Firm profile submitted by Paul Hastings LLP
Chairman: Seth Zachary
Managing Partners: Greg Nitzkowski, Stephen Harris
Number of partners: 299 Number of lawyers: 1000
Europe: Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Paris
Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo
Latin America: São Paulo
Paul Hastings LLP is a leading global law firm with a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Through a collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to client service, the professionals of Paul Hastings deliver innovative solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. The firm has a dynamic global practice and is widely recognized for helping its clients achieve success in some of the largest domestic and cross-border transactions across a range of industries, as well as favorably resolving complex disputes in numerous jurisdictions. In 2016 Paul Hastings was ranked in the Top 5 of the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers reports in North America and has been commended in all markets. In addition, for the sixth year running the firm ranked in the top five on the American Lawyer A-List, acknowledging its financial success and strong commitment to pro bono, diversity and associate satisfaction.
The Paul Hastings corporate practice is globally recognized in virtually every area of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt financings, formation of investment funds, project finance, securitizations, bankruptcy, corporate restructurings and distressed debt trading, venture capital work, technology licensing, and franchising and distribution arrangements.
The Paul Hastings labor and employment practice is recognized as one of the largest in its field, with an outstanding record in defending class actions for large multinational companies. The lawyers counsel clients with respect to all areas of employment law including benefits, discrimination, downsizing, employee mobility, harassment, immigration, traditional labor, and wage and hour.
The firm’s litigation practice provides premier litigation services to clients facing complex legal issues in the US, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. The litigation practice covers every major practice including securities, subprime litigation, intellectual property, class action and employment litigation, international arbitration, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and white-collar crime.
The Paul Hastings global real estate practice covers all areas of real estate finance, sales and acquisitions, private equity, development, hotels and hospitality, leasing, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies, and bankruptcy and restructuring of real estate portfolios. The practice’s environmental, planning, construction, and real estate litigation expertise is extensive, as is its experience in debt, equity and hybrid investment.
The firm’s global tax practice covers mergers and acquisitions, capital market offerings, investment and joint venture structuring, leasing, structured and project finance, and financial product planning and structuring. It is internationally known as having one of the preeminent tax practices in telecommunications, real estate, executive compensation, and tax-exempt and tax-favored investments.