Paul Hastings Excels in Chambers USA 2011 Guide

June 10, 2011

New York, NY (June 10, 2011) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chambers USA has named 102 lawyers and 41 practice areas to its 2011 list of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.

Paul Hastings practice areas and individual lawyers were ranked in the following categories and locations:




Capital Markets: REITs
Lawyer recognized: Michael Zuppone


Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded


ERISA Litigation


Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)


Lawyer recognized: Michael Lindsey


International Arbitration
Lawyers recognized: Christopher Dugan, Joseph Profaizer


Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Lawyer recognized: Joshua Sternoff


Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Lawyers recognized: David Hearth, Domenick Pugliese, Michael Rosella


Labor & Employment


Leisure & Hospitality
Lawyers recognized: Lauren Giovannone, Rick Kirkbride




Banking & Finance
Lawyers recognized: Katherine Bell, Peter Burke, John Hilson, Jennifer Yount


Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
Lawyer recognized: Jeffrey Hartlin


Corporate/M&A: Southern California
Lawyers recognized: Robert Miller, Carl Sanchez


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Lawyer recognized: Ethan Lipsig


Lawyers recognized: Gordon Hart, Deborah Schmall, Peter Weiner


Lawyers recognized: Paul Gomez, James Owens, Gayl Westendorf


Intellectual Property


Labor & Employment
Lawyers recognized: Nancy Abell, Elena Baca, Paul Cane, Paul Grossman, Bradford Newman, Kirby Wilcox, Jeffrey Wohl


Litigation: General Commercial
Lawyer recognized: John Reding


Real Estate
Lawyers recognized: Charles Thornton, Alan Weakland


Lawyers recognized: Nancy Iredale, Alexander Lee, Douglas Schaaf, Thomas Wisialowski


District of Columbia


Intellectual Property
Lawyer recognized: Allan Soobert


Labor & Employment
Lawyer recognized: Barbara Brown, Neal Mollen, Ken Willner


Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory
Lawyers recognized: Tara Giunta, Eric Greenberg




Banking & Finance
Lawyer recognized: Chris Molen


Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Lawyer recognized: Chris Daniel


Lawyer recognized: Jesse Austin


Lawyers recognized: Tinley Anderson III, Erik Belenky, Walter Jospin, Frank Layson, Elizabeth Noe, Rey Pascual


Labor & Employment
Lawyers recognized: Leslie Dent, Geoff Weirich, Weyman Johnson, John Wymer


Litigation: General Commercial
Lawyers recognized: Allen Maines, John Parker


Lawyer recognized: Phil Marzetti




Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Lawyers recognized: Amit Mehta, Paul Quinn, Brian Richards


Labor & Employment


Real Estate
Lawyers recognized: Daniel Perlman, Gregory Spitzer


New York


Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded


Intellectual Property: Patent
Lawyers recognized: Gerald Flattmann, Joseph OMalley, Bruce Wexler


Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Lawyers recognized: Victoria Cundiff, Robert Sherman


Labor & Employment
Lawyers recognized: Allan Bloom, Erika Collins, Zachary Fasman, Patrick Shea


Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded


Real Estate: Mainly Dirt


Technology & Outsourcing
Lawyer recognized: David Klein


In addition to the above, the following lawyers were individually ranked:




Timothy Callahan, Projects


William DeGrandis, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)


Timothy Dickinson, International Trade: FCPA Experts


Gerald Flattmann, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation


John Hilson, Banking & Finance


Stephen Kinnaird, Appellate Law


Ethan Lipsig, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation




Jeff Randall, Intellectual Property: Patent


William Simpson, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity


William Sullivan, Litigation: Securities


Peter Weiner, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation


District of Columbia


Kirby Behre, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Michael Cohen, Antitrust


Thomas Mounteer, Environment




Charles Sharbaugh, Real Estate




Louis Hernandez, Banking & Finance


Thaddeus Malik, Corporate/M&A


New York


Kenneth Breen, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Luc Despins, Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Martin Edelman, Real Estate


David Freeman, Environment


Jesse Hiney, Environment


Douglas Koff, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Eric Landau, Real Estate


Barry Sher, Litigation: General Commercial


Robert Wertheimer, Real Estate


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