Epstein Becker & Green Adds 11 Lawyers to Washington, DC Office

Washington (Sept. 24, 2007)—Epstein Becker & Green announced today the addition of 11 lawyers to the firm's Washington, DC office. Eleven attorneys have been added to the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice and one attorney has joined the Government Contracts Practice Group.

In addition to incoming first-year associates (Emily Bajcsi, Bryant Godfrey, Sarah Morabito, Tina Rao, Joel Rush and Amy Siegel), EBG has added to its Health Care and Life Sciences Practice mid-level associate Kate Tarallo, who transferred from the firm's Chicago office; senior associate Benjamin Martin, who joined EBG from Arnold & Porter's Washington, DC office; senior counsel Robert Penezic, who joined from Broad and Cassel's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office; and partner Steven Skwara, who joined from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where he served as Associate General Counsel and as Director, Fraud Investigation and Prevention.

These additions strengthen the firm's pharmaceutical and medical device practice groups as well as the firm's health care white-collar crime, fraud, and litigation practice groups. In particular, Tarallo advises and counsels on FDA matters; Martin focuses on pharmaceutical pricing regulatory matters; and Skwara brings significant investigation and litigation experience to the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice. Penezic provides additional capacity in the growing areas of health care white-collar crime, health care fraud, and litigation, having been an assistant statewide prosecutor and head of a special task force addressing prescription drug diversion affecting Florida.

The new attorneys bring the number of Health Care and Life Sciences lawyers in EBG's Washington, DC office to 64. Among the firm's more than 380 attorneys, over 100 attorneys practice health law full-time, ranking EBG's Health Care and Life Sciences Practice as one of the nation's largest, according to a survey by Modern Healthcare.

The firm's Government Contracts Practice Group in Washington, DC has also expanded, with the addition of first-year associate Amy Kingston.

"As Epstein Becker & Green continues to grow and prosper, we expect the Washington, DC office to be a large component of that growth," said Steven B. Epstein, a founder of the firm and head of the Washington, DC office. "With these additions, we add strength to the firm's founding practice, Health Care and Life Sciences, as well as to our longstanding focus in Washington, DC on government contracts law."

About Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Founded in 1973, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a law firm with over 380 attorneys practicing in 11 offices throughout the United States - Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford and Washington D.C. The firm's size, diversity, and global affiliations allow its attorneys to address the needs of both small entrepreneurial ventures and large multinational corporations on a worldwide basis.

EBG continues to build and expand its capabilities as a law firm focused on five core practices: Business Law, Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.

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