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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

Richard E. Wiley Recognized as a Leading Dealmaker

June 21, 2007

Washington, DC – Wiley Rein Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley has been named one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Dealmakers in recognition of his extensive experience handling “headline-making transactions that involve more than a few dollars.”  To select the “stars [that] general counsels want on their side of the negotiating table,” Lawdragon utilized its own journalistic reporting and solicited votes from attorneys’ peers and clients.

Mr. Wiley, who leads the firm’s 80-member Communications Practice, regularly is called upon by the largest industry players to handle its highest-profile mergers.  Currently working on the pending Sirius/XM merger, he has been lead counsel in the AT&T/BellSouth and Comcast/Time Warner/Adelphia mergers, and has been counsel on almost all of the other Bell Company mergers, CBS mergers with Westinghouse and Viacom, and numerous other “deals” in the communications industry.

Lawdragon’s Leading Dealmakers are a select group comprised of “less than one-half of one percent of America’s 1.1 million lawyers.”