Paul Hastings Moves Growing Washington DC Office To New Historic Location

January 18, 2005

Firm Expands Office Capacity To Re-Developed Bowen Building As A Result of Continued Strong Growth

Washington, DC, January 19, 2005 - - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the move of its Washington office to one of D.C.’s historic landmark buildings. The move to a larger space is a direct result of the continued growth in business the office has had over the last few years.  The  firm will be moving to the historic, but newly-renovated Bowen Building, located at 875 15th Street, NW.

"More and more of our global clients are finding that decisions made in Washington have a direct impact on their business growth,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “Our Washington attorneys work hand-in-hand with their Paul Hastings counterparts in Asia and Europe to advise clients on business and legal issues, that intersect with government policy and decision-making.”
"Paul Hastings has experienced explosive growth in  Washington.  Over the last year we have strategically added 25 attorneys and are poised to add another 25 in 2005,”  said Barbara Brown, Chair of the Washington office.  “Our expansion to a larger office demonstrates our success in this market and our dedication to offering premier legal services to the leading global companies  requiring high-level legal advice in Washington.   We are eager to continue to serve our clients and the Washington community with all of the resources of an international law firm”

Paul Hastings, which is projected to have 125 attorneys located in Washington by the end of 2005, up from 100 attorneys currently, is the lead tenant in the building. The Bowen building is located at the southeast corner of 15th Street and I Street, just two blocks from The White House, Executive Branch Offices and the US Treasury.  Paul Hastings, which will occupy 112,000 square feet (out of 220,000 total), worked closely with the developer to design a building specifically tailored for a leading international law firm. These features include the conversion of retail space into office space as well as a state-of-the-art conference center with two-story ceilings, the use of innovative global conferencing technology and the addition of Paul Hastings signage in the building interior and exterior.

Paul Hastings in Washington:  The Paul Hastings Washington office is the headquarters for a number of the Firm's major national and international practice groups, including international trade and policy, telecommunications, legislative/government affairs, government investigations/corporate defense, energy law, environmental regulation. The D.C. office combines the firm’s highly capable government regulatory, legislative and international practices with full-service corporate, litigation and employment law capabilities.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is an international law firm representing Fortune 500 companies with more than 1,000 attorneys located in 15 offices: Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Stamford, Tokyo and Washington, DC.



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