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Paul Hastings Adds Top Employment Litigator Brad Newman To Palo Alto Office

May 20, 2005

Palo Alto, CA (May 18, 2005) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings) is pleased to announce today that Brad Newman  has joined its Palo Alto, CA office as a partner and chair of the office’s employment law practice.  Mr. Newman was previously a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto.

"We spent more than a year carefully studying employment law talent in the Silicon Valley.  Brad was our first choice to lead the growth of our already-busy practice there,” said Nancy Abell, Employment Department Chair at Paul Hastings. "Brad is a savvy trial lawyer and keen strategist and counselor.  His expertise in trade secrets litigation, employment litigation, traditional labor law and a broad array of employment issues, along with his collaborative style, complement our 175-lawyer practice."

"Paul Hastings has the preeminent employment law practice.  I would not have moved absent this extraordinary opportunity to join forces with so many lawyers I admire," said Mr. Newman.  "It is a pleasure to join the team and I look forward to helping expand Paul Hastings representation of local, national and international clients who have employment needs in The Valley."

Paul Hastings Employment Law Department.  Paul Hastings has one of the largest and most accomplished employment practices in the United States and abroad.  It was named Labor and Employment Litigation Department of the Year in 2004 by The American Lawyer.  Chambers USA 2004 described the Department as “Phenomenal; clear leaders in a league of their own.”  Many of the Department’s partners have been elected to membership in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and/or American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and are listed in The Best Lawyers in America.  Paul Hastings attorneys are frequently called upon by many of the nation’s leading attorneys and law firms to represent them in their employment law matters.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP is an international law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys located in 17 offices, representing Fortune 500 companies: Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Stamford, Tokyo and Washington, DC.