Highlights Paul Hastings LLP
Paul Hastings is ranked among the global elite, reaching #2 on The American Lawyer’s prestigious 2012 A-List. The firm has received numerous recent accolades, including being ranked in the top 3 in the Financial Times “Innovative Lawyers Report” for the U.S., and ranked #2 for both Associate Satisfaction and Pro Bono by The American Lawyer.
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.
In 2011, Paul Hastings celebrated 60 years of client service excellence. We achieved this milestone thanks to a clear vision of our purpose and goals, a confident and unwavering commitment to our core principles and values, a diverse and dynamic culture, dedication to serving our clients, and unsurpassed legal expertise. Today, the firm continues to grow with the clients and markets we serve.
To learn more about Paul Hastings, our clients, and our most significant work over the past year, take a look at our Annual Review.
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 in more than 80 countries and across 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:
- Banking and Finance
- Bankruptcy and Restructuring
- Capital Markets
- Intellectual Property
- Investment Management
- Labor and Employment
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Project Finance
- Real Estate
- Regulatory Compliance
- Securities Litigation
- Tax Advisory Services
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 35 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 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 #4 on Diversity League Table – Black Solicitors Network (2011)
- Named to Top 35 Law Firms for Diversity – Minority Law Journal’s Diversity Scorecard (2010 & 2011)
- Named one of the Best Law Firms for Women in 2011 by the National Association for Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers
- Recognized as Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign (2008–2012)
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 2011, over 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 #2 on Pro Bono Report – The American Lawyer (2011)
- Beacon of Justice Award – National Legal Aid & Defender Association, in recognition of pro bono appellate litigation (2011)
- Jack Wasserman Memorial Award – American Immigration Lawyers Association, for pro bono work on Padilla v. Kentucky, U.S. Supreme Court (2011)
For more information on pro bono opportunities at Paul Hastings, visit the Community page on our website.