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Patton Boggs LLP Establishes Two New Offices in New York Metropolitan Area: Two Nationally Recognized Litigators From Latham & Watkins to Head Offices.

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce the establishment of two new offices in the Greater New York City Area -- one in Midtown Manhattan, the other in Newark, New Jersey. James E. Tyrrell, Jr. and John McGahren, both nationally renowned litigation specialists, will anchor the New Jersey office and will be joining the firm from Latham & Watkins' New Jersey office.

Joseph E. Hopkins, Scott L. Weber, Lisa Ann T. Ruggiero and Christopher M. DiMuro, will also join Patton Boggs as partners. Altogether nearly 30 attorneys from the Latham & Watkins' New Jersey office will join the new Patton Boggs office.

Mr. Tyrrell handles toxic tort, product liability, intellectual property, antitrust and general commercial litigation matters. Mr. McGahren handles a wide variety of environmental litigation and regulatory matters, ranging from Superfund-related hazardous waste litigation to counseling industrial clients on federal regulatory matters and state laws.

Mr. Tyrrell will be the Managing Partner of the Greater New York/New Jersey offices and serve as the National Chair of a toxic tort and product liability practice group. Mr. McGahren will be the Managing Partner of the New Jersey office. Patton Boggs partner Nick Simeonidis whose practice focuses on business, trade regulation, and public policy matters, will provide administrative support to the New York and New Jersey offices.

"The establishment of these two offices clearly demonstrates our commitment to be a player in the Greater New York City area and to continue our goal of building a premier litigation and business law practice," said Stuart Pape, Managing Partner.

"I could not be more delighted to have a core group of accomplished litigators join our firm. Jim and John and their colleagues have handled some of the most complex toxic tort and environmental matters in the nation and their skills and reputations will add to our already substantial national litigation capabilities," added firm Chairman Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.

The New Jersey Office is located at One Riverfront Plaza in Newark. Details regarding the New York Office will be announced in the near future.

Patton Boggs LLP

Based in Washington DC, Patton Boggs is a national leader in public policy, litigation and business law. Known for innovative legal solutions and bipartisan roots in the national political arena, Patton Boggs connects business and government. The Firm's core practice areas are Public Policy and Regulatory, Litigation, Business and Intellectual Property. With offices in Northern Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Dallas, Denver, Anchorage, and internationally in Doha, Qatar, more than 450 lawyers provide comprehensive, practical and cost-effective legal counsel. http://www.pattonboggs.com/.

CONTACT: Stuart M. Pape of Patton Boggs LLP, +1-202-457-5240

Web site: http://www.pattonboggs.com/
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