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Thursday, Feb 27, 2003
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Jackson Walker Welcomes David Laney as New Partner to Firm

(Dallas, Texas) - Jackson Walker L.L.P. announces today that David Laney is joining the firm as a partner effective March 1, 2003. Mike Wilson, Jackson Walker's Managing Partner, said, "It is an honor to have David Laney as a partner in our firm. We have known David for years and have a great deal of respect for his legal ability, reputation, profile and accomplishments in government, civic leadership, and the legal profession. David is an excellent addition and we are excited about the contributions that he will make in the continuation of the growth and success of Jackson Walker."

Before joining Jackson Walker, Mr. Laney was Chairman of the Board and President of Jenkens & Gilchrist from 1990 to 2002. From 1995 to 2001, he was also Texas Commissioner of Transportation, named to that position by then Governor George Bush. In November 2002, President Bush appointed him to the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). He has served in a number of civic, political and professional positions including: member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees, the Texas Finance Commission, the Texas Turnpike Authority, and the Dallas City Charter Review Commission.

Mr. Laney commented, "I am pleased to be joining a number of good friends and to be associated with a firm with such momentum, such an outstanding reputation, and such a rich Texas heritage. The firm's culture, exceptional legal talent, and proven success present a number of exciting and complementary opportunities. The move also provides a transition from the concentration of my efforts on management issues to a focus on the development and expansion of client relationships."

Mr. Laney's practice areas focus upon corporate and financial transactions, transportation and legislative matters.

Today, Jackson Walker offers expertise in virtually every area of the law through a strong regional base of over 300 attorneys in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Richardson, San Angelo, and San Antonio. The continual development of a broad foundation of practice areas has enabled the firm to attract an outstanding group of clients including Fortune 500 companies, multi-national corporations, major financial institutions, and a wide range of publicly traded corporations and closely held businesses. Jackson Walker is a founding member of Globalaw, a worldwide network of law firms with offices throughout the U.S. and in over 60 foreign countries.

For more information, visit www.jw.com.
For more information, contact:
Mike Wilson - Jackson Walker - 214/953-6020


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