Paul Hastings Lands Top Rankings in Legal 500 United States 2015

June 04, 2015

New York - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that 42 of the firm’s practice areas were recognized in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a leading independent legal referral guide.

Additionally, the firm has been shortlisted for The Legal 500 United States Awards in three categories: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Private Equity Buyouts, and Real Estate. According to Legal 500, the awards are “based on the opinions of the 250,000 in-house lawyers” Legal 500 contacts throughout the year, and the comprehensive research Legal 500 conducts to compile their rankings.

Paul Hastings practices were ranked in the following areas:


“Paul Hastings LLP is ‘an excellent firm to do business with’ and … has ‘a deep and growing bench that is excellent at executing deals.’” - The Legal 500

  • Finance > Bank lending (including other sources of financing)

  • Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

  • Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

  • Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

  • Finance > Corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)

  • Finance > Financial services: regulatory

  • Industry focus > Energy: regulatory

  • Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative

  • Industry focus > Energy: transactions

  • Investment fund formation and management > Alternative/hedge funds

  • Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered funds

  • Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds

  • M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

  • M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

  • Media, technology and telecoms > Technology: transactions

  • Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

  • Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Leading Lawyers

Eric Dodson Greenberg: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Michael Rosella: Mutual/registered funds

Labor and Employment

“Paul Hastings LLP fields ‘a team of superstars’ and is a ‘great class action firm.’” - The Legal 500

  • Labor and employment > Employee benefits and executive compensation

  • Labor and employment > ERISA litigation

  • Labor and employment > Labor and employment litigation

  • Labor and employment > Labor-management relations 

  • Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling

Leading Lawyers

Nancy Abell: Labor and employment litigation; Workplace and employment counseling

Barbara Brown: Labor and employment litigation


“‘Dynamic and hungry’, Paul Hastings LLP has ‘a commitment to winning.’” - The Legal 500

  • Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions

  • Finance > Financial services: litigation

  • Intellectual property > Patent litigation: full coverage

  • Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

  • Litigation > Commercial litigation

  • Litigation > Securities: shareholder litigation

  • Litigation > Supreme Court and appellate

  • Litigation > Trade secrets

  • Litigation > White-collar criminal defense

  • M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: litigation: defense

  • Media, technology and telecoms > Technology: data protection and privacy

Leading Lawyers

Victoria Cundiff: Trade secrets

Robert Sherman: Trademarks: litigation

Real Estate

“‘One of the best firms for real estate in the US,’ Paul Hastings LLP … ‘is extremely knowledgeable’; its ‘advice is first rate, the level of risk mitigation is understood and its ability to close is perfect.’”- The Legal 500

  • Industry focus > Environment: transactional and regulatory

  • Real estate and construction > Land use/zoning

  • Real estate and construction > Real estate

  • Real estate and construction > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Leading Lawyer

Philip Feder: Real estate


“Paul Hastings LLP’s ‘knowledgeable and excellent team’ provides tax-related support to a diverse range of matters.” - The Legal 500

  • Tax > Domestic tax

  • Tax > International tax

Leading Lawyers

Alexander Lee: Domestic tax

Douglas Schaaf: Domestic tax

Please find more information on Paul Hastings rankings in The Legal 500 United States here: http://www.legal500.com/firms/50768-paul-hastings-llp/50682-new-york

Paul Hastings is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Through a collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to client service, the professionals of Paul Hastings deliver innovative solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Get In Touch With Us

Contact Us