NEW YORK, February 27, 2006 – LAWFUEL – The Legal News Network – Kram…

NEW YORK, February 27, 2006 – LAWFUEL – The Legal News Network – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP today announced that Stephen C. Jacobs has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department. He brings to the firm 18 years of experience as an attorney both in private practice and for various private equity portfolio companies where he served as Chief Legal Officer and in certain other administrative capacities, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.

“Stephen’s success in a wide range of high-ranking legal and administrative positions make him especially well suited to serve his clients,” said Paul Pearlman, the firm’s managing partner. “He is a strong addition to our Corporate Department. We welcome him to the firm.”

Mr. Jacobs’s practice focuses on representing private equity and hedge fund managers in areas such as fund formation and compliance, capital generation, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

“I look forward to returning to private practice with the extensive knowledge and skills I have gained serving as an officer in large corporations,” Mr. Jacobs said. “The strong entrepreneurial support provided at Kramer Levin and its stellar national reputation make it the right fit for my practice.”

Mr. Jacobs joins the firm from GT Brands LLC, a portfolio company of the Quadrangle Group, where he served as Chief Legal Officer and had responsibility for other administrative areas of the company. Previously, Mr. Jacobs was Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at American Lawyer Media, Inc., a portfolio company of Wasserstein & Co. In addition, he was actively engaged in the management of ALM’s affiliated companies The Deal, and VerdictSearch . During his years in private practice he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and structured finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Jacobs earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He earned his B.A. in philosophy and intellectual history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, with approximately 325 attorneys, is a premier full-service law firm with offices in New York and Paris, and an alliance with UK-based Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. The firm represents clients worldwide, from the Global 1000 to entrepreneurial start-up concerns and individuals. Additional information about the firm is available on the firm’s website:

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