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


NEW YORK, January 2, 2007 – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is pleased to announce that John J. Hanley has been elected to partner.  Mr. Hanley was previously counsel in the Corporate Department.

As partner, Mr. Hanley will continue to focus on the representation of hedge funds, investment banks, trading desks and special purpose vehicles in the purchase and sale of distressed bank loans and other financial claims.  Mr. Hanley will also continue to represent issuers, investment advisors and collateral managers in collateralized debt obligation transactions.  Mr. Hanley negotiates and documents transactions involving the transfer of loans, securities and trade claims in the U.S., European, Latin American and Asia Pacific markets.  Mr. Hanley also provides counsel to clients in CDO transactions securitizing a variety of assets including bank loans.  He is actively involved in developing standards through his participation in the Loan Syndications and Trading Association Trade Practices and Forms Committee and the CDO working group.

“John is an experienced, respected attorney within our firm,” said Robert McTamaney, chair of the Corporate Department.  “He has established strong relationships with a number of domestic and international companies, and his experience in managing sophisticated distressed debt matters is a great asset to us as we continue to grow our corporate practice.”

Mr. Hanley received his B.A. in 1996 from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (summa cum laude) and his J.D. in 2000 from Fordham University School of Law where he was the Associate Articles Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.  Mr. Hanley, age 38, lives in Marlboro, New Jersey.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP’s Corporate Department has extensive experience with the purchase and sale of domestic and foreign distressed debt, securities and trade claims. The firm assists clients with the negotiation and documentation of purchase and sale agreements, assignment agreements, netting letters, participation agreements, proceeds letters and trade confirmations.  The  Corporate Department is also active in and focused on the representation of issuers, investment advisors and collateral managers in various structured finance and securitization transactions.  In the course of representing clients in these areas members of the Corporate Department often draw  upon the broader resources of the firm including the bankruptcy, tax and ERISA practice groups.

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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