New York, NY – LAWFUEL – December 14, 2005 – The international law f…

New York, NY – LAWFUEL – December 14, 2005 – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Scott S. Balber and Robin D. Ball have been named partners in the Firm.

“Each of these attorneys has demonstrated outstanding legal abilities and superior client service skills, and each has shown an admirable level of enthusiasm and commitment to the Firm,” said Charles K. O’Neill, managing partner of Chadbourne. “We are delighted to welcome these talented attorneys to the partnership and are confident that they will continue to make tremendous contributions to our Firm’s growth and success in the years ahead.”

Mr. Balber, 36, a member of the litigation group in New York, joined Chadbourne in 2002. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having conducted more than a dozen trials before juries, judges and arbitration panels. In 2001, Mr. Balber obtained the highest jury verdict in the history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was listed in the National Law Journal’s “Top 100 Verdicts of 2001.”

Mr. Balber’s practice focuses on securities, white collar criminal defense, bankruptcy, general commercial, and labor and employment litigation. He has also advised numerous companies and individuals regarding compliance with securities rules and regulations and has provided counsel to several start-up ventures.

Mr. Balber graduated cum laude from Duke University School of Law in 1994 where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1991 from Princeton University.

Mr. Ball, 45, joined the Firm in 1995 from White & Case LLP and was named counsel in 2001. His practice encompasses health care, commercial and products liability litigation, insurance and health care regulatory advice, reinsurance, and a range of transactional work. He has particular experience advising companies on a wide variety of health care, insurance and reinsurance issues.

Mr. Ball graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1985. He clerked for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and then spent four years in the honors program in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He obtained his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1982 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Ball is in the insurance and reinsurance and litigation groups in the Los Angeles office.

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

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