Paul Hastings Named Global Management Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

May 04, 2007

Paul Hastings Named Global Management Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

New York, NY (May 4, 2007) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), whose top-ranked global employment law department is best known for successfully defending employers in high-stakes employment cases, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named the Global Management Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2007 edition. This marks the second consecutive year that Paul Hastings has been recognized with the award.              

"This award acknowledges the strength of our global employment practice, and underscores its preeminence in providing cutting-edge employment law expertise to our clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia," said Nancy Abell, chair of the firm's Employment Law Department. "It is also a tribute to the dedication and professionalism of an extraordinary team of attorneys and other professionals who have established themselves among the best in handling employment and labor law matters for the world's prominent employers."

Paul Hastings lawyers featured in the Labour & Employment chapter of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2007 include partners Nancy L. Abell, Christopher Barreca, Barbara Brown, Paul Cane Jr., Zachary D. Fasman, Paul Grossman, Geoff Weirich, Kirby C. Wilcox and John F. Wymer, III. These attorneys, as well as partners Erika Collins and Christopher Walter, will also be recognized in the forthcoming edition of Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2007 - Labour and Employment, set to be published in June 2007.

The awards were based on independent research and peer review, including feedback received in the ongoing research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in their favor. Who's Who Legal examined thousands of nominations it received from clients and private practice professionals to identify the preeminent lawyers and firms in each of the 27 practice areas covered in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2007, a compendium edition of all the individual
Who's Who Legal publications.

About 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 and 2007 by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. Chambers USA 2006 described the practice as "'the best of the best'" - "'the gold standard.'" 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 31 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 world'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 1,200 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 www.paulhastings.com.

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