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Paul Hastings Recognized for Legal Excellence in Legal 500 US 2021

June 15, 2021

New York —Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that 51 of the firm’s practices were recognized in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a leading independent legal referral guide. The annual guide is based on “in-depth research into the market,” according to the editor, including “feedback from peers and clients to assess [law firms’] overall visibility and reputation.”

Paul Hastings’ Departments were ranked in the following practice areas:

Corporate Department

They are “creative and hard-working,” and provide “great strategic thinking.” “The team is fully engaged and looks for solutions rather than road blocks in negotiations.” – The Legal 500 US

  • Finance - Capital markets - debt offerings
  • Finance - Capital markets - equity offerings
  • Finance - Capital markets - global offerings
  • Finance - Capital markets - high-yield debt offerings
  • Finance - Commercial lending
  • Finance - Project finance
  • Finance - Structured finance – securitization
  • Investment fund formation and management - Alternative/hedge funds
  • Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
  • Investment fund formation and management - Private equity funds (including venture capital)
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - Private equity buyouts
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Fintech
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Telecoms and broadcast - regulatory
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Telecoms and broadcast – transactional
  • Restructuring: Corporate
  • Industry focus - Energy regulation - conventional power
  • Industry focus - Energy - transactions - conventional power
  • Industry focus - Environment - regulatory
  • Industry focus - Environment - transactional

Leading Lawyers

  • Chris Daniel: Media, technology and telecoms – Fintech
  • Thomas Brown: Media, technology and telecoms – Fintech
  • Christopher Austin: Media, technology and telecoms – Fintech
  • Scott Faga: Finance - Structured finance - securitization
  • Michael Baker: Commercial lending: advice to borrowers
  • Michael Rosella: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
  • Sherrese Smith: Media, technology and telecoms - Telecoms and broadcast – regulatory
  • Mike Fitzgerald: Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Global Offerings - Advice to Issuers

Next Generation Partners

  • Vadim Avdeychik: Investment fund formation and management - Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds

Rising Stars

  • Jenna McGrath: Energy Regulation: Conventional Power

 

Employment Law Department

“They are exceptional expert advisors in all areas of employment law.” – The Legal 500 US

  • Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense
  • Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
  • Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - transactional

Hall of Fame

  • Nancy Abell: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense; Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
  • Barbara Brown: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) – defense

Leading Lawyers

  • Elena Baca: Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
  • Patrick Shea: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense
  • Jeffrey Wohl: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) – defense

Next Generation Partners

  • Felicia Davis: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Rising Stars

  • Sara Tomezsko: Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) – defense

 

Litigation Department

They “have excellent judgment, knowing when and what battles to fight. They work as partners to achieve the best outcome for the client.” – The Legal 500 US

  • Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions - defense
  • Antitrust - Merger control
  • Industry focus - Healthcare: Life sciences
  • Intellectual property - Patent litigation - full coverage
  • Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
  • Intellectual property - Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
  • Dispute resolution - Appellate
  • Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Dispute resolution - Financial services - litigation
  • Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
  • Dispute resolution - International arbitration
  • Dispute resolution - International trade
  • Dispute resolution - M&A litigation - defense
  • Dispute resolution - Securities litigation – defense
  • Media, technology and telecoms - Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
  • Transport: Aviation & Air Travel – Litigation & Regulation

Hall of Fame

  • Victoria Cundiff: Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Leading Lawyers

  • Robert Luskin: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Bruce Wexler: Patents: Litigation (full coverage)
  • Naveen Modi: Patents: Litigation (full coverage)
  • Gary Giampetruzzi: Industry focus: Healthcare: Life sciences

Next Generation Partners

  • Kwame Manley: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Philip Ou: Patents: Litigation (full coverage)

Rising Stars

  • Michael Wise: Antitrust: Merger Control

 

Real Estate Department

“They have a team of very talented individuals that know how to get deals done and do, in a very efficient manner. They are heads and shoulders above other firms.” – The Legal 500 US

  • Real estate
  • Real estate - Land use/zoning
  • Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Industry focus: Environment - Regulatory
  • Industry focus: Environment - Transactional

Hall of Fame

  • Philip Feder: Real estate

Leading Lawyers

  • Peter Olsen: Real estate
  • Gordon Hart: Land Use/ Zoning
     

Tax Department

They are “well placed to provide nationwide tax advice on corporate restructurings, real estate funds and cross-border and domestic M&A.” – The Legal 500 US

  • Tax - International tax
  • Tax - U.S. taxes - non-contentious

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