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Paul Hastings Welcomes Largest Summer Associates Class in Firm's History

May 17, 2007

Paul Hastings Welcomes Largest Summer Associates Class in Firm's History

New York, NY (May 17, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, announced today the arrival of 181 law students to its 2007 Summer Associate Program, the largest summer class in the Firm's history. The size of the summer class has grown 26% since last year and a remarkable 65% since 2005.

"Attracting and recruiting highly talented law students from top law schools to our Summer Associate Program is a crucial component of Paul Hastings' strategy for growth," said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. "This year we substantially increased our class size to 181 students while not compromising the exceptional quality of the summer associates in our program."

Paul Hastings' Summer Associate Program provides law school students with a wide variety of legal experiences and significant interaction with firm attorneys. Each summer associate is paired with an associate-"mentor" who helps with transition and serves as a valuable resource for the summer associate.

Over the course of the Program, summer associates have the opportunity to complete a variety of work assignments for different attorneys in a variety of practice areas. They also typically have the opportunity to attend court and depositions; observe and assist in trials, hearings and negotiations; attend client meetings, closings and other such similar activities; and generally participate in day-to-day attorney activities.

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 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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