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Paul Hastings Continues Expansion of East Coast Employment Practice With Addition of John F. Wymer III To Atlanta Office  

November 13, 2006

Paul Hastings Continues Expansion of East Coast Employment Practice With Addition of John F. Wymer III To Atlanta Office

New York, NY (Nov. 13, 2006) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), whose top-ranked global employment law department is best known for successfully defending employers in high-stake cases, is pleased to announce that John F. Wymer III, formerly a partner at King & Spalding in Atlanta, has joined the Atlanta office as partner.

"Mr. Wymer has established himself among the elite employment law attorneys in the U.S. with a long record of jury trial victories and a significant number of successes in traditional labor matters," said Nancy Abell, Global Employment Department Chair. "His expertise will complement our nationally ranked employment practice, provide additional leadership in Atlanta as well as bolster our entire East Coast practice."

"The Atlanta business community offers tremendous opportunities for the Atlanta office of Paul Hastings," said Philip Marzetti, Atlanta Office Chair. "We continue to focus on adding key talent like Mr. Wymer to our core practices in order to further serve our clients. John's addition will further enhance the firm's ability to provide top-tier legal services in Atlanta as well as our other offices worldwide."

Mr. Wymer's practice focuses on class action litigation, employment discrimination cases, non-compete and trade secret litigation, sexual harassment claims, National Labor Relations Board matters, union representation elections, arbitrations, wage/hour disputes, benefits/ERISA litigation, and labor negotiations. His clients include Zales, Home Depot, Winn-Dixie, Lodgian, Oracle and General Electric.

Mr. Wymer is a fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment law since 1995. He was named one of Georgia's "Legal Elite" and "Top 100" lawyers by Georgia Trend magazine in 2004 and 2005.

He is also a top ranked attorney in Chambers & Partners USA 2006 America's Leading Lawyers for Business,  where industry insiders praised his "terrific speaking and teaching skills, and seasoned expertise in both traditional labor and employment matters," and clients applauded his "quick thinking, intelligence and ability to understand the business implications and the legal requirements."

Paul Hastings Employment Law Department.  Paul Hastings has one of the largest and most accomplished employment practices in the United States and abroad.  It was named "Global Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year" in 2006 by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Chambers USA 2006 gave the Atlanta Employment Law practice the highest ranking and described it as being "a leading player in class actions" that has "deep bench strength and access to top legal talent across the country." In 2006, The American Lawyer noted that "no firm has scored as many class action wins as Paul, Hastings."  Many of the Department's partners have been elected to membership in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and/or American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, and 27 are listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Through its employment law attorneys in key capital markets around the globe, Paul Hastings coordinates global employment and benefits strategies and solutions, as well as inbound and outbound immigration through its globally-acclaimed immigration practice group. The Department is frequently called upon by many of the nation's leading law firms to represent them in their employment law litigation and advice matters.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,100 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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