Squire Sanders Promotes Patrick J. Brooks to National Partner

By Squire Sanders Dempsey L.l.p., PRNE
Sunday, April 3, 2011

MOSCOW, April 4, 2011 - Corporate lawyer Patrick J. Brooks has been elected national partner with
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Brooks is located in Moscow and is one of 22
lawyers promoted in the first partner elections completed by Squire Sanders
since it combined with Hammonds LLP in January 2011. As a combined legal
practice, Squire Sanders has more than 1,200 lawyers in 37 offices and 17

"Patrick's career is an example how a Squire Sanders lawyer can develop
specific practice expertise and local knowledge by taking advantage of the
Squire Sanders global platform," said Ivan A. Trifonov, Moscow office
managing partner. Brooks began his career in the Squire Sanders Cleveland
office, relocating to Moscow in 2007.

Brooks is in Squire Sanders' Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance
practice group and focuses his practice on cross-border transactions with a
concentration on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate
finance in Russia. He received his J.D., cum laude, in 1998 from The
University of Akron, where he was a member of the Akron Law Review, and his
B.A. in 1993 from The University of Akron. Brooks' promotion took effect
January 1, 2011.

"Like all our newly promoted colleagues, Pat draws on a combination of
legal acumen, enthusiasm and insight to advise clients on their most
important business decisions and to effectively partner with clients by
helping clients attain business objectives," said James J. Maiwurm, Squire
Sanders' chair and global chief executive officer.

About Squire Sanders - Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has
lawyers in 36 offices and 16 countries around the world and now includes the
nearly 500 lawyers from leading UK legal practice Hammonds. With one of the
strongest integrated global platforms and our longstanding "one-firm firm"
philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide.

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey refers to an international legal practice which
operates worldwide through a number of separate legal entities. Please visit
www.ssd.com for more information.

    Drez Jennings
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP

    Nicola Woodmass
    Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (UK) LLP

Drez Jennings, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP, +1-216-802-7301, drez.jennings at ssd.com or Nicola Woodmass, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (UK) LLP, +44-0-121-222-3690, nicola.woodmass at ssd.com

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