SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

February 06, 2007 11:07 ET

Former Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly to Join Boston Office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that Thomas F. Reilly, immediate former Attorney General of Massachusetts, will be joining the firm as a shareholder in the Boston office. Greenberg Traurig, an international firm, is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 listing of the largest U.S. firms, based on number of lawyers, with over 1600 attorneys worldwide. Tom Reilly comes to the firm as an experienced litigator with an extensive background in federal and state regulatory and compliance issues.

"Tom is an incredibly talented attorney and leader whose skill, experience, reputation and judgment will be an invaluable asset to GT's regional and global clients," said Gary Greenberg, Co-Managing Shareholder. "We are delighted to have him on board."

Since it was founded in 1999, the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig has grown to more than 80 attorneys practicing in the areas of litigation, corporate, real estate, intellectual property, healthcare, labor and employment, and governmental affairs.

"I am very pleased to join Greenberg Traurig and share my experience with a team of excellent lawyers here in Boston and around the world," Tom Reilly said. "This firm is at the cutting edge of practicing law while maintaining the timeless values of respecting the law and working hard for the client."

"Tom has a reputation of unquestioned honesty and decency, and shares Greenberg Traurig's values and vision. His experience is proven at every level, from criminal prosecutions to leading teams in historic Supreme Court cases, while always maintaining that same sense of justice and respect for the law," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, GT's National Operating Shareholder. "It is those skills that make Tom a perfect fit for GT as we continue to grow both in Boston and throughout the world," said Rosenbaum.

Serving two terms as Attorney General (1999-2007) Reilly held statewide civil and criminal authority as well as responsibility for the regulation of non-profit institutions including hospitals and major health insurers. While Attorney General, Reilly was involved in major cases with national impact involving healthcare, the environment, energy and regulatory issues.

--  Healthcare: Tom Reilly helped stabilize the healthcare industry in
    Massachusetts by placing Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare into receivership when
    it was on the brink of financial ruin and one million customers at risk of
    losing health care coverage. He continued to see the company through as it
    regained its financial footing and not one customer went without care or a
    provider unpaid. Today, Harvard Pilgrim is rated one of the top HMOs in the
    country. When Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was losing over $100
    million per year, Reilly oversaw the regulatory process and established the
    governance agreement with BIDMC that stabilized the hospital and made it
    competitive in the Boston Health care market.
    
--  Environment: Tom Reilly led 12 states and a coalition of environmental
    and public health groups all the way to the Supreme Court in suing the
    Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate auto emissions
    under the Clean Air Act. This was the first case before the Supreme Court
    on the issue of global warming and will shape US environmental policy on
    global warming into the future.
    
--  Energy: When the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a multi-
    billion dollar rate settlement designed to provide additional compensation
    to power plant owners and generators, Reilly challenged the actions in
    federal court. He joined with AG Blumenthal of Connecticut on behalf of 54
    percent of New England electric customers in opposing the windfall profits
    generators would receive as part of the settlement. Reilly also challenged
    FERC in federal court when it approved the Weaver's Cove Energy LNG site in
    Fall River.
    
--  Non-Profit Regulation: As Attorney General, Tom Reilly oversaw the
    regulation of major non-profit institutions including hospitals, major
    health insurers, colleges and universities. In this role, Reilly intervened
    when negotiations were underway to sell the Boston Red Sox, which was to
    benefit the Yawkey Trust charity, and negotiated the process that gave the
    Trust an additional $30 million forever benefiting programs for children.
    
--  Insurance: Tom Reilly consistently challenged the state Insurance
    Commissioner over auto insurance rates in the Supreme Judicial Court on
    behalf of consumers. He also opposed the state Division of Insurance in the
    state's highest court for doubling rates on homeowner's insurance for
    people living in coastal communities covered under the FAIR plan.
    
Prior to his tenure as Attorney General, Reilly served two terms as Middlesex District Attorney where he prosecuted some of the most serious cases of violent crime and public corruption in Massachusetts state history. Before his terms as District Attorney, Reilly was a founding member of the law offices of Budd, Reilly and Wiley where he worked with former Associate Attorney General of the United States Wayne Budd.

Reilly received his BA from American International College and his JD from Boston College.

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Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo.

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