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New York, December 6, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news – Baker & M…

New York, December 6, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news – Baker & McKenzie LLP announced today that Mark R. Winston has joined the Firm’s Litigation Practice as a Partner in its New York office. He comes to Baker & McKenzie from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.

Winston’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and internal corporate investigations. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 14 years, Winston led some of his office’s most complex white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions in areas such as securities fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and environmental violations. He also served as the District of New Jersey’s Environmental Crimes Coordinator for two years. Winston has extensive courtroom experience and was sole or lead counsel for the U.S. Government in numerous criminal trials.

“Mark’s joining is very significant for us both in New York and globally,” said Grant Hanessian, the head of Baker & McKenzie LLP’s litigation practice in New York. “His U.S. Justice Department background will further the breadth of our litigation capabilities and address the specialized litigation needs of many of our clients.”

Commenting on Winston’s joining, David Hackett, Baker & McKenzie LLP’s North American Managing Partner, said, “We are very pleased to attract Mark’s talents to our New York office and our litigation practice. Realizing an expanded presence in New York and other key domestic markets is a priority for the region that will be achieved through the complement of highly experienced laterals like Mark.”

Winston received a number of distinguished awards and commendations while serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, including the Director’s Award for Superior Achievement from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys of the Justice Department.

Prior to becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Winston practiced law at New York and London corporate law firms, and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Neal P. McCurn of the Northern District of New York and for Ohio Court of Appeals Judge John V. Corrigan in Cleveland. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1980 and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1983.

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