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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:

Finance:
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

Litigation:
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

Tax:
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

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.