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Paul Hastings Continues to Grow Leveraged Finance Practice with Addition of Leading Finance Partner in New York

July 06, 2011

New York, NY (July 6, 2011)- Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Michael Michetti has joined the Leveraged Finance practice in New York. Mr. Michetti, previously with Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, is a leading finance partner who advises numerous global banks on both bank lending and high-yield bond transactions.

We are continuing to expand our Leveraged Finance practice to help clients with increasingly complex transactions, said William Schwitter, chair of the Leveraged Finance practice. Mike is widely recognized as a go-to leveraged finance lawyer and his experience on large and complex transactions will allow us to better serve our clients, he added.

This is a great opportunity for me to offer my clients access to the global network and broad practice mix at Paul Hastings, said Mr. Michetti.

Mr. Michettis practice is principally focused on leveraged financings for acquisitions, recapitalizations and going private transactions. His clients include leading investment banking firms and commercial banks. Mr. Michetti has represented lead arrangers, underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents in syndicated loans, public and private high-yield offerings and secured bank loans across an array of industries. He has also represented broker dealers in numerous matters, including dealer manager engagements, in consent solicitations and tender and exchange offer transactions.

Mr. Michettis arrival follows the addition of Rich Farley, who joined the Leveraged Finance practice in June.

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.