Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is expanding its New York office with a pair of partners, including the co-chair of Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s finance practice group, as the Wall Street firm continues its strategic growth.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom tax partner Brian Krause is joining Paul Weiss’s tax department and Willkie finance partner David Tarr is joining its corporate department.
Paul Weiss has made several high-profile hires so far this year.
The firm brought on Sullivan & Cromwell partner Krishna Veeraraghavan as a partner in its corporate department in New York in January. On the West Coast that same month, the firm added four partners from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Kirkland & Ellis to help establish its office in San Francisco, building off its additions of Boies Schiller Flexner litigators Karen Dunn and Bill Isaacson last year.
Paul Weiss has had tons of growth in its M&A, private equity, and restructuring practices, key areas of focus for the firm, and Krause and Tarr are “leaders in their fields supporting those practices,” said Scott Barshay, chair of Paul Weiss’s corporate department, in an interview.
Krause, a longtime Skadden attorney, works on U.S. and international tax matters, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, internal restructurings, and the establishment of private equity fund and hedge fund structures. He also provides tax advice in connection with…