Paul Cane is a partner in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Cane represents management in employment matters. His principal focus is major motions and appeals.
Mr. Cane has briefed and argued numerous cases in the state and federal courts of appeals, including the California Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court. He has a special expertise in appeals involving pre-dispute arbitration agreements. Mr. Cane is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the law school at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review. Before joining Paul Hastings in 1981, he served as law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2019
May 01, 2019
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018
May 11, 2018
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2017
June 05, 2017
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2016
June 08, 2016
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2015
May 20, 2015
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
May 27, 2014
Paul Hastings Extensive Practice Strength Highlighted in The Legal 500 United States 2013
June 05, 2013
Paul Hastings Employment Practice Honored with Chambers ''Award for Excellence'' and Firms Leading Practices and Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA 2013
May 27, 2013
Paul Hastings Excels in Chambers USA 2012 Guide
June 07, 2012
Paul Hastings Excels in Chambers USA 2011 Guide
June 10, 2011
Paul Hastings Soars in 2011 Edition of Legal 500 US
June 01, 2011
Best Lawyers Names 91 Lawyers to 2011 Edition of Rankings
August 16, 2010
Paul Hastings Garners Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2010 Guide
June 14, 2010
Paul Hastings Excels in 2010 Edition of Legal 500 US
June 07, 2010
Paul Hastings Selected as The American Lawyers Labor & Employment Litigation Firm of the Year
January 06, 2010
Paul Hastings Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Northern California, Southern California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Washington, D.C.
June 17, 2008
Paul Hastings Secures U.S. Supreme Court Victory in Sprint/United Management Company v. Mendelsohn
February 26, 2008
Paul Hastings Earns Top Marks in the Latest Volume of The Legal 500 US
June 19, 2007
Paul Hastings Named Global Management Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year for Second Consecutive Year
May 04, 2007
Paul Hastings Practice Areas and Attorneys Earn Top Honors in Latest Edition of Chambers USA
June 05, 2006
Paul Hastings named Global Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
March 31, 2006
Paul Hastings Soars in Chambers USA 2005 Rankings
May 25, 2005
"Silence Is Golden”: Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela Holds That Ambiguous Arbitration Agreements Bar Class Actions
April 29, 2019
SCOTUS Upholds Use of Class Action Waivers In Arbitration Agreements
May 23, 2018
Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Protections Under Dodd-Frank
February 26, 2018
The Supreme Court Again Extends the Preemptive Effect of the Federal Arbitration Act
December 21, 2015
California Supreme Court Enforces Arbitration Provision in Form Consumer Contract
August 10, 2015
PAGA: The California Supreme Court Finds a Loophole in Federal Arbitration Act Preemption
July 03, 2014
Oxford Health v. Sutter: More Questions Than Answers About Class Arbitration
June 18, 2013
Labor Board Rules that Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate Rights of Employees to Engage in Concerted Activities
January 17, 2012
Workplace Privacy in California: Employee Interests, Employer Rights
August 13, 2009
California Supreme Court Ruling On Arbitration Agreements May Require Revision Of Existing Agreements Used In California
September 01, 2000
Recognized by Chambers Global 2019
Chambers Global 2019: The World’s Leading Lawyers listed the firm in 37 research areas and named 59 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms adept in complex international work and with strong cross-border capabilities.
February 14, 2019
Recognized by the Daily Journal as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2018
Nancy Abell, Elena Baca, Paul Cane, Cameron Fox, and Donna Melby were recognized by The Daily Journal in their annual series celebrating the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California.
July 18, 2018
Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
Chambers USA 2018: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed the firm in 45 research areas and named 112 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
May 15, 2018
Recognized by the Daily Journal as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2017
Nancy Abell, Elena Baca, Paul Cane, and Donna Melby were recognized by The Daily Journal in their annual series celebrating the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California.
July 19, 2017
Human Resource Executive Magazine - Most Powerful Employment Attorneys
Nancy Abell, Paul Cane Jr., Neal Mollen, Patrick Shea, and
Kirby Wilcox have been recognized as five of the Most Powerful Employment
Attorneys for 2017 by Human Resource Executive Magazine.
June 16, 2017
Recognized by Chambers USA 2017
Chambers USA 2017: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 46 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 05, 2017
Recognized by the Daily Journal as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2016
Elena Baca, Paul Cane, and Jeffrey Wohl were recognized by The Daily Journal in their annual series celebrating the Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California.
July 20, 2016
Recognized by Chambers USA 2016
Chambers USA 2016: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 47 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 08, 2016
Recognized by the Daily Journal’s as Top Labor and Employment Lawyers for 2015
Nancy Abell, Leslie Abbott, Elena Baca, Paul Cane, Stephen Harris, Donna Melby, and
Jeffrey Wohl were recognized by the Daily Journal in its Top Labor and Employment list for 2015, which honored California’s top labor and employment lawyers. Paul Hastings received more individual rankings than any other firm.
June 03, 2015
Law360 Awards - Top Practice Groups of the Year
Paul Hastings' Employment Law practice was recognized as one of Law360s "Top Practice Groups of The Year."
January 02, 2013
The Daily Journal, Top Labor & Employment Lawyers 2012
Los Angeles partner Nancy Abell, Los Angeles partner Elena Baca, Orange County partner Stephen Berry, San Francisco partner Paul Cane, Palo Alto partner Bradford Newman and San Francisco partner Kirby Wilcox, were listed in The Daily Journals list of Top Labor & Employment Lawyers.
July 18, 2012
Recognized by the Daily Journal as Top Labor & Employment Lawyers for 2011
Six Paul Hastings lawyers were named to the Daily Journals annual list of Top Labor & Employment lawyers: George Abele, Nancy Abell, Elena Baca, Paul Cane, Donna Melby, and Kirby Wilcox. Of the 250 lawyers from various firms considered, 75 were selected for this distinction, which focuses on litigators and corporate and regulatory specialists on both the plaintiff and defense side of major labor and employment issues.
July 13, 2011
The Daily Journal
The Daily Journal named Nancy Abell, Elena Baca, Paul Cane, Jr., Donna Melby and Kirby Wilcox to their 2010 list of Top Employment Lawyers. Paul Hastings secured the most lawyers on the Top Employment Lawyers list than any other firm.
July 14, 2010
Legal Media Group II
Nancy Abell, Stephen Berry, Barbara Brown, Paul Cane, Jr., Paul Grossman, Geoff Weirich, Kirby Wilcox , and Jeffrey Wohl have been recognized by Legal Media Group as leading experts in the Labor and Employment field.
May 23, 2010
Legal Media Group
Legal Media Group recognized Nancy Abell, Barbara Brown, Paul Cane, Jr., Marty Edelman, Paul Grossman, Geoff Weirich, and John Wymer, III as The Best of the Best USA in 2009.
May 19, 2010
Who's Who Legal
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, a leading global law firm, announced today that Who's Who Legal has named 16 of the firm's lawyers to The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2010 list. The lawyers include:
Paul Cane, Jr.
John Wymer III
May 06, 2010