NEW YORK- Feb. 1, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -The interna…

NEW YORK- Feb. 1, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -The international law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. today announced that it will open a new office in Chicago on February 2, 2005. Neal L. Wolf, currently a partner in LeBoeuf Lamb’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, will be the head of the Firm’s Chicago office. Before relocating to California in 1999, Mr. Wolf, a member of the Illinois Bar, practiced law in Chicago for more than 15 years with Winston & Strawn and Schwartz, Cooper, Greenberger & Krauss.

LeBoeuf Lamb also announced that Michael H. King, previously a senior partner in McGuire Woods LLP’s Commercial Litigation Department, will join the Firm’s Chicago office as a partner. In addition, three other McGuire Woods lawyers – Keith P. Schoeneberger, Elizabeth M. Bradshaw and Spencer R. Wood – will join LeBoeuf Lamb in Chicago.

LeBoeuf Lamb Chairman Steven H. Davis said, “This is a great opportunity for us to quickly establish a talented team of lawyers to serve the important and growing Chicago market. Michael King is an esteemed litigator and brings to our Firm more than 30 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation, antitrust representation and commercial law. Together with Neal Wolf, one of the nation’s leading experts in bankruptcy, business reorganizations, workouts, and commercial litigation, we will have the experience and skills necessary to advise clients on their most complex legal matters. By leveraging LeBoeuf Lamb’s strong foundation, we expect Chicago – now the fourteenth office in our U.S. network – to be an important contributor to the Firm’s revenue and expertise.”

Mr. Wolf has focused his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, business reorganizations, workouts, and commercial litigation. In the bankruptcy and insolvency arena, Mr. Wolf, who is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, has represented debtors, committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and purchasers in complex Chapter 11 cases. His commercial litigation experience has included the successful trial and arbitration of cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code, lender liability, fraudulent conveyance, partnership, securities, business tort and contract issues. These cases have resulted in a number of reported decisions from the United States District Court and United States Court of Appeals.

Mr. King has represented both corporate and individual clients in matters concerning major antitrust, OSHA, and criminal investigations, as well as related civil litigation. He has represented Fortune 100 companies faced with FBI, Department of Defense and EPA raids, seizures and investigations. Mr. King also has substantial intellectual property trial experience, including several patent infringement jury trials in various parts of the country. He began his career as a special attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, and later served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. King served more than five years with the Department of Justice.

Mr. Schoeneberger specializes in commercial and intellectual property litigation, including matters involving patents and trademarks. Ms. Bradshaw practices in commercial, intellectual property and products liability litigation. Mr. Wood specializes in intellectual property disputes.

LeBoeuf’s Lamb’s new Chicago office is located at Two Prudential Plaza, Suite 3700, 180 N. Stetson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60601. The office telephone number is (312) 794-8000.

About LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P.

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. has more than 600 lawyers practicing in 23 offices worldwide. Well known as one of the preeminent legal services providers to the insurance/financial services and energy and utilities industries, the Firm has built upon these strengths to gain prominence in corporate, technology/intellectual property, international, taxation, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and litigation practices.

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