NEWARK, N.J. Oct. 3, 2005- LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -McCarter …

NEWARK, N.J. Oct. 3, 2005- LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -McCarter & English announced the election of nine new partners. Their offices of residence and areas of practice concentration are as follows:

Joseph R. DiSalvo; New York; product liability, toxic tort, and general negligence lawsuit defense, representation of secured creditors in complex commercial transactions, and the litigation of contract, insurance coverage, and securities disputes.

Stephen M. Fields; New York; representation of private equity fund clients in effecting middle market LBO transactions; mezzanine and venture capital funds and investment, merchant and commercial banks in their investment transactions; and SBIC licensing and investment transactions.

James J. Freebery; Wilmington; diverse litigation with a focus on complex contract matters for large and medium-sized corporations at every level of state and federal courts both in Delaware and around the country

Frederic J. Giordano; Newark; complex civil and commercial litigation and representation of policyholders in insurance coverage disputes relating to mold, fire-retardant treated wood, construction defects, directors’ and officers’ liability, fiduciary liability, employers’ liability, environmental impairment, and latex glove exposure.

Eduardo J. Glas; Newark; diverse aspects of commercial law, including the representation of creditors/debtors in bankruptcy court and the litigation of complex matters in federal and state courts.

Gregory J. Hindy; Newark; representation of corporations, directors and officers in securities and complex commercial litigation matters, including securities class actions, RICO claims, complex fraud and closely held corporate shareholder disputes.

Sofia S. Lipman; Newark; defense of life, health and disability insurance companies in a variouis matters and representation of major financial services companies in sales and marketing practices litigation.

Moy N. Ogilvie; Hartford; state and federal court product liability and toxic tort matters involving exposure to various chemicals or products such as benzene, petroleum products, silica, asbestos and PCBs, and a wide array of general business litigation matters.

Christian E. Samay; Newark; litigating intellectual property disputes, with particular emphasis on patent and copyright matters, and advising clients on best practices regarding the protection of trade secrets and the use of restrictive covenants.

All were formerly firm associates except Mr. Fields, who was special counsel.

McCarter & English, established more than 160 years ago, has offices in seven cities along the Northeast Corridor. Its 360-plus attorneys represent Fortune 500 and mid-cap companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. In addition to its Newark headquarters, the firm has offices in Baltimore, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington.

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