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Paul Hastings Attorney Dennis Ellis Receives California Lawyer's Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award

February 23, 2007

Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Dennis Ellis, a partner in the Litigation Department, has been named California Lawyer's Attorney of the Year (CLAY) for his representation of the Chinese company New World TMT, which resulted in a $2.8 billion award. 

Utilizing Paul Hastings international network of attorneys during the New World legal proceedings, Dennis orchestrated an aggressive discovery strategy that ultimately unearthed evidence that convinced a judge to grant a rare and crippling motion that effectively led to a default judgment against the defendant. In 2006, Dennis also successfully represented General Electric (GE) Health and MRV Communications.

"Dennis has a commanding presence in the courtroom and is a leading trial attorney in our litigation department," said Jamie Wareham, global chair of Paul Hastings Litigation Department. "His representation of New World underscores our firm's ability to succeed on a global scale in high-stakes, complex litigation."

Ellis is among 43 attorneys receiving the 2007 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award, which recognizes lawyers who have changed the law, substantially influenced public policy or the profession, or achieved a remarkable victory for a client or for the public.

The Paul Hastings Litigation Department provides premier litigation services to clients facing complex legal issues in the U.S., Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. With more than 300 lawyers in the Litigation Department, in addition more than 200 litigators in the Employment Department, Paul Hastings is well positioned to handle all aspects of a client's litigation needs. Our sophisticated litigation practice covers every major practice including securities, intellectual property, class action and employment litigation, international arbitration, and white-collar crime. The Litigation Department has an impressive track record of winning large and difficult cases.

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 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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