SOURCE: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

January 30, 2008 09:00 ET

Cooley Adds Leading Public Securities Practitioner to East Coast Team

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Cooley Godward Kronish LLP announced today that Brent B. Siler has joined the Firm as a partner in the Public Securities practice group. Siler joins Cooley from WilmerHale in Washington, DC and will be based in the Firm's Reston, VA office.

"The depth of experience Brent brings to Cooley will enhance greatly the strength of our public securities practice in the Mid-Atlantic region and on the East Coast," said Mike Lincoln, head of Cooley's Business & Technology practice on the East Coast. "Brent's reputation as a highly sought-after attorney in the market for technology IPOs and public securities work will help to propel our practice to new levels."

"Cooley is preeminent in the technology sector nationwide," Siler said. "Over the last few years, I have watched with admiration as they built one of the dominant technology practices on the East Coast, and I am very excited to join the Cooley team. They are working with some of the most dynamic technology and life sciences companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond."

Siler, who has been practicing public securities law for more than 20 years, has one of the leading practices in the region, particularly in the technology sector. He has handled numerous public offerings for companies, including the IPOs of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Blackboard, SRA, OPNET Technologies, Eclipsys Corporation, OTG Software, Career Builder, Proton Energy and Edison Schools. Siler has also represented many major investment banks in IPOs and other offerings.

Siler earned a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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