Paul Weiss

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
212-373-3090 (direct)
212-492-0090 (direct fax)
212-373-3000 (firm)
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A partner in the Litigation Department, Robyn F. Tarnofsky has a diverse practice that encompasses a broad range of litigation matters, including complex securities and commercial litigation.


Robyn has recently represented:

  • Bank of New York Mellon, in defense of suits arising out of foreign exchange transactions;
  • A major bank, in connection with a confidential internal investigation;
  • A Mexican conglomerate, in connection with a confidential commercial arbitration;
  • Triad Guaranty Inc., in defense of a securities class action arising out of the collapse of the housing market;
  • Oilsands Quest Inc., in defense of a securities class action relating to bitumen estimates;
  • Citigroup, in defense of securities class action and related fraud allegations involving Enron Corporation;
  • Merck, in defense of securities and ERISA class action litigations relating to the company's sales of Vytorin;
  • Merck/Medco, in defense of a derivative litigation alleging that the pharmaceutical company improperly recognized revenue;
  • Conexant, in defense of securities, derivative and ERISA litigations arising out of a merger;
  • Interpool, in defense of shareholder objections to a going-private transaction; and
  • A private equity firm in defense of shareholder objections to going-private transactions.

Recently, Robyn authored a chapter on "Oppressed Minority Shareholders" in New York Business Litigation, published by the New York Law Journal. Robyn has also appeared as a faculty member for the PLI annual program "Managing Complex Litigation" and served as executive editor of the Harvard Law Review.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1995
    cum laude
  • B.A., Yale College, 1991
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Hon. Sandra L. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • Hon. Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts

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