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Drinks With The Deal: Krishna Veeraraghavan of Paul Weiss

Sanofi SA’s (SNY) $3.2 billion acquisition of Translate Bio Inc. was a classic healthcare deal, said Krishna Veeraraghavan, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP who advised the target on the deal. Translate has cutting edge mRNA vaccine technology, while Sanofi “has a huge vaccine machine, in...
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Paul Weiss Gets the Call in NY Court System Power Struggle

New York’s court system is turning to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as the judicial branch fights unions in court over a workforce vaccine mandate. Court records show Paul Weiss attorneys are representing the court system in union lawsuits, which came after labor groups say Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and court officials refused to negotiate the specifics of the vaccine mandate.

In Power Struggle, NY Court System Leans on Law Firm Paul Weiss for Help

The court system hired Paul Weiss for its strong labor law practice. It’s unclear how much the contract with Paul Weiss will cost taxpayers. t’s also unknown why the office of state Attorney General Letitia James is not representing the court system. New York’s court system is turning to international...

Paul Weiss Set to Crack Rare $6 Million Profit Per Partner Mark

Expects “robust activity” into 2022 to propel strong law firm returns. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is on track to grow its revenue by more than $250 million in 2021 and expects profits per partner to exceed $6 million, chairman Brad Karp told Bloomberg Law. The law firm has...

Paul Weiss, UC Berkeley Team Up to Close Knowledge Gap in 'Existential' ESG Questions

Paul Weiss has launched the ESG and Law Institute with UC Berkeley School of Law's Business in Society Institute. The institute aims to advance and enrich ESG research by harnessing the on-the-ground experiences of lawyers. Stakeholders and regulators are pushing companies to reexamine their ESG commitments like never before. Paul,...

ESG is 'mission critical.' Can Paul Weiss get law schools on board?

Oct 4 - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has teamed up with the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to launch a first-of-its kind research initiative centered on ESG — the rapidly growing legal field of environmental, social and governance issues. As the first partner school in the...

After His 100th Oral Argument, Kannon Shanmugam Reflects on Appellate Practice

On Tuesday, Kannon Shanmugam, a partner at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, reached an enviable milestone: his 100th oral argument. He spoke virtually before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, but he is best known for his Supreme Court arguments. His knowledge of the cases and his calm and eloquent demeanor at the lectern has earned him status as one of the top Supreme Court advocates.

Mother tries to cope with violent deaths of her two children

Luz Martinez grapples for words to convey her feelings. There are no ready answers, few comforting thoughts to help her endure the loss of a son and a daughter to gun violence, but she tries to remain strong for her remaining four children. It is hard enough for a mother...

JPMorgan Lawyer Jumps to One Rock Capital as New Legal Chief

Fola Adamolekun was previously deputy general counsel at JPMorgan. One Rock recently acquired Nestlé's bottles water businesses. ’s water businesses, One Rock Capital Partners LLC, has named former JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management lawyer Fola Adamolekun as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer. Adamolekun joins New York-based private...

Paul Weiss Discusses FTC Withdrawal of Vertical Merger Guidelines

At its public meeting on September 15, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rescinded its Vertical Merger Guidelines. These guidelines were issued jointly by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FTC in June 2020, and served to “outline the principal analytical techniques, practices, and enforcement policies of the” DOJ and FTC “with respect to a range of transactions often described as vertical mergers and acquisitions.” The FTC also rescinded its related Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement issued in December 2020. The FTC did not issue replacement guidelines. Instead, the majority statement said that sometime in the future the FTC “will issue updated guidelines or rules to ensure our merger analysis aligns with market realities.”

Litigators of the Week: Apple Turns to Gibson Dunn and Paul Weiss to Fend Off Fortnite Maker’s Antitrust Challenge

That’s the boiled-down four-word version of the 180-page ruling that Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers delivered this week in the closely watched antitrust showdown between Apple and Fortnite maker Epic Games. While much of the early coverage focused on the nationwide injunction the judge issued allowing developers to offer ways to potentially bypass Apple to pay for their apps and services and communicate with customers, the ruling was pretty clearly a win for Apple and its legal team, led by Richard Doren and Veronica Moyé of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Karen Dunn of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.