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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 854
  • Gross Revenues: $934,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,620,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has 854 attorneys and is the 34th largest firm in the United States.  With $934,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison ranked as the 35th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, DE and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 28 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 34 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 19 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 46 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 21 -7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 46 -19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 101 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Smith to Join Friedman Kaplan After Leaving Bench

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 12, 2014

Robert Smith will join Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as a partner following his retirement as associate justice on the Court of Appeals on Dec. 31. The 60-attorney firm announced Thursday that he will be an active litigation partner as head of Friedman Kaplan's appellate practice.

Trolls Taste Own Medicine

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Patent lawyers say successful NPEs are seeing demand letters that threaten to go after their patents if they don't pay up.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

FINRA Fines Banks for Mixing Research, Investment Banking Biz

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.

Litigators of the Week: Stephen Fishbein, John Nathanson and Mark Pomerantz

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

Shearman & Sterling's Fishbein, who argued the successful insider trading appeal in alongside Mark Pomerantz of Paul Weiss, says it's wrong to think that the Second Circuit made insider trading too tough to prove. But, he says, "it's going to be harder to prove when the defendants are innocent."

Faulting Evidence, Circuit Rejects Insider Trading Verdict

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2014

The convictions of former hedge fund portfolio managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson have been reversed by the the Second Circuit, which said prosecutors failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that they had willfully engaged in either insider trading or an insider trading conspiracy or knew the sources of the insider information received a personal benefit.

Second Circuit to Insider Traders: Trade Away!

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : December 10, 2014

Are you looking to make extra money trading on inside information, but worried about the risks? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has good news for you.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Paul Weiss Helps Ex-Partner Unload Stake in High-Speed Trader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.

Litigator of the Week: Robert Wick of Covington & Burling

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 04, 2014

Wick twice persuaded the Seventh Circuit to throw out $3.5 billion in price-fixing claims against Asia-based LCD panel manufacturers, winning a decision last week with important implications for other foreign and U.S. companies.

Once Again, Boies Schiller Showers Associates With Extra Cash

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.

Noble Orders Appraiser in Perelman, Rennert Dispute

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 03, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has appointed an appraiser to evaluate a joint venture between Ira Rennert and Ronald Perelman after the two investors sued each other over the entity's financial and management operations.

Nominees Offered for Court of Appeals Vacancy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 02, 2014

Five attorneys in private practice, Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Hector Gonzalez of Dechert, Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher, Rowan Wilson of Cravath and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap, and two sitting judges, Fourth Department Justices Eugene Fahey and Erin Peradotto, comprise the list of candidates from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select a nominee to the state Court of Appeals.

Paul Weiss, Gunderson Grab Roles on Vox Media Investment

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Following a $46.5 million investment by longtime Paul Weiss private equity client General Atlantic, growing digital media company Vox Media is now valued at nearly $400 million, more than some of the old media companies it one day hopes to replace.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Among other announcements, Proskauer Rose has promoted five attorneys to partner and Epstein Becker Green has added Joshua Stein as a member in its employment, labor, and workforce management practice. He will co-chair the ADA and Public Accommodations Group.

December Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Canadian Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Encana/Athlon; Manulife/Standard Life; Lundin Mining/Freeport-McMoRan; Postmedia/Quebecor

Asian-American Lawyers: Doing Great—and Unhappy

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

News Corp. Fights Class Certification in Antitrust Suit Over Coupons

Lalita Clozel : The National Law Journal : November 25, 2014

News Corporation urged the New York Southern District Court to dismiss a class action certification motion in a case in which packaged goods producers allege the company committed antitrust violations in its coupon and in-store advertising services.

Skadden's Senior Associate Bonuses Top the Market—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

The year-end associate bonus frenzy that began Friday with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett saw Am Law 100 rivals Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom top the market scale for some associates.

Beyond the Duty of Care: 3 Sources of Director Liability

John R. Monsky and Stephen J. Shimshak : Corporate Counsel : November 24, 2014

While the company, not the directors, usually is the primary focus of federal and state statutes, claims may end up being made against directors, especially if the company is in distress or is judgment-proof.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul Weiss and Milbank.

Brody Hears Grievances Over NFL Concussion Settlement

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

The peculiar fault lines in the case against the NFL split before the federal judge overseeing the litigation during the highly anticipated fairness hearing for the settlement in a class action over head injuries Wednesday morning.

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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison Llp

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison L is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Smith to Join Friedman Kaplan After Leaving Bench

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 12, 2014

Robert Smith will join Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as a partner following his retirement as associate justice on the Court of Appeals on Dec. 31. The 60-attorney firm announced Thursday that he will be an active litigation partner as head of Friedman Kaplan's appellate practice.

Trolls Taste Own Medicine

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Patent lawyers say successful NPEs are seeing demand letters that threaten to go after their patents if they don't pay up.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

FINRA Fines Banks for Mixing Research, Investment Banking Biz

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.

Litigators of the Week: Stephen Fishbein, John Nathanson and Mark Pomerantz

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

Shearman & Sterling's Fishbein, who argued the successful insider trading appeal in alongside Mark Pomerantz of Paul Weiss, says it's wrong to think that the Second Circuit made insider trading too tough to prove. But, he says, "it's going to be harder to prove when the defendants are innocent."

Faulting Evidence, Circuit Rejects Insider Trading Verdict

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2014

The convictions of former hedge fund portfolio managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson have been reversed by the the Second Circuit, which said prosecutors failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that they had willfully engaged in either insider trading or an insider trading conspiracy or knew the sources of the insider information received a personal benefit.

Second Circuit to Insider Traders: Trade Away!

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : December 10, 2014

Are you looking to make extra money trading on inside information, but worried about the risks? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has good news for you.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Paul Weiss Helps Ex-Partner Unload Stake in High-Speed Trader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.

Litigator of the Week: Robert Wick of Covington & Burling

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 04, 2014

Wick twice persuaded the Seventh Circuit to throw out $3.5 billion in price-fixing claims against Asia-based LCD panel manufacturers, winning a decision last week with important implications for other foreign and U.S. companies.

Once Again, Boies Schiller Showers Associates With Extra Cash

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.

Noble Orders Appraiser in Perelman, Rennert Dispute

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 03, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has appointed an appraiser to evaluate a joint venture between Ira Rennert and Ronald Perelman after the two investors sued each other over the entity's financial and management operations.

Nominees Offered for Court of Appeals Vacancy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 02, 2014

Five attorneys in private practice, Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Hector Gonzalez of Dechert, Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher, Rowan Wilson of Cravath and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap, and two sitting judges, Fourth Department Justices Eugene Fahey and Erin Peradotto, comprise the list of candidates from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select a nominee to the state Court of Appeals.

Paul Weiss, Gunderson Grab Roles on Vox Media Investment

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Following a $46.5 million investment by longtime Paul Weiss private equity client General Atlantic, growing digital media company Vox Media is now valued at nearly $400 million, more than some of the old media companies it one day hopes to replace.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Among other announcements, Proskauer Rose has promoted five attorneys to partner and Epstein Becker Green has added Joshua Stein as a member in its employment, labor, and workforce management practice. He will co-chair the ADA and Public Accommodations Group.

December Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Canadian Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Encana/Athlon; Manulife/Standard Life; Lundin Mining/Freeport-McMoRan; Postmedia/Quebecor

Asian-American Lawyers: Doing Great—and Unhappy

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

News Corp. Fights Class Certification in Antitrust Suit Over Coupons

Lalita Clozel : The National Law Journal : November 25, 2014

News Corporation urged the New York Southern District Court to dismiss a class action certification motion in a case in which packaged goods producers allege the company committed antitrust violations in its coupon and in-store advertising services.

Skadden's Senior Associate Bonuses Top the Market—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

The year-end associate bonus frenzy that began Friday with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett saw Am Law 100 rivals Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom top the market scale for some associates.

Beyond the Duty of Care: 3 Sources of Director Liability

John R. Monsky and Stephen J. Shimshak : Corporate Counsel : November 24, 2014

While the company, not the directors, usually is the primary focus of federal and state statutes, claims may end up being made against directors, especially if the company is in distress or is judgment-proof.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul Weiss and Milbank.

Brody Hears Grievances Over NFL Concussion Settlement

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

The peculiar fault lines in the case against the NFL split before the federal judge overseeing the litigation during the highly anticipated fairness hearing for the settlement in a class action over head injuries Wednesday morning.

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Smith to Join Friedman Kaplan After Leaving Bench

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 12, 2014

Robert Smith will join Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as a partner following his retirement as associate justice on the Court of Appeals on Dec. 31. The 60-attorney firm announced Thursday that he will be an active litigation partner as head of Friedman Kaplan's appellate practice.

Trolls Taste Own Medicine

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Patent lawyers say successful NPEs are seeing demand letters that threaten to go after their patents if they don't pay up.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

FINRA Fines Banks for Mixing Research, Investment Banking Biz

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.

Litigators of the Week: Stephen Fishbein, John Nathanson and Mark Pomerantz

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

Shearman & Sterling's Fishbein, who argued the successful insider trading appeal in alongside Mark Pomerantz of Paul Weiss, says it's wrong to think that the Second Circuit made insider trading too tough to prove. But, he says, "it's going to be harder to prove when the defendants are innocent."

Faulting Evidence, Circuit Rejects Insider Trading Verdict

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2014

The convictions of former hedge fund portfolio managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson have been reversed by the the Second Circuit, which said prosecutors failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that they had willfully engaged in either insider trading or an insider trading conspiracy or knew the sources of the insider information received a personal benefit.

Second Circuit to Insider Traders: Trade Away!

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : December 10, 2014

Are you looking to make extra money trading on inside information, but worried about the risks? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has good news for you.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Paul Weiss Helps Ex-Partner Unload Stake in High-Speed Trader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.

Litigator of the Week: Robert Wick of Covington & Burling

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 04, 2014

Wick twice persuaded the Seventh Circuit to throw out $3.5 billion in price-fixing claims against Asia-based LCD panel manufacturers, winning a decision last week with important implications for other foreign and U.S. companies.

Once Again, Boies Schiller Showers Associates With Extra Cash

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.

Noble Orders Appraiser in Perelman, Rennert Dispute

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 03, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has appointed an appraiser to evaluate a joint venture between Ira Rennert and Ronald Perelman after the two investors sued each other over the entity's financial and management operations.

Nominees Offered for Court of Appeals Vacancy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 02, 2014

Five attorneys in private practice, Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Hector Gonzalez of Dechert, Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher, Rowan Wilson of Cravath and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap, and two sitting judges, Fourth Department Justices Eugene Fahey and Erin Peradotto, comprise the list of candidates from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select a nominee to the state Court of Appeals.

Paul Weiss, Gunderson Grab Roles on Vox Media Investment

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Following a $46.5 million investment by longtime Paul Weiss private equity client General Atlantic, growing digital media company Vox Media is now valued at nearly $400 million, more than some of the old media companies it one day hopes to replace.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Among other announcements, Proskauer Rose has promoted five attorneys to partner and Epstein Becker Green has added Joshua Stein as a member in its employment, labor, and workforce management practice. He will co-chair the ADA and Public Accommodations Group.

December Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Canadian Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Encana/Athlon; Manulife/Standard Life; Lundin Mining/Freeport-McMoRan; Postmedia/Quebecor

Asian-American Lawyers: Doing Great—and Unhappy

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

News Corp. Fights Class Certification in Antitrust Suit Over Coupons

Lalita Clozel : The National Law Journal : November 25, 2014

News Corporation urged the New York Southern District Court to dismiss a class action certification motion in a case in which packaged goods producers allege the company committed antitrust violations in its coupon and in-store advertising services.

Skadden's Senior Associate Bonuses Top the Market—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

The year-end associate bonus frenzy that began Friday with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett saw Am Law 100 rivals Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom top the market scale for some associates.

Beyond the Duty of Care: 3 Sources of Director Liability

John R. Monsky and Stephen J. Shimshak : Corporate Counsel : November 24, 2014

While the company, not the directors, usually is the primary focus of federal and state statutes, claims may end up being made against directors, especially if the company is in distress or is judgment-proof.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul Weiss and Milbank.

Brody Hears Grievances Over NFL Concussion Settlement

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2014

The peculiar fault lines in the case against the NFL split before the federal judge overseeing the litigation during the highly anticipated fairness hearing for the settlement in a class action over head injuries Wednesday morning.