In its 150-year history, Paul Weiss has never had a dedicated appellate practice group. But that is changing with the firm’s acquisition of leading U.S. Supreme Court litigator Kannon Shanmugam from Williams & Connolly.

Shanmugam, famously the only lawyer to join Williams & Connolly as a lateral partner in 32 years, will both lead a new appellate and Supreme Court practice at Paul Weiss and serve as a leader of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.