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Eileen King
Director of Public Relations
(212) 318-6455, eileenking@paulhastings.com



                      Paul Hastings Names Thirteen New Partners
New York, November 16, 2005 - - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul
Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce today that Erika
Collins, Bruce Depaola, Robert Grados, Stephen Harris, Eric Keller, Alexander Lee,
Peter Meier, Christian Platt, Liubomir Rogelov, Scott Saks, Richard Schoenstein,
Deyan Spiridonov, and Sana Swe have been elected to the firm partnership.

“The election of these 13 talented attorneys to the partnership reflects the broad
cross section of our core practice areas and our international reach," said Seth
Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “We are delighted to welcome these attorneys
to the partnership and are confident that they will continue to make tremendous
contributions to our firm’s growth and success in the years ahead.”

The following attorneys have been elected Partner:

Erika Collins, a member of the Employment Department, resident in the New York
office. Ms. Collins provides strategic advice and counseling to employers on a wide
range of employment matters, with a specific focus on international employment
issues.

Bruce Depaola, a member of the Real Estate Department, resident in the New York
office. Mr. Depaola represents real estate developers, commercial landlords, real
estate investment trusts and institutional lenders in real estate transactions including
the acquisition, development, disposition, leasing and mortgage secured financing of
a number of signature multi-use facilities in New York and across the country.

Robert Grados, a member of the Real Estate Department, resident in the New York
office. Mr. Grados represents a variety of national and regional financial institutions,
venture capital firms and institutional investors in structured finance transactions
including, without limitation, syndicated, securitized and single lender real estate-
based transactions, construction and permanent loans, corporate credit facilities, and
mezzanine, equity and subordinate credit facilities.


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75 E. 55th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 318 6000 | Fax: (212) 319 4090


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Stephen Harris, a member of the Employment Department, resident in the Los
Angeles office. Mr. Harris focuses on employee benefits matters, executive
employment and reductions in force including providing fiduciary counsel to public
retirement plans; designing, implementing, interpreting, and litigating qualified and
non-qualified retirement plans, executive contracts, stock option and other equity
plans, severance plans, and vacation plans.

Eric Keller, a member of the Employment Department, resident in the Washington,
D.C. office. Mr. Keller represents clients in all aspects of executive compensation
and employee benefits law. In this regard, he advises clients regarding tax, labor
(including ERISA), financial accounting, securities and litigation issues.

Alexander Lee, a member of the Tax Department, resident in the Orange County
office. Mr. Lee concentrates his practice in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and
recapitalizations of corporations, with an emphasis on complex international
corporate transactions.

Peter Meier, a member of the Litigation Department, resident in the San Francisco
office. Mr. Meier represents clients in complex and mass tort litigation, including
class actions and toxic tort litigation. He has obtained complete defense verdicts in
consumer arbitrations, and has successfully defended unfair competition class
actions in California courts.

Christian Platt, a member of the Litigation Department, resident in the San Diego
office. Mr. Platt focuses his practice on handling patent litigation and patent
licensing disputes, primarily in the fields of biotechnology and medical devices. Mr.
Platt has also represented clients in other fields, including telecommunications,
computer hardware, computer software, and networking technologies.

Liubomir Roglev, a member of the Corporate Department, resident in the Paris
office. Mr. Roglev focuses on advising corporate clients (companies and banks) and
individual entrepreneurs (mainly shareholders or managers) on corporate finance
and project finance matters.

Scott Saks, a member of the Corporate Department, resident in the Paris office.
Mr. Saks has extensive corporate transactional and securities experience
representing underwriters, financial institutions and U.S. and non-U.S. corporations
in international and U.S. public and private securities offerings.

Richard Schoenstein, a member of the Litigation Department, resident in the New

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
75 E. 55th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 318 6000 | Fax: (212) 319 4090


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York office. Mr. Schoenstein facilitates the resolution of commercial disputes
through investigation, case assessment, negotiation, mediation and, where
necessary, adversary proceedings in arbitration or the judicial system.

Deyan Spiridonov, a member of the Corporate Department, resident in the San
Diego office. Mr. Spiridonov practices in the area of mergers and acquisitions and
has represented public and private companies in the telecommunications,
semiconductor, software, technology-related defense contracting, biotechnology and
financial industries.

Sana Swe, a member of the Employment Department, resident in the San
Francisco office. Ms. Swe represents clients in harassment and discrimination
litigation, wage and hour and general contract litigation, and in proceedings before
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair
Employment and Housing, California Labor Commissioner, California Unemployment
Appeals Board, and the State and Federal Courts.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law
firm with 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
www.paulhastings.com.




Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
75 E. 55th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 318 6000 | Fax: (212) 319 4090


 Atlanta                   London                    Paris           Stamford
 Beijing                   Los Angeles               San Diego       Tokyo
 Brussels                  New York                  San Francisco   Washington, DC
 Hong Kong                 Orange County             Shanghai

								
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