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Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2020

May 01, 2020

New York – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chambers USA 2020: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized the firm’s practice excellence across 37 practice areas and named 104 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.

The firm was cited by Chambers as a top-ranked firm and its lawyers were recognized for their strengths in Banking & Finance, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring, Investigations & White Collar Defense, and Intellectual Property among other areas.

Paul Hastings practices and lawyers were ranked in the following categories:

Practice Area Rankings

Corporate Department Rankings

Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Nationwide, Capital Markets: High Yield
Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation
Nationwide, Corporate/ M&A: Highly Regarded
Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
New York, Corporate/ M&A: Highly Regarded
District of Columbia, Media & Entertainment: Regulatory
California, Banking & Finance
California, Corporate/ M&A (Northern California)
California, Corporate/ M&A (Southern California)
California, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity
California, Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Georgia, Corporate/ M&A
Illinois, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring
Illinois, Corporate/ M&A & Private Equity
Texas, Banking & Finance

Litigation Department Rankings

Nationwide, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
New York, Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
California, Litigation: General Commercial
California, Litigation: Securities

Real Estate Department Rankings

Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Nationwide, Real Estate
New York, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
District of Columbia, Environment: Mainly Transactional
California, Environment
California, Northern California, Real Estate
California, Southern California, Real Estate
Illinois, Real Estate

Employment Department Rankings

Nationwide, Labor & Employment
New York, Labor & Employment
District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
California, Labor & Employment
Los Angeles & Surrounds, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Tax Department Rankings

California, Northern California, Tax
California, Southern California, Tax

Individual Lawyer Rankings

Corporate Department Individual Rankings

Michael Baker, Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Katherine Bell, California, Banking & Finance
Peter Burke, California, Banking & Finance
Steve Camahort, California (Northern California), Corporate/ M&A
William Choe, California (Northern California), Corporate/ M&A
John Cobb, Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Chris Daniel, Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)
William DeGrandis, Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Luc Despins, New York, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring
Christopher Dickerson, Illinois, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Craig Emanuel, California, Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent
Scott Faga, Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation; Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs
Eugene Ferrer, Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation; Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs
David Hearth, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
David Hernand, Southern California, Corporate/ M&A
Jennifer Hildebrandt, California, Banking & Finance
Robert Kartheiser, Nationwide, Projects
Mike Kennedy, California, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity; California (Northern California), Corporate/ M&A
Mary Kathryn Lee, Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation
Frank Lopez, Nationwide: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Thaddeus Malik, Illinois, Corporate/ M&A
Mickey Mayerson, California, Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Jenna McGrath, Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Amit Mehta, Illinois, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity
Robert Miller, California (Southern California), Corporate/ M&A
Matt Murphy, Illinois, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Elizabeth Noe, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Brian Richards, Illinois, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity
Michael Rosella, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Carl Sanchez, California (Southern California), Corporate/ M&A
Christopher Sheaffer, Illinois, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity
David Shine, New York, Corporate/ M&A
Nicole Skalla, Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation; Nationwide, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs
Sherrese Smith, District of Columbia, Media & Entertainment: Regulatory; District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Holly Snow, Illinois, Banking & Finance
Joshua Sternoff, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Maureen Sweeney, Illinois, Banking & Finance
Paris Theofanidis, Texas, Banking & Finance
Susan Williams, California, Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Joyce Xu, Nationwide, Capital Markets: Derivatives
Jennifer Yount, Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Art Zwickel, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Litigation Department Individual Rankings

Steven Marenberg - Media & Entertainment: Litigation – California
Kenneth Breen, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Yar Chaikovsky, California, Intellectual Property: Patent
Samuel Cooper, Texas, Litigation: Securities
Victoria Cundiff, New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Behnam Dayanim, Nationwide, Gaming & Licensing
John S. (Jay) Darden, Nationwide, FCPA
Timothy Dickinson, Nationwide, FCPA
Nathaniel Edmonds, Nationwide, FCPA
Scott Flicker, Nationwide, International Trade: CFIUS Experts; Nationwide, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
C. Scott Hataway, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Robert Luskin, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Nationwide, FCPA
Naveen Modi, District of Columbia, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
Joseph O'Malley, Jr., New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
Mark Pollack, Illinois, Litigation: General Commercial
Joseph Profaizer, Nationwide, International Arbitration
Barry Sher, New York, Litigation: General Commercial
William Sullivan, California, Litigation: Securities
Sheila Sundvall, Nationwide, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Robert Unikel, Illinois, Intellectual Property
Bruce Wexler, New York, Intellectual Property: Patent

Real Estate Department Individual Rankings

Martin Edelman, New York, Real Estate
Philip Feder, Southern California, Real Estate
Lauren Giovannone, Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
David Hamsher, Northern California, Real Estate
Gordon Hart, California, Environment
Rick Kirkbride, Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Eric Landau, New York, Real Estate
Thomas Mounteer, District of Columbia, Environment: Mainly Transactional
Peter Olsen, New York, Real Estate
Deborah Schmall, California, Environment
Ted Smith III, Georgia, Real Estate
Gregory Spitzer, Illinois, Real Estate
Alan Weakland, Southern California, Real Estate
Peter Weiner, California, Environment
Robert Wertheimer, New York, Real Estate

Employment Department Individual Rankings

Leslie Abbott, California, Labor & Employment
Nancy Abell, California, Labor & Employment
Elena Baca, California, Labor & Employment
Marc Bernstein, New York, Labor & Employment
Barbara Brown, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Paul Cane, California, Labor & Employment
Paul Grossman, California, Labor & Employment
Stephen Harris, Los Angeles & Surrounds, Employee Benefits & Executive
Compensation
Eric Keller, District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Emily Pidot, New York, Labor & Employment
Patrick Shea, New York, Labor & Employment
Kirby Wilcox, California, Labor & Employment
Ken Willner, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Jeffrey Wohl, California, Labor & Employment

Tax Department Individual Rankings

Gregory Nelson, Texas, Tax
Douglas Schaaf, Southern California, Tax
Ziemowit (Jim) Smulkowski, Illinois, Tax
Thomas Wisialowski, Northern California, Tax

Please learn more about Paul Hastings’ rankings in Chambers USA 2020 here:

http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/firm/25003/paul-hastings.

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