Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is nothing if not intentional about its growth. After years of consideration, the firm announced the foundation of its Northern California team in January, with the aim to build a leading litigation, white-collar and private equity practice for clients in the region. Eight months later, the firm’s Bay Area team is fast at work, in close collaboration with lawyers around the country, counseling tech companies and private equity firms on some of the most extraordinary, often existential, challenges these businesses face. 

The firm’s deliberate and incremental growth strategy has already surpassed expectations, thanks in large part to the lucrative Northern California market, an emerging technological revolution and an on-the-ground team that has been integrated into the very fabric of the firm, according to Paul Weiss chairman Brad Karp.