Firm Profile: Paul Hastings

Law360, New York (August 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP's product liability and toxic tort practice adopts an unusually tough stance when its clients face lawsuits that might ordinarily lead to quick, potentially sizable settlements.

“We pride ourselves on being trial lawyers. We don't handle cases with a view of trying to avoid trials,” said Matthew Martin, a Paul Hastings litigation partner based in Atlanta.

For example, the practice has a policy regarding lawsuits accusing Dow Chemical Co., for which it is national coordinating counsel, of liability: Dow simply will...
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