Paul, Weiss Strengthens Washington, D.C. Office with the Addition of Antitrust Partner Scott Sher
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has declared the addition of Scott A. Sher to its team as a partner, based in the Washington, D.C. office. Sher, a widely recognized antitrust attorney, will offer his expertise to clients concerning antitrust considerations during mergers and acquisitions, as well as guide antitrust investigations and competition issues.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scott, one of the world’s most respected antitrust advisors, to our partnership,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp.
“Scott’s unmatched experience with merger control matters and his stellar reputation among regulators and peers will add enormous value to the Antitrust Group and our clients,” Karp added.
“Scott is among the smartest and most commercial antitrust advisors I have ever worked with, and all of us look forward to having him as our partner,” Corporate Department Chair Scott A. Barshay said.
“Antitrust issues are a principal focus for both strategic and private equity M&A in the current environment, and Scott’s experience and talent in positioning transactions for a successful closing will greatly benefit our clients,” Barshay added.
Recognised as a “true star of the antitrust bar” according to Global CompetitionReview and holding the prestigious Band 1 ranking for Antitrust by Chambers USA in Washington, D.C., Sher's accomplishments are remarkable. His portfolio boasts overseeing transactions exceeding $1 trillion, encompassing a plethora of prominent ventures within the technology, life sciences, and retail sectors. Sher's extensive background includes representation before significant bodies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and various international competition regulatory authorities.
Sher's illustrious track record includes noteworthy representations such as guiding Google through its acquisitions of ITA, Waze, and DoubleClick; providing counsel to Trulia during its acquisition by Zillow; assisting Careem in its acquisition by Uber; supporting Sun Microsystems through its acquisition by Oracle; advising Brocade in its acquisition of McDATA; aiding Vivint Solar in its acquisition by Sunrun; and guiding Qualcomm in its acquisitions of Arriver and NUVIA.
Sher's collaboration with companies spanning various industries and employing diverse go-to-market strategies has bestowed him with an unparalleled comprehension of how antitrust regulations influence his clients' distribution, pricing, and licensing approaches. This expertise empowers him to effectively assist clients in attaining their business goals while navigating away from potential legal complications.
“I am thrilled to join Paul, Weiss, the go-to advisor to public companies and private equity firms in their most transformational transactions,” said Sher.
“There is no better platform anywhere for my practice, and I am eagerly looking forward to working with my new partners and serving our clients together,” Sher further stated.
Sher's professional journey includes roles as a law clerk for esteemed figures such as the Honourable Joseph T. Sneed III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honourable Charles A. Legge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. His educational foundation comprises a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. in urban history from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco.
Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, he spearheaded the antitrust practice at another prominent firm.