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Paul Hastings Continues Expansion of M&A Practice With the Addition of Rey Pascual to Atlanta Office

February 27, 2007

Paul Hastings Continues Expansion of M&A Practice With the Addition of Rey Pascual to Atlanta Office

Atlanta, GA (February 27, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Rey Pascual, previously a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, has joined the firm's mergers & acquisitions practice, resident in the Atlanta office. Mr. Pascual's practice focuses primarliy on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities and investment management.

"Expanding the breadth and depth of our M+A practice in the U.S., Europe and Asia is a key focus of Paul Hastings," said Carl Sanchez, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Chair. "The addition of Rey will enhance our platform and further expand our M+A practice capabilities in Atlanta and throughout the region."

Mr. Pascual represents public and private issuers in many types of M+A transactions. He also represents issuers, investment banking firms and venture capital investors in private and public offerings and financings and investment companies and advisers on regulatory, compliance and governance matters. Among other recognitions, Mr. Pascual has been recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" for Corporate/Mergers and Acquisition Law by prestigious Chambers USA:  America's Leading Business Lawyers, listed on Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law and recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer for Corporate Finance by Atlanta Magazine.

Mr. Pascual is a founder, director, and member of the Executive and Audit Committees of United Americas Bank, N.A., Georgia's first Hispanic-owned bank.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, on the advisory board of the Latin American Law and Business Report and on the Board of Directors of Hemisphere Inc., the private/public entity directing Atlanta's Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) initiative.

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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