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April 11, 2005, Philadelphia, PA – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network –…

April 11, 2005, Philadelphia, PA – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Reed Smith LLP, a top 25 international law firm, has added Vincent S. Capone as a partner in its Corporate & Securities Group. Mr. Capone will be resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, effective April 11, 2005.

“Vince is a great addition to our growing corporate practice in Philadelphia,” said Robert A. Nicholas, Managing Partner of Reed Smith’s Philadelphia and Wilmington offices. “He has long standing relationships with several Reed Smith partners and is well respected by them. We are lucky to have him join our ranks.”

Formerly a senior associate in the Philadelphia Business and Finance Practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Mr. Capone focuses his corporate practice on acquisitions and disposition transactions, private and public equity offerings, securities laws and a range of other transactional matters. In addition, he represents venture capital firms and private companies in financing joint venture transactions and private equity offerings.

“A long-term goal of the firmwide Corporate & Securities Group is to increase its presence in the Philadelphia market and to expand its contacts in the private equity community,” said Lori Lasher, firmwide leader of the M&A/General Corporate Practice Group. “Vince’s arrival – combined with other recent additions – heightens our profile in Philadelphia, and gives us additional visibility in the traditional corporate securities and private equity communities. We already have clients in common with Vince, which makes him a particularly good fit for the firm.”

Mr. Capone is a 1997 graduate of Temple University School of Law where he received his joint JD and MBA degrees. Before entering law school, he worked as a CPA with KPMG LLP in Philadelphia for four years.

“I am very excited about joining Reed Smith because it offers me the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of partners and to take part in expanding the firm’s presence in the corporate arena in the Philadelphia market,” said Mr. Capone. “Reed Smith has the people, the resources and the experience to handle any size or manner of transaction.”

Mr. Capone is admitted to the Bars of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

With more than 120 lawyers providing clients with a wide array of legal services, Reed Smith is among the fastest-growing firms in Philadelphia, representing many of the region’s leading companies in all areas of business law including mergers and acquisitions, financings, securities, and tax planning. The office also has a national litigation practice, focusing on medical product liability defense, asbestos claims defense, technology disputes, employment matters, and financial services class action defense.

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Reed Smith LLP, a leading global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers located in 14 U.S. and two U.K. cities, represents Fortune 100 as well as mid-market and emerging companies. Clients include financial services firms, life sciences companies, health care providers, technology companies and entrepreneurs, power generators and suppliers, manufacturers, universities, non-profit organizations, real estate developers, and municipalities throughout the United States and in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.reedsmith.com.

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