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

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October 10, 2007 - Mayer Brown, a leading

international law firm, today announced that Dan Himmelfarb will soon join its

leading Supreme Court and Appellate Practice as a partner.  Mr. Himmelfarb, 42,

comes to Mayer Brown from the United States Department of Justice where he

worked both as Assistant to the Solicitor General since 2002 and as an

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1997 to


During his time at the Solicitor General's Office he

argued ten cases before the Supreme Court and filed more than 100 briefs in the

High Court, at both the petition and merits stages, on a number of issues

including criminal law, the First Amendment, the Eleventh Amendment, RICO,

administrative law, contract law, environmental law, immigration law, and

securities fraud.  In 2005, Mr. Himmelfarb received the Attorney General's

Distinguished Service Award.

“Dan is a tremendous lawyer who possesses an unusual

combination of experience both as a prosecutor and as an appellate lawyer,”

commented Kenneth S. Geller, Vice Chairman of Mayer Brown and one of the

founding partners of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice.  “He will be instrumental

in helping further expand our top-ranked Appellate group and assist in

recruiting and grooming our next generation of premier appellate attorneys.”

Added Peter Scher, Partner-In-Charge of the

Washington, DC office, “Dan's decision to join Mayer Brown is a major coup for

our firm.  In addition to his credentials as a leading appellate lawyer, Dan's

expertise in criminal investigations and litigation while at the Department of

Justice will be a significant asset to our Securities Enforcement & Investigations

and White Collar Defense practice groups, further enhancing our ability to

provide our clients with superior and comprehensive counsel in each of these


Prior to working in the Solicitor General's office,

Mr. Himmelfarb spent five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the

criminal division for the Southern District of New York where he tried eight

cases, seven to juries, and argued ten cases before the Second Circuit.  One of

the most significant cases he handled was the  prosecution of a spiritual

advisor to Osama Bin Ladin for the attempted murder of a corrections officer

and attempted escape from jail.

Mr. Himmelfarb's legal career began in the United

States 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...

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