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For Immediate Release
Contact: Melinda M. Bascone
Director of Marketing
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


New York, NY, September 5,2000 - Carter, Ledyard & Milburn is pleased to announce that Rose Auslander will be joining the firm's Intellectual Property Group today as Counsel.

Rose Auslander was a member of the team that successfully defended Jim Henson Productions against Hormel Food Corporation's well-publicized claim that SPA'AM, a wild boar MUPPET in the movie Muppet Treasure Island, tarnished Hormel's mark SPAM. In addition to defending SPA'AM, Ms. Auslander has represented a record label, television, publishing, fashion, financial service, Internet-related, and consumer product clients in a variety of unfair competition, trademark, trade dress and copyright disputes. Among her successes is a victory in a case of first impression on surname marks in the Second Circuit, Lane Capital Management, Inc.

Ms. Auslander's achievements also extend to the negotiation of numerous copyright and trademark transactions. Notably, she negotiated a co-existence agreement between a major record label and Seattle's Frank Gehri-designed Experience Music Project museum, which is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - achieving agreement in principle in time for the museum's nationally-publicized June 2000 opening. She also represented Internet-related client Webfaze, Inc. this Spring in its acquisition of the domain name Before joining Carter, Ledyard, Ms. Auslander was a litigation associate for six years at the top-ranked intellectual property boutique Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, and was a litigation associate for two years at the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Ms. Auslander received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 1992 from New York University School of Law, where she was articles editor of New York University Law Review. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1989 from City University of New York. She is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a member of the Committee on Intellectual Property at the American Bar Association. Ms. Auslander, 45, resides in Brooklyn, New York.

"We are pleased that Ms. Auslander is joining our firm. Her broad experience will be an additional asset to our Intellectual Property Group and the growing high tech clientele serviced by our Media & Technology Practice Group," said Robert A. McTamaney, partner and chairman of the Corporate Practice Group at Carter, Ledyard.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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