Paul Weiss

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A partner in the Litigation Department, Audra J. Soloway represents clients on a broad variety of commercial litigation matters, specializing in complex securities litigation and regulatory defense. She has expertise in matters involving federal and state regulatory inquiries, as well as civil litigation in multiple jurisdictions.


Significant representations include:

  • the founder of a Canadian athletic-wear manufacturer in securities fraud class action and derivative litigation concerning disclosures of product defects;
  • a major financial institution in regulatory investigation and civil litigation relating to the sales and marketing of hedge funds that suffered severe losses as a result of the credit crisis;
  • a major financial institution in regulatory investigations and civil litigation relating to the adequacy of disclosures contained in the proxy statement provided to voting shareholders concerning the terms and conditions of its acquisition of another large financial institution;
  • a Fortune 500 packaging company in a securities fraud class action relating to disclosures addressing the company's potential liability for fraudulent transfer claims in connection with an earlier acquisition;
  • a brokerage firm in a FINRA disciplinary proceeding relating to representations made to arbitration claimants concerning the preservation of electronic mail following a systemic disruption to the firm's e-mail servers;
  • the audit committee of a public company board of directors in an internal investigation of alleged misconduct by senior executives; and
  • a major financial institution in a large group of matters arising out of research analyst reports relating to WorldCom and other telecommunications companies; the matters involved multiple multidistrict proceedings, class actions, and mass actions, and hundreds of individual actions.

Audra is a co-author of Federal Securities Litigation: A Deskbook for the Practitioner, 3rd edition.



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2001
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1998
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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Paul, Weiss Named “Pro Bono Partner of the Year” by The Bronx Defenders

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