Paul Hastings Practice Areas and Attorneys Earn Top Honors in Latest Edition of Chambers USA

June 05, 2006

Paul Hastings Practice Areas and Attorneys Earn Top Honors inLatest Edition of Chambers USA

33 Practice Areas and 56 Attorneys Listed in Guide

New York, NY (June 5, 2006) Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has named 33 practice areas and 56 attorneys, up from 24 and 40 from the previous year, among the best in the United States in its 2006-2007 edition.

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

Antitrust: (Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Rick Asbill (Atlanta), Carl Mullis (Atlanta)

Banking & Finance: (California, Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Jesse Austin (Atlanta), John Hilson (Los Angeles), Chris Molen (Atlanta)

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: (California, Georgia)
Attorney recognized: Jesse Austin (Atlanta)

Corporate M&A: (California, Connecticut, Georgia, New York,)
Attorneys recognized: Wayne Bradley (Atlanta), John Hawkins (Stamford), Walter Jospin (Atlanta), Frank Layson (Atlanta), Robert Miller (Los Angeles), Elizabeth Noe (Atlanta), Carl Sanchez (San Diego)

Employment: Mainly Defendant (California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Nancy Abell (Los Angeles), Barbara Brown (Washington, D.C.), Paul Cane (San Francisco), Leslie Dent (Atlanta), Zachary Fasman (New York), Paul Grossman (Los Angeles), Weyman Johnson (Atlanta), Ethan Lipsig (Los Angeles), Neal Mollen (Washington, D.C.), Bradford Newman (Palo Alto), Geoff Weirich (Atlanta), Kirby Wilcox (San Francisco), Jeffrey Wohl (San Francisco)

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

Healthcare: (California)
Attorneys recognized: Daniel Higgins (San Francisco), Kenneth Yood (Los Angeles)

Immigration: (District of Columbia, Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Daryl Buffenstein (Atlanta), Bo Cooper (Washington, D.C.), Deborah Marlowe (Atlanta), Kyle Sherman (Atlanta)

Intellectual Property

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

International Trade: (National)
Attorneys recognized: Behnam Dayanim (Washington, D.C.)

Litigation: General Commercial (California, Georgia)
Attorneys recognized: Jack Reding (San Francisco), William Sullivan (San Diego)

Projects: (California, District of Columbia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Dino Barajas (Los Angeles), William DeGrandis (Washington, D.C.), Peter Saba (Washington D.C.), Jeffrey Schroeder (Washington, D.C.), Robert Vitale (New York)

Real Estate: (California, Georgia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Marty Edelman (New York), Philip Feder (Los Angeles), Charles Sharbaugh (Atlanta), Charles Thornton (San Francisco), Robert Wertheimer (New York)

Tax: (California, Georgia, New York)
Attorneys recognized: Nancy Iredale (Los Angeles), Mark Lange (Atlanta), Phil Marzetti (Atlanta), Andrew Short (New York)

Transportation: Aviation:Finance (National)

Individual Attorney Rankings
In addition to the above, the following attorneys were top ranked:

Lawrence Barcella Jr. (Washington, D.C.), Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (District of Columbia)

Christopher Dugan (Washington, D.C.), International Arbitration (National)

David Freeman (New York), Environment

Scott Hobby (Atlanta), Business Process Outsourcing (National)

About Chambers USA:

For the current Chambers USA directory, over 10,000 interviews were conducted covering the whole of the USA. They were carried out by a team of 40 full-time researchers over a period of 8 months. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked on a scale of 1-6, with an additional "U" ranking for those considered Up and Coming, and a * ranking for lawyers with exceptional recommendations in their field. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, supports clients in all of their legal needs and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at


Practice Areas



Submission Requests
Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax
Scott Wasserman
Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Employment
Becca Hatton
Katy Foster

Get In Touch With Us

Contact Us