Marilyn Sobel - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Marilyn Sobel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Of counsel in the Corporate Department, Marilyn Sobel focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments and regularly advises clients in their M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and recapitalization transactions.

Additional Information


Marilyn has represented a variety of corporations, including Ericsson, Doosan Group, Mesirow Financial and The Huffington Post. Some of her recent corporate representations include:

  • Rockstar Bidco, a consortium of technology companies including Sony, RIM, Apple, Microsoft and Ericsson in the $4.5 billion purchase at auction of Nortel Networks' portfolio of over 6000 patents. This deal was recognized in the "Big Deals" section of The American Lawyer;
  • Ericsson:
    • in its $1.15 billion acquisition of Telcordia Technologies, a software company servicing the telecommunications sector and one of the architects of the U.S. telephone system, from Warburg Pincus and Providence Capital;
    • in its $1.13 billion acquisition of Nortel's CDMA and LTE businesses, its $70 million acquisition of Nortel's North American GSM business, and in its $65 million acquisition of Nortel's multi service switch ("Passport") business; and
    • in its sale of its U.S. government contracts business; and
  • Doosan's $5 billion acquisition of Bobcat.
Boston UniversityBA 1975New York University School of LawJ.D. 1978

Client Comments

"Marilyn Sobel is one of the best commercial lawyers. She has invaluable experience in structuring, negotiating, and executing deals. She is very practical and understands the interest of the client."

"Marilyn's experience in this arena is invaluable. She takes the time to understand the business issues that frame the discussion, and she provides unparalleled insight and guidance to ensure that the legal issues are addressed appropriately."

-Kristin Trahan Winford
Mesirow Financial Consulting LLC

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions)
Venture Capital Law