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Duane Morris Partner Jeskie Cited for Excellent Client Service by BTI Consulting Group

January 11, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, January 11, 2008 - Duane Morris partner Sandra Jeskie was recently named to the exclusive BTI Client Service All-Star Team, cited for her "outstanding attention to clients." Based in Philadelphia, Jeskie is a litigator who focuses her practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation, information technology, privacy and security.

Fewer than 150 attorneys nationwide made the BTI All-Star Team, and their selection is based on interviews with more than 250 corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 companies. When surveyed, these in-house counsel were asked to identify attorneys who deliver "the absolute best client service," according to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team summary. The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. is an independent research consultancy focused on the legal industry.

Jeskie has appeared on the faculties of dozens of professional education conferences in a number of U.S. cities and around the world. In February 2008, she is chairing a panel on new technologies at a conference in India, where in 2007 she taught a class to the country's high court judges on the topic of information technology law in the U.S. She is an officer of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and an officer of the Business Law section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She is a member of the ABA's Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Science and Technology sections, and serves on the steering committee for the Duane Morris Women's Initiative.

Jeskie's citation as a client service all-star is not the first time that BTI reported on Duane Morris' strength in the legal marketplace. BTI's research also indicates that Duane Morris is "one of the top performing law firms in complex transactions—the single most difficult quality to find in today's law firms."

The firm was one of the top 50 firms cited—of a field of 500 firms serving Fortune 1000 companies—for "outperforming competitors in the advanced M&A arena."

Previous BTI reports have also called Duane Morris a "major player" in terms of client focus, growth strategy, technology, flexible billing and value. The firm was also lauded as one of only 10 "market moving law firms"—those firms perceived to be influencing the future of the legal market.

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the world, is a full-service firm of more than 650 lawyers. In addition to legal services, Duane Morris has independent affiliates employing approximately 100 professionals engaged in other disciplines. With offices in major markets in the United States and internationally, Duane Morris represents clients across the U.S. and around the world.