Paul Hastings Continues to Bolster Market-Leading Global Finance Practice

February 06, 2024

NEW YORK – Further strengthening its market-leading global finance practice, Paul Hastings LLP announced today that up-and-coming star finance lawyer Stephen Gruendel has joined the firm as a partner in New York.

Gruendel advises leading institutional investors, investment banks, and commercial banks on a broad range of transactions, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to private credit, syndicated lending, and high-yield bond offerings. He has previously advised investment institutions and asset managers including Golub Capital, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan, among others.

Gruendel, who joins from Shearman & Sterling, previously practiced at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel LLP and, at Paul Hastings, will reunite with former colleagues Marc Lashbrook, Josh Zelig, and David Barash, who joined from Cahill last year.

“Paul Hastings is recognized as a global leader in finance and debt capital markets with its incredibly talented team and the enviable list of clients it serves in the market,” said Gruendel. “I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues, supporting clients from the world’s leading finance platform, and contributing to the firm’s remarkable trajectory.”

Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s premier platforms in leveraged finance and private credit advising virtually every leading investment bank and direct lender across its global finance and capital markets platforms.

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