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CHICAGO and NEW YORK, June 29 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network –…

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, June 29 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP and its affiliated partnerships have named 28 new partners in five U.S. offices and London, effective as of July 1, 2005 and bringing to 601 the
number of partners at the firm. One of the world’s largest full-service law
firms, Sidley has more than 1,550 lawyers practicing in 14 domestic and
international cities.

“These new partners are outstanding lawyers who embody our collegial
culture and client service orientation,” said Thomas A. Cole, chair of the
firm’s Executive Committee.

“We value their abilities and skills, knowing that they represent Sidley’s
future,” added Charles W. Douglas, chair of the firm’s Management Committee.
“We are pleased to welcome them as partners.”

The new partners are listed below by office and primary area of practice:

Chicago
Chris E. Abbinante Corporate
Zulfiqar Bokhari Banking & Financial Transactions
Jeffrey E. Crane Insurance and Financial Services
Thomas D. Cunningham Insurance and Financial Services
Robert N. Hochman Litigation
Sherry A. Knutson Product Liability and Mass Tort
Eileen M. Liu Employee Benefits
Andrew P. Massmann Real Estate
Rachel Blum Niewoehner Litigation
Gregory J. Robbins Investment Products and Derivatives
Allison J. Satyr Banking & Financial Transactions

Dallas
Li Chen Intellectual Property

* London
David P. Butler International Finance
Jason A. Richardson International Finance

Los Angeles
Garrett K. Craig Litigation
Samantha B. Good Banking & Financial Transactions
Ivy H. Jones Tax
Melanie S. Murakami Public Finance
Edward C. Prokop Real Estate

New York
Giselle M. Barth Securitization & Structured Finance
Marshall D. Feiring Tax
Geoffrey T. Raicht Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy

Washington, D.C.
Marinn F. Carlson International Trade and Dispute Resolution
Jay T. Jorgensen Litigation
Eileen L. Kahaner Health Care
George B. Parizek Litigation
Anna L. Spencer Health Care
James C. Stansel Health Care

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service
law firms, with more than 1,550 lawyers practicing in 14 domestic and
international cities. Sidley was named the Number One-Ranked U.S. Law Firm
for Overall Client Service in 2002 and 2004 in surveys of Fortune 1000
executives by BTI, a Boston-based consulting and research firm. Sidley
received the 2005 Catalyst Award in recognition of the firm’s initiative to
recruit, retain and advance diverse talent.

* Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, London, is an English general partnership.

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