September 01, 2020
Two Weil partners have been named “Washington, D.C. Trailblazers” by The National Law Journal. The inaugural report recognizes 50 attorneys in the nation’s capital who are “innovators and thought leaders” in their respective practice areas.
Weil’s two honorees highlight Weil’s extensive expertise across its Antitrust and Tax practices. The honorees were profiled in a special “Washington, D.C. Trailblazers” supplement published today by NLJ.
- Tax Department Co-Chair Joseph Pari was recognized as a leading tax lawyer specializing in complex merger and acquisition transactions, financings and restructurings. The profile noted the breadth of Mr. Pari’s tax expertise as well as his strengths as a deal lawyer. His recent highlights include advising PG&E in its landmark chapter 11 restructuring, Willis Towers Watson PLC in its proposed $80 billion combination with Aon PLC, and Dow’s $40 billion spinoff from DowDuPont into three separate publicly traded companies, among other matters.
- Antitrust partner John Scribner was recognized for his success guiding major mergers through antitrust review at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. The profile highlighted Mr. Scribner’s particular experience in the pharmaceutical industry, noting that he has recently secured antitrust approval for Abbott Laboratories’ $5.3 billion acquisition of Alere and for Sanofi in a suite of cutting-edge transactions, including the $25 billion exchange of Sanofi’s animal health business with the consumer healthcare business of Boehringer Ingelheim.