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Evan Kent Joins MSK

May 8, 2002

Los Angeles, May 8, 2002 – Thomas P. Lambert, Managing Partner of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, announced that Evan M. Kent has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Digital Media & Interactive Entertainment practice. Mr. Kent formerly was a partner with Russ, August, Kabat & Kent in Los Angeles.

Mr. Kent represents clients in intellectual property matters, and has extensive experience in the procurement and administration of trademarks, patents and copyrights in the United States and abroad. Much of his practice focuses on issues related to the electrical, chemical, biotechnical and mechanical industries, with special emphasis on trademark and patent protection in the United Kingdom, Pacific Rim and Central and South America.

Joining Mr. Kent in his move to MSK is Lucy B. Arant, an of counsel formerly with Russ, August. Ms. Arant, was a Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has extensive experience in trademark prosecution and enforcement.

"I am extremely pleased to be working with a firm that is on the cutting edge of the rapidly growing field of intellectual property law," said Mr. Kent. "This is a firm whose practice is expanding rapidly as a result of the high quality of its work for leading national and international clients in fields ranging from high technology to entertainment."

"Evan Kent is a significant addition to the firm," said Thomas P. Lambert, Managing Partner. "He will play an important role in the ongoing strategic expansion of our intellectual property practice, which we regard as critical to the continuing growth of our firm."

George M. Borkowski, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Group, said, "Evan provides important additional capability to our IP team, especially in such increasingly important and complex areas as pharmaceuticals and the biological sciences. Additionally, MSK is in a position to provide the expanded IP, corporate, and litigation support demanded by Evan's clients."

Mr. Kent was with Spensley, Horn, Jubas & Lubitz in Los Angeles prior to joining the Russ, August firm, and earlier was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Stanford, with honors, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, founded in 1908, is Los Angeles’ premier mid-size law firm, with practice groups in intellectual property and technology, complex litigation, entertainment and new media, labor and employment, corporate and business transactions, environmental law, immigration, benefits, tax and family wealth planning.

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