NEW YORK – 21 February 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Attorn…

NEW YORK – 21 February 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Attorney Claudia T. Salomon has joined the global law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, where she will assist in leading the firm’s International Arbitration practice group in the U.S., the law firm has announced. Ms. Salomon will be Of Counsel in the Litigation practice group, and based in the New York office.

“We are delighted to welcome Claudia to DLA Piper,” said Bob Mathias, national chair of the firm’s Litigation practice group. “With her substantial experience and knowledge of European and U.S. law and practice, she will play an integral role in the growth of our International Arbitration practice.”

Joseph Finnerty III, head of the Litigation group in the firm’s New York office, added, “Claudia’s extensive work experience in the U.S. and abroad will make her a key player not only in strengthening the International Arbitration practice in the U.S., but also in aiding in the integration of our Global International Arbitration practice.”

“I am delighted to be working with DLA Piper at this very exciting time of international expansion,” said Ms. Salomon. “As our clients’ businesses increasingly reach across borders, we are expanding our services to meet their needs.”

Ms. Salomon’s arrival at DLA Piper is the most recent milestone in the firm’s dramatic strategic growth—an era that has seen the firm grow into a global legal services organization with more than 2,800 lawyers in 49 offices in 18 countries around the world.

Ms. Salomon has managed complex investor treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration cases under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, Stockholm, UNCITRAL, and Vienna rules. She has extensive experience working in Europe. Among her most significant cases, she coordinated the representation of the Czech Republic in an investor treaty arbitration and related international commercial arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules. The case involved over $5 billion in claims arising from the failure of one of the Czech Republic’s largest banks. She has handled all phases of U.S. federal and state court litigation, including evidentiary hearings, motion practice, emergency relief, appellate practice, and ADR proceedings.

Ms. Salomon also has published numerous articles and delivered many presentations about international arbitration, both in the U.S. and Europe. She is admitted to the Arizona and Virginia bars and as a foreign lawyer in the Czech Republic.

About DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP is a business law firm of 1,350 lawyers in offices throughout the U.S., whose core practices are corporate and securities, litigation, real estate, intellectual property, and government affairs. Worldwide, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has 2,700 lawyers in 49 offices in 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, and Asia, offering leading practices in Commercial; Corporate and Finance; Human Resources; Litigation; Real Estate; Regulatory and Legislative; and Technology, Media, and Communications.

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