NEW YORK, Sept. 15 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for news on law firms, law,…

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for news on law firms, law, legal research, attorneys Dewey Ballantine LLP, a leading
international law firm, announced today that the firm’s Web site,, has received the “Outstanding Web Site” award
from the Web Marketing Association.

Dewey Ballantine’s Web site was ranked “above and beyond the standard of
excellence” in the following categories: design, innovation, content,
technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use.

Judges in the competition issued the following comments about the Dewey
Ballantine Web site: “Law firms just don’t lend themselves to interesting
visuals or cutting- edge interactivity on their Web sites. Most of their sites
feature representative photos of people and places served. But Dewey
Ballantine’s design concept works well and is a refreshing departure. Site
navigation is straightforward and content comprehensive. User control of the
news ticker is a welcome feature.

“The firm is very pleased to receive this WebAward,” said Dennis
D’Alessandro, Executive Director at Dewey Ballantine. “Our Web site is a
vital resource for clients, prospects, attorneys, law school students and
others interested in learning more about our firm. Launched earlier this
year, the site was redesigned to provide comprehensive information in a
sophisticated, user-friendly format and to reflect our firm’s brand identity.
This recognition is meaningful for the firm, and specifically, an achievement
for our Marketing team and design partners.”
The Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward competition is the premier
annual award competition that judges Web site development against an ever
increasing Internet standard and against peer sites within their industry.
The competition recognizes the individual and team achievement of Web
professionals who create and maintain outstanding corporate Web sites.

About Dewey Ballantine

Dewey Ballantine LLP, founded in 1909, is an international law firm with
more than 550 attorneys located in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles,
East Palo Alto, Houston, Austin, London, Warsaw, Budapest, Prague, Frankfurt,
Milan and Rome. Through its network of offices, the firm handles some of the
largest, most complex corporate transactions, litigation and tax matters in
such areas as M&A, private equity, project finance, corporate finance,
corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, antitrust, intellectual property,
sports law, structured finance and international trade. Industry
specializations include energy and utilities, healthcare, insurance, financial
services, media, consumer and industrial goods, consumer electronics,
technology, telecommunications and transportation.

About Web Marketing Association

Now in its eighth year, the WebAward Competition for Web site development
is conducted by the Web Marketing Association, Inc. (WMA), an independent
volunteer organization founded with the purpose of evaluating, recognizing and
increasing the standard of excellence on the World Wide Web. Its Web site is
located at