For your information, the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has be…

For your information, the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has been named to CIO magazine’s prestigious 2007 CIO 100, which is being announced today. The CIO 100 recognizes organizations around the world that demonstrate exceptional leadership in information technology.

The announcement regarding the award is further below. In addition, if you would like to learn more about how Bryan Cave is advancing the use of IT in its legal and transactional work, John Alber, the firm’s Technology Partner, would be happy to discuss it with you. To speak with him, please contact me at (212) 576-2700, ext. 237 or at [email protected]

Warm regards,

Sakura Amend

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Luis Mocete

Bryan Cave LLP, (212) 541-1141

Sakura Amend

Goodman Media International, (212) 576-2700

BRYAN CAVE LLP HONORED FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP

Firm Receives Prestigious Tribute from CIO Magazine

For Operational and Strategic Excellence in IT

St. Louis, MO – June 1, 2007 – Bryan Cave LLP, the international law firm, has been named to CIO magazine’s annual CIO 100, a compilation of organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). The announcement was made today by IDG, publisher of CIO.

“The 2007 CIO 100 award recipients serve as industry role models for business and IT excellence,” said Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine. “This year’s winners demonstrate extraordinary results in a variety of important areas, including business transformation, collaboration, customer innovation and top line contributions.”

Bryan Cave earned the CIO 100 honor for its leadership position on a number of fronts, including client-facing web-tools and infrastructure. In addition, CIO recognized the firm’s creation and use of business intelligence tools for lawyers, practice managers and clients, which permit its lawyers and clients greater flexibility and creativity in meeting the challenges of today’s business environment. The firm was identified as a leader in finding new ways to help lawyers assist clients.

“Bryan Cave has made a significant commitment to information technology, particularly with the formation of our Client Technology Group, to support our clients with their increasingly complex legal and transactional needs,” explained Don Lents, chairman of Bryan Cave. “Our firm-wide team of IT professionals should be proud of their work to develop the creative and innovative systems which have put Bryan Cave at the forefront of global information management.”

The 2007 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, on Aug. 21 at the conclusion of the ninth annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.

“Bryan Cave has long understood the value of investing in IT, and our clients know that the firm’s wise use of technology can help prevent legal problems and solve existing ones more effectively and efficiently,” said Bryan Cave’s Technology Partner John Alber. “We are thrilled to be included in the 2007 CIO 100 and recognized as a leader in the IT industry.”

Launched in 1987, CIO magazine addresses issues vital to the success of chief information officers worldwide, providing technology and business leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. CIO magazine is published in more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. Complete coverage of the 2007 CIO 100 is featured in the Aug. 15 special issue of CIO magazine and at www.cio.com.

About the CIO 100

The recipients of this year’s CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative practices in both business and IT. Next, teams of CIO magazine editors and writers reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, the teams met for a day-long meeting to debate the merits of each nominee and vote on the final 100. Once the top 100 honorees were selected, several honorees were chosen to receive an additional special award.

Complete coverage of the 2007 CIO 100 awards will be in the Aug. 15 issue of CIO magazine and available online at www.cio.com on Aug. 15.

About Bryan Cave LLP

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 800 lawyers in 14 offices across the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Italy and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

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