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Paul Hastings Employment Practice Honored with Chambers ''Award for Excellence'' and Firms Leading Practices and Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA 2013

New York, NY - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm’s Employment practice was honored with an “Award for Excellence” by Chambers and Partners, a publisher of leading guides to the legal profession. According to Chambers, its awards reflect a law firm's pre-eminence in key practice areas and notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service.

“Paul Hastings is perennially counted among the elite labor and employment practices,” according to Chambers. “The firm's expansive offering includes market-leading teams on both the East and West Coasts, while multinational clients are equally keen to tap into the firm's global capabilities,” the publisher added.

In addition, Chambers USA 2013: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, named 40 of the firm’s practice areas and 110 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
Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
Nationwide, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
New York, Corporate/M&A
New York, Latin American Investment
California, Banking & Finance
California, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
California, Healthcare
Southern California, Corporate/M&A
Georgia, Banking & Finance
Georgia, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Georgia, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Illinois, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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

Litigation Practice Rankings
Nationwide, International Arbitration
New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
New York, Litigation: General Commercial
California, Antitrust
California, Litigation: General Commercial
California, Litigation: Securities
District of Columbia, Antitrust
Georgia, Litigation: General Commercial

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

Tax Practice Rankings
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
V. Gerard Comizio, Nationwide, Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)
William DeGrandis, Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
Chris Daniel, Georgia, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Luc Despins, Nationwide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and New York, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Michael Fitzgerald, New York, Latin American Investment
Paul Gomez, California, Healthcare
Eric Dodson Greenberg, District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
David Hearth, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Louis Hernandez, Illinois, Banking & Finance
Jennifer Hildebrandt, California, Banking & Finance
John Hilson, California, Banking & Finance and Nationwide, Banking & Finance
Walter Jospin, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Michael Lindsey, Nationwide, Franchising
Thaddeus Malik, Illinois, Corporate/M&A
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
Domenick Pugliese, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Paul Quinn, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Brian Richards, Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Michael Rosella, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Registered Funds
Carl Sanchez, Southern California, Corporate/M&A
William Simpson, California, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Joshua Sternoff, Nationwide, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation
Phillip Street, Georgia, Healthcare
Gayl Westendorf, California, Healthcare
Darcy White, Georgia, Corporate/M&A
Jennifer Yount, California, Banking & Finance
Michael Zuppone, Nationwide, Capital Markets: REITs

Employment Lawyer Rankings
Nancy Abell, California, Labor & Employment
Elena Baca, California, Labor & Employment
Allan Bloom, New York, Labor & Employment
Barbara Brown, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Paul Cane, California, Labor & Employment
Erika Collins, New York, Labor & Employment
Leslie Dent, Georgia, Labor & Employment
Zachary Fasman, New York, Labor & Employment
Paul Grossman, California, Labor & Employment
Stephen Harris, California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Weyman Johnson, Georgia, Labor & Employment
Eric Keller, District of Columbia, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Ethan Lipsig, California, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Nationwide, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Neal Mollen, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Bradford Newman, California, Labor & Employment
Patrick Shea, New York, Labor & Employment
Stephen Sonnenberg, New York, Labor & Employment
Geoff Weirich, Georgia, Labor & Employment
Kirby Wilcox, California, Labor & Employment
Ken Willner, District of Columbia, Labor & Employment
Jeffrey Wohl, California, Labor & Employment

Litigation Lawyer Rankings
Kirby Behre, District of Columbia, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Kenneth Breen, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Thomas Brown, California, Antitrust
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, International Trade: FCPA Experts
Gerald Flattmann, Nationwide, Life Sciences: IP/Patent Litigation and New York, Intellectual Property: Patent
Tara Giunta, District of Columbia, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
C Scott Hataway, District of Columbia, Antitrust
Holly House, California, Antitrust
Stephen Kinnaird, Nationwide, Appellate Law
Douglas Koff, New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Robin McGrath, Georgia, Intellectual Property
MJ Moltenbrey, District of Columbia, Antitrust
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
Robert Sherman, New York, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Allan Soobert, District of Columbia, Intellectual Property: Litigation
William Sullivan, California, Litigation: Securities
Sheila Sundvall, Nationwide, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
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
Eric Landau, New York, Real Estate
Rick Kirkbride, Nationwide, Leisure & Hospitality
Thomas Mounteer, District of Columbia, Environment: Mainly Transactional
Peter Olsen, New York, Real Estate
Kevin Poloncarz, California, Environment
Deborah Schmall, California, Environment
Gregory Spitzer, Illinois, Real Estate
Charles Thornton, California, Real Estate
Alan Weakland, California, Real Estate
Peter Weiner, California, Environment and California, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation
Robert Wertheimer, New York, Real Estate

Tax Lawyer Rankings
Nancy Iredale, California, Tax
Alexander Lee, California, Tax
Phil Marzetti, Georgia, Tax
Gregory Nelson, Texas, Tax
Douglas Schaaf, California, Tax
Thomas Wisialowski, California, Tax

Please find more information on Paul Hastings rankings in Chambers USA 2013 here: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/Firms/25003-98395

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