Paul Hastings Strengthens Antitrust Practice with Addition of Former Federal Trade Commission Official to the Washington, D.C. Office

March 27, 2008

Washington, D.C., (March 27, 2008) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that James "Hart" Holden, most recently co-chair of the antitrust practice at Crowe & Dunlevy PC, has joined the firms Corporate Department as Of Counsel, resident in the firms Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Holdens practice focuses on antitrust issues related to transactional matters involving numerous industries including healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, energy, industrial equipment, chemicals, retail consumer goods, trade associations and intellectual property. He has successfully handled hundreds of Hart Scott-Rodino matters, including multi-billion dollar transactions before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice.

Mr. Holden was previously with Clifford Chance, where he was head of United States regulatory antitrust practice. He also served at the Federal Trade Commission for 15 years before leaving as the former deputy assistant director for the Competition Bureau in 2004.

Hart complements Paul Hastings existing antitrust capabilities and brings another dimension deep experience and expertise in regulatory and antitrust issues that will allow us to assist clients with a wide range of antitrust matters, said Robert Miller, chair of the Corporate Department. As the market becomes more complex it will be important to have top-tier professionals to navigate the regulatory process.

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 www.paulhastings.com.

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