Why Work Here

Paul Hastings is ranked among the global elite, reaching #1 on The American Lawyer’s prestigious 2015 A-List, for the second year in a row. The firm has received numerous accolades, including being ranked in the top 5 for the past three years in the Financial Times “Innovative Lawyers Report” for North America, ranked “Overall Best Firm to Work For” three years in a row by Vault, #1 on The American Lawyer’s Midlevel Associate Satisfaction Survey, and acknowledged as one of Law360’s Pro Bono Firm’s of the Year for 2015.

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 Firm

In today’s world of transformative change, 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.

In this fast-paced, high-tech environment it’s not enough to react to change, you must stay ahead of it. As one of today’s fastest growing law firms, we understand the imperative for innovation, efficiency, and breakthrough performance facing leading companies – and what it takes to help our clients succeed.

 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:

  • Ranked in the top 5 for Best Overall Diversity - Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey
  • Named among the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, every year since 2008 – Human Rights Campaign
  • Gold Standard Certification – Women In Law Empowerment Forum, 2011- 2015
  • Top Firm for Diversity, 2014 Diversity Scorecard – The American Lawyer

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 in the top 3 on the Pro Bono Report - The American Lawyer, 2015
  • Recognized as a Pro Bono Firm of the Year – Law360, 2015
  • Named Volunteer Firm of the Year - Constitutional Rights Foundation

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