Vocal on civil rights and social justice, Paul Weiss attracts progressive types who value the firm’s high-profile pro bono work and its internal dedication to diversity and inclusion. The firm is a litigation all-star and also boasts a stand-out corporate practice. The firm is also known for its expertise in telecom and entertainment law. Today, the firm is active in racial justice efforts and assistance for those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as in immigrant rights, reproductive rights, and voter protection...
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Paul, Weiss has a progressive culture and isn’t shy about standing up for equality—something that has long been part of the firm’s DNA. The firm is especially committed to its pro bono work and takes on high-profile matters, from voting rights to reproductive rights, and so much more. Lawyers are friendly and enjoy socializing, especially in pre-pandemic times at the weekly Wine and Cheese event, but some feel there isn’t the same level of socialization during the pandemic. Associates have noticed some improvements in terms of transparency lately, including regular town halls, but some still feel in the dark on decision-making, especially regarding promotion. Hours have been particularly demanding lately, but even so, many associates are happy the firm doesn’t have a billable requ...
For decades, Paul, Weiss has valiantly defended the coffers and reputations of some of the world’s largest financial institutions and companies. Though perhaps best recognized for its courtroom dazzle, the firm’s prolific corporate and restructuring departments more than hold their own. The firm is also known for its expertise in telecom and entertainment law.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison dates to pre-WWI New York, where Samuel William Weiss and partners opened a practice to handle commercial law matters for other members of the local Jewish business community. Back then, Jewish attorneys struggled to find acceptance in Gentile firms. Weiss’ son Louis took a different approach and went into business with Columbia Law cla...