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Three New Partners Elected at Maslon

May 1, 2008

Maslon is pleased to announce that Margo S. Brownell, Paul D. Chestovich and Emily M. Rome have been elected as partners of the firm.

Margo S. Brownell is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group and focuses her practice on insurance coverage and counseling, where she represents policyholders with claims against insurance companies. Her experience includes handling coverage actions on behalf of insureds relating to defense obligations, coverage under all types of property and liability policies, including missing policies, and business interruption losses arising from major catastrophic events such as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Her coverage counseling experience includes preparing, reviewing and settling claims, policy analysis, risk review, negotiating and drafting policy language, and reviewing and drafting commercial contracts. In addition to her insurance practice, Margo represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including ERISA, licensing, breach of contract/UCC, product liability, shareholder and partnership litigation. On a pro bono basis, Margo practices Indian law, particularly representing tribes seeking to attain federal recognition. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was a free-lance journalist for Newsweek International, The Nation, and The New York Observer, among other publications, and was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Marrakech, Morocco.

Paul D. Chestovich is a member of Maslon's Business & Securities Group. He represents large national businesses and small closely held businesses in a variety of commercial transactional work, including general corporate, contracts, business advising, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, securities regulation, securities offerings and financing transactions. Paul has extensive experience in counseling clients who are forming new businesses in corporate, limited liability company and partnership forms, or forming separate entities for joint-venture type transactions. In addition, he has special experience with venture-capital and hedge fund formation and operations, reverse merger and shell merger transactions, self-filing methods of going public, alternative public offerings and complex and unique investment transactions.

Emily M. Rome is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group. She has successfully represented businesses in a variety of complex commercial disputes, including tort and fraud actions, breach of contract claims, product liability claims and intellectual property claims. Emily has represented businesses, both large and small, in complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts, mediations and arbitrations. Emily has significant experience dealing with various kinds of disputes involving intellectual property, including trade secrets, copyrights, non-compete issues and patents.


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