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Paul Hastings Ranked as Top Three Firm for New Rankings and Recognized for Numerous Practice Strength and Growth in Chambers USA 2021

May 21, 2021

New York – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Chambers USA 2021: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized the firm in its annual guide covering leading lawyers and law firms in the United States. The firm was recognized for excellence across 59 practice areas as well as 138 total individual lawyer rankings.

Paul Hastings was also recognized for “significant growth in the number of recognitions” earned, and was noted for having received the third-most new practice area rankings. The firm was cited by Chambers as a top-ranked firm across numerous practice areas reflecting the firm’s growth in its Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Investigations & White Collar Defense, and Intellectual Property practices, among other areas.

Paul Hastings practices and lawyers are ranked in the following categories:

Practice Area Rankings

Corporate Department Rankings

Nationwide

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets: High Yield Debt

Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs

Corporate/ M&A: Highly Regarded

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Investment Funds: Registered Funds

Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded

REITs

 

New York

Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy/ Restructuring: The Elite

Corporate/ M&A: Highly Regarded

 

California

Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy/ Restructuring

Corporate/ M&A: The Elite (Los Angeles & Surrounds)

Corporate/ M&A: The Elite (San Francisco, Silicon Valley, & Surrounds)

Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity: The Elite (Statewide)

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent

 

District of Columbia

Media & Entertainment: Regulatory

 

Illinois

Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy/ Restructuring

Corporate/ M&A & Private Equity

 

Texas

Banking & Finance

 

Litigation Department Rankings

Nationwide

FCPA

Corporate Crime & Investigations: Highly Regarded

Intellectual Property

International Trade: CFIUS Experts

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded

 

New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Highly Regarded

Intellectual Property: Patent

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded

Litigation: Securities

 

California

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded

Litigation: Securities

Media & Entertainment: Litigation

 

District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Intellectual Property: Litigation

 

Real Estate Department Rankings

Nationwide

Real Estate

Leisure & Hospitality

Environment

 

New York

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance

 

California

Real Estate: Northern California

Real Estate: Southern California

Real Estate: Zoning/ Land Use

Environment

 

District of Columbia

Environment: Mainly Transactional

 

Illinois

Real Estate

 

Employment Department Rankings

Nationwide

Labor & Employment

 

New York

Labor & Employment: The Elite

 

California

Labor & Employment

 

District of Columbia

Labor & Employment

 

Tax Department Rankings

Nationwide

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

 

New York

Tax

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

 

California

Tax: Northern California

Tax: Southern California

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

 

Individual Lawyer Rankings

Corporate Department Rankings

Nationwide

Frank Lopez, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

Joyce Y Xu, Capital Markets: Derivatives

Scott Faga, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs

Eugene Ferrer, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs

Mary Kathryn Lee, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs

Nicole Skalla, Capital Markets: Securitisation: CLOs

William D DeGrandis, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Jenna McGrath, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Chris Daniel, Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance)

Behnam Dayanim, Gaming & Licensing

Yousuf Dhamee, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Ira Kustin, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Art Zwickel, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Joshua Sternoff, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Vadim Avdeychik, Investment Funds: Registered Funds

David Hearth, Investment Funds: Registered Funds

Michael Rosella, Investment Funds: Registered Funds

Robert Kartheiser, Projects

 

New York

Michael Baker, Banking & Finance

John Cobb, Banking & Finance

Jennifer S Yount, Banking & Finance

Luc A Despins, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Pedro A Jimenez, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

David Shine, Corporate/ M&A

 

California

Katherine Bell, Banking & Finance

Peter Burke, Banking & Finance

Jennifer Hildebrandt, Banking & Finance

Justin Rawlins, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring

Brandon Howald, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity (statewide)

Dana Kromm, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity (statewide)

Mike Kennedy, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity; Corporate/ M&A (Northern California);

David Hernand, Corporate/ M&A (Los Angeles & Surrounds)

Robert Miller, Corporate/ M&A (Los Angeles & Surrounds)

Steve Camahort, Corporate/ M&A (Northern California)

William Choe, Corporate/ M&A (Northern California)

Teri E. O'Brien, Corporate/ M&A (San Diego)

Carl Sanchez, Corporate/ M&A (San Diego)

Mickey A Mayerson, Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Susan Williams, Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Craig Emanuel, Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent

Erik Hyman, Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent

 

District of Columbia

Sherrese Smith, Media & Entertainment: Regulatory; Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

 

Illinois

Holly Snow, Banking & Finance

Christopher Dickerson, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Matt Murphy, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Thaddeus Malik, Corporate/ M&A

Richard Radnay, Corporate/ M&A

Christopher Sheaffer, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity

Amit Mehta, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity

Kelly Padgett, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity

Brian Richards, Corporate/ M&A: Private Equity

 

Texas

Paris Theofanidis, Banking & Finance

 

Litigation Department Rankings

Nationwide

John S. (Jay) Darden, FCPA

Timothy Dickinson, FCPA

Nathaniel Edmonds, FCPA

Corinne A. Lammers, FCPA

Robert Luskin, FCPA

Kwame Manley, FCPA

Joseph O'Malley, Intellectual Property: Patent

Bruce Wexler, Intellectual Property: Patent

Joseph Profaizer, International Arbitration: Counsel

Scott Flicker, International Trade: CFIUS Experts

Scott Flicker, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Talya Hutchison, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Sheila Sundvall, Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

 

New York

Eric Dittmann, Intellectual Property: Patent

Joseph O'Malley, Intellectual Property: Patent

Bruce Wexler, Intellectual Property: Patent

Victoria Cundiff, Intellectual Property: Trade Mark, Copyright, & Trade Secrets

Joshua Bennett, Litigation: General Commercial

Barry Sher, Litigation: General Commercial

Kevin P Broughel, Litigation: Securities

Kenneth Breen, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

 

California

Yar Chaikovsky, Intellectual Property: Patent

William Sullivan, Litigation: Securities

Tamerlin Godley, Media & Entertainment: Litigation

Steven Marenberg, Media & Entertainment: Litigation

 

District of Columbia

Robert Luskin, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Kwame Manley, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Naveen Modi, Intellectual Property: Litigation

Allan Soobert, Intellectual Property: Litigation

Naveen Modi, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

 

Illinois

Robert Unikel, Intellectual Property: Patent

Mark Pollack, Litigation: General Commercial

 

Texas

Samuel Cooper, Litigation: Securities

Joy Dowdle, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

 

Real Estate Department Rankings

Nationwide

Lauren Giovannone, Leisure & Hospitality

Rick Kirkbride, Leisure & Hospitality

 

New York

Eric Allendorf, Real Estate: Finance

Lisa Chaney, Real Estate: Finance

Gerd Alexander, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Bruce S DePaola, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Martin Edelman, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Eric Landau, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Peter Olsen, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Robert Wertheimer, Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

 

California

Christopher Carr, Environment

Gordon Hart, Environment

Ira Klein, Environment

Deborah Schmall, Environment

Peter Weiner, Environment

Mitchell B Menzer, Real Estate: Zoning/ Land Use

Stephen Berkman, California (Northern)

David Hamsher, California (Northern)

Sam Alavi, California (Southern)

Philip Feder, California (Southern)

John F. Simonis, California (Southern)

Alan Weakland, California (Southern)

 

District of Columbia

Thomas Mounteer, Environment: Mainly Transactional

 

Georgia

Ted Smith, Real Estate

 

Illinois

Joseph Hammon, Real Estate

Gregory Spitzer, Real Estate

David Stanek, Real Estate

 

Employment Department Rankings

New York

Marc Bernstein, Labor & Employment

Kenneth W. Gage, Labor & Employment

Emily Pidot, Labor & Employment

Patrick Shea, Labor & Employment

 

California

Leslie Abbott, Labor & Employment

Nancy Abell, Labor & Employment

Elena Baca, Labor & Employment

Jennifer Baldocchi, Labor & Employment

Paul Cane, Labor & Employment

Felicia Davis, Labor & Employment

Cameron Fox, Labor & Employment

Paul Grossman, Labor & Employment

Jeffrey Wohl, Labor & Employment

 

District of Columbia

Barbara Brown, Labor & Employment

Carson H. Sullivan, Labor & Employment

Ken Willner, Labor & Employment

 

Tax Department Rankings

California

Stephen Harris, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Los Angeles & Surrounds)

Dan Stellenberg, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Los Angeles & Surrounds)

Thomas Wisialowski, Tax (Northern California)

Douglas Schaaf, Tax (Southern California)

 

District of Columbia

Eric Keller, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

 

Illinois

Ziemowit Smulkowski, Tax

 

Texas

Gregory Nelson, Tax

 

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear—to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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