24 July 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Mayer, Brown, Rowe …

24 July 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP today announced that Marshall C. Stoddard, one of four Firm Practice Leaders of the Global Finance Practice, will relocate to the New York office. Mr. Stoddard, who is moving from the firm’s Los Angeles office, has 30 years of experience in finance and restructuring as well as corporate work. Chambers USA 2007 says Mr. Stoddard “impresses clients and peers with his technical expertise and excellent understanding of the industry” and describes him as “credible and bright.”

James D. Holzhauer, Chairman of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, said, “This is another important step as part of the firm’s overall strategy to grow the New York office. Marshall’s superb brand of leadership reflects the firm’s continued focus on growing the New York office, where we are now recognized by having Firm Practice Leaders in Corporate, Finance, Litigation, Bankruptcy and Real Estate.” Brian Trust, Partner-in-Charge of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw’s New York office, said, “Marshall is a tremendously talented attorney who will add depth and strength to our highly-regarded Finance and Banking Practice. We are committed to ensuring that our New York finance team is a powerhouse of unbeatable scope and talent.”

Mr. Stoddard is one of the most highly-regarded asset-based lending lawyers in the country, with experience spanning a wide range of industries. He also has experience in debt restructuring, exit financing, strategic divestitures, recapitalizations and other financial and legal restructures. Mr. Stoddard has authored numerous articles and spoken to professional organizations on a range of topics, including leveraged acquisitions, international finance, NAFTA and asset-based lending.

Among his industry activities, Mr. Stoddard is involved with the Commercial Finance Association, where he interviewed former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan last November at the organization’s national conference in Washington, D.C. He also chairs CFA’s Education Foundation.

Mr. Stoddard said, “I’m looking forward to focusing on the substantial financial marketplace in New York. The firm’s institutional clients as well as prospects for growth in this area offer a tremendous opportunity for me and for the Finance Practice.”

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is among the largest law firms in the world with more than 1,500 lawyers in seven U.S. cities (Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto and Washington), six European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London and Paris) and Hong Kong. For further information please visit http://www.mayerbrownrowe.com.

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