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Paul Hastings Bolsters Global Corporate Practice with Addition of Scott Joachim

January 03, 2007

Paul Hastings Bolsters Global Corporate Practice with Addition of Scott Joachim

New York, NY (January 3, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Scott Joachim has joined the firm's Corporate Department as Of Counsel, resident in the Palo Alto office.  Mr. Joachim's practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity  and capital markets transactions. 

"Paul Hastings is committed to attracting top talent in key areas such as M&A," said Carl Sanchez, Chair of the firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.  "The recent surge in M&A activity has created a demand for transactional expertise and knowledge in all areas of law that come into play in a complex deal.  The addition of Scott will enhance our ability to further serve our clients and strengthen our capabilities, particularly in the Bay area."

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Joachim was a partner in the Business and Finance Department at Drinker Biddle & Reath and head of the firm's West Coast-based corporate practice.  He has represented purchasers and sellers in a variety of acquisition and divestiture transactions involving both public and private companies in industries that range from software and hardware, communications, biotechnology and life sciences, manufacturing and retail.  Mr. Joachim has substantial experience counseling  investors, entrepreneurs and emerging companies in venture capital financings and other private placements.  He regularly advises various emerging technology companies.  In addition, Mr. Joachim has substantial experience representing underwriters, placement agents, selling stockholders and issuers in a variety of public offerings of equity and debt. 

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies 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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