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


NEW YORK, NY (January 25, 2011) – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ( is pleased to announce that Emily Milligan, Christopher Rizzo and Ethan L. Silver have been promoted to counsel effective January 1, 2011.   All were formerly associates of the Firm.
“We are pleased to recognize that Emily, Chris and Ethan have made real contributions to the Firm,” said Carter Ledyard’s managing partner, Judith Lockhart. “In their new capacities, they will strengthen and expand our environmental, litigation and corporate practices.”
Emily Milligan is a member of Carter Ledyard’s Litigation Department. Emily’s practice focuses primarily on employment law, including the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the protection of trade secrets. She represents employers on matters involving claims of unfair competition, wrongful termination, discrimination and disputes over executive compensation. Emily also works on general commercial litigation matters, including disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, securities and common law fraud claims. She acts as Secretary to Carter Ledyard’s Ethics Committee. Emily graduated, cum laude, from Boston College with a B.A. in 1999. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 2003. 
Christopher Rizzo is a member of Carter Ledyard’s Litigation Department and the Environmental Practice Group. He handles transactional matters as well as litigation dealing with environmental impact review, land-use and zoning, historic preservation, hazardous materials, open space conservation and climate change. He also manages general litigation matters, often concerning international contract disputes. Outside the firm, he serves as an adjunct professor at Pace University Law School, co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Parks and Historic Preservation Committee and a “Green Associate” of the U.S. Green Building Council. Chris received his B.A. from Manhattan College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1997. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in 2001 where he was Articles Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review.
Ethan L. Silver is a member of Carter Ledyard’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses primarily on advising financial institution clients, specifically broker-dealers and investment advisers, on regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and examination issues related to federal and state securities laws and the rules of various self regulatory organizations, including FINRA. He is a member of SIFMA Compliance and Legal Division. Prior to joining Carter Ledyard, Ethan was Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement at the New York Stock Exchange, 2005-2007, and enforcement attorney at the New Jersey Attorney General, Bureau of Securities, 2002-2005. Ethan received his B.A. from The University of Maryland, College Park, in 1998. He received his J.D. from New York Law School in 2002.

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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