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Crowell & Moring's Insurance/Reinsurance Group Adds Depth With New Reinsurance Partner

Washington, D.C. – March, 30 2006: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner William C. O'Neill to the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance Group. Based in the Washington, DC office, O'Neill provides increased depth in the field of reinsurance arbitration and litigation.

"Reinsurance work requires counselors who understand the industry and have hands-on experience arbitrating, litigating, and resolving high-stakes disputes. As an experienced, dedicated reinsurance partner, Bill will enhance our group's ability to serve our clients," said Clifford B. Hendler, co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Insurance/Reinsurance Group.

O'Neill's clients include cedents and reinsurers in both property/casualty and life reinsurance matters. He has represented clients in arbitrations and litigations involving actuarial and agency issues, contract interpretation, fraud, misrepresentation, underwriting practices, and allegations of misconduct by brokers and managing general underwriters. He also counsels clients regarding reinsurance business matters, including reinsurance claims, settlements, and commutations. O'Neill joins Crowell & Moring from Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

“Crowell & Moring has an impressive and loyal client base and a reputation for client service. I'm proud to join the team,” said O'Neill.

Crowell & Moring LLP's nationally recognized Insurance/Reinsurance Group also concentrates on coverage litigation and client counseling and negotiations in a number areas including property and casualty, bankruptcy, errors and omissions, directors and officers, health care, and legislative matters. The group represents more than 20 different insurance companies from more than a dozen different insurance carrier groups in a wide range of matters.

Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm's attorneys regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring's extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world's largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in Brussels, California and London.

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