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Sheppard Mullin Welcomes Construction Litigators To San Francisco Office

June 1, 2005

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP announces the arrival of two attorneys in its San Francisco office: Edward Lozowicki and Mathew Troughton. Both join Sheppard Mullin's Construction Litigation practice group from Coudert Brothers in San Francisco, Lozowicki as a partner and Troughton as special counsel. Lozowicki has more than thirty years of experience in complex commercial contract litigation; construction law and litigation; and energy/public utility law and related litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has tried numerous cases before federal and state courts, juries, arbitrators, and administrative agencies. In the construction industry, he represents contractors, subcontractors, owners and developers in claims and litigation on diverse private and public projects, such as high-rise buildings, freeways, bridges, hospitals, power plants and high-end condominiums. In the energy industry, Lozowicki represents independent energy companies and industrial users in litigation of power purchase agreements, fuel contracts and other contract disputes, and regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission. Lozowicki’s project experience includes highways, bridges and military installations; nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, fossil and cogeneration power plants; gas pipeline and power transmission lines; prisons, hospitals, schools and other institutional structures; refineries, chemical and industrial plants; high-rise office and condominium projects; undersea tunnels, ship-building and missile projects. Troughton has represented clients on numerous disputes concerning public hospital, bridge and school projects, power plant and transmission line projects and office and manufacturing complex projects. His technology practice experience includes cases for patent and trademark infringement, false advertising and related antitrust issues. Guy Halgren, firm chair, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Ed and Mat, who bring decades of litigation experience to the firm. Their substantial background in construction law and litigation will dovetail well with the San Francisco office's real estate practice and the growth of the firm's Construction practice group."

"Ed and Mat are skilled practitioners whose particular experience in representing clients in the construction sector is a natural complement to Sheppard Mullin," said Betsy McDaniel, managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. "Their arrival further strengthens the firm's real estate practice, with Ed being the second partner who specializes in the industry to join the San Francisco office in the past month." Commented Lozowicki, "It is a great pleasure to join Sheppard Mullin. I am excited about practicing with a top-notch firm, and look forward to reuniting with several partners in the San Francisco office with whom I practiced with at a prior firm." Lozowicki earned his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1969 and an AB from St. Joseph's College in 1966. Troughton earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1990 and a BA from University of California at Berkeley in 1987. About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with 430 attorneys in nine offices located throughout California and in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm's California offices are located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Century City, Orange County, Del Mar Heights and San Diego. Sheppard Mullin provides legal expertise and counsel to U.S. and international clients in a wide range of practice areas, including Antitrust, Corporate and Securities; Entertainment and Media; Finance and Bankruptcy; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Real Estate/Land Use; Tax/Employee Benefits/Trusts & Estates; and White Collar Defense. The firm was founded in 1927.

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