Managing Partner and Chair Elect, Paul Hastings LLP

Frank Lopez became Managing Partner of Paul Hastings in 2021 and will become Chair of the firm in the fall of 2022. He is also Co-Head of the firm's global Securities and Capital Markets practice, and a partner in the Leveraged Finance practice. Frank was selected to The National Law Journal’s inaugural Trailblazers list recognizing the nation’s leading lawyers in Finance, Banking & Capital Markets, and also sits on the Board of Visitors of Georgetown Law School.

Paul Hastings has been ranked a No. 1 LGBT employer, a top five company for ethnic minority partners, and in the top 20 for overall diversity. One of the firm’s most recent diversity initiatives was a partnership with The Williams Institute at the UCLA law school and the National Women’s Center to oppose California’s ban on gay marriage. Paul Hastings also has 23 attorney networks that promote an inclusive culture. 

Joined LCLD 2014

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2015)
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Sandra Gonzalez; 2021: Ashley Mays-Williams; 2020: Jason Fiebig; 2019: Russell Franklin; 2018: Jane Yoon; 2017: Trevor Katende; 2016: Jill Yung; 2015: David Makso; 2014: Daniel Prince

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders nominated:
2020: Breanne PalmerSean Mitchell;

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2017

Annual Meeting (2018, 2016)


Members: Frank LopezSherrese Smith

Diversity Professionals: Karlie Ilaria