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Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2015

New York - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chambers and Partners, a publisher of leading guides to the legal profession, shortlisted the firm’s Finance and Real Estate practices for its “Awards for Excellence.” This is the second year in a row that the firm was shortlisted in the Finance category. According to Chambers, the awards “shine a spotlight on the firms and individuals that have excelled above all others in the U.S. legal market” over the past year, highlighting achievements such as “significant new matters handled during the past 12 months, expansion into a particular practice area, or the recruitment of high-profile partners.”

In addition, Chambers USA 2015: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, named 46 of the firm’s practice areas and 117 lawyers to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.

Paul Hastings practices and lawyers were ranked in the following categories:

Practice Rankings

Corporate Practice Rankings

Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Nationwide, Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Nationwide, Private Equity: Buyouts
California, Banking & Finance
California, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
California, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
California, Corporate/M&A: Southern California
California, Healthcare
District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Georgia, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Georgia, Healthcare
Illinois, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
New York, Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
New York, Latin American Investment
Texas, Banking & Finance

Employment Practice Rankings

Nationwide, ERISA Litigation
Nationwide, Labor & Employment
California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
California, Labor & Employment
District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Georgia, Labor & Employment
New York, Labor & Employment

Litigation Practice Rankings

Nationwide, FCPA
Nationwide Securities: Litigation
California, Antitrust
California, Litigation: General Commercial
California, Litigation: Securities
District of Columbia, Antitrust
District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Georgia, Intellectual Property
New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
New York, Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Real Estate Practice Rankings

Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Nationwide, Real Estate
California, Environment
California, Real Estate
Illinois, Real Estate
New York, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Tax Practice Rankings

Nationwide, Tax: Corporate & Finance
California, Tax
Georgia, Tax

Lawyer Rankings

Corporate Lawyer Rankings

Michael Baker, Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Katherine Bell, California, Banking & Finance
Peter Burke, California, Banking & Finance
Timothy Callahan, Nationwide, Projects
Cynthia Cohen, California, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Gerard Comizio, Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
Chris Daniel, Georgia, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
William DeGrandis, Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Luc Despins, New York, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Christopher Dickerson, Illinois, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Michael Fitzgerald, New York, Latin American Investment
Eric Dodson Greenberg, District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite and District of Columbia, Media & Entertainment
David Hearth, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
David Hernand, California, Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital
Jennifer Hildebrandt, California, Banking & Finance
John Hilson, California, Banking & Finance and Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Robert Kartheiser, Nationwide, Projects and New York, Latin American Investment
Leslie Kersey, New York, Corporate/M&A
Thomas Kruger, New York, Corporate/M&A
Thaddeus Malik, Illinois, Corporate/M&A
Taisa Markus, New York, Latin American Investment
Cathleen McLaughlin, New York, Latin American Investment
Amit Mehta, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Michael Michetti, Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Robert Miller, Southern California, Corporate/M&A
Elizabeth Noe, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
James Owens, California, Healthcare
Rey Pascual, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Brian Richards, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Domenick Pugliese, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Paul Quinn, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Michael Rosella, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Carl Sanchez, Southern California, Corporate/M&A
David Shine, New York, Corporate/M&A
William Simpson, California, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity and Nationwide, Private Equity: Buyouts
Craig Smith, Georgia, Healthcare
Joshua Sternoff, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Phillip Street, Georgia, Healthcare
Paris Theofanidis, Texas, Banking & Finance
Jennifer Yount, California, Banking & Finance
Michael Zuppone, Nationwide, REITs

Employment Lawyer Rankings

Nancy Abell, California, Labor & Employment
Elena Baca, California, Labor & Employment
Barbara Brown, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Paul Cane, California, Labor & Employment
Leslie Dent, Georgia, Labor & Employment
Paul Grossman, California, Labor & Employment
Stephen Harris, California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Eric Keller, District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Ethan Lipsig, Nationwide, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Neal Mollen, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Bradford Newman, California, Labor & Employment
Mark Poerio, District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Patrick Shea, New York, Labor & Employment
Stephen Sonnenberg, New York, Labor & Employment
Geoff Weirich, Georgia, Labor & Employment
Kirby Wilcox, California, Labor & Employment
Kenneth Willner, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Jeffrey Wohl, California, Labor & Employment

Litigation Lawyer Rankings

Kenneth Breen, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Thomas Brown, California, Antitrust
Amy Carpenter-Holmes, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Yar Chaikovsky, California, Intellectual Property: Patent
Michael Cohen, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Samuel Cooper, Texas, Litigation: Securities
Victoria Cundiff, New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Behnam Dayanim, Nationwide, Gaming & Licensing
Timothy Dickinson, Nationwide, FCPA
Maria Douvas, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Gerald Flattmann, Nationwide, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation and New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
Douglas Flaum, New York, Litigation: General Commercial
Tara Giunta, District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Scott Hataway, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Holly House, California, Antitrust
Douglas Koff, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Michael Levy, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Robin McGrath, Georgia, Intellectual Property
MJ Moltenbrey, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Paul Monnin, Georgia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Thomas O'Brien, California, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Joseph O'Malley, New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
Steven Park, Georgia, Intellectual Property
Joseph Profaizer, Nationwide, International Arbitration
Jeff Randall, California, Intellectual Property: Patent
Barry Sher, New York, Litigation: General Commercial and New York, Litigation: Securities
Robert Sherman, New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Michael Spafford, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
William Sullivan, California, Litigation: Securities
Sheila Sundvall, Nationwide, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Eric Sussman, Illinois, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Bruce Wexler, New York, Intellectual Property: Patent

Real Estate Lawyer Rankings

Martin Edelman, New York, Real Estate
Philip Feder, California, Real Estate
Lauren Giovannone, Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Gordon Hart, California, Environment
Robert Keane, California, Real Estate
Rick Kirkbride, Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Eric Landau, New York, Real Estate
Tom Mounteer, District of Columbia, Environment: Mainly Transactional
Peter Olsen, New York, Real Estate
Kevin Poloncarz, California, Environment
Lisa Rushton, District of Columbia, Environment: Mainly Transactional
Deborah Schmall, California, Environment
Ted Smith, Georgia, Real Estate
Gregory Spitzer, Illinois, Real Estate
Charles Thornton, California, Real Estate
Alan Weakland, California, Real Estate and Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Peter Weiner, California, Environment and California, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation and Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality
Robert Wertheimer, New York, Real Estate


Tax Lawyer Rankings

Nancy Iredale, California, Tax
Alexander Lee, California, Tax
Phil Marzetti, Georgia, Tax
Greg Nelson, Texas, Tax
Douglas Schaaf, California, Tax
Andrew Short, New York, Tax
Thomas Wisialowski, California, Tax

Please find more information on Paul Hastings rankings in Chambers USA 2015 here: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/firm/25003/5

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