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NEW YORK, March 7, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Dewey Ball…

NEW YORK, March 7, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Dewey Ballantine LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Sharon Mann is joining the firm as a partner in its Beijing representative office. The addition of Ms. Mann will further strengthen the capabilities of the firm’s International Trade and Intellectual Property Practices to support clients with advice in international trade areas such as market access, trade remedies, export controls and intellectual property rights.

Sanford W. Morhouse, co-chair of Dewey Ballantine’s Management Committee said, “Sharon complements the International Trade Group’s already extensive work on U.S.-China trade issues and allows the firm to aggressively move forward to serve the needs of our clients in the evolving and dynamic Chinese market. The strengths of our established International Trade and Intellectual Property Groups will ensure a level of support to business interests in Beijing second-to-none in these fields.”

Ms. Mann is the former senior director of the Trade Facilitation Office for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. Prior to joining the U.S. government in 2002, Ms. Mann advised companies on all aspects of doing business in China, including negotiating and structuring investments and advising on technology transfer, international trade and intellectual property.

“This expansion of our China practice will increase Dewey Ballantine’s global presence and will enable the firm to capitalize on the many legal service opportunities in the growing Chinese market,” said Alan Wm. Wolff, head of Dewey Ballantine’s International Trade Group. “Sharon’s extensive understanding of both the U.S. and Chinese governments and markets will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

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About Dewey Ballantine
Dewey Ballantine LLP, founded in 1909, is an international law firm with more than 550 attorneys and locations in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, East Palo Alto, Houston, Austin, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Milan, Beijing, and Rome and an associated office in Prague. Through its network of offices, the firm handles some of the largest, most complex corporate transactions, litigation and tax matters in areas such as M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate finance, corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property, sports law, structured finance and international trade. Industry specializations include energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, financial services, media, consumer and industrial goods, consumer electronics, technology, telecommunications and transportation.

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