SOURCE: O'Melveny & Myers LLP

October 27, 2005 18:37 ET

O’Melveny & Myers Represents Verizon Communications in Merger With MCI

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 -- Today, the Department of Justice cleared Verizon Communications Inc.’s acquisition of MCI, Inc. ( O’Melveny & Myers LLP provided antitrust counsel to Verizon Communications Inc., assisting the company during the Department of Justice, Federal Communications Commission, and state regulatory agencies’ review of the transaction.

The representation was led by Of Counsel Tim Muris, partners Michael Antalics and Christine Wilson, counsel Darren Tucker and Veronique Lanthier, and associates Danielle Cannata, Rebecca Bjork, and Courtney Barg.

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The following press release was issued today by Verizon Communications Inc.

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