SOURCE: Kahn Gauthier Swick, LLC

January 22, 2008 10:54 ET

Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr. Joins Kahn Gauthier Swick, LLC

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr. has joined New Orleans law firm Kahn Gauthier Swick, LLC ("KGS"), the firm announced today. General Foti will work with KGS' securities and consumer fraud practice groups, including KGS' institutional client base.

Charles C. Foti, Jr. was sworn in on January 12, 2004 as Louisiana's Attorney General, after serving for 30 years as one of the most innovative law enforcement officials in the United States, Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff. Prior to holding that position, he served for several years as an attorney for numerous local, state and federal agencies.

Attorney General Foti graduated from Loyola University Law School in 1965, and served his country in the United States army from 1955 through 1958.

General Foti joins a strong securities and consumer class action practice at KGS. With lawyers in New Orleans, New York City and Atlanta, KGS has been appointed lead or co-lead counsel by federal judges in numerous federal class actions, including among other cases: In re: U.S. Auto Parts Networks, Inc. Securities Litigation, C.D. Cal.; In re Optionable, Inc. Securities Litigation, S.D.N.Y.; In re Xethanol Corporation Securities Litigation, S.D.N.Y.; In re Witness Systems Inc. Securities Litigation, N.D. Ga.; In re Xinhua Finance Media, Ltd. Securities Litigation, S.D.N.Y.

Lewis Kahn, Managing Partner at KGS, stated, "We are honored that General Foti has chosen to join KGS. General Foti has had a distinguished career protecting Louisiana citizens both as Louisiana Attorney General and Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff for 30 years. Joining KGS is an exceptional opportunity for the General to continue the work he believes in by playing an important role in protecting the rights of consumers and investors."

General Foti added, "I feel extremely privileged to join KGS' talented team of lawyers who are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of the victims of fraud. It was important for me to join a strong, experienced group of lawyers who believe in what they do, and who are committed to our great state of Louisiana."

KGS is a law firm with offices in New Orleans, New York and Atlanta (www.kgscounsel.com). KGS focuses predominantly on class action litigation, and practices mainly in the fields of securities and consumer fraud, and other complex litigation. Since its inception KGS has recovered tens of millions of dollars for the plaintiffs it represents.

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