Press Release

Duane Morris Lawyers Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 Edition

September 8, 2006

Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce its results in the 2006-2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the leading referral guide to top attorneys. Best Lawyers compiles its lists through an extensive national peer-review survey.*

Congratulations to the following Duane Morris attorneys:

Boston, Massachusetts
D. Dennis Allegretti, Intellectual Property Law
Robert V. Costello, Personal Injury Litigation
Paul D. Moore, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Chicago, Illinois
Kenneth A. Latimer, Equipment Finance Law

Princeton, New Jersey
Steven M. Richman, International Trade & Finance Law

Los Angeles, California
Deborah A. Pitts, Insurance Law
Robert J. Zapf, Maritime Law

Miami, Florida
Joanne B. Erde, Health Care Law
Timothy J. Norris, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Equipment Finance Law and Transportation Law
Nanette O'Donnell, Health Care Law
Paul L. Orshan, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
John S. Schwartz, Health Care Law

New York, New York
Jonathan Bell, Trusts and Estates
Jerome T. Levy, Health Care Law
Thomas R. Newman, Appellate Law and Insurance Law

Newark, New Jersey
William S. Katchen, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sheldon M. Bonovitz, Tax Law
Robert L. Byer, Appellate Law and Commercial Litigation
John F. Horstmann, Banking Law and Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Victor F. Keen, Tax Law
Roland Morris, Health Care Law
William H. Murray, Intellectual Property Law
Beatrice O'Donnelll, Professional Malpractice Law
Margery N. Reed, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Kathleen M. Shay, Corporate Law
David T. Sykes, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Stephen D. Teaford, Banking Law

San Diego, California
Mikel R. Bistrow, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Robert G. Copeland, Corporate Law
Mitchell L. Lathrop, Insurance Law

San Francisco, California
Thomas M. Berliner, Water Law
Barry L. Bunshoft, Insurance Law
Philip R. Matthews, Insurance Law
Ron Oliner, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Richard L. Seabolt, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law

Washington, D.C.
Christopher L. Crosswhite, Health Care Law
Roberta Freedman, Immigration Law
Denyse Sabagh, Immigration Law

The Best Lawyers in America lists, published by the research firm Woodward/White, Inc., represent 80 specialties across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The 13th edition is based on more than 1.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by their peers.

* Duane Morris uses different names for its practice groups than those given here, but for clarity's sake, Best Lawyers' terminology is used throughout this announcement.

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, among the 100 largest law firms in the United States, is a full-service firm of more than 600 lawyers. In addition to legal services, Duane Morris has independent affiliates employing approximately 100 professionals engaged in other disciplines. With offices in major markets, and as part of an international network of independent law firms, Duane Morris represents clients across the nation and around the world.