Chicago and New York, May 3, 2004 — Corporate attorney David H. Lee,…

Chicago and New York, May 3, 2004 — Corporate attorney David H. Lee, recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, has joined Kaye Scholer (www.kayescholer.com) as counsel in the firm’s Private Equity Practice in Chicago. At Kaye Scholer, he will continue to focus on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and venture capital and private equity transactions.

Mr. Lee’s practice focuses on complex business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, venture capital investments, minority equity investments, and employment matters. He handles matters ranging from several million dollars to over $1 billion. Mr. Lee will join Gary R. Silverman, partner in the Chicago office. Mr. Silverman leads the Chicago Private Equity Practice and also recently joined Kaye Scholer from Kirkland & Ellis.

In announcing Mr. Lee’s arrival, Mr. Silverman said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with David again. We will continue to grow the business in Chicago, and David will play a vital role in that growth.” Mr. Lee stated, “I am excited at the prospect of joining the M&A and Private Equity practices at Kaye Scholer, and look forward to working side by side with Gary again.” Mr. Lee has a B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and is fluent in Korean.

About Kaye Scholer’s Corporate Group
Kaye Scholer’s Corporate Group brings together lawyers throughout the firm’s nine offices with extensive experience in a broad range of corporate and finance transactions, both domestic and international. We offer clients a complete range of services in mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, corporate finance, commercial lending, structured finance and strategic alliances.

About Kaye Scholer
Kaye Scholer LLP, one of the largest law firms in the United States, was founded over 85 years ago in New York City. Today, the firm counts some 500 lawyers in nine offices: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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