Our Firm

Paul Hastings is ranked among the global elite, reaching #1 on The American Lawyer’s prestigious 2014 A-List. The firm has received numerous accolades, including being ranked Top 5 for the past three years in the Financial Times “Innovative Lawyers Report” for the U.S., ranked #1 for Associate Satisfaction by The American Lawyer, and ranked by Law360 as a Pro Bono Firm of the Year for 2013.

Paul Hastings is entrepreneurial, business-focused, and committed to its clients, often choosing “the road less traveled” on our path to becoming a top international law firm. We entered new markets that evolved into global powerhouses, partnered with newly established clients that became world-leading companies, and developed new practices that enabled us to meet the growing needs of our clients. As a result, Paul Hastings lawyers have earned global recognition and the firm has quickly advanced from a mid-market U.S. national law firm to an international global leader — one recognized for the quality of our practice, breadth of our client base, and range of our capabilities worldwide.

To learn more about Paul Hastings, our clients, and our most significant work over the past year, take a look at our Annual Review.

Our Practice

Paul Hastings provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. Our lawyers work with clients across the Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, and in every major industry, including financial services, private equity, energy, infrastructure, life sciences, industrials, real estate, technology, and telecommunications and media. 

 Our core practice areas include:

To learn more about each of our practice areas, visit the Practice Areas page on our website.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At Paul Hastings, diversity is much more than a policy or statement – it is who we are and how we do business. From our start, the firm’s partners have believed that diverse talent gives us a competitive advantage. Over the past 60+ years, Paul Hastings has established itself as a leader in global diversity.

We are recognized as a firm of choice for diversity and inclusion and are consistently ranked among the top 20 law firms for gender and ethnic diversity. In addition, more than one-third of our firm’s management and leaders represent gender, ethnic, and LGBT diversity.

Our recent diversity accolades include:

  • Named among the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign (every year since 2008)
  • Gold Standard Certification – Women In Law Empowerment Forum (2011- 2014)
  • Named to Top 25 Law Firms for Asian Americans, Top 25 Law Firms for Diversity, and Top 25 Law Firms for Associates – Multicultural Law (2012)
  • Ranked among the top 5 on Diversity League Table – Black Solicitors Network (2013)
  • Named to Top 20 Law Firms for Diversity – The American Lawyer
  • Named one of the Best Law Firms for Women — National Association for Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers (2013)

For more information on Paul Hastings’ diversity programs, alliances, and scholarships, visit the Diversity page on our website.

Our Commitment to Pro Bono

We encourage all our lawyers to participate in meaningful pro bono work, and every approved pro bono matter is given hour-for-hour credit against total billable hours. Our commitment is considerable: in 2014, almost 98 percent of our U.S.-based lawyers dedicated 20 hours or more to pro bono work. Globally, we engaged in a broad range of pro bono activities and contributed more than $60 million to charity, most of which was in the form of in-kind services donated to a variety of nonprofit and community organizations.

Recent examples of accolades for our firm's outstanding commitment to pro bono work include:

  • Ranked #3 on Pro Bono Report – The American Lawyer (2013)
  • Recognized as a Law360 Pro Bono Firm of the Year (2013)

For more information on pro bono opportunities at Paul Hastings, visit our Pro Bono Matters page.