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Paul Hastings Practice Areas and Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2007

June 19, 2007

Paul Hastings Practice Areas and Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2007

37 Practice Areas and 84 Attorneys Listed in Guide

New York, NY (June 19, 2007) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has named 37 practice areas and 84 attorneys, up from 33 and 57 the previous year, among its 2007 list of the leading attorneys in the United States.

Paul Hastings practice areas and individual attorneys were ranked in the following categories and locations:

Antitrust: (Georgia)
Attorney recognized: Carl Mullis (Atlanta)

Banking & Finance: (California, Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Jesse Austin (Atlanta), Cindy Davis (Atlanta), John Hilson (Los Angeles), Chris Molen (Atlanta), Jennifer Yount (Los Angeles)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: (Georgia)
Attorney recognized: Jesse Austin (Atlanta)

Corporate/M&A: (Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Wayne Bradley (Atlanta), Walter Jospin (Atlanta), Frank Layson (Atlanta), Elizabeth Noe (Atlanta), Rey Pascual (Atlanta)

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded: (New York)

Corporate/M&A: Southern California: (California)Attorneys recognized: Robert Miller (Los Angeles), Carl Sanchez (San Diego)

Energy & Natural Resources: (New York)

Environment: (California)Attorneys recognized: Gordon Hart (San Francisco), Peter Weiner (San Francisco)

ERISA Litigation: (National)
Attorneys recognized: Ethan Lipsig (Los Angeles), Patrick Shea (Stamford)

Financial Services Regulation: Asset Management Regulation: (National)Attorney recognized: Michael Rosella (New York)

Franchising: (National)
Attorneys recognized: Richard Asbill (Atlanta), Michael Lindsey (Los Angeles), Andy Scott (Atlanta)

Healthcare: (California)
Attorneys recognized: Daniel Higgins (San Francisco), James Owens (Los Angeles), Gayl Westendorf (San Francisco)

Immigration: (District of Columbia, Georgia)Attorneys recognized: Daryl Buffenstein (Atlanta), Bo Cooper (Washington, D.C.), Karen Koenig (Atlanta), Deborah Marlowe (Atlanta), Kyle Sherman (Atlanta)

Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright: (New York)
Attorneys recognized: Victoria Cundiff (New York), Robert Sherman (New York)

International Arbitration: (National)
Attorney recognized: Christopher Dugan (Washington, D.C.)

International Trade: (National)

Labor & Employment: (California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, National, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Nancy Abell (Los Angeles), Barbara Brown (Washington, D.C.), Paul Cane (San Francisco), Erika Collins (New York), Leslie Dent (Atlanta), Zachary Fasman (New York), Ken Gage (Stamford), Paul Grossman (Los Angeles), Weyman Johnson (Atlanta), Neal Mollen (Washington, D.C.), Bradford Newman (Palo Alto), Carla Walworth (Stamford), Geoff Weirich (Atlanta), Kirby Wilcox (San Francisco), John Wymer (Atlanta), Jeffrey Wohl (San Francisco)

Leisure & Hospitality: (National)
Attorneys recognized: Rick Kirkbride (Los Angeles), Alan Weakland (Los Angeles)

Litigation: General Commercial: (California, Georgia)Attorneys recognized: John Parker (Atlanta), Jack Reding (San Francisco)

Projects: (California, District of Columbia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Dino Barajas (Los Angeles), William DeGrandis (Washington, D.C.), John Hawkins (New York), Peter Saba (Washington, D.C.), Jeff Schroeder (Washington, D.C.), Robert Vitale (New York)

Real Estate: (California, Georgia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Marty Edelman (New York), Philip Feder (Los Angeles), Eric Landau (New York), Charles Sharbaugh (Atlanta), Charles Thornton (San Francisco), Robert Wertheimer (New York)

REITS: (National)
Attorney recognized: Mark Schonberger (New York)

Securities Litigation: (National)
Attorney recognized: William Sullivan (Los Angeles)

Tax: (California, Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Nancy Iredale (Los Angeles), Mark Lange (Atlanta), Philip Marzetti (Atlanta), Thomas Wisialowski (Palo Alto)

Individual Attorney Rankings
In addition to the above, the following attorneys were top ranked:

  • Lawrence Barcella (Washington, D.C.), Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (District of Columbia)

  • David Freeman (New York), Environment (New York)

  • Robert Grados (New York), Real Estate: Finance (New York)

  • Lawrence Gotts (Washington, D.C.), Intellectual Property (District of Columbia)

  • Paul Harner (Chicago), Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Illinois)

  • Mark Lewis (Washington, D.C.), Energy: Oil & Gas (District of Columbia)

  • Ethan Lipsig (Los Angeles), Labor & Employment: Benefits and Compensation (California)

  • Hamilton Loeb (Washington, D.C.), International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy (National)

  • Joe OMalley (New York), Intellectual Property: Patent (New York)

  • Mark Schonberger (New York), Real Estate: REITS (New York)

  • Andrew Short (New York), Tax (New York)

  • Larry Sidman (Washington, D.C.), Government: Government Relations (National)

  • William Sullivan (Los Angeles), Litigation: Securities (California)


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