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Paul Hastings Deepens Chicago Corporate Practice with Hire of Top M&A Lawyer

June 23, 2010

Chicago, IL (June 23, 2010) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that partner, Thaddeus Malik, has joined the Mergers & Acquisitions practice in Chicago. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and securities compliance and board governance and advisory work.

The firm is delighted to welcome Thad to our corporate practice, Elizabeth Noe, chair of the Corporate practice, remarked. Thad brings a level of expertise to the table that is second to none. His experience will strengthen our Mergers & Acquisitions practice and positions us to capitalize on increased merger activity.

This addition is a testament to our commitment to bolster our regional presence, said Rick Chesley, chair of the Chicago office. The Chicago office has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. It is essential that we continue to strengthen the office to meet our clients growing and evolving needs in this important region.

Mr. Malik has a broad range of experience in corporate law with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities and venture capital financings, as well as general corporate and securities advisory matters. He has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, strategic investments and joint ventures in aerospace, publishing, software development, gaming and financial and shareholder services. Mr. Malik joins from Jenner & Block LLP, where he served as co-chair of the firms M&A practice and as a member of the Management Committee.

Along with Mr. Malik, Jill Sheiman has also joined the Chicago office as of counsel in the M&A practice. Ms. Sheiman represents public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and other complex business transactions. She also regularly counsels clients on corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance issues, and securities law compliance and disclosure issues.

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.