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John Barry Returns to Wiley Rein & Fielding

August 6, 2004

Washington, DC-Wiley Rein & Fielding is pleased to announce that John E. Barry has rejoined the firm as a partner and will play a significant role in the continuing growth of its preeminent Communications Practice, specializing in the litigation and appellate areas. In recent years, the breadth of the firm's capabilities in these arenas has expanded dramatically, further enhancing the most comprehensive team of communications law specialists in the United States.

With more than fifteen years of experience handling complex civil litigation matters and appeals, Mr. Barry will continue to represent clients in trial and appellate courts across the country. His previous experience includes serving as a law clerk for Chief Justice Warren E. Burger (ret.) and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Levin H. Campbell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In addition, Mr. Barry has held the positions of Attorney-Advisor, Senior Counsel and Deputy Assistant Attorney General with the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Barry was a partner at WRF for more than six years before relocating to San Diego and joining Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek.

Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley said, "We are thrilled to welcome John home. He was a highly regarded partner in the firm and we are all delighted to have him back. A first-rate litigator, John will make an outstanding contribution to our practice."

In returning to the firm, Mr. Barry joins five other former High Court clerks and a cadre of highly skilled litigators whose ranks include almost 50 former clerks for the U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, state courts and special courts. He received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Notes & Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review.