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Department of Justice Attorney and Former Enron Task Force Member Thomas Hanusik Joins Crowell & Moring's Growing White Collar & Securities Litigation Group

Washington, D.C. – January 9, 2006: Thomas A. Hanusik, an Assistant Chief of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Fraud Section, has joined Crowell & Moring LLP's White Collar & Securities Litigation Group as partner. Hanusik, a former member of the Justice Department's Enron Task Force and a former Senior Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement, is the fourth new hire to join the firm's growing White Collar & Securities Litigation Group in the last month.

Hanusik's 12 years of experience at the Justice Department and SEC strengthens both the firm's white collar defense and securities litigation practices. In December, the group hired Philip T. Inglima, the former Senior Associate Independent Counsel in the investigation of Department of the Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, along with two other former Justice Department attorneys.

“We offer a premier White Collar & Securities Litigation Group that boasts first-hand experience in the highest profile matters facing the business world in recent years. The addition of Tom is an important part of our strategy to recruit the very best in this field,” said Crowell & Moring chairman John A. Macleod.

Throughout his career at both the Justice Department and the SEC, Hanusik led, supervised and coordinated a number of parallel criminal grand jury and civil law enforcement investigations. In addition to securities and commodities fraud work, Hanusik has investigated and prosecuted criminal and civil cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, conspiracy, bank fraud, insider trading, money laundering, counterfeiting, identity theft, social security fraud and education loan fraud.

Hanusik was one of the original six prosecutors on the Enron Task Force, where he worked with the SEC and agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service to investigate Enron's collapse. Hanusik's other work has included the prosecution of executives with Enterasys Network Systems, Inc. and, during 2005, he led the Justice Department's prosecution team investigating the abuse of finite reinsurance products and prosecuted a number of high-ranking insurance executives. Hanusik is a graduate of Fordham College and Duke Law School.

For more than twenty years, Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Securities Litigation Group has defended clients from across the country and around the world with interests affected by investigations in federal judicial districts throughout the United States. The practice spans investigations by grand juries, congressional committees, independent and special counsels, federal agency inspectors general, and other investigative officials and bodies.

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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