Our Litigators of the Week are Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partners Ted Wells, Dan Toal and Justin Anderson. The trio led a team that prevailed on behalf of ExxonMobil in a landmark climate-change lawsuit in New York state court in what’s believed to be the first such case ever to be tried to verdict.

Suing under New York’s infamous Martin Act, New York Attorney General Letitia James wanted $1.6 billion in damages, alleging that ExxonMobil made material misstatements about how it accounted for climate-related risks and that its climate disclosures had a material impact on investors. 

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