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Paul Hastings Continues Leveraged Finance Expansion with Addition of Another Prominent Partner

August 23, 2011

New York, NY - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that

has joined the Leveraged Finance practice in New York. Mr. Baker, previously with Shearman & Sterling LLP, is a prominent leveraged finance lawyer with extensive bank lending experience. His arrival follows the addition of leveraged finance partners and , who joined in July and June, respectively.

Michaels hire marks another important step in our strategy to build a top-tier leveraged finance group in New York and throughout our global network, said

, chair of the Leveraged Finance practice. His experience in bank lending complements our existing global finance capabilities and together with the recent additions of Mike Michetti and Rich Farley, means we can advise clients on their most complex transactions, he added.

Our recent leveraged finance expansion illustrates our commitment to delivering clients superior finance expertise, said

, chair of the Corporate practice. We are excited to be welcoming Michael at this critical stage in our growth, she added.

Mr. Bakers practice is focused on representing senior lenders, subordinated lenders and borrowers in connection with domestic and international acquisition and leveraged buyout financings, workouts, debt restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings, structured financings and intercreditor issues, with a special emphasis on Canadian-US cross-border and global financing transactions.

Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with offices in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We provide innovative legal solutions to financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Please visit www.paulhastings.com for more information.

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