Paul Hastings Excels in 2010 Edition of Legal 500 US

New York, NY (June 7, 2010) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, a leading global law firm, announced today that 61 lawyers and 24 practice areas have been named in the 2010 edition of Legal 500 US, a leading independent legal referral guide.

Paul Hastings practice areas and lawyers were recognized in the following categories:

On the up, and well spread geographically.

Corporate Restructuring
Lawyers recognized: Luc Despins, Paul Harner, Leslie Plaskon

Intellectual Property:
Prides itself on being able to work across a range of IP matters.

Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
Lawyers recognized: Joseph OMalley, Jeff Pade, Jeff Randall, Allan Soobert, Bruce Wexler

Trademarks: Litigation
Lawyers recognized: Robert Sherman

Investment Fund Formation and Management:
Delivers incredibly high quality, knowledgeable service and advice, and Approaches the client relationship as partners with a strong appreciation and understanding of the business objectives and goals of the client.

Alternative/Hedge Funds
Lawyers recognized: Mitch Nichter

Mutual Funds
Lawyers recognized: Michael Rosella, Gary Rawitz

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Lawyers recognized: Mark Schonberger, Michael Zuppone

Labor and Employment:
Exceptional professionals with deep expertise in their ideas.

Labor and Employment Litigation
Lawyers recognized: Leslie Abbott, Nancy Abell, Elena Baca, Stephen Berry, Jeffrey Grube, Heather Morgan, Bradford Newman, Kirby Wilcox

Workplace and Employment Counseling
Lawyers recognized: Nancy Abell, Al Latham, Kirby Wilcox

Extremely client-oriented and very responsive.

International Arbitration
Lawyers recognized: Christopher Dugan, Joseph Profaizer

Supreme Court and Appellate
Lawyers recognized: Paul Cane, Stephen Kinnaird

Trade Secrets
Lawyers recognized: Victoria Cundiff

Media, Technology and Telecoms:
Forward thinking, pragmatic and honest.

Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Lawyers recognized: Behnam Dayanim

Technology: Outsourcing
Lawyers recognized: David Klein

Technology: Transactions
Lawyers recognized: David Klein

Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory
Lawyers recognized: Tara Giunta, Carl Northrop

Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
Lawyers recognized: Tara Giunta, Carl Northrop

Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts:
Impresses clients with its global coverage and ability to advise on virtually any industry.

M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-$999m)
Lawyers recognized: Robert Miller, Carl Sanchez

Private Equity Buyouts
Lawyers recognized: Robert Miller, William Simpson

Real Estate and Construction:
Excellent lawyers who add value to transactions from a business perspective.

Real Estate: Central
Lawyers recognized: Daniel Perlman, Brad Ritter, Gregory Spitzer

Real Estate: East Coast
Lawyers recognized: Marty Edelman, Philip Feder, David Freeman

Real estate: West Coast
Lawyers recognized: Derek Smith, Charles Thornton

Extremely well informed, creative and on point.

Domestic Tax: East Coast
Lawyers recognized: Kurt Baca, Joseph Opich, Andrew Short

Domestic Tax: West Coast
Lawyers recognized: Nancy Iredale, Alexander Lee, Douglas Schaaf, Thomas Wisialowski

International Tax
Lawyers recognized: Kurt Baca, Rob Culbertson, Alexander Lee, Andrew Short

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