New York, NY – December 6, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The international law fi…

New York, NY – December 6, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Robert Sidorsky has been named counsel in the litigation group, resident in the Firm’s New York office. Mr. Sidorsky was a litigation partner at Mullin Hoard & Brown where he served as managing partner of its New York office, and prior to that, was a partner at Thacher Proffitt & Wood.

Mr. Sidorsky, 47, comes to Chadbourne with more than 20 years of experience in state and federal courts. His practice is concentrated in the areas of accountants’ liability, securities, and complex fraud litigation. He has handled matters for corporations, trustees and government agencies in a number of high profile cases arising out of false financial reporting and misappropriation of corporate assets. Additionally, Mr. Sidorsky has broad experience representing entities in bankruptcy matters dealing with accounting issues. He has advised foreign law firms with respect to accountant liability litigation and has worked closely with leading forensic accountants and certified fraud examiners in the United States and United Kingdom.

“Seasoned litigators, with extensive expertise in accounting and securities matters, are critical in order to properly serve clients,” said Thomas E. Bezanson, head of Chadbourne’s litigation practice. “Robert is a welcome addition and will add to the Firm’s already formidable litigation practice. The breadth of his experience is another major step forward for our commercial litigation practice, whose continued expansion illustrates the Firm’s commitment to meet the evolving demands of our clients.”

Mr. Sidorsky has worked on a wide variety of commercial litigation for both domestic and international clients involving officer and director liability, the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, breach of contract and tortious interference, RICO, banking litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets, and the Lanham Act. He has written extensively about securities law and the responsibility of auditors for detecting and reporting corporate fraud.

Mr. Sidorsky earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, corporate finance, energy, telecommunications, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Almaty, Warsaw (through a Polish partnership), Beijing, and a multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke, in London. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.

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