Paul Hastings Soars in 2011 Edition of Legal 500 US

New York, NY (June 1, 2011) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that 89 lawyers and 27 practice areas have been named to the 2011 edition of Legal 500 US, a leading independent legal referral guide.

Paul Hastings practice areas and lawyers were recognized in the following categories:


Brilliant, practical, and extremely hardworking

Capital markets: equity offerings
Lawyers recognized: Jeffrey Hartlin, William Schwitter, Michael Zuppone

Corporate restructuring
Lawyers recognized: Luc Despins, Leslie Plaskon

Financial services: regulatory
Lawyers recognized: V. Gerard Comizio, Chris Daniel

Industry Focus: Healthcare

Represents health systems and medical centers in M&A and commercial negotiations

Healthcare and life sciences
Lawyer recognized: Gayl Westendorf

Intellectual Property

A first-rate level of servicevery responsive and communicative

Patent litigation: full coverage
Lawyers recognized: Gerald Flattmann, Robert Masters, Joseph OMalley, Jeffrey Randall, Melanie Rupert, Christine Willgoos

Trademarks: litigation
Lawyer recognized: Robert Sherman

Investment fund formation and management

The firms global capability is a particularly big draw

Alternative/hedge funds
Lawyers recognized: Mitchell Nichter, Michael Rosella

Mutual/registered funds
Lawyer recognized: Domenick Pugliese

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Lawyer recognized: Michael Zuppone

Labor and employment

Highly intelligent, experienced, organized and dedicated to representing clients

Labor and employment litigation
Lawyers recognized: Nancy Abell, Leslie Abbott, Elena Baca, Barbara Brown, Stephen Berry, Jeffrey Grube, Kirby Wilcox, Bradford Newman

Workplace and employment counseling
Lawyers recognized: Marc Bernstein, Kevin Connelly, Rachel Cowen, Michael Sheehan


Extremely knowledgeable, business-savvy and customer focused

International arbitration
Lawyers recognized: Christopher Dugan, Joseph Profaizer

Securities: shareholder litigation
Lawyer recognized: William Sullivan

Supreme Court and appellate
Lawyers recognized: Paul Cane, Stephen Kinnaird

Trade secrets
Lawyers recognized: Victoria Cundiff, Bradford Newman

Media, technology and telecoms

Knowledgeable and responsive

Technology: outsourcing
Lawyer recognized: David Klein

Technology: transactions
Lawyers recognized: David Klein, Jane Song

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Lawyers recognized: Carl Northrop, Tara Giunta, Stephen Kinnaird

Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Lawyers recognized: Tara Giunta, Carl Northrop

Mergers, acquisitions and buyouts

Client service is outstanding. It has the ability to handle the complexity of a deal and drive towards a closing.

Lawyers recognized: Kirby Behre, Michael Cohen, Ham Loeb

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
Lawyers recognized: Erik Belenky, Frank Layson, Thaddeus Malik, Reinaldo Pascual, Carl Sanchez, Jill Sheiman, Elizabeth Noe

Private equity buyouts
Lawyers recognized: Robert Miller, Paul Quinn, William Simpson

Real estate and construction

Provides an insightful, diligent and creative servicesecond to none in real estate.

Land use/zoning

Real estate
Lawyers recognized: Bruce DePaola, Martin Edelman, Philip Feder, Robert Keane, Rick Kirkbride, Peter Olsen, Daniel Perlman, Bradley Ritter, Charles Sharbaugh, Ted Smith, Gregory Spitzer, Robert Wertheimer


Broad and deep knowledge with timely and quality advice which allows for quick and accurate decision making

Domestic Tax: East Coast
Lawyers recognized: Phil Marzetti, Joseph Opich, Andrew Short

Domestic tax: West Coast
Lawyers recognized: Nancy Iredale, Alexander Lee, Douglas Schaaf, Thomas Wisialowski

Lawyers recognized: Joseph Kim, Alexander Lee, Andrew Short

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