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Top Appellate Specialist to Join Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C.

September 29, 2008

Top Appellate Specialist to Join Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C.

Paul Hastings Bolsters Litigation Practice with Prominent Appellate Specialist Stephen Kinnaird

Washington, D.C. (September 29, 2008) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Stephen Kinnaird, formerly of Sidley Austin LLP, has joined Paul Hastings as partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Kinnaird, an appellate specialist, will co-chair the Paul Hastings Supreme Court and appellate group.

Steves record is extremely impressive. He is an outstanding lawyer and has distinguished himself among an elite group of former U.S. Supreme Court clerks in Washington, D.C., said Jamie Wareham, Global Chair of Paul Hastings Litigation Department. Steves addition will allow us to capitalize on our existing appellate talent and to dynamically serve the complex litigation needs of the worlds largest companies.

Mr. Kinnaird is a former law clerk to Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has represented clients at the U.S. Supreme Court, courts of appeals and district courts on matters involving energy, transportation, intellectual property, antitrust, administrative, environmental, telecommunications, criminal, and constitutional law.

Mr. Kinnaird has handled cases involving the Communications Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, the Federal Power Act, the Federal Railroad Safety Act, the Federal Employers Liability Act, the Social Security Act, the Sherman and Robinson-Patman Acts, the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, CERCLA, the Patent and Trademark Acts, ERISA, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, and the Civil Rights Act; the Commerce, Due Process, and Takings Clauses; and the Seventh, Tenth, and Eleventh Amendments. He also served as a law clerk to Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Kinnaird was a management consultant in the corporate strategy practice of Booz, Allen & Hamilton before entering the legal profession. Mr. Kinnaird is a graduate of Yale University, Oxford University (which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship), and Yale Law School.

Lawyers in Paul Hastings Appellate practice brief and argue cases in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Paul Hastings regularly takes on some of the largest jury verdicts in the country, often beginning with post-trial motions and continuing through the appellate process.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP is one of the world's leading law firms, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 18 international offices. Our practice breadth enables us to deliver innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.