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Duane Morris Partner Jonathan Swichar Appointed to Board of Gaudenzia

June 8, 2006

PHILADELPHIA, June 8, 2006 - Gaudenzia, Inc., a provider of substance abuse rehabilitation services, has named Duane Morris partner Jonathan Swichar to its Board of Directors. For several years, Jonathan, a member of the firm's Trial Practice Group in its Philadelphia office, has served on Gaudenzia's Development Committee and Greater Philadelphia Community Affairs Council.

Gaudenzia, founded in 1968, provides a wide range of services at numerous facilities across the country. The organization aims to help people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better and more productive quality of life. Among Gaudenzia's founders is Michael Baylson, a former Duane Morris partner and current U.S. District Court judge. Jonathan joins other regional business and community leaders on the board.

An experienced litigator, Jonathan practices in the areas of complex commercial disputes, securities law, white-collar criminal defense and investigations, insurance defense and healthcare fraud defense. A member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American bar associations, he is also active in community organizations.

Prior to earning his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 1997, Jonathan graduated with a B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1994.

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