Law Firm Paul Hastings Recognized By Human Rights Comapaign Foundation & Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

WASHINGTON – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates for its contributions in advancing an equitable work environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, one of the nation’s largest advocacy groups for GLBT Americans, awarded Paul Hastings a 100% rating in its 2008 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and Best Places to Work Survey. The CEI grades organizations on business practices that promote equality for all employees. The firm was evaluated on criteria such as advertising and marketing tactics targeted towards GLBT individuals, healthcare benefits for employee partners, and non-discriminatory behavior and policies.

Paul Hastings has also been named as a finalist by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a national nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to promoting workplace equality for GLBT employees, for its Out & Equal Significant Achievement Award, also known as one of the organization’s “Outie” Awards. It is the first law firm to be nominated for the award. The award recognizes organizations that consistently raise the bar for workplace equality. This accolade is offered to employers making significant strides in the advancement of a fair and equitable work environment for GLBT employees.

“Paul Hastings is unique because it is at the forefront of change in the legal profession,” said Elena Baca, partner and chair of the Los Angeles Office for Paul Hastings. “Our success is built upon the firm’s commitment to providing a diverse work environment that offers equal access and opportunity to all employees ­− as well as one that mirrors the many different cultures and communities we represent.”

Paul Hastings will be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for its achievements at one of the premier GLBT events in the country, the HRC National Dinner on October 6, 2007.

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys in 18 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the leading global financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies and offers manifold approaches 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.

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