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PITTSBURGH–LAWFUEL – The Lawyer & Law Firm Newswire –Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Jeffrey J. Conn has been elected as the firm’s new managing partner, effective July 20, 2007. Mr. Conn succeeds former managing partner Douglas E. Gilbert, who has held the position since May 1995. Mr. Gilbert will remain as a partner with the firm.

Mr. Conn is currently the group chairperson of Thorp Reed’s Financial Institutions and Real Estate Transactions Practice Group. He has been with the firm since 1989, during which time the group has grown to be recognized as one of the leading teams of attorneys in this practice area. As managing partner, Mr. Conn is responsible for overseeing the management of the firm on a day-to-day basis in addition to leading its strategic initiatives.

“It is an honor to be elected to this position and continue the great work that Doug Gilbert has done over the past 12 years,” said Mr. Conn. “Under Doug’s stewardship, Thorp Reed has grown in size and reputation to become not only one of the top firms in Pittsburgh, but also in Pennsylvania.”

Mr. Conn continued, “Today, Thorp Reed has a team of nationally recognized leaders who are considered among the best in their areas of the law, backed by a talented group of associates and support staff. Our continued success will be based in focusing on Thorp Reed’s core practice areas, where we are well positioned to compete with any firm in the country.”

“I have enjoyed leading Thorp Reed as managing partner,” said Mr. Gilbert. “Jeff Conn is a skilled attorney and accomplished leader. Our firm is very fortunate to have Jeff as its leader. I look forward to working with him as the firm enters its next stage of growth. I join all the partners at Thorp Reed in congratulating Jeff on becoming managing partner.”

Mr. Conn is a Cum Laude graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He primarily practices in the areas of corporate and commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and real estate law.

About Thorp Reed & Armstrong

Since 1895, Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP has been a premier Pittsburgh-based law firm, which has grown to include additional offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Princeton, New Jersey, and Wheeling, West Virginia. Earning the respect, trust and appreciation of clients, peers, and those who live in our communities, Thorp Reed & Armstrong attorneys have gained a reputation as lawyers who exemplify the profession’s best qualities. The firm supports a wide variety of clients’ needs within the practice areas of business law, litigation, and corporate finance. For more information on Thorp Reed & Armstrong, call 412-394-7711 or visit www.thorpreed.com.

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