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Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge adds three to the partnership

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Providence, RI, USA - January 18, 2010, Providence, RI, USA - The global law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge is pleased to announce that Florence A. Crisp, Craig R. Martin and David J. Silvia have been admitted to the Firm’s partnership.



Ms. Crisp practice includes a wide range of civil, regulatory, and white collar litigation matters with particular emphasis on securities and antitrust cases. Her clients include banks, insurance companies, major pharmaceutical companies, a national pharmacy chain, and national accounting firms. She has substantial experience in managing large multidistrict litigations, defending companies in general commercial litigation matters, and conducting internal investigations. She has practiced in both federal and state courts and before federal agencies.

Mr. Martin has spent his legal career working on complex distressed situations. Craig has represented numerous parties in a variety of cases, including equity committees, committees of unsecured creditors, bank groups, indenture trustees, and debtors. Mr. Martin has also advised purchasers of assets in bankruptcy auctions and court-approved sales and frequently provides bankruptcy-specific advice in complex mergers and acquisition situations involving distressed entities.

Mr. Martin’s work frequently focuses on cross border situations and he has acted as counsel in cases in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, Spain, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Africa, the UK and Argentina. Mr. Martin has also acted as first-chair litigation counsel in a number of cases involving terms of bond indentures, such as x-clauses, permitted indebtedness clauses and other covenants.

Mr. Silvia has had experience in a broad range of intellectual property issues, including those concerning patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. In addition to the vast experience he gained as a design engineer prior to beginning his legal practice, David has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technology fields, including, for example, electronic control systems, fluid filtration devices, pumps, gas turbine engines, medical devices and business methods.

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