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Sheppard Mullin Continues New York Growth with Prominent Bankruptcy Partner, Edward Tillinghast

October 17, 2005
Edward H. Tillinghast, III has joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Finance & Bankruptcy practice group. Tillinghast, most recently head of Coudert Brothers' Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group and the coordinator of its Asia-Pacific Restructuring and Insolvency Group in New York, specializes in corporate reorganizations and restructurings, cross-border insolvencies, creditors’ rights litigation, bondholder and bondholder committee representations, and distressed mergers and acquisitions for domestic and international clients in Asia, Europe and the United States. Also joining the firm's New York Finance & Bankruptcy practice are the other members of Tillinghast's group from Coudert: special counsel Mary L. Johnson and associate Malani Sternstein.

James J. McGuire, managing partner of the firm's New York office, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Ed, who is the latest partner to join us from Coudert Brothers. Several of Coudert's best and brightest attorneys have come on board recently, including Kevin Goering in New York, David Huebner in Los Angeles and Ed Lozowicki in San Francisco. Ed Tillinghast joins the office at an exciting time, as we are now over forty attorneys strong after opening in New York just a year ago."

"Sheppard Mullin is a dynamic and growing firm. I am excited about expanding Sheppard Mullin's insolvency and financial restructuring practice in New York and in the cross-border arena," commented Tillinghast. “The size and depth of Sheppard Mullin's bankruptcy and finance practice will help meet the increasing demand of clients in domestic and cross-border restructurings.”

Tillinghast advises clients such as American Express Financial, China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, Capital Sports Properties who owns the Ottawa Senators, CSFB, DuPont Capital, JPMorgan Chase, Marathon Oil, Singapore Airlines and TIAA-CREF in many jurisdictions throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. He has represented creditors, debtors, institutional lenders, bondholder committees and distressed asset investors in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed asset sales in many industries, including automotive, aviation, financial services, food and food products, gaming, health care, high technology, infrastructure projects, manufacturing, mining, new media, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, publishing, real estate, retail, sporting goods, sports teams, steel, telecommunications and utilities.

Tillinghast received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1983 where he was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and a B.A., with honors, from Lake Forest College in 1980.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with more than 450 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.