Paul Hastings Bolsters Global Projects Practice with Renewable Energy Leader Tim Callahan in Chicago

March 11, 2008

Chicago, IL

(March 11, 2008) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Tim Callahan, previously Global Chair of the Wind Energy Practice at Mayer Brown LLP, has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Projects Group, resident in the Chicago office. Mr. Callahan brings over a high profile transactional practice focusing primarily in alternative and renewable energy.

Mr. Callahan has extensive experience representing owners, developers, lenders, utilities, and contractors in all facets of the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy and other infrastructure projects. His experience includes electric wind farms, power plants, coal gasification plants, hydroelectric, biomass, bio-diesel, and other renewable facilities, gas pipelines, ethanol plants, oil refineries, and pulp and paper mills. Tim also has experience in privatization and public-private partnership arrangements.

A combination of environmental, economic and political pressures has put renewable energy at the top of the agenda for many of our clients, said John Hawkins, Chair of Paul Hastings Global Projects Practice. Tim is an exceptional individual and leading practitioner in renewable energy and his addition to our firm will substantially enhance our expertise in this booming field.

"Tim's arrival underscores the Firm's investment in Chicago by bringing on board top talent in this expanding market," said Richard Chesley, Chair of Paul Hastings Chicago Office. "Paul Hastings continues to rapidly expand its platform in Chicago, and we expect that Tim's practice will be critical not only to advance our strategy, but to further develop our Chicago presence."

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,200 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 capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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