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Paul Hastings Recognized as a 2011 Best Law Firm for Women

September 14, 2011

New York, NY - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm has been recognized by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Flex-Time Lawyers as one of the best law firms for women, which will be featured in Working Mother magazine. This distinction follows the firms receipt of Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for integrating women in top leadership positions and compensating them well.

Paul Hastings is committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of women, said Jennifer Owens, director of the Working Mother Research Institute. We are proud to recognize them for their efforts in paving the way for diversification and womens professional advancement, she added.

Our recognition as a 2011 Best Law Firm for Women, together with our distinction from WILEF for integrating women in senior leadership, highlight our dedication to advancing women, said Elizabeth Noe, chair of the Corporate practice at Paul Hastings.

At Paul Hastings, 40 percent of practice chairs globally are women. The firm maintains high standards in leadership diversity, with women comprising nearly 30 percent of firm management positions. The firm is recognized as a firm of choice for law firm management and leadership, with female lawyers serving as office chairs, practice group leaders, policy committee members, and committee chairs. American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine recently recognized Paul Hastings as having the highest percentage of women partners among the labor and employment practices at large law firms, and Paul Hastings has female attorneys serving as the global chairs of both the Employment and Corporate practices. Please find more information about the firms womens initiatives here.

Paul Hastings and the 50 Best Law Firms for Women will be featured in the fall 2011 issue of NAFE magazine and are profiled at nafe.com, www.workingmother.com and http://www.flextimelawyers.com/best.asp.

The 2011 Best Law Firms for Women application was developed in a partnership between Working Mother Media and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Firms with at least 50 lawyers were eligible to apply and answered detailed questions about the issues that are most important to the retention and promotion of female lawyers. The 50 winning firms were selected based on workforce profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership, compensation, advancement and retention of women.

Paul Hastings 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.