Human Rights Campaign Honors Paul Hastings with Ally of Justice Award

by HRC Staff

Award Recognizes Law Firm's Long-Standing Pro Bono Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today announced that Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, has been named the recipient of the "Ally of Justice" award. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community through pro bono service to the HRC.

"Through its contributions to the HRC and its own commitment to diversity, Paul Hastings has been a model partner in the effort to advance equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals," said Robert Falk, general counsel of the Human Rights Commission.

HRC Legal Director Lara Schwartz added, "Paul Hastings efforts on behalf of the HRC have been integral to our organization's success in confronting discrimination and educating people about the strengths of diversity."

"Paul Hastings' work with the HRC exemplifies the firm's commitment to establishing a standard for service among the world's leading law firms," said Anton Mack, managing director of diversity and global talent at Paul Hastings. "We attach a great value to diversity in the workplace and encourage our attorneys to take an active role in organizations that promote equality and understanding,"

John P. Isa, an attorney in Paul Hastings' Washington, D.C. office, was also recognized for his individual leadership in the firm's pro bono efforts with the HRC. John currently serves on the HRC's Board of Directors and Business Council.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with over 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 deep capabilities in capital markets, finance and restructuring, intellectual property, international arbitration and dispute resolution, investment management, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, product liability, project finance, real estate, securities litigation and tax advisory services. For additional information, please visit our website at

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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