Nov. 5, 2011 "Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers gives Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP San Diego’s only Tier One ranking in Employment Law, Labor Law and Employment & Labor Litigation.

(San Diego, California) November 4, 2011 ‐ ‐   U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released their second annual Best Law Firm rankings, posted online at www.bestlawyers.com, including 41,284 rankings of 10,968 law firms in 119 practice areas. Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP is the only law firm in San Diego to receive the highest “Tier One” ranking in all three employment related practice areas.    The methodology for the U.S. News ‐ Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" involved surveying thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers; partners and associates; and marketing officers and recruiting officers.   Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost‐effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.   “Paul, Plevin is honored once again to receive a Tier One ranking in Employment Law and Labor Law, along with a new Tier One ranking in Employment and Labor Litigation,” said Fred Plevin, the firm’s managing partner.  “To be selected in the top tier for a second year in a row emphasizes our commitment to excellence and providing top notch legal services to our clients.” Paul, Plevin is a San Diego law firm of 26 lawyers dedicated to representing California employers.  The firm, which was formed in 1998, specializes in the representation of private and public sector employers throughout California in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage & hour, trade secret, and other employment‐related claims.  Firm clients include Qualcomm, AT&T, United Airlines, SAIC,  Kelly Services, the University of California, HSBC, Illumina, the San Diego Padres, The Salk Institute, Scripps Health, Wells Fargo Bank, and the California judicial branch.      For additional information on Paul, Plevin please see www.paulplevin.com or contact Fred Plevin, Managing Partner, at 619‐744‐3650 or fplevin@paulplevin.com.