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Paula Howell Anderson

Paula Howell Anderson

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA


Paula Anderson is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group.  Her experience is broad, with an international focus, and encompasses a wide range of areas, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations and compliance due diligence, cross-border litigation, corporate governance, bankruptcy litigation, antitrust, M&A-related litigation, and international arbitration.  Her clients have included global leaders in the finance, insurance, automotive, telecommunications, oil and gas, engineering, media and entertainment, consumer goods, and manufacturing industries. 

In 2013, Ms. Anderson was named to New York Law Journal’s inaugural “2013 Rising Stars” list. In 2012, she was awarded the National Organization of Women’s “2012 Women of Power and Influence Award,” and was named to Crain’s NY Business Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list of top achievers under the age of 40.  In 2016, Ms. Anderson was recognized by Benchmark Litigation in its inaugural “Under 40 Hot List” and was honored by The Network Journal with its 40 Under Forty Achievement Award.

Recent Experience Includes Representation of:

  • A global investment banking firm in an action by the shareholders of Zale Corp. for alleged aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty by Zale’s Board of Directors in connection with Zale’s$1.46 billion acquisition by Signet Jewelers Ltd.
  • Albemarle Corp. in a multi-district shareholder class action and appraisal action challenging its $6.2 billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings
  • Liberty Global, Inc. in a shareholder class action challenging its $23 billion acquisition of Virgin Media Inc.
  • Synthes, Inc. and its directors in a shareholder class action challenging the company’s $20 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson
  • A global telecommunications company in a due diligence corruption investigation of its Latin American subsidiary in connection with a proposed acquisition
  • Senior officers of a multinational retail brand in connection with an FCPA investigation into its Latin American operations

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2001
          Editor, Harvard Black Letter Law Journal
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998 Class Valedictorian
Paula Howell Anderson is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Delaware Law Developments in M&A - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, New York, NY
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