New York, NY – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice was recognized as one of Law360’s 2014 Practice Groups of the Year, which honors firms that stand out for their preeminent work in the sector. Law360 called the practice “a go-to group for individuals and entities facing high-stakes probes and claims by the U.S. Department of Justice, federal agencies, and other litigants.”
A related profile article in Law360 noted that the firm “delivered clients critical victories in 2014.” Sensitive to the fact the practice has success stories that are never made public, Law360 added “the best measure of Paul Hastings' white collar practitioners is not simply in the trials they’ve won or the favorable settlements they’ve reached, but in the matters that never become public.” The article also focused on the firm’s public successes, including the firm’s trial victory over the SEC in the Manouch Moshayed insider trading case and role in securing a deferred prosecution agreement in a high profile matter for a UCLA professor.
The article also discussed the growth of the practice in 2014. In the article, Kenneth Breen, chair of Paul Hastings' Investigations and White Collar Defense practice, notes that the group has been in “a continuous expansion mode” as it looks to meet the demands of an increasingly globalized and coordinated approach that authorities are taking in their investigations and enforcement activity, whether it is about possible manipulation of foreign currency rates, foreign bribery or the theft of trade secrets. “The continued globalization of the white collar practice has motivated us to bulk up so we can address all of our clients’ and prospective clients’ [needs] around the world,” said Breen. The article featured the recent additions of Gary Giampetruzzi, Amy Carpenter-Holmes, Michael Levy, Paul Monnin, Michael Spafford, and Eric Sussman.
Law360 selected its winners based on the significance of the investigations and cases worked on, the size and complexity of those investigations and cases, and the number of such investigations and cases.
The firm’s Real Estate practice was also selected as a Practice Group of the Year.
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