Paul Hastings Lands Top Rankings in Legal 500 United States 2015

June 04, 2015

New York - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that 42 of the firm’s practice areas were recognized in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a leading independent legal referral guide.

Additionally, the firm has been shortlisted for The Legal 500 United States Awards in three categories: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Private Equity Buyouts, and Real Estate. According to Legal 500, the awards are “based on the opinions of the 250,000 in-house lawyers” Legal 500 contacts throughout the year, and the comprehensive research Legal 500 conducts to compile their rankings.

Paul Hastings practices were ranked in the following areas:


“Paul Hastings LLP is ‘an excellent firm to do business with’ and … has ‘a deep and growing bench that is excellent at executing deals.’” - The Legal 500

  • Finance > Bank lending (including other sources of financing)
  • Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings
  • Finance > Capital markets: global offerings
  • Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
  • Finance > Corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)
  • Finance > Financial services: regulatory
  • Industry focus > Energy: regulatory
  • Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative
  • Industry focus > Energy: transactions
  • Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds
  • Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered funds
  • Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds
  • M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
  • M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts
  • Media, technology and telecoms > Technology: transactions
  • Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
  • Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Leading Lawyers

Eric Dodson Greenberg: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Michael Rosella: Mutual/registered funds


Labor and Employment

“Paul Hastings LLP fields ‘a team of superstars’ and is a ‘great class action firm.’” - The Legal 500

  • Labor and employment > Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Labor and employment > ERISA litigation
  • Labor and employment > Labor and employment litigation
  • Labor and employment > Labor-management relations 
  • Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling

Leading Lawyers

Nancy Abell: Labor and employment litigation; Workplace and employment counseling

Barbara Brown: Labor and employment litigation



“‘Dynamic and hungry’, Paul Hastings LLP has ‘a commitment to winning.’” - The Legal 500

  • Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions
  • Finance > Financial services: litigation
  • Intellectual property > Patent litigation: full coverage
  • Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation
  • Litigation > Commercial litigation
  • Litigation > Securities: shareholder litigation
  • Litigation > Supreme Court and appellate
  • Litigation > Trade secrets
  • Litigation > White-collar criminal defense
  • M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: litigation: defense
  • Media, technology and telecoms > Technology: data protection and privacy

Leading Lawyers

Victoria Cundiff: Trade secrets

Robert Sherman: Trademarks: litigation


Real Estate

“‘One of the best firms for real estate in the US,’ Paul Hastings LLP … ‘is extremely knowledgeable’; its ‘advice is first rate, the level of risk mitigation is understood and its ability to close is perfect.’”- The Legal 500

  • Industry focus > Environment: transactional and regulatory
  • Real estate and construction > Land use/zoning
  • Real estate and construction > Real estate
  • Real estate and construction > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Leading Lawyer

Philip Feder: Real estate



“Paul Hastings LLP’s ‘knowledgeable and excellent team’ provides tax-related support to a diverse range of matters.” - The Legal 500

  • Tax > Domestic tax
  • Tax > International tax

Leading Lawyers

Alexander Lee: Domestic tax

Douglas Schaaf: Domestic tax

Please find more information on Paul Hastings rankings in The Legal 500 United States here:

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.