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Paul Hastings One of the Top Five Most Innovative Law Firms According to Financial Times

December 08, 2014

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that for the third time in a row, the firm ranked in the top five of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America report, with a fourth place ranking in a list of the top 40 most innovative law firms in North America. The report, which was broadened this year to include Canada and Mexico, “shows fascinating signs of structural change as firms move to embrace big data, new technology and the potential for radical efficiencies, while engaging in intensive debate about how to add value for clients,” according to the Financial Times.

Paul Hastings is the only firm in the top four to score in the Legal Expertise, Business of Law, and Social Responsibility categories.

Paul Hastings was commended for:

  • A matter management system that improves efficiency and helps give predictable fee estimates to clients
  • Launching FIBRA Hipotecaria, a pioneering mortgage real estate investment trust that created an international secondary market for Mexican mortgages
  • Taking advantage of new Nasdaq private placement rules to boost renewable energy and biofuels company Gevo’s capital-raising ability
  • Using a common derivatives structure to recapitalize New York’s leading not-for-profit affordable housing lender, a first in the sector
  • Clarifying the role of federal and state courts in deciding the status of up to 60,000 immigrant children faced with deportation

In addition, Michael Fitzgerald, Lisa Chaney, Eric Schwitzer, Brian Moran and Kevin Broughel were all commended in the report for their innovative contributions.

Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Through a collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to client service, the professionals of Paul Hastings deliver innovative solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.