Paul Hastings Soars in Chambers USA 2008 Rankings

June 13, 2008

New York, NY (June 13, 2008) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has named 41 practice areas and 90 attorneys, up from 37 and 84 the previous year, among its 2008 list of the leading attorneys in the United States.

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

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

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Chris Daniel (Atlanta), John Douglas (Atlanta)

Bankruptcy & Restructuring (Georgia, Illinois)
Attorneys recognized: Jesse Austin (Atlanta), Richard Chesley (Chicago), Paul Harner (Chicago)

Corporate/M&A (Southern California, Georgia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Frank Layson (Atlanta), Walter Jospin (Atlanta), Robert Miller (Los Angeles), Elizabeth Noe (Atlanta), Rey Pascual (Atlanta)

Energy & Natural Resources (New York)

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

ERISA Litigation (National)
Attorney recognized: Patrick Shea (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 (Georgia, Washington, D.C.)
Attorneys recognized: Daryl Buffenstein (Atlanta), Bo Cooper (Washington, D.C.), Karen Koenig (Atlanta), Deborah Marlowe (Atlanta), Kyle Sherman (Atlanta)

Intellectual Property (California)
Attorneys recognized: Lawrence Gotts (Washington, D.C.), Stephen Korniczky (San Diego)

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

International Arbitration (National)
Attorneys recognized: Christopher Dugan (Washington, D.C.), Joseph Profaizer (Washington, D.C.)

International Trade (National)

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (National)
Attorney recognized: Mitchell Nichter (San Francisco)

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation (National)
Attorney recognized: Joshua Sternoff (New York), Michael Zuppone (New York)

Investment Funds: Registered Funds (National)
Attorneys recognized: Julie Allecta (San Francisco), Michael Rosella (New York)

Investment Funds: REITs (National)
Attorneys recognized: Mark Schonberger (New York)

Labor & Employment (California, Georgia, Illinois, National, New York, Washington, D.C.)
Attorneys recognized: Nancy Abell (Los Angeles), Barbara Brown (Washington, D.C.), Paul Cane (San Francisco), Steven Catlett (Chicago),  Erika Collins (New York), Leslie Dent (Atlanta), Zachary Fasman (New York), Paul Grossman (Los Angeles), Weyman Johnson (Atlanta), Neal Mollen (Washington, D.C.), Brad Newman (Palo Alto), Geoff Weirich (Atlanta), John Wymer (Atlanta), Jeffrey Wohl (San Francisco), Kirby Wilcox (San Francisco)

Labor & Employment: Benefits & Compensation (California)
Attorney recognized: Ethan Lipsig (Los Angeles)

Leisure & Hospitality (National)
Attorney recognized: Rick Kirkbride (Los Angeles)

Litigation: General Commercial (California, Georgia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: J. Allen Maines (Atlanta), Carl Mullis (Atlanta), John Parker (Atlanta), John Reding (San Francisco), Barry Sher (New York)

Projects (Washington, D.C., New York)
Attorneys recognized: William DeGrandis (Washington, D.C.), John Hawkins (New York),  Jeff Schroeder (Washington, D.C.)

Real Estate (California, Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Stephen Berkman (San Francisco), Philip Feder (Los Angeles), Charles Sharbaugh (Atlanta), Charles Thornton (San Francisco)

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt (New York)
Attorneys recognized: Marty Edelman (New York), Robert Grados (New York), Eric Landau (New York), Stuart Mass (New York), Robert Wertheimer (New York)

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

Individual Attorney Rankings

In addition to the above, the following attorneys were top ranked:
E. Lawrence Barcella Jr. (Washington, D.C.), Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Washington, D.C.)
Timothy Callahan (Chicago), Energy & Natural Resources: Transactional (Illinois)
John Douglas (Atlanta), Financial Services Regulation: Banking & Securities: Regulatory Compliance (National), Financial Services Regulation: Banking: Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations (National)
David Freeman (New York), Environment (New York)
Tara Giunta (Washington, D.C.), Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory (Washington, D.C.)
David Klein (New York), Technology & IT Outsourcing (New York)
Mark Lewis (Washington, D.C.), Energy: Oil & Gas (Washington, D.C.)
Joseph OMalley (New York), Intellectual Property: Patent (New York)
Daniel Perlman (Chicago), Real Estate (Illinois)
Larry Sidman (Washington, D.C.), Government: Government Relations (National)
William Sullivan (Los Angeles), Litigation: Securities (California)

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 capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at




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