New York – December 21, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs – Debevo…

New York – December 21, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer R. Cowan, Suzanne M. Grosso, Huey-Fun Lee, Nandini Mani and Michael Potenza, resident in our New York office, have been named Counsel, and Saloni Joshi and Wendy A. Semel, resident in our London office, have been named International Counsel to the firm.

Jennifer R. Cowan is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice includes white collar and regulatory matters, including defense of government investigations and conduct of internal investigations, and general commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, she was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jan E. DuBois in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Cowan received her J.D. in 1997 from Columbia Law School, where she was a Stone Scholar, a Research and Writing Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Problems, and a recipient of the James A. Elkins Prize in Constitutional Law. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science, with honors, from Barnard College in 1991.

Suzanne M. Grosso is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice includes international and domestic arbitration; bankruptcy, class action, copyright, derivative, First Amendment, and general commercial litigation; and government and internal investigations. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, she was a Law Clerk to the Honorable John G. Koeltl in the Southern District of New York. Ms. Grosso received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1997 and her B.S., summa cum laude, in Accounting and Economics from New York University in 1993.

Saloni Joshi is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Her practice includes advising sponsors and investors on private equity and investment fund formation, including leveraged buy-out, venture capital funds and funds of funds, as well as private equity acquisitions in Europe. She joined the firm in London in 1999. Ms. Joshi received her LL.B., with honors, from Warwick University in 1995 and the College of Law in 1996.

Huey-Fun Lee is a member of the firm’s Tax Department. Her practice includes the transactional tax aspects of a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings, financing transactions, equity offerings, private equity and joint ventures. She joined the firm in 1994. Ms. Lee received her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1994, her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1993, her M.A. in Accounting from the University of West Florida in 1991, and her B.S. in Accounting from the National Chengchi University School of Business Administration (Taipei) in 1987.

Nandini Mani is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice includes a wide variety of commercial litigations, including international and domestic arbitrations, contract disputes, insurance and reinsurance-related disputes, judgment enforcement disputes, and internal investigations involving both civil and criminal law issues. She joined the firm in 1997 and, from 1998-1999, she was a Law Clerk to the Honorable William G. Bassler in the District of New Jersey before returning to the firm in 2000. Ms. Mani received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997 and her B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 1994.

Michael Potenza is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice includes a wide variety of litigation involving intellectual property matters, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights, and white collar litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, he was a Law Clerk to the Honorable William G. Bassler in the District of New Jersey and, from 1998-1999, he was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before returning to the firm in 1999. Mr. Potenza received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1995 and his B.A., magna cum laude, in History from Yale University in 1990.

Wendy A. Semel is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, and securities offerings. She joined the firm in 1997 and has been based in London since 1999. Ms. Semel received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a Case Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal, in 1997. She received both her B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and her M.A. in American History in 1994 from Fordham University, where she was a junior-elect member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients around the world. Founded in 1931, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm now has over 650 lawyers, including more than 135 lawyers in Europe. For more information, please visit www.debevoise.com.

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