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Andrew G. Gordon, left, and Jaren Elizabeth Janghorbani, right, with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Andrew G. Gordon, left, and Jaren Elizabeth Janghorbani, right, with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Our Litigators of the Week are Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison partners  Andrew Gordon and Jaren Elizabeth Janghorbani  for their high-stakes win in a case that fills in a newly-uncertain area of the law: When can a company walk away from a pending merger without penalty?

Almost exactly a year ago, Paul Weiss partner Lewis Clayton won Litigator of the Week for representing Fresenius SE & Co. in a landmark case in Delaware. Clayton’s client had agreed to acquire Akorn, an American generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, for $4.75 billion, only to discover substantial evidence that Akorn was violating FDA rules and regulations.

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Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene is editor of The Litigation Daily and author of the "Daily Dicta" column. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at [email protected].

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