(WASHINGTON) September 1, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for law news, law, …

(WASHINGTON) September 1, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for law news, law, legal news, attorneys, legal research – Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP announced that Daniel Marino and Steven Barentzen have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Marino becomes the newest partner in the firm’s litigation group. Barentzen joins as an associate. Both attorneys were formerly at Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLP in Washington.

Marino is a highly accomplished trial lawyer in both criminal and civil matters. He has been lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials, over 100 evidentiary hearings, and a large number of bench trials, arbitrations and bid protests in, both, federal and state courts, as well as other venues in the United States.

Marino’s experience representing clients in white collar criminal matters and investigations includes Iran-Contra, Operation III Wind, the 1996 Campaign Finance Task Force and the Whitewater Investigation. His civil litigation experience includes federal and state government contracts disputes, as well as litigating commercial, insurance coverage, employment discrimination, professional malpractice, defective technology, civil fraud and securities matters.

Marino has been an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 1999. He earned a law degree from Rutgers Law School in 1983 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 1978.

Barentzen will focus on litigation. He has experience with complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage issues, employment discrimination and civil fraud claims, securities litigation and bankruptcy matters. He has also handled post-judgment matters and complex international collection actions.

Barentzen earned a law degree, with honors, in 1995 from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1991.

“Dan and Steven are strong additions to our national litigation practice,” said Margaret Kavalaris, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “They have a high level of proven trial experience and exceptional depth in handling serious, complex litigation.”

Gray Cary has more than 130 lawyers in its Litigation Group who are experienced in every aspect of litigation, including case management of multiparty cases to trial and appeal of high exposure lawsuits. Its litigators have attained a national reputation for the high quality of their legal services, their extensive trial experience, and their ability to deliver practical and economical solutions to disputes.

Gray Cary’s Washington office, which has grown to 25 attorneys, has core areas of expertise in antitrust, competition, communications, FDA, government contracts, international trade, life sciences, litigation, intellectual property law, white collar criminal defense, corporate securities and venture capital.

Gray Cary is a national law firm with approximately 400 attorneys practicing in Austin, East Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.