New York, NY – October 17, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Pep…

New York, NY – October 17, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that it has expanded its New York office and moved to a new address in Manhattan.

The office will serve as the center of Pepper’s international practice, and will focus on international work, cross-border transactions, private equity, corporate restructuring and other corporate work.

“We are expanding our capabilities in New York to better serve our international and corporate clients, and to be closer to existing clients in that region,” said Robert E. Heideck, Pepper’s executive partner. “We intend to grow the office deliberately and steadily.”

Pepper partner James D. Rosener, head of the firm’s international practice, has relocated to New York from the firm’s Berwyn, Pa., office, and is taking the lead on the expansion of the New York office.

Robert S. Hertzberg, co-chair of Pepper’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group and a partner in the Detroit office, will be spending a portion of his time in New York and will lead the expansion of the corporate restructuring practice there.

“I am tremendously excited to be in the city and serving our clients here,” said Mr. Rosener. “Pepper’s international practice has been flourishing, and we expect it to expand even more with an active presence in New York.”

Mr. Hertzberg added, “An enhanced New York office offers exciting opportunities for our corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice, and I am anxious to begin growing our practice here.”

Pepper’s new office, effective October 16, 2006, is at 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2320, New York, NY 10170-2399. The phone number is 212.808.2700.

Pepper’s International Practice Group is a multidisciplinary group of lawyers serving non-U.S. companies as they enter or expand operations in the United States, U.S. companies as they expand and grow overseas, and U.S. and non-U.S. companies in cross-border transactions, joint ventures and technology transfer. Lawyers in the New York office are proficient in several foreign languages, including Arabic, French and Mandarin.

Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with 400 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890. The New York office opened in 1990.

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