NEW YORK, July 20, 2004 LAWFUEL – See PRESS RELEASES for all today’…

NEW YORK, July 20, 2004 LAWFUEL – See PRESS RELEASES for all today’s law announcements
—Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Peter Sternberg has joined its New York office as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice group. Sternberg is a former partner at Jones Day.

Sternberg will continue to focus his practice on international transactions. He has significant experience in U.S./European cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He represents European and U.S. clients with emphasis on transactions involving France and Italy. Sternberg has also been active in several notable multi-jurisdictional disputes, including arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce.

Commenting on Sternberg’s arrival, Ralph Baxter, Orrick’s chairman and CEO, said, “Peter’s broad-based corporate practice and international focus is a great strategic fit for Orrick as we continue to expand our European presence.” Orrick currently has approximately 100 lawyers in Europe, with offices in Paris, London, Rome and Milan.

“We couldn’t be happier that Peter is joining our team,” added Steve Graham, who chairs Orrick’s 120-lawyer corporate practice. “Peter’s arrival strengthens Orrick’s European practice while simultaneously advancing the corporate group’s objective to expand its M&A capabilities in New York. The result is enhanced service to both our U.S. and European clients.”

Commenting on his move to Orrick, Sternberg said, “Orrick is an outstanding firm with a strong New York office and an expanding European platform well suited to my practice. The Orrick culture was especially appealing, and I’m going to enjoy working with the Orrick team.”

About Orrick’s New York Office
Orrick’s New York office opened in 1984. With nearly 200 lawyers, it is the firm’s largest office and one of the ten largest law offices in New York City of firms with origins elsewhere. Orrick’s New York lawyers are highly respected as legal innovators and as a dominant force in the U.S., European, and Asian finance markets and litigation arenas.

About Orrick
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance, and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups, and individuals. The firm’s 13 offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, and Tokyo.

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