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Patricia O'Connell
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Litigator Joins Wiley Rein & Fielding’s Expanding Insurance Practice

April 19, 2004

Washington, DC—Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan M. Jacobs has joined the firm’s insurance and litigation practices as Of Counsel. Mr. Jacobs, an experienced litigator, joins the firm from the Washington, DC office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. His arrival further enhances the capabilities of one of the largest and most prominent insurance law practices in the United States. In the past several years, the practice has added almost a dozen members.

Mr. Jacobs will continue to represent clients in professional liability matters and related litigation. In addition to extensive experience litigating a wide variety of disputes, including commercial, corporate, insurance, and securities law matters, Mr. Jacobs conducts internal investigations for companies facing allegations of wrongdoing.

"We are delighted to welcome Jonathan as a member of the practice," said Thomas W. Brunner, head of WRF’s 40-attorney Insurance Practice. "He brings to the firm a breadth of experience and knowledge that will serve our clients well as we continue to broaden the range of our insurance work."

WRF’s insurance practice handles coverage dispute resolution, bad faith and market conduct litigation, property insurance issues, D&O liability, professional liability, insurance fraud issues, litigation management & claims counseling and reinsurance. More than half of the firm’s 250 attorneys are litigators, representing clients in trial courts across the country, in state and federal appellate courts, in the U.S. Supreme Court, in international forums and in proceedings before a variety of administrative tribunals.

Mr. Jacobs received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (now on the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit).