Bleakley Platt Names Two New Partners

December 2007

Bleakley Platt is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2008 Nancy J. Rudolph and John A. Risi will become members of our Firm.

Ms. Rudolph will continue to practice in the area of trusts and estates, estate administration, estate tax, and guardianship in the Surrogate's Court, Supreme Court, and before the United States Tax Court. Prior to joining our Firm in 2001, Ms. Rudolph served in the public sector as an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Office of the Special Prosecutor, handling white collar civil litigation (Medicaid Fraud). She was also an Administrative Hearing Officer with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board from 1980 to 1984.

As a member of our Firm's Litigation, Insurance Law and Product Liability Practice Groups, Mr. Risi represents clients in a wide range of general civil litigations, trials and appeals, including land use, corporate, negligence and contract matters. He is also experienced in State Environmental Quality Review Act and municipal planning issues relevant to landowners and municipalities, including negotiations with, and public hearings before, lead agencies. Prior to joining the Firm in July 2000, Mr. Risi was engaged in the defense of Fortune 100 companies and other corporations against product liability and catastrophic injury claims.