New COO For Chadbournes – Hal Stewart Joins Chadbourne & Parke As Chief Operating Officer

Brings Strong Background in Law Firm Management

NEW YORK, September 24, 2007 — LAWFUEL – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Hal M. Stewart has joined the Firm as Chief Operating Officer, based in the New York office.

“We welcome Hal as a key new member of the management of Chadbourne,” said Managing Partner Charles O’Neill. “These are exciting times at the Firm and Hal will have an immediate impact on executing our growth strategies.”

Mr. Stewart, 52, joins Chadbourne from Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, a New York law firm where he had been Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, he held executive and management positions at public accounting firms, including serving as firmwide controller for a Big 8 accounting firm. He had also been corporate controller of an international footwear manufacturer.

Mr. Stewart will supervise all non-legal personnel and use his expertise in technology and law firm management to help Chadbourne provide the best services to its clients. In his capacity as COO, he will also serve as an ex-officio member of the Management Committee.

Mr. Stewart holds a B.A. in public accounting and finance from Queens College of the City University of New York, and an M.B.A. in management information systems from St. Johns University.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, London (a multinational partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw (a Polish partnership), Kyiv, Almaty, Tashkent, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.

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