Paul Hastings LLP announced today that nationally recognized white collar defense and trial lawyer Avi Weitzman has joined the firm as a partner based in New York. Weitzman represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of criminal, regulatory enforcement, and complex commercial disputes. He joins after a decade of experience at Gibson Dunn, where he was a partner in the firm’s Litigation, White Collar Defense and Investigations, Securities Enforcement, and Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Groups. Weitzman previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for seven years, handling some of the Office’s most notable prosecutions involving insider trading, RICO violations, and other complex white collar criminal matters. He was awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012 for his work prosecuting the insider trading case against Raj Rajaratnam.
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