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Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2014

New York - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that  Chambers and Partners, a publisher of leading guides to the legal profession, shortlisted the firm’s Finance and Employment practices for its “Award for Excellence.” According to Chambers, the awards reflect a law firm's pre-eminence in key practice areas and notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service.

In addition, Chambers USA 2014: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, named 42 of the firm’s practice areas and 107 lawyers to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.

Paul Hastings practices and lawyers were ranked in the following categories:

Corporate Practice Rankings

Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Nationwide, Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation, Banking (Compliance)
Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Nationwide, Private Equity: Buyouts
New York, Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
New York, Latin American Investment
California, Banking & Finance
California, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity 
California, Healthcare
Southern California, Corporate/M&A
Georgia, Banking & Finance
Georgia, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Georgia, Corporate, M&A
Illinois, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Employment Practice Rankings

Nationwide, ERISA Litigation
Nationwide, Labor & Employment
New York, Labor & Employment
California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
California, Labor & Employment
District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Georgia, Labor & Employment 

Litigation Practice Rankings

Nationwide, FCPA
Nationwide, International Arbitration
New York, International Property: Patent
New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
New York, Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
California, Antitrust
California, Litigation: Securities
California, Litigation: General Commercial
District of Columbia, Antitrust
District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations 
Georgia, Intellectual Property

Real Estate Practice Rankings

Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Nationwide, Real Estate
New York, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
California, Environment
California, Real Estate
Illinois, Real Estate

Tax Practice Rankings

Nationwide Tax: Corporate & Finance
California, Tax
Georgia, Tax

Lawyer Rankings

There were 107 individual rankings in 2014.   

Corporate Lawyer Rankings

Michael Baker, Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Katherine Bell, California, Banking & Finance
Peter Burke, California, Banking & Finance
Timothy Callahan, Nationwide, Projects
Cynthia Cohen, California, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Gerard Comizio, Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
Chris Daniel, Georgia, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
William DeGrandis, Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Luc Despins, Nationwide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and New York, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Michael Fitzgerald, New York, Latin American Investment
Paul Gomez, California, Healthcare
Eric Dodson Greenberg, District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
David Hearth, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Louis Hernandez, Illinois, Banking & Finance
Jennifer Hildebrandt, California, Banking & Finance
John Hilson, California, Banking & Finance and Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Walter Jospin, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Leslie Kersey, New York, Corporate/M&A
Thaddeus Malik, Illinois, Corporate/M&A
Taisa Markus, New York, Latin American Investment
Amit Mehta, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Michael Michetti, Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Robert Miller, Southern California, Corporate/M&A
Elizabeth Noe, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
James Owens, California, Healthcare
Rey Pascual, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Domenick Pugliese, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Paul Quinn, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Brian Richards, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Michael Rosella, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Carl Sanchez, Southern California, Corporate/M&A
William Simpson, California, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Craig Smith, Georgia, Healthcare
Joshua Sternoff, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Phillip Street, Georgia, Healthcare
Beni Surpin, California, IT & Outsourcing
Paris Theofanidis, Texas, Banking & Finance
Jennifer Yount, California, Banking & Finance
Michael Zuppone, Nationwide, REITs

Employment Lawyer Rankings

Nancy Abell, California, Labor & Employment
Elena Baca, California, Labor & Employment
Barbara Brown, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Paul Cane, California, Labor & Employment
Leslie Dent, Georgia, Labor & Employment
Paul Grossman, California, Labor & Employment
Stephen Harris, California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Eric Keller, District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Ethan Lipsig, California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Nationwide Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Neal Mollen, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Bradford Newman, California, Labor & Employment
Patrick Shea, New York, Labor & Employment
Stephen Sonnenberg, New York, Labor & Employment
Geoff Weirich, Georgia, Labor & Employment
Kirby Wilcox, California, Labor & Employment
Ken Willner, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Jeffrey Wohl, California, Labor & Employment

Litigation Lawyer Rankings

Kirby Behre, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Kenneth Breen, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Thomas Brown, California, Antitrust
Amy Carpenter-Holmes, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations 
Michael Cohen, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Samuel Cooper, Texas, Litigation: Securities
Victoria Cundiff, New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Behnam Dayanim, Nationwide, Gaming & Licensing
Timothy Dickinson, Nationwide, FCPA
Gerald Flattmann, Nationwide, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation and New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
Douglas Flaum, New York, Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Securities
Tara Giunta, District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Scott Hataway, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Holly House, California, Antitrust
Stephen Kinnaird, Nationwide, Appellate Law
Douglas Koff, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Michael Levy, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Robin McGrath, Georgia, Intellectual Property
MJ Moltenbrey, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Joseph O'Malley Jr., New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
Steven Park, Georgia, Intellectual Property
Joseph Profaizer, Nationwide, International Arbitration
Jeff Randall, California, Intellectual Property: Patent
Barry Sher, New York, Litigation: General Commercial and Litigation: Securities
Robert Sherman, New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Michael Spafford, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
William Sullivan, California, Litigation: Securities
Sheila Sundvall, Nationwide, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Bruce Wexler, New York, Intellectual Property: Patent

Real Estate Lawyer Rankings

Martin Edelman, New York, Real Estate
Philip Feder, California, Real Estate
Lauren Giovannone, Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Gordon Hart, California, Environment
Eric Landau, New York, Real Estate
Rick Kirkbride, Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Tom Mounteer, District of Columbia, Environment: Mainly Transactional
Peter Olsen, New York, Real Estate
Kevin Poloncarz, California, Environment
Deborah Schmall, California, Environment
Ted Smith, Georgia, Real Estate
Gregory Spitzer, Illinois, Real Estate
Charles Thornton, California, Real Estate
Alan Weakland, California, Real Estate
Peter Weiner, California, Environment and Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation
Robert Wertheimer, New York, Real Estate

Tax Lawyer Rankings

Nancy Iredale, California, Tax
Alexander Lee, California, Tax
Phil Marzetti, Georgia, Tax
Gregory Nelson, Texas, Tax
Douglas Schaaf, California, Tax
Thomas Wisialowski, California, Tax

Please find more information on Paul Hastings rankings in Chambers USA 2014 here: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/firm/25003/5

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