Dan Himmelfarb Joins Mayer Brown's Appellate Group In Washington, DC

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October 10, 2007 - Mayer Brown, a leadinginternational law firm, today announced that Dan Himmelfarb will soon join itsleading Supreme Court and Appellate Practice as a partner.  Mr. Himmelfarb, 42,comes to Mayer Brown from the United States Department of Justice where heworked both as Assistant to the Solicitor General since 2002 and as anAssistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1997 to2002.During his time at the Solicitor General's Office heargued ten cases before the Supreme Court and filed more than 100 briefs in theHigh Court, at both the petition and merits stages, on a number of issuesincluding criminal law, the First Amendment, the Eleventh Amendment, RICO,administrative law, contract law, environmental law, immigration law, andsecurities fraud.  In 2005, Mr. Himmelfarb received the Attorney General'sDistinguished Service Award.“Dan is a tremendous lawyer who possesses an unusualcombination of experience both as a prosecutor and as an appellate lawyer,”commented Kenneth S. Geller, Vice Chairman of Mayer Brown and one of thefounding partners of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice.  “He will be instrumentalin helping further expand our top-ranked Appellate group and assist inrecruiting and grooming our next generation of premier appellate attorneys.”Added Peter Scher, Partner-In-Charge of theWashington, DC office, “Dan's decision to join Mayer Brown is a major coup forour firm.  In addition to his credentials as a leading appellate lawyer, Dan'sexpertise in criminal investigations and litigation while at the Department ofJustice will be a significant asset to our Securities Enforcement & Investigationsand White Collar Defense practice groups, further enhancing our ability toprovide our clients with superior and comprehensive counsel in each of theseareas.”Prior to working in the Solicitor General's office,Mr. Himmelfarb spent five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in thecriminal division for the Southern District of New York where he tried eightcases, seven to juries, and argued ten cases before the Second Circuit.  One ofthe most significant cases he handled was the  prosecution of a spiritualadvisor to Osama Bin Ladin for the attempted murder of a corrections officerand attempted escape from jail.Mr. Himmelfarb's legal career began in the UnitedStates Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit where he clerked for Judge J.Michael Luttig from 1991 to 1992.  He went on to clerk for U.S. Supreme CourtAssociate Justice Clarence Thomas from 1992 to 1993.  Mr. Himmelfarbtransitioned to private practice in 1994, joining Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &Katz as an associate in the litigation department.“For many years Mayer Brown has had the preeminentSupreme Court and Appellate practice in the country, and it is both an honorand a professional challenge to join such a distinguished group,” said Mr.Himmelfarb.  He continued, “Mayer Brown's Securities and White Collar practicesare also distinctively strong, and I look forward to making a contributionthere as well.”Mr. Himmelfarb graduated magna cum laude fromPrinceton University in 1987.  He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in1991. He has written for The Washington Times, Commentary magazine, andother publications.   About Mayer Brown's Appellate Practice:Mayer Brown's more than 60 appellate lawyers haveargued over 200 cases before the Supreme Court—including ten in the three mostrecent Terms—as well as hundreds more in federal and state appellate courtsacross the nation.  Mayer Brown was recently ranked by both Chambers USAand Legal 500 as the top firm for Supreme Court and appellate work.About Mayer Brown:Mayer Brown is among the largest lawfirms in the world with more than 1,500 lawyers in seven U.S. cities(Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto and Washington),six European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London and Paris)and Hong Kong.  Additionally, Mayer Brown is currently in the process ofestablishing its first South American office in São Paulo, Brazil.  For furtherinformation, please visit www.mayerbrown.com.Mayer Brown is a combination of two limitedliability partnerships, one named Mayer Brown International, incorporated inEngland; and one named Mayer Brown LLP, established in Illinois USA.For further information, please contact:Aimee JasculcaPublic Relations Manager+1.312.701.8241ajasculca@mayerbrown.comMayer Brown 71 S. Wacker Dr.ChicagoIL 60606UNITED STATESTel: 3127820600Fax: 3127017711 E-mail: dkramer@mayerbrownrowe.comURL: www.mayerbrownrowe.com

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