Leslie G. Fagen - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Leslie G. Fagen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

A senior partner in the Litigation Department, Les Fagen has litigated on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants for more than 35 years, handling his clients’ most complex civil litigation matters.

Experience:

Les has a strong track record of wins and favorable settlements at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts in multiple jurisdictions, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Some of his illustrative case work includes: representation of major private equity companies and hedge funds in substantial commercial disputes concerning transactional matters and securities litigation and regulation; representation of major public company defendants in significant securities litigations, antitrust and transactional matters and internal investigations; representation of clients in major international and domestic arbitrations, including his role as lead trial counsel for Citigroup defending a $7.5 billion dollar claim brought by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in which an arbitration panel ruled in Citigroup's favor; representation of clients in the media, fashion and information services fields in intellectual property matters including trademark, copyright and licensing disputes; representation of major manufacturers in product liability defense work, including class action litigation in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina and Oklahoma, and the prosecution of plaintiffs' claims relating to defective products; representation of clients in real estate litigation matters including appraisal arbitrations; representations of clients in significant trusts and estates matters; and a court appointment to represent all future claimants who fall victim to asbestos-related disease in connection with the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust.

Additional Information

Experience

Experience Les has a strong track record of wins and favorable settlements at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts in multiple jurisdictions, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Some of his illustrative case work includes:

  • representation of major private equity companies and hedge funds in substantial commercial disputes concerning transactional matters and securities litigation and regulation.
  • representation of major public company defendants in significant securities litigations, antitrust and transactional matters and internal investigations.
  • representation of clients in major international and domestic arbitrations, including his role as lead trial counsel for Citigroup defending a $7.5 billion dollar claim brought by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority in which an arbitration panel ruled in Citigroup's favor.
Columbia Law SchoolJ.D. Yale College BA

Client Comments

"Leslie Fagen is terrific; he is a great lawyer with great judgment."

"Les Fagen is a superior trial lawyer with a great combination of litigation skills, experience, and judgment. He is dedicated to his clients and fully engaged in their matters."

-James Cuminale
Chief Legal Officer
The Nielsen Company

Office Location

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
United States


Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property