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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

Wiley Rein & Fielding Expands Employment & Labor Practice

January 23, 2003

Washington, DC—The law firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding is pleased to announce the continued growth of its Employment & Labor Law practice with the addition of two new partners, Garen E. Dodge and Todd A. Bromberg. Messrs. Dodge and Bromberg were formerly with the Washington, DC office of Littler Mendelson.

This expansion makes the second time in the past year that the firm has added lateral strength in the Employment & Labor area. In mid-2002, WRF brought in three outstanding lawyers from Gardner Carton. Overall, the firm has over a dozen attorneys practicing in this important field. Mr. Dodge will Co-chair the practice along with Rodney H. Glover, a seasoned litigator.

WRF’s Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley commented: "We are highly pleased to have these two very able and experienced employment and labor lawyers joining our existing team. Garen and Todd bring an added client base and also impressive experience, assuring our clients the best legal services possible."

Mr. Dodge has nearly two decades of labor and employment experience, focusing on legislative and regulatory issues, workplace discrimination, substance abuse, and occupational safety and health matters. He has advised clients in a wide variety of labor, employment, privacy and discrimination matters, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He has published books and numerous articles on employment-related issues, such as wage and hour compliance, federal and state drug testing requirements, harassment, privacy and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Mr. Dodge has been called on frequently to assist companies in establishing workplace substance abuse programs. Early in his career, he served at the Department of Labor working for appeals judges. He earned his B.A. summa cum laude at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay; and his J.D. at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.

Mr. Bromberg has more than 10 years of litigation and regulatory experience, involving a variety of federal employment-related statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also has handled constitutional claims arising under the Equal Protection, Free Speech and Due Process clauses, as well as traditional labor matters and trade secret protection. Mr. Bromberg has practiced in city, state and federal administrative and judicial forums and has tried both jury and bench trials. He earned his B.A., with honors, from Oberlin College and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP is a national law firm with over 225 attorneys practicing in more than two dozen specialties of law. Its clients range from some of the largest companies in America to mid-size and smaller operations.