Additional Talent and New Office Bolsters Energy and Commercial Litiga…

Additional Talent and New Office Bolsters Energy and Commercial Litigation Practices

HARTFORD, Conn.- LAWFUEL – Press Release Service -Aug. 2, 2006–Day, Berry & Howard LLP today announced that it has opened a new office in Washington D.C. to support the firm’s growing Energy Practice and has expanded its New York office with the addition of two experienced commercial trial lawyers, one counsel and two associates.

New Partner Richard M. Lorenzo and Counsels Arthur W. Adelberg and Jay Matson, will spearhead the firm’s new Washington office. New partners M. Alexander Bowie, II and James G. Szymanski, along with three of their colleagues, have joined the firm’s New York office and its growing Commercial Litigation Practice.

“Today’s announced expansions are important steps in Day Berry & Howard’s strategic growth plans. They add significant experience and depth, along with greater geographic reach, to two of our key practices, which will allow us to provide more and better service to our clients. The addition of the Washington office has been a long-term objective and we are delighted to have the opportunity to advance our commitment to the firm’s growing Energy Practice through the addition of Richard Lorenzo, an extremely well-known and highly regarded counselor to energy industry clients,” said Jim Sicilian, chair of the executive committee for Day, Berry & Howard. “An on-the-ground presence in Washington will help us serve our energy industry clients, both within and outside the Northeast, more efficiently, effectively and completely. The addition of Alex and Jimmy and their team in New York adds greatly to our capability to handle large scale commercial litigation throughout the country.”

Energy Veteran to Lead Washington Office

Partner Richard Lorenzo brings more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry to Day, Berry & Howard. Lorenzo has had extensive experience representing parties in federal and state courts and regulatory proceedings. While spending the majority of his time in Washington, Lorenzo will maintain his New York office. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Energy Bar and New York State Bar Associations. He holds a Master of Laws from Columbia University.

Arthur Adelberg also brings to the Washington office more than 25 years of industry experience, including assignments as the chief legal officer and chief financial officer of a major investor owned utility. Jay Matson brings more than a dozen years handling complex energy issues before state and federal regulators.

“Day Berry & Howard has already established itself as a preeminent player in the Northeast energy market” commented Richard Lorenzo. “The expansion of the energy team into Washington, which is the epicenter of energy regulation, federal compliance and policy enforcement, provides great promise in taking the firm’s energy practice to a new level.”

The Firm’s new Washington office is located at 888 16th Street, NW.

Firm Expands Commercial Litigation Practice, Grows New York Office

The growth of the Commercial Litigation Practice in New York extends the firm’s ability to handle a wide variety of commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

Partner Jimmy Szymanski will lead the Commercial Litigation Group in New York. As an accomplished trial lawyer, Szymanski has participated in numerous antitrust, securities fraud, trade secret and copyright cases over the past 25 years. Szymanski is a member of the New York Bar and graduated from Cornell Law School.

Alex Bowie is a trial lawyer experienced in a wide range of commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes including patent, trademark and copyright litigation. Bowie is admitted to the New York State and Federal Courts and is a member of the Association of the Bar of The City of New York and The Federal Bar Council. Bowie graduated from the Widener University School of Law.

To further build out the team, Szymanski and Bowie will be joined by Counsel Theodore F. Duver and Associates Corinne Richardson and Amy J. Iannone.

About Day, Berry & Howard, LLP

Day, Berry & Howard LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 235 lawyers representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of sophisticated legal matters. It has a well respected national energy practice and one of the most respected trial practices in the Northeast. The Firm’s diverse business law practice counsels major corporations, small businesses and individuals. The Firm has strong regional, national and international practices in a wide range of areas including employment, technology and intellectual property, commercial litigation, finance and insolvency, estate planning and trust administration, environmental law, international tax law and business law. In addition to its new DC office and expanded New York office, the Firm has offices in Boston, Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and West Hartford.

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