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Firm Elects Thirteen New Partners

February 12, 2008

HOUSTON (February 12, 2008) – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP elected thirteen new attorneys to join the partnership. The new firm members are Michael E. Noe, Jr. in Austin; Kurt A. Mayr in Connecticut; Tricia R. DeLeon, Mason M. Griffin, Morgan D. Meyer in Dallas; Bradley J. Benoit, John M. McCrory, Scott L. Miller, Stephanie Koo Song and Richard Whiteley in Houston; Jay T. Sonnenberg and Jeffrey I. Wasserman in New York; and Shelby J. Kelley in Washington, D.C.

Michael E. Noe, Jr. is a member of the firm’s intellectual property group where he represents and counsels clients in the acquisition, licensing and enforcement of patent rights, trademark rights, trade secrets and copyrights.

Kurt A. Mayr is a member of the firm's financial restructuring team where he represents a wide range of parties in domestic and international insolvency/restructuring matters.

Tricia R. DeLeon represents and counsels business clients in complex commercial litigation and appeals in the firm’s trial practice.

Mason M. Griffin represents developers, property owners, lenders, landlords and tenants in all aspects of real estate development, finance and leasing transactions.

Morgan D. Meyer, as a member of the firm's trial group, represents and counsels business clients in complex commercial litigation and appeals in the areas of telecommunications, oil and gas, intellectual property, consumer finance, banking and employer/former employer disputes.

Bradley J. Benoit is a member of the trial practice who focuses on complex commercial litigation. Mr. Benoit has counseled and represented clients in diverse matters, including contractual disputes, business torts, and energy-related litigation.

John McCrory represents corporate clients in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and governance and compliance issues.

Scott L. Miller represents corporations and private investment firms in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate governance issues.

Stephanie Koo Song counsels financial institutions, other lenders and borrowers in all types of secured and unsecured credit transactions.

Richard Whiteley’s trial practice emphasizes commercial litigation, real estate litigation, defamation litigation and intellectual property litigation.

New York
Jay T. Sonnenberg is a member of the firm's energy and finance group where he focuses on project development, financings, acquisitions and divestitures and renewable energy transactions.

Jeffrey I. Wasserman, a member of the firm’s trial group, concentrates on complex commercial litigation with particular emphasis on cross-border disputes and litigations involving the securities and banking industries.

Washington, D.C.
Shelby J. Kelley works in the trial group representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of commercial litigation, government investigations and arbitration.