Paul Hastings Adds Former SEC Counsel Tom Zaccaro to Litigation Department

April 24, 2006

Paul Hastings Adds Former SEC Counsel Tom Zaccaro to Litigation Department

Securities Litigation Expert Bolsters West Coast Capabilities

Los Angeles, CA (April 24, 2006) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Tom Zaccaro, previously at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP, will join the firm’s Litigation Department, resident in the Los Angeles office. Zaccaro was previously head of litigation for the SEC Enforcement Division in the Pacific Region. His practice focuses on securities litigation, SEC and parallel investigations and on white collar defense.

“Our securities litigation practice continues to be an area of strategic importance to the Firm,” said Jamie Wareham, Global Chair of Litigation. “Tom is one of the leading SEC and DOJ lawyers in the country. His practice will complement our existing securities litigation practice and his experience fits well with client needs all across the United States, Europe, and Asia.”

Zaccaro’s practice encompasses complex civil, commercial and criminal litigation in state and federal courts. In particular, he represents corporations and their officers and directors in securities litigation, class action litigation, and SEC and criminal investigations. He also represents individuals in White Collar criminal cases, grand jury investigations, and congressional hearings. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Zaccaro served as Regional Trial Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Pacific Regional Office in Los Angeles. Tom is well known within the SEC Enforcement Division in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country.  He has also served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, as well as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section.

The Paul Hastings Litigation Department provides premier litigation services to clients facing complex legal issues in the U.S., Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.  With more than 225 lawyers in the Litigation Department, in addition to 150 litigators in the Employment Department, Paul Hastings is well positioned to handle all aspects of a client's litigation needs. Our sophisticated litigation practice covers every major practice including securities, intellectual property, class action and employment litigation, international arbitration, and white-collar crime.  The Litigation Department has an impressive track record of winning large and difficult cases.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, supports clients in all of their legal needs and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at


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