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ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2004 Legal news, law news, law firm news & research at LAWFUEL Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP
has hired James S. Usher as Chief Information Officer.

Most recently, Mr. Usher was the Information Technology Director for the
law firm of King & Spalding in Atlanta, GA where he directed aspects of that
firm’s technology infrastructure across diverse business units and geographic

Charles Vann, Chief Operating Officer, commented, “The Firm was seeking a
technology officer who could play a key role in providing Powell Goldstein
with the technology needed to serve our clients more effectively. We view the
use of technology as a differentiator in the marketplace and as leverage to
contain costs and improve services, and Jamie has the keen sense and
experience to help us achieve that goal very quickly. With the Firm’s
relocation of both its offices this year, Jamie will play a key role in
implementation of our cutting edge systems.”

Mr. Usher commented, “I am extremely excited about joining Powell,
Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. The firm recognizes the importance of and is
committed to leveraging technology to support the efficient delivery of legal
services to its clients. We will align the technology initiatives with the
business objectives of the firm to improve the delivery of services to our

James Usher will direct the Firm’s Technology Department and all of the
outsourced help desk and other IT functions in both the Atlanta and
Washington, DC offices. He oversees network operations, intra-and extranet
applications, the Firm’s web site development and maintenance, the help desk
and works closely with the other departments of the Firm to improve processes
and enhance service delivery. He will also be assisting the Firm in the
relocation to One Atlantic Center in Atlanta and 901 New York Avenue in
Washington later this year.

He is a graduate of Georgia Tech where he received his B. S. in Electrical

Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, LLP was established in 1909, and the
firm employs more than 300 attorneys providing legal counsel in a wide variety
of practices from offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. For further
information on Powell Goldstein, visit the firm’s Web site
at .

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