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NEW YORK, December 7, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news – Bingham Mc…

NEW YORK, December 7, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law news – Bingham McCutchen
has named litigator Robert M. Dombroff managing partner of its New
York office. With more than 25 years of experience in federal and
state courts in New York, Dombroff is a co-chair of the Financial
Services Insolvency and Litigation Practice Group, representing
private and public sector clients in complex business and commercial
litigation, and will continue to practice in his new capacity.

Dombroffs representative clients include UBS, Deutsche Bank,
Lehman Brothers, Travelers, and General Motors. In appointing Dombroff
managing partner of the firm> ‘> s 120-attorney NYC office, Bingham
McCutchen Chairman Jay Zimmerman reaffirmed the importance of building
upon a solid New York practice as part of a successful growth
strategy, particularly after the firm> ‘> s high-profile
transcontinental merger with San Franciscos McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in 2002. ” A significant New York presence is
required for firms to remain competitive in today> ‘> s marketplace,”said Zimmerman, who over the last decade transformed Bingham from
a 175-lawyer regional firm in the Northeast to an international player
with more than 850 attorneys world-wide. > “> Bingham McCutchen> ‘> s
New York office will be one of the firm> ‘> s highest priorities in
2005 and beyond,> “> added Zimmerman. Attorneys in the New York
office currently handle a variety of matters, such as mergers and
acquisitions, project finance and structured finance, financial
restructuring, private equity, litigation, banking, commercial
technology, investment management, intellectual property, and tax. The
NYC office also has a substantial Japanese practice, which grew out
the 1997 merger with Marks & Murase, the leading U.S.-based Japanese
law practice. Dombroff noted that the opening of a Bingham McCutchen
office in Tokyo earlier this year will increase the work being > “> imported to the NYC office.> “> In addition to building the Japanese
and other practices, Dombroff will focus on recruiting New York-based
partners and associates, as well as leading a variety of efforts to
raise the profile of the NYC office. Among the most recent initiatives
led by Dombroff is the firm> ‘> s decision to provide pro bono
services to the families of 410 Harlem kindergarteners selected to
become part of the non-profit organization Say Yes to Education, which
provides academic scholarships, after-school programs and social
services in: Philadelphia, Penn.; Hartford, Conn.; East Cambridge,
Mass.; and New York City. Last month, George Weiss, Say Yes founder,
announced that his organization would donate more than $50 million to
pay for the college education of children from five schools in Harlem,
and Bingham McCutchen pledged that the NYC office would provide free
legal services to the families of these children for the next 15
years. ”

Supporting these types of initiatives is a natural win for
the children and their families, and an incredible opportunity for us
to be part of the community,> “> said Dombroff. To provide these
legal services, Bingham McCutchen is contemplating moving several
associates into a storefront location in Harlem several days a week.

In addition to the New York bar, Dombroff is admitted to practice in
Connecticut; District of Connecticut, Second Circuit; District of
Columbia; and the Southern District of New York. He is a member of the
American Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
He is also a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a
commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

A graduate of the Connecticut School of Law, Dombroff received an LL.M
from New York University. With 11 offices worldwide, Bingham McCutchen
focuses on serving clients in complex financial transactions,
sophisticated corporate and technology matters, and high-stakes
litigation. A decade of successful and strategic growth has positioned
Bingham McCutchen to conduct business around the world, with offices
in Boston, New York, Hartford, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
Orange County, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Walnut Creek, and Washington,
D.C.

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