Paul Hastings Named One Of Top Five Law Firms For Mutual Funds In 2004

April 05, 2005

The American Lawyer "Corporate Scorecard" Ranks Top U.S. Corporate Practices

New York (April 5, 2005) - - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that The American Lawyer has named the firm one of the top five U.S. law firms for mutual fund representation in 2004, ranked by net assets of fund clients.  This marks the XX consecutive year that Paul Hastings has been included among the top five law firms in this category, which is part of The American Lawyer’s "Corporate Scorecard," the publication’s annual ranking of the top transactional practices in the country.

"We are proud to be recognized by The American Lawyer for our leadership in the mutual fund industry," said Michael Rosella, Chair of Paul Hastings’ Investment Management Practice.  "Along with the continued evolution of the investment management regulatory landscape has come a host of complex compliance issues that mutual fund firms and fund boards must confront.  We continue to partner with our clients to ensure that the mutual fund industry, a vital area of the financial services sector, provides a solid platform for supporting strong investor confidence."

The Paul Hastings Investment Management Practice provides legal counsel to investment management companies with regard to mutual funds, closed ended funds, unit investment trusts ("UITs"), private investment funds, investment advisory services and broker-dealer/product distribution issues.

The Paul Hastings Investment Management team is comprised of partners Julie Allecta, Robert E. Carlson, Michael Glazer, David Hearth, Mitchell Nichter and Michael Rosella.

The American Lawyer's "Corporate Scorecard" tracks the transactional practices of leading law firms by ranking firms within a series of corporate finance subspecialties.  In addition to mutual funds, the subspecialties ranked by The American Lawyer include Mergers & Acquisitions, Private equity/LBOs, Equities, Corporate Debt, Asset- and Mortgage-Backed Securities, Municipal Bonds, Project Finance, REITs and Bankruptcy.

Paul Hastings Corporate Department:   Paul Hastings has 350 corporate attorneys located in 15 global offices.  The Corporate Department acts as counsel to public and private companies, financial institutions, investment funds and private investors.  The Corporate Department represents these clients in all aspects of their business including mergers and acquisitions, financings, cross-border transactions, leveraged buyouts, and general corporate work. 

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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