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Paul Hastings Strengthens Finance and Restructuring Practice with the Addition of Partners Thomas Kent and Anthony Princi

March 01, 2007

Paul Hastings Strengthens Finance and Restructuring Practice with the Addition of Partners Thomas Kent and Anthony Princi

Leading Practitioners Bolster London and New York Offices

New York (March 1, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today the addition of finance and restructuring partners Thomas L. Kent and Anthony Princi to the firm's Corporate Department, resident in the New York and London offices, respectively.  Previously with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, their practice focuses on creditor-side restructuring, private equity/debt transactions, and distressed debt trading.

"Paul Hastings is committed to growing its bankruptcy and restructuring group and is dedicated to becoming a leader in this practice in all of the markets in which we operate," said John Hilson, Chair of the Finance and Restructuring Practice Group. "The addition of Tom and Tony to our New York and London offices, two of the largest and most influential financial markets in the world, is an important step in reaching this goal. Both attorneys are highly regarded within the industry and we are pleased to have them on board."

Thomas Kent specializes in creditor-side engagements in Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.  He has extensive experience in cases involving oil and gas, manufacturing, distribution, construction, and telecommunications.  Mr. Kent also represents financial institutions in private equity investments in distressed companies and in distressed debt trading.   He is cited in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Anthony Princi, who formerly co-headed Orrick's Global Bankruptcy and Debt Restructuring Group, has a cross-border practice specializing in creditor-side restructurings, private equity investment in debt and equity transactions, and distressed debt trading.  He has extensive international experience in representing secured and unsecured creditor committees in contested and consensual bankruptcies and out-of-court restructurings.  Mr. Princi is cited in Chambers & Partners in the Legal 500. 

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including including many of the  leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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