M&A specialist Jim Langston joins Paul, Weiss Team in New York

His experience includes mergers-of-equals, leveraged buyouts and joint venture transactions

M&A specialist Jim Langston joins Paul, Weiss Team in New York

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has welcomed James “Jim” Langston as a new partner in their mergers and acquisitions practice, based in New York.

Specializing in public and private merger and acquisition transactions, activist defence M&A, and corporate governance, Langston is expected to enhance the firm's capabilities in these critical areas. The mergers and acquisitions practice at Paul, Weiss serves a diverse range of clients, including private equity firms and prominent companies, across a variety of critical transactions.

Brad S. Karp, chairman of Paul, Weiss, highlighted Langston’s credentials, remarking, “Jim is an M&A superstar. His arrival further cements our leadership in the public M&A marketplace. Jim’s vast experience on major deals will serve as a tremendous asset to our market-leading clients on their most critical transactions.”

Scott A. Barshay, chair of the corporate department at Paul, Weiss, also praised Langston’s expertise. “Jim is among the best M&A lawyers in the country and is an excellent addition to our team. We could not be happier to have him as our partner,” Barshay said.

Langston brings a wealth of experience in handling significant cross-border and domestic transactions, including mergers-of-equals, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and carve-out transactions. He also frequently represents companies and their boards of directors in takeover defence and shareholder activism situations.

On joining Paul, Weiss, Langston expressed enthusiasm about his new role, “Paul, Weiss has the most sophisticated M&A practice in the market. The team is doing a wide variety of cutting-edge transactional work, which aligns well with my practice. I look forward to working with this extraordinarily smart, collegial and dedicated team.”

Recognized in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S., Langston is a well-regarded figure in the legal community. He frequently writes and speaks on topics related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and shareholder activism. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with distinction and a law degree with high honours, both from the University of North Carolina.

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