NEW YORK & CHICAGO- LAWFUEL – Press release service -June 26, 2006–Le…

NEW YORK & CHICAGO- LAWFUEL – Press release service -June 26, 2006–LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP has added 10 attorneys from the bankruptcy and restructuring practices of McDermott Will & Emery and King & Spalding. The new attorneys, including three partners, are based in the firm’s Chicago and New York offices.

The Chicago office has added seven attorneys to the firm’s core group of bankruptcy and restructuring experts. Lewis S. Rosenbloom, who becomes head of the worldwide bankruptcy and restructuring department for LeBoeuf Lamb, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading corporate restructuring advisors and formerly led McDermott’s corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, governance and corporate advisory practices serving the distressed business and investment markets. During his career, Mr. Rosenbloom has managed the representation of virtually every possible stakeholder or participant in major bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, finance, merger and acquisition, and multi-district class litigation matters.

Mr. Rosenbloom’s clients have included CNA, Fireman’s Fund, State Farm, The Travelers, AM International, Gillett Holdings, Mercury Finance, the Funding Systems companies, North American Car Corporation, Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Federated Department Stores cases, the Senior Bondholders Committee in the Continental Airlines Chapter 11 cases, and the board of directors of Armstrong Holdings, as well as having served as a board member and general counsel of several companies, including affiliates of CIBC Oppenheimer, Idealab Capitol Partners, and SBC Communications.

Six McDermott attorneys have joined Mr. Rosenbloom in LeBoeuf Lamb’s Chicago office: partner David Cleary, Mohsin N. Khambati, Dean C. Gramlich, Shannon L. Walsh, Thomas Augspurger and June Kim.

In New York, Lawrence A. Larose joins the firm as head of the corporate restructuring practice. A former partner at King & Spalding and co-head of that firm’s financial restructuring practice, Mr. Larose has extensive experience in restructuring investment banks, commercial banks and insurance companies. His principal area of practice is the restructuring of financially troubled entities, both in-court and out-of-court, including mergers and acquisitions, and financial transactions. He represents major financial institutions in the acquisition or disposition of businesses and entities and in the issuance, sale and underwriting of securities.

Mr. Larose was the lead corporate attorney in the representation of Confederation Life Insurance Company and Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, the two largest insurance company restructurings in history. He was also chief restructuring counsel to Foster Wheeler Ltd., one of the largest out-of-court restructurings ever consummated. Mr. Larose appears frequently in media commentary on business topics such as CNN and Bloomberg Television.

Two King & Spalding attorneys, Samuel S. Kohn and Sarah Landon Trum, will join Mr. Larose in the New York office.

LeBoeuf Lamb Chairman Steven H. Davis said of the new group: “Lew, Larry, and their colleagues greatly enhance the firm’s ability to represent major businesses and their investors during difficult restructurings. Our new team members have an impressively wide range of experience and we are very pleased to have them on board.”

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP is a full-service, global law firm with more than 650 lawyers practicing in 19 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit the firm’s Web site at

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