Paul Hastings Bolsters Growing London Office With Addition of Private Equity Lawyer Michelle English

November 26, 2007

Paul Hastings Bolsters Growing London Office With Addition of Private Equity Lawyer Michelle English

London (November 26, 2007) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle English, previously with Kirkland & Ellis, as a partner in the Private Equity Practice, resident in the London office. Michelle’s practice focuses on cross-border leveraged buyouts and venture capital investments.

In addition, Michelle advises private equity portfolio companies in complex re-financings, multi-jurisdictional management equity programs, European high yield debt offerings, and ongoing corporate matters. Moreover, she has advised other European corporate clients on U.S. securities law matters and U.S.-bound acquisitions.

“Paul Hastings Global Private Equity practice is a targeted area of growth for the Firm, said William Kirsch, Chair of Paul Hastings’ Private Equity Practice. “Michelle’s arrival will allow for the further development of our practice in London and adds significantly to our ability to offer cross-border private equity capabilities throughout Europe.”

“Over the past year we have added a number of leading lawyers to the London office who add breadth and depth to our transactional expertise and complement the existing capabilities of our Pan European practice,” said Mark Eagan, London Office Chair. “Michelle’s experience and expertise will allow us to continue to build out our platform in Europe.”

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,200 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 capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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