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(NEW YORK) March 7, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Brian Andr…

(NEW YORK) March 7, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Brian Andreoli, a prominent attorney who concentrates in international tax law, will join the leading law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, the law firm announces.

Mr. Andreoli, who was formerly with Duane Morris, will be a partner in DLA
Piper’s tax practice group and will be based in the New York office.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian to the firm,” said Stephen Owen, co-chair
of DLA Piper’s national Tax practice group. “Brian has extensive experience
in international tax law and in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
His presence here will greatly enhance the services we offer our clients.”

“I’m excited to be joining the successful tax practice at DLA Piper, and to
be taking part in its bold expansion into the global marketplace, ” Mr.
Andreoli said.

Mr. Andreoli’s arrival at DLA Piper is the latest milestone in the firm’s
dramatic strategic growth-an era that has seen the firm grow into a global
legal services organization with more than 2,800 lawyers in 49 offices in 18
countries around the world.

Brian Andreoli has been a tax professional for more than 25 years. In his
practice he focuses on corporate tax planning, tax controversy and audit
defense, primarily concerning transfer pricing issues, international tax
matters, and state tax matters. In addition he handles voluntary disclosure
cases with the state and federal government.

He headed a corporate tax department for over 15 years, where he was also
tax counsel. Mr. Andreoli was also an International Tax Principal with Ernst
& Young.

He is admitted before the bars of Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and
the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Tax Court,
and several federal district courts. Mr. Andreoli is also a Certified
Public Accountant.

He is also known as a frequent speaker on international tax issues and
transfer pricing matters in the United States, the United Kingdom, and
Canada and has spoken on state tax issues in the United States.

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About DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP is a business law firm of 1,350 lawyers
in offices throughout the US, whose core practices are corporate and
securities, litigation, real estate, intellectual property and government
affairs. Worldwide, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has 2,800 lawyers in 49
offices in 18 countries, including the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and
Asia, offering leading practices in commercial, corporate and finance, human
resources, litigation, real estate, regulatory and legislative, and
technology, media and communications.

More information about DLA Piper is available at www.dlapiper.com
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