Conference Form Would Create New 'Bedrock'

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 06, 2013

In recognition of the increasing use of e-discovery in the Commercial Division, an advisory council has proposed the adoption of a uniform preliminary conference form that includes new detailed sections to provide the court with more information on the structure of discovery in a case.

New Deals

Brian Baxter and Sara Randazzo : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2013

Consumer marketing and branding company Authentic Brands Group has acquired the licensing rights to Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali from Core Media Group, and CVS Caremark has entered into an agreement to buy Apria Healthcare Group's Coram infusion therapy business for approximately $2.1 billion in cash.

Firm Leaders Survey: Slow Growth on Tap for 2014

Richard Lloyd : The American Lawyer : January 04, 2013

Amid a languid recovery and threats to their business model, firm leaders now measure progress in small steps.

No Disclosure: Why Search Terms Are Worthy of Court's Protection

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2013

In their Federal E-Discovery column, H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison write: Judges have continued to order the disclosure of search terms in a series of decisions that appear to discount or misunderstand the protected nature of key aspects of the e-discovery process. A recent decision exemplifies this trend.

Canadian Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Loblaw / Shoppers Drug Mart; Hudson's Bay / Saks Incorporated; Davis + Henderson / Harland Financial Solutions; Louisiana-Pacific / Ainsworth Lumber

Firm Leaders Survey: Slow Growth on Tap for 2014

Richard Lloyd : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Amid a languid recovery and threats to their business model, firm leaders now measure progress in small steps.

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet on Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Unsettled

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Even before a settlement hearing, the NFL is roiled by a tentative agreement.

Jurisdiction Over Foreign Financial Institutions

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2013

In their Second Circuit Review, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, discuss the case 'Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank,' in which the court considered whether a district court's exercise of personal jurisdiction over a foreign bank based on its correspondent banking accounts in New York is consistent with the due process protections of the U.S. Constitution.

Minter Ellison Adding Two New Partners

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2013

The firm has hired Winston & Strawn Beijing managing partner Jem Li and Gide Loyrette Nouel Hong Kong partner Rebecca Silli. They start next month and in January, respectively.

NHL Taps Covington for TV Deal, Concussion Suit Looms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2013

The National Hockey League turned to Covington & Burling as its lead outside counsel on a 12-year, $4.9 billion Canadian television rights deal announced on the league's 96th birthday and a day after 10 retired NHL players sued the league over what they claim are the debilitating effects of concussions suffered during their playing days.

The Wages of Sin: Lawyers in Trouble

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards emerged from a very public sex scandal with his reputation tarnished, but his law license intact. Other lawyers embroiled in some of the biggest scandals to hit the legal world over the past decade haven't fared as well. Some went to jail, some were disbarred and all had to face the court of public opinion.

Thompson Taps Broad Expertise for Transition Team

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Kenneth Thompson has announced a 32-member transition team of prominent private attorneys, community leaders and criminal justice experts who are tasked with recruiting high-caliber legal talent to the office.

The Careerist: Paul Weiss Ranks in Top 10 for Sexiness

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2013

What's much cooler than being on the Am Law A-List or best legal department of the year?

Paul Weiss Men Rated Among Top 10 "Sexiest" New Yorkers

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 21, 2013

Latham, Paul Weiss Help Keep Elvis, Ali Together

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2013

Consumer marking and branding company Authentic Brands Group announced Wednesday its acquisition of the licensing rights to Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.

Latham, Paul Weiss Help Keep Elvis, Ali Together

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

The King and The Greatest are staying together, as consumer marking and branding company Authentic Brands Group announced Wednesday its acquisition of the licensing rights to two of the 20th century's most famous names: Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.

JPMorgan Chase Settles Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Feds, States Settle JPMorgan Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks on Tuesday as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Panel Reinstates Cause of Action Based on Alleged Oral Contract

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

A split appellate court has recognized the validity of a breach of contract claim filed by a partner in a longtime unmarried lesbian relationship who claimed she had quit her job to care for the couple's children in exchange for a share of the couple's assets and the working partner's retirement benefits.

INADMISSIBLE: Tension Mounts as D.C. Circuit Picks Fail

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Georgetown law professor Cornelia Pillard is the third D.C. Circuit nominee to get caught up in the politics of the U.S. Senate. Plus more in this week's column.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.

Cash Flow Not the Measure for Entertainment Company's Value

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 13, 2013

Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III, breaking from the court's tradition of using discounted cash flow to determine a company's value, ruled an entertainment company's $509 million sale price was the most relevant available evaluation method because no comparable transactions or reliable cash-flow projections exist.

Intent in Infringement Explored in Patent and Trademark Cases

Lewis R. Clayton : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2013

In his Intellectual Property Litigation column, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner Lewis R. Clayton reviews recent decisions involving the test for patent exhaustion, extraterritorial application of the Lanham Act, the proof required for criminal copyright infringement, and induced patent infringement.

Tourre Defender Sean Coffey to Join Kramer Levin

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

John "Sean" Coffey, the former securities class action heavyweight, litigation funder and New York attorney general hopeful, is joining Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as a partner in December. Most recently, Coffey worked on the defense team of ex–Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Torre, who was found liable in August of civil securities fraud.

Miami Dolphins Facing Hostile Work Environment Issues

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2013

Corporate America has been watching the Miami Dolphins suffer publicly through a charge of harassment creating a hostile work environment. Now the National Football League has hired a noted white-collar defense attorney to investigate the allegations in Miami.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2013

Short takes on lawyers, firms and judges.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

State Bar Delays Commentary to Protest OCA Pro Bono Rules

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2013

The House of Delegates, the 77,000-member state bar's policy-setting body, took the unusual step of voting down a revision of the commentary to inform lawyers of their obligations under the pro bono changes to protest the imposition of the higher standards and to consider legal action against the new rules.

Candidates for Brooklyn D.A. Reprise Themes From Primary

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

As a bruising race approaches its end, Kenneth Thompson predicts he will win by an even larger margin than his convincing primary victory over six-term incumbent Charles Hynes. But Hynes is hopeful he can muster enough additional support to prevail in an admittedly uphill contest.

Legal Aid Pro Bono Award

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2013

The Legal Aid Society presented its 2013 Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison on Tuesday.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

Brad Karp

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Awarded for innovations to the partnership model that improve client service; for outstanding representation of clients during the financial crisis; and commitment to public service that has boosted the firms' pro bono hours and that put Paul Weiss firmly behind the representation of Edie Windsor in the same-sex marriage case, U.S. v. Windsor, one of the most significant cases of the last decade.

The NYLJ Impact Awards

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The lawyers and institutions who have made their mark on the practice of law in New York.

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

To Avoid “Chilling Situation,” Judge Dismisses Novel Counterclaims

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 30, 2013

Refusing to arm financial institutions with a “shield or a sword ” that he said could be used against investors, a Manhattan judge halted a novel attempt by a defendant bank to wage a counterattack against a group of entities suing for fraud over its investment in collateral debt obligations built around subprime mortgages.

Teaching Business Fundamentals of the Legal Marketplace

Madhav Srinivasan and Silvia Hodges Silverstein : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Madhav Srinivasan and Silvia Hodges Silverstein, lecturers in law at Columbia Law School write: Understanding how law firms and the legal industry operate will equip law students with skills and frameworks to effectively navigate through the changing legal industry landscape.

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In the News

Schneiderman Names New Bureau Chiefs in AG Office

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has appointed new chiefs for his office's public integrity, Internet and taxpayer protection bureaus, the office announced Monday.

Canadian Deals & Suits

Laura King : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Text Messages: Coming to a Litigation Near You

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

In their Federal E-Discovery column, H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison write: Recent, high-profile matters confirm the emerging role of text messages in litigation.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe, Ross Todd, and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Motorola v. AU Optronics; In re Bank of American RMBS litigation; Vichi v. Konicklijke Philips; and more

Guilty Pleas Detail Accounting Fraud at Dewey & LeBoeuf

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

Comcast/Time Warner Cable; Actavis / Forest Labs; Facebook / WhatsApp; Santander Consumer USA IPO; Carlyle / J&J Diagnostics Unit

Judge Unseals Guilty Pleas of Six More Dewey Staffers

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Fair Use Found in Distribution of Investor Conference Call Recording

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

In their Second Circuit Review column, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison discuss 'Swatch Group Management Services Ltd. v. Bloomberg L.P.,' in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit examined the scope of copyright protection accorded a sound recording of a public company's conference call with investment analysts.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Pull Away

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

A year after making only slight financial gains, a group of New York–based firms made up of some of The Am Law 100's most profitable members put even more distance between itself and the rest of the pack in 2013, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Lawyer Traces Ex-Dewey COO's Path to Possible Witness Role

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

When four former Dewey & LeBoeuf insiders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped kill the storied firm, Dennis D'Alessandro was neither one of the defendants nor among the seven unnamed people who have already pled guilty in the matter. According to his lawyer, though, he may yet offer his take on Dewey's demise in court.

Business Judgment Rule Governs Move to Go Private, Justices Say

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 19, 2014

A going-private merger led by a controlling stockholder should be reviewed under the less-stringent business judgment rule, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The high court's decision affirmed a Delaware Court of Chancery ruling that MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings' full acquisition of an affiliate was proper under the business judgment rule.

Court Approves Pact Between Group Home Residents, State

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A Federal judge has approved a settlement under which New York State has agreed to give more than 3,000 residents of group homes for the mentally ill the opportunity to move into their own apartments and live more independently in the community.

E-Discovery

: New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Protecting Data Privacy in Litigation and Investigations," "Transparency in Predictive Coding: How Much Is Too Much?," "'Wurtz' May Influence U.S. Cross-Border E-Discovery Law," and "Managing the Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief."

Managing the Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief

H. Christopher Boehning and Ross M. Gotler : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

H. Christopher Boehning and Ross M. Gotler of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison consider the Five Stages of Grief in the context of e-discovery and offer strategies for how companies can manage each of these Five Stages of E-Discovery Grief.

Target Of Judge Judy Lawsuit Calls Suit Misunderstanding

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 14, 2014

A Hartford lawyer who is being sued in federal court for allegedly using the likeness of daytime TV's "Judge Judy" in an ad for his law firm says the whole thing is a "misunderstanding."

David Sive, Pioneer in Environmental Law, Dies at 91

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

An attorney who won landmark environmental rulings in both state and federal courts and built the pioneering environmental law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel, died Tuesday. He was 91.

The Careerist: Her Novel Is a Hit—and She's Quitting

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

First-time novelist Helen Wan hits the jackpot. (Includes link to video interview.)

No Boies v. Wells Rematch as Terra Firma Takes Citigroup Case to U.K.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

After more than four years and who knows how much money spent duking it out in the U.S., Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup have opted to let an English court deal with their dispute over the 2007 sale of music label EMI.

Atheists Seek Recognition in 9/11 Museum Display

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A group of atheists tried to convince a Second Circuit panel Thursday that if a museum commemorating the terrorist attacks displays a cross-shaped steel beam found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, it should also be required to display a symbol recognizing atheists who were affected by 9/11.

Labaton Sucharow

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Think "securities fraud litigation," and Labaton Sucharow should pop to mind. During 2013, partners Christopher McDonald and Jonathan Plasse served as co-lead counsel with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann in a class action against Schering-Plough Corp., recovering $473 million for investors.

NFL Tax Filings Show Big Fees for Three Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

The latest tax filings by the National Football League and its collective bargaining arm show that it paid out nearly $25 million to Akin Gump, Covington & Burling and Paul Weiss, the latter a newcomer to the NFL's stable of top outside legal advisers.

Litigator of the Week: Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

The omnipresent Supreme Court advocate and SCOTUSblog cofounder scored a major victory for class action plaintiffs who are seeking billions from law firms and other advisers of Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.

Big Suits

Susan Beck, Rebekah Mintzer, Ross Todd, Jan Wolfe and Sheri Qualters : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase; In re Payment Card Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation; Swatch v. Tiffany; In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation

Canadian Big Deals

Laura King : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Brookfield Property Partners/Brookfield Office Properties; Fortis/UNS Energy; Pacific Rubiales Energy/Petrominerales; Fairfax Financial/BlackBerry

'Brady'-Based Section 1983 Claims After Guilty Plea

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

In their Second Circuit Review, Paul Weiss members Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp discuss 'Poventud v. City of New York,' in which the court, sitting en banc, considered whether a plaintiff whose initial conviction was tainted by disclosure violations under 'Brady v. Maryland' could pursue a 42 U.S.C. §1983 claim despite having pleaded guilty to lesser offenses in a second trial.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Paul Weiss, Making Headlines And Profits

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison saw its profits per partner increase more than 8 percent last year, to $3.62 million, and its gross revenue rise nearly 7 percent, to $934.5 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

One month after Time Warner Cable rejected a takeover bid as "grossly inadequate," the nation's second-largest cable company has attracted a better offer. Also, generic drug maker Actavis has said it will buy Forest Laboratories.

Litigator of the Week: Theodore Wells Jr. of Paul Weiss

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

Ted Wells has long been a towering figure among trial lawyers. After his report on the bullying scandal that rocked the NFL's Miami Dolphins, he's on his way to becoming a household name for sports fans as well.

The Score: Paul Weiss Drops Wells Report, Helps Client Buy Easton

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Roughly a year after reaping $3.6 million to conduct an internal investigation of the NBA players' union, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner Ted Wells released Friday the results of his inquiry into the Miami Dolphins bullying imbroglio. Wells' firm also took the lead this week counseling a client on its $330 million acquisition of struggling Easton-Bell Sports' baseball and softball business. Meanwhile, Davis Polk and Covington, respectively, helped Comcast and the NFL ink a pair of major TV rights deals.

SEC's Canellos Returns to Milbank as Shearman Picks Up Orrick Heavyweights

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wednesday was a day of musical chairs for the New York securities bar. One top securities litigator and government enforcer opted to return to his longtime law firm, while another prominent practitioner landed at his fourth firm in eight years.

DHS Head Calls for Immigration and Cybersecurity Reform

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

In his first major address as Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson today called for "commonsense solutions" to the nation's immigration system and asked Congress to provide legal clarity on the department's role in safeguarding private-sector cyber networks.

Debo Adegbile Gets Committee Approval for Civil Rights Post

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, despite objections from Republicans for his appellate work on behalf of a convicted killer.

Debo Adegbile Gets Committee Approval for Civil Rights Post

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 06, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, despite objections from Republicans for his appellate work on behalf of a convicted killer.

UJA-Federation Recognizes Lawyers

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The UJA-Federation of New York honored Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz partner Theodore N. Mirvis and Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Edward O. Sassower at the organization's Lawyers Division annual event on Jan. 30.

DOI Nominee Says History Shows His Independence

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Ask attorney Mark Peters if he would hesitate to break ranks with close friend and political ally Mayor Bill de Blasio as the city's top watchdog, and he will mention David Paterson.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

Litigators of the Week: Robert Wick of Covington & Burling and Kenneth Gallo of Paul Weiss

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 30, 2014

Even in the megalitigation over price-fixing in the LCD industry, Motorola's $3.5 billion case against Samsung and other LCD manufacturers was a biggie. Not so much anymore.

Fee Tracker: Super Bowl, Patent Battles and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

In our latest installment of the Fee Tracker, The Am Law Daily looks at the legal fees paid by several leading nonprofit organizations in the news, such as the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Bidding Committee, the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the UJA-Federation of New York, which recently hired a top Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner as its new leader.

The Churn: Dechert and MoFo's Revolving Door, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Morrison & Foerster hires the Justice Department's top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcer Charles Duross, while Dechert's white-collar and securities litigation cochair Benjamin Rosenberg is poised to leave his firm to become the New York County District Attorney's Office's next general counsel. Meanwhile, a Paul Weiss litigation partner is headed for the nonprofit sector. .

Paul Weiss Partner Leaving to Head Jewish Charity

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Eric Goldstein, a securities litigator who has been at Paul Weiss for more than 30 years, will resign from the partnership to become CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

By David Bario, Michael D. Goldhaber, Robin Sparkman, Julie Triedman and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Ten firms win Honorable Mention recognition in The American Lawyer's 2014 Litigation Department of the Year competition.

That's A Lot of Tokens! $1.3 Billion Pending Purchase of Chuck E. Cheese's Parent Company CEC

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2014

A team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges led by Dallas corporate partner D. Gilbert Friedlander represents Irving-based CEC Entertainment in its pending purchase by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management for about $1.3 billion.

Covington Guts Motorola Claims in LCD Antitrust Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

A judge slashed more than $3 billion in potential damages from a price-fixing lawsuit brought by Motorola against eight Asian liquid crystal display manufacturers, including Samsung and Sharp.

Asia Deal Digest: January 23, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

* S&C, Simpson on Anheuser-Busch InBev's $5.8 billion repurchase of Korea's Oriental Brewery from PE shops* Simpson, S&C again on a $2.5 billion Mitsubishi Motors share sale* Linklaters advises Hong Kong conglomerate Jardine Matheson on an investment in car dealerships in China

Marketplace

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

Almost a decade after opening on Columbus Circle across from the southwestern edge of New York City's Central Park, the Time Warner Center is set to be sold by its namesake inhabitant to an investor group that helped construct the 55-story edifice.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Nine firms announce new partners, while Paul Weiss, Bingham McCutchen and Tarter Krinsky & Drogin each announce a new addition.

Winner, Securities Litigation Department of the Year: Paul Weiss

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 21, 2014

When the financial crisis meltdown morphed into securities litigation, Paul Weiss was at the ready—winning key victories for big banks in court and at the bargaining table, especially for Citi.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Fried Frank, Paul Weiss Lead on Time Warner Center Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

The Am Law 100 firms—well versed on the subject of Manhattan's pricey commercial real estate—are advising media giant Time Warner Inc. on the $1.3 billion sale of its Columbus Circle headquarters to an investor group. The deal has also yielded roles for Gibson Dunn, Kirkland, Schulte Roth, Sidley Austin and Skadden.

Hire a Bingham Partner for $220 an Hour!

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 16, 2014

Even brand name firms have cheap partners in their stables.

Injunction Practice After 'eBay'; Cybersquatting Liability

Lewis R. Clayton : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

In his Intellectual Property Litigation column, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner Lewis R. Clayton discusses recent rulings that illustrate how much the landscape of injunctive relief in intellectual property cases has changed over the past seven years, a remand of a district court's denial of a fee award to a successful defendant, an opinion notable for its comments about consumer surveys in trademark cases, and more.

Paper-N-Pizza: For Apollo's Lawyers, It's All M&A

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Friday night just got more fun for five Am Law 100 firms. Paul Hastings, Paul Weiss, Ropes & Gray, Wachtell, and Weil are grabbing a slice of private equity giant Apollo Global Management's $1.3 billion buy of CEC Entertainment, the parent of family restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's. Meanwhile, Paul Weiss and four other firms are advising on an Apollo-backed company's $1.4 billion buy of specialty paper maker NewPage Holdings.

Insurance Industry Deals a Boon to Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A dozen Am Law 100 firms have grabbed roles on a series of transactions announced since the start of 2014 involving the insurance industry, where consolidation in the sector this year could could produce a bevy of business for transactional lawyers.

After the Fraud on the Market Doctrine: What Should Replace It?

John C. Coffee Jr. : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

In his Corporate Securities column, John C. Coffee Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School and Director of its Center on Corporate Governance, writes about the U.S. Supreme Court's coming decision in 'Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund', which may overrule the "fraud on the market" doctrine that was announced over a quarter century ago in 'Basic v. Levinson'.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Starting this fall, St. John's University will welcome students to its new Manhattan campus at 51 Astor Pl., in the East Village. The campus will be moving from its Tribeca location at 101 Murray St., which the university sold last year for $223 million.

Medtronic Socked With $393M Verdict in Edwards Patent Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

A team of Paul Weiss litigators won the mammoth award for Edwards LifeSciences on Wednesday in its global patent fight with Medtronic.

The 2014 Litigation Power Rankings

: The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The 25 firms whose litigators have fared the best in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year competition since it launched in 2002.

Am Law 100 Trio Take Lead on Time Warner Cable Bid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Time Warner Cable said Tuesday it had rejected rival Charter Communications' $61.3 billion takeover bid, with the former relying on longtime outside counsel Paul Weiss for representation and the latter turning to Wachtell and Kirkland & Ellis. Should the companies end up striking a deal, a fresh round of cable industry consolidation—and a bevy of transactional assignments for other Am Law 100 firms—could follow.

Abortion Protest Case Tests First Amendment Boundaries

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Abortion returns to the U.S. Supreme Court docket on Jan. 15, in the form of a First Amendment dispute over the right to protest outside reproductive health clinics.

Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of ATM Fees Antitrust Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

ATM operators and consumers suing Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over ATM fees are appealing a judge's order dismissing the case.

Wilson Sonsini, Skadden Advise as Singer Makes Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Elliott Management, the hedge fund founded by billionaire Harvard Law School graduate Paul Singer, has mounted a $3.1 billion takeover bid for Riverbed Technology. Elliott, an activist investor advised by Paul Weiss and New York's Kleinberg Kaplan, has also agreed to drop its opposition to the $8.3 billion sale of Celesio and reached an agreement with Compuware on the removal of a Dickinson Wright chairman emeritus and Honigman Miller partner from its board of directors.

Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Behind some of the biggest news stories of 2013 — same-sex marriage, the Boston Marathon bombing and New York's stop-and-frisk policy — you'll find top attorneys who donated hundreds of hours to people in need of legal services. In this year's pro bono report, you'll also see a continuing trend: corporate lawyers volunteering their time to nonprofit causes, a new array of practitioners ready to help those in need.

A High Court Victory For Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Lawmakers Rushing Into Patent Litigation Fray

Lewis R. Clayton : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Pending legislation to stem the tide of intellectual property lawsuits could make the problem worse.

For FHFA's Targets, It Paid to Pay Up Quickly

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Newly released figures support the notion that General Electric Co. and Citigroup Inc. were smart to be the first to settle claims that they duped Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying toxic securities.

Litigator of the Year: Roberta Kaplan

: The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Paul Weiss' Kaplan, a gay corporate litigator with an independent streak, 
helped invalidate part of 
the Defense of Marriage Act and changed the idea 
of what it means to love 
until death do you part.

How We Picked The Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Robin Sparkman : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

The American Lawyer's Editor In Chief explains who won the Litigation Department of the Year competition and why.

The Churn: Paul Weiss Adds From Weil, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

The cohead of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' tax practice moves to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; another partner leaves Kaye Scholer in Los Angeles; and Jenner & Block welcomes back a former partner in New York.

Certain Shareholder Claims in Primedia Case to Proceed

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 02, 2014

Primedia Inc. shareholders can pursue direct claims alleging that the company's board and its largest shareholder, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acted on inside information in purchasing $30.5 million in stock in July 2002, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Cover Story: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

While the U.S. economy struggled to return to health over the last two years, big-ticket litigation was clearly a countercyclical buffer. And these litigators at The Am Law 200 were front and center.

Rethinking the Law Firm/Law School Relationship

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

What the profession can learn from a model program that pairs students and firms to help Iraqi refugees.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

A slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles in 2013—and made news while doing so.

The American Lawyer's Newsmakers of 2013

Ross Todd, Hillary Flynn, and Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2013

Change is good—at least that's what wew're told. Last year was a good one to test this proposition, as a slew of lawyers found themselves in new, sometimes unexpected roles—and made news while doing so.

Court Trims Firms' Fee Award in Citigroup Accord

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

While Judge Sidney Stein said the $730 million settlement result was impressive, he questioned whether the proposed blended rate for staff attorneys at $385 an hour "actually reflects what a reasonable client would pay," and awarded the plaintiffs firms 16 percent.

FTC Approves Three Mergers With Conditions

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2013

The Federal Trade Commission will end the year with a bang, requiring divestitures to approve three pending mergers, including Fidelity National Financial Inc.'s $2.9 billion purchase of Lender Processing Services Inc.

Breathalyzer Tests of Police Officers Held Not to Violate Fourth Amendment

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2013

In their Second Circuit Review column, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, discuss 'Lynch v. City of New York,' in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered a Fourth Amendment challenge to the New York City Police Department's policy to administer breathalyzer examinations to any police officer who discharges a firearm resulting in death or personal injury.

INADMISSIBLE: Judge Questions 'Secret Law' in FOIA Case

: The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice's effort to keep confidential a presidential directive addressing global development failed last week when U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle assailed the government for its position in the Freedom of Information Act litigation. Plus more in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Six firms have added partners and other announcements.

Four Am Law 100 Firms Take Star Turns on WME's IMG Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2013

Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and private equity backer Silver Lake Partners tapped Paul Weiss and Simpson Thacher, respectively, for counsel on their winning bid to acquire sports agency powerhouse IMG Worldwide from Forstmann Little & Co., which is being advised by Akin Gump and Kilpatrick Townsend as the private equity firm liquidates its portfolio.

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet On Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2013

When law professor Kathleen Sullivan joined the upstart Quinn Emanuel in 2005, it wasn't clear that this unusual pairing would work. It has.

Boies Schiller Tops Other Firms in Associate Bonuses

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

As it does every year, Boies Schiller has awarded associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have matched the range set by Cravath earlier this month.

Boies Schiller Tops Bonus Scale Again As Most Match Market

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.

Obituary: Arthur Kaminsky

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2013

When the U.S. ice hockey team took home gold in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, the win was orchestrated, at least in part, by lawyer Arthur Kaminsky.

Recovery of Non-Permitted Distributions

Mitchell L. Berg and Peter E. Fisch : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2013

In their Transactional Real Estate column, Mitchell Berg and Peter Fisch of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, explore the recourse that may be available to buyers under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act and under corresponding statutory law in other jurisdictions when sellers default on post-closing liabilities.

Three Firms Advise as SAC Unloads Reinsurance Arm

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2013

A month after agreeing to a $1.8 billion settlement on insider trading charges, hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors has agreed to sell its SAC Re reinsurance arm to Hamilton Reinsurance Group for a reported $500 million to $1 billion.

Senate Appears Ready to Confirm D.C. Circuit Nominee

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

The Senate is poised on Tuesday to confirm Patricia Millett to a key federal appeals court in Washington, making her the first nominee approved under a new streamlined procedure that could deliver a pre-holiday rush of judges to the bench.

No Disclosure: Why Search Terms Are Worthy of Court's Protection

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Judges continue to order the disclosure of search terms that appear to discount or misunderstand the protected nature of key aspects of the e-discovery process.

A Great Statesman, Mandela Also Inspired Fellow Lawyers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Nelson Mandela's death Thursday prompted an outpouring of tributes around the world. But before he became one of the 20th century's most influential world leaders, Mandela founded South Africa's first black law firm in one of his first steps on the path to social justice. Many of South Africa's largest firms—and most prominent lawyers—are remembering his important legacy.

Proposed Preliminary Conference Form Would Create New 'Bedrock'

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 06, 2013

In recognition of the increasing use of e-discovery in the Commercial Division, an advisory council has proposed the adoption of a uniform preliminary conference form that includes new detailed sections to provide the court with more information on the structure of discovery in a case.

New Deals

Brian Baxter and Sara Randazzo : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2013

Consumer marketing and branding company Authentic Brands Group has acquired the licensing rights to Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali from Core Media Group, and CVS Caremark has entered into an agreement to buy Apria Healthcare Group's Coram infusion therapy business for approximately $2.1 billion in cash.

Firm Leaders Survey: Slow Growth on Tap for 2014

Richard Lloyd : The American Lawyer : January 04, 2013

Amid a languid recovery and threats to their business model, firm leaders now measure progress in small steps.

No Disclosure: Why Search Terms Are Worthy of Court's Protection

H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2013

In their Federal E-Discovery column, H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison write: Judges have continued to order the disclosure of search terms in a series of decisions that appear to discount or misunderstand the protected nature of key aspects of the e-discovery process. A recent decision exemplifies this trend.

Canadian Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Loblaw / Shoppers Drug Mart; Hudson's Bay / Saks Incorporated; Davis + Henderson / Harland Financial Solutions; Louisiana-Pacific / Ainsworth Lumber

Firm Leaders Survey: Slow Growth on Tap for 2014

Richard Lloyd : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Amid a languid recovery and threats to their business model, firm leaders now measure progress in small steps.

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet on Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Unsettled

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Even before a settlement hearing, the NFL is roiled by a tentative agreement.

Jurisdiction Over Foreign Financial Institutions

Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2013

In their Second Circuit Review, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, discuss the case 'Licci v. Lebanese Canadian Bank,' in which the court considered whether a district court's exercise of personal jurisdiction over a foreign bank based on its correspondent banking accounts in New York is consistent with the due process protections of the U.S. Constitution.

Minter Ellison Adding Two New Partners

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2013

The firm has hired Winston & Strawn Beijing managing partner Jem Li and Gide Loyrette Nouel Hong Kong partner Rebecca Silli. They start next month and in January, respectively.

NHL Taps Covington for TV Deal, Concussion Suit Looms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2013

The National Hockey League turned to Covington & Burling as its lead outside counsel on a 12-year, $4.9 billion Canadian television rights deal announced on the league's 96th birthday and a day after 10 retired NHL players sued the league over what they claim are the debilitating effects of concussions suffered during their playing days.

The Wages of Sin: Lawyers in Trouble

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards emerged from a very public sex scandal with his reputation tarnished, but his law license intact. Other lawyers embroiled in some of the biggest scandals to hit the legal world over the past decade haven't fared as well. Some went to jail, some were disbarred and all had to face the court of public opinion.

Thompson Taps Broad Expertise for Transition Team

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Kenneth Thompson has announced a 32-member transition team of prominent private attorneys, community leaders and criminal justice experts who are tasked with recruiting high-caliber legal talent to the office.

The Careerist: Paul Weiss Ranks in Top 10 for Sexiness

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2013

What's much cooler than being on the Am Law A-List or best legal department of the year?

Paul Weiss Men Rated Among Top 10 "Sexiest" New Yorkers

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 21, 2013

Latham, Paul Weiss Help Keep Elvis, Ali Together

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2013

Consumer marking and branding company Authentic Brands Group announced Wednesday its acquisition of the licensing rights to Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.

Latham, Paul Weiss Help Keep Elvis, Ali Together

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

The King and The Greatest are staying together, as consumer marking and branding company Authentic Brands Group announced Wednesday its acquisition of the licensing rights to two of the 20th century's most famous names: Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.

JPMorgan Chase Settles Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Feds, States Settle JPMorgan Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks on Tuesday as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Panel Reinstates Cause of Action Based on Alleged Oral Contract

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

A split appellate court has recognized the validity of a breach of contract claim filed by a partner in a longtime unmarried lesbian relationship who claimed she had quit her job to care for the couple's children in exchange for a share of the couple's assets and the working partner's retirement benefits.

INADMISSIBLE: Tension Mounts as D.C. Circuit Picks Fail

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Georgetown law professor Cornelia Pillard is the third D.C. Circuit nominee to get caught up in the politics of the U.S. Senate. Plus more in this week's column.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.

Cash Flow Not the Measure for Entertainment Company's Value

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 13, 2013

Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III, breaking from the court's tradition of using discounted cash flow to determine a company's value, ruled an entertainment company's $509 million sale price was the most relevant available evaluation method because no comparable transactions or reliable cash-flow projections exist.

Intent in Infringement Explored in Patent and Trademark Cases

Lewis R. Clayton : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2013

In his Intellectual Property Litigation column, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partner Lewis R. Clayton reviews recent decisions involving the test for patent exhaustion, extraterritorial application of the Lanham Act, the proof required for criminal copyright infringement, and induced patent infringement.

Tourre Defender Sean Coffey to Join Kramer Levin

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

John "Sean" Coffey, the former securities class action heavyweight, litigation funder and New York attorney general hopeful, is joining Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as a partner in December. Most recently, Coffey worked on the defense team of ex–Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Torre, who was found liable in August of civil securities fraud.

Miami Dolphins Facing Hostile Work Environment Issues

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2013

Corporate America has been watching the Miami Dolphins suffer publicly through a charge of harassment creating a hostile work environment. Now the National Football League has hired a noted white-collar defense attorney to investigate the allegations in Miami.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2013

Short takes on lawyers, firms and judges.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

State Bar Delays Commentary to Protest OCA Pro Bono Rules

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2013

The House of Delegates, the 77,000-member state bar's policy-setting body, took the unusual step of voting down a revision of the commentary to inform lawyers of their obligations under the pro bono changes to protest the imposition of the higher standards and to consider legal action against the new rules.

Candidates for Brooklyn D.A. Reprise Themes From Primary

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2013

As a bruising race approaches its end, Kenneth Thompson predicts he will win by an even larger margin than his convincing primary victory over six-term incumbent Charles Hynes. But Hynes is hopeful he can muster enough additional support to prevail in an admittedly uphill contest.

Legal Aid Pro Bono Award

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2013

The Legal Aid Society presented its 2013 Pro Bono Publico and Public Service Law Firm Award to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison on Tuesday.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

Brad Karp

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Awarded for innovations to the partnership model that improve client service; for outstanding representation of clients during the financial crisis; and commitment to public service that has boosted the firms' pro bono hours and that put Paul Weiss firmly behind the representation of Edie Windsor in the same-sex marriage case, U.S. v. Windsor, one of the most significant cases of the last decade.

The NYLJ Impact Awards

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The lawyers and institutions who have made their mark on the practice of law in New York.

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

To Avoid “Chilling Situation,” Judge Dismisses Novel Counterclaims

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 30, 2013

Refusing to arm financial institutions with a “shield or a sword ” that he said could be used against investors, a Manhattan judge halted a novel attempt by a defendant bank to wage a counterattack against a group of entities suing for fraud over its investment in collateral debt obligations built around subprime mortgages.

Teaching Business Fundamentals of the Legal Marketplace

Madhav Srinivasan and Silvia Hodges Silverstein : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Madhav Srinivasan and Silvia Hodges Silverstein, lecturers in law at Columbia Law School write: Understanding how law firms and the legal industry operate will equip law students with skills and frameworks to effectively navigate through the changing legal industry landscape.