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Paul Hastings Scores #1 on The American Lawyer’s Midlevel Associate Survey

August 31, 2015

New York, NY – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm ranked #1 on The American Lawyer’s 2015 Midlevel Associate Survey, which surveys third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates on their job satisfaction. The top showing in the ranking follows the firm’s #1 ranking on The American Lawyer’s  A-List and the “Overall Best Law Firm to Work For,” recognition by Vault.

Fourth-year Corporate associate Julie O'Neill, at Paul Hastings, was quoted in a related story in The American Lawyer explaining that lawyers at the firm "have the technology they need to be effective, [which] means a lot for my generation. If I am traveling and I need a Wi-Fi hotspot, it is there in half an hour. We have Cisco [video] phones so that we can see each other. We can choose the BlackBerry or an app called Mobile Iron for the iPhone. We can have a desktop or a laptop. Our laptop is docked, so we can travel with it. We have a lot of options to set things up as we want to. And our technology team is very knowledgeable and very helpful." O'Neill says she is happy by more traditional measures as well. "A lot of times in Big Law you feel you are on your own, and I have felt from the beginning that I got a lot of help and mentorship," she says.

Greg Nitzkowski, managing partner at Paul Hastings who was also quoted in the article, attributed the firm’s showing to the firm’s innovative culture, upgraded technology, open communication style and flexibility. As Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer, stated in her column, “Midlevel satisfaction correlates with how happy midlevels are with their firm's use of technology. This generation, especially, prizes its flexibility and its ability to work remotely.”

Paul Hastings LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.