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Corporate Partner Joins Paul Hastings Growing Washington Office

International Telecommunications Expert Tara Giunta Joins Firm

Washington DC  (March 21, 2005) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that Tara Giunta,  previously managing partner of the Washington D.C. office of Coudert Brothers LLP, has joined the corporate department, resident in the Washington DC office.  Ms. Giunta has extensive experience in advising domestic and international companies in all sectors of the telecommunications and technology industries.

"One of the principal strategies of the corporate department is to continue to grow our domestic and international telecommunications capabilities within the context of our global transactional practice," said Bill Schwitter, Corporate Department Chair.  "Tara's expertise and practice focus is a natural complement to our already strong telecom and media practice and will be an invaluable asset for our global clients."

Ms. Giunta has a long track record of experience on telecom and technology transactions internationally, including in key markets such as China, India, Europe and the Middle East. She has worked on transactional and regulatory/compliance issues, including internal investigations, matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), technology transfer and export compliance, and compliance with other federal programs, such as the Federal Communications Commission's "e-rate" program. She advises on market penetration, regulatory compliance and implementation issues facing telecom and technology clients moving into new markets. Ms. Giunta is also involved in client matters relating to EU competition, data protection and regulatory oversight by international and domestic governmental agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission.

Paul Hastings Telecommunications Practice Group: The 60 lawyers in Paul Hastings Telecommunications Practice Group offer unsurpassed experience and knowledge regarding the challenges brought about by the evolution in the wired and wireless telecommunications, high-tech and media industries.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is an international law firm, representing Fortune 500 companies with more than 1,000 attorneys located in 15 offices: Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Stamford, Tokyo and Washington, DC.