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Paul Hastings Soars in Chambers USA 2005 Rankings

May 25, 2005

40 Attorneys and 24 Practice Areas Recognized 

New York, NY (May 25, 2005) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm is pleased to announce today that Chambers USA has named virtually every practice area and a record number of attorneys among the best in the country in its 2005 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. 

Our firm strategy is to build and deepen the strengths of our core practice areas in every office within the firm.  The Chambers rankings are a testament to this approach, said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. We will continue to focus on building global teams of attorneys that have the expertise to meet the growing needs of our clients.

Paul Hastings practice areas and individual lawyers topped the rankings in the following categories and locations:

Antitrust: (Georgia)
Attorneys recognized include: Rick Asbill (Atlanta) and Carl Mullis  (Atlanta).

Banking & Finance: (California and Georgia)
Attorneys recognized include: Jesse Austin (Atlanta), Hydee Feldstein (LA), John Hilson (LA), and Chris Molen  (Atlanta).

Bankruptcy: (California and Georgia)
Attorneys recognized include: Jesse Austin (Atlanta), and Hydee Feldstein  (LA).

Corporate/M&A: (California and Georgia)
Attorneys recognized include: Wayne Bradley (Atlanta), Walter Jospin (Atlanta), Frank Layson (Atlanta), Robert Miller (LA),and Carl Sanchez  (SD).

Employment: (California, Georgia, New York and Washington DC)
Attorneys recognized include: Nancy Abell (LA), Barbara Brown (WDC), Paul Cane  (SF), Leslie Dent (Atlanta), Zachary Fasman (NY), Paul Grossman (LA), Weyman Johnson (Atlanta), Neal Mollen (WDC), Geoff Weirich (Atlanta), Kirby Wilcox (SF) and Jeffrey Wohl  (SF).

Environment: (California)
Attorneys recognized include:  Gordon Hart (SF) and Peter Weiner  (SF)

Healthcare: (California)
Attorneys recognized include: Daniel Higgins (SF) and Kenneth Yood  (LA).

Intellectual Property: (California and New York)
Attorneys recognized include: Robert Sherman  (NY).

International Trade: (National)
Partners recognized include: Behnam Dayanim  (WDC).

Litigation:  (Georgia)

Projects: (Washington DC)
Attorneys recognized include: Jeffrey Schroeder  (WDC)

Real Estate: (California, Georgia and New York)
Attorneys recognized include: Marty Edelman (NY), Philip Feder (LA), Paul Selver (NY), Charles Sharbaugh (Atlanta), Ann Shipley (NY), Charles Thornton (SF), and Robert Wertheimer  (NY).

Tax: (California, Georgia and New York)
Attorneys recognized include: Nancy Iredale (LA), Phil Marzetti (Atlanta) and Andrew Short  (NY).

In addition, John Howitt  (NY) was ranked as a top attorney in the national aviation field.

Chambers' staff of full-time researchers conduct in depth interviews with attorneys and clients and make selections based on satisfaction, professional ability and reputation.  The USA Guide was first introduced in 2003. Chambers and Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969.