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Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

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Paul Hastings ranks as the law firm to consult when it comes to labor & employment disputes and real estate issues. It ranks #2 in labor & employment disputes, #5 in real estate and #33 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



Founded in 1951, Paul Hastings is one of the most prestigious international law firm representing clients throughout the world with 18 offices located in three continents.[2]

The firm caters to a diverse client base that includes many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in industries such as: Aircraft Finance and Leasing, Development and Construction, Energy, Financial Services, Franchise and Distribution, Government Affairs, Healthcare, Hotels and Resorts, Investment, Management, IT/ecommerce, Life Sciences, Real Estate, Securities Finance and Capital Markets, Sports, and Telecommunications and Media.[3]

1st year associates at Paul Hastings receive a competitive benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, medical insurance, life insurance, travel accident, dental and vision insurance, personal umbrella liability insurance, vacation, holidays, wellness programs, health care FSA, retirement plan (401 (k)), sick pay, short-term disability, long-term disability, long term care, dependent care assistance program, employee assistance program, backup childcare program, and much more.[4]

Paul Hastings Practice Areas

Paul Hastings offers a number of specialized practice areas:[5]

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Asset Securitization and Structured Finance
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Corporate
  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Financial Litigation
  • Government Contracts Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • International Employment Law
  • Patent Litigation
  • Private Equity
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Product Liability and Toxic Tort
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation and Enforcement
  • Tax Litigation & Controversy
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark

Paul Hastings Offices

Paul Hastings has 9 offices throughout the United States and 9 international offices:[6]

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • Palo Alto
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Brussels
  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Paris
  • Milan
  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Tokyo

Paul Hastings Size

Paul Hastings has over 1,000 lawyers employed globally throughout the firms 18 offices. The firm’s New York City Office, which has a staff of around 230 lawyers, is the largest when it comes to lawyers staffed in one office.[7]

Paul Hastings Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting and campus interviews, the firm seeks attorneys with exceptional academic achievement, effective interpersonal skills, practical judgment, and the drive to master applicable substantive law.[8]

Paul Hastings Salary and Bonuses

Paul Hastings provides a competitive salary for its employees.

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year $230,000

6th Year $250,000

  • Salary based on February 2007 figures.[9]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/rankings/Paul,-Hastings,-Janofsky-&-Walker-LLP?companyId=409
  2. http://www.paulhastings.com/aboutus.aspx
  3. http://www.paulhastings.com/PracticeAreaSort.aspx?queryid=industry
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F076104&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.paulhastings.com/PracticeAreaSort.aspx?queryid=practice
  6. http://www.paulhastings.com/officeslist.aspx
  7. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F076104&orgtypeid=F
  8. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F076104&orgtypeid=F
  9. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=NY2480


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