Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Thomson Reuters, to Speak at Minority Networking Attorney Event Co-Hosted by Fried Frank

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Deirdre Stanley, executive vice president and general counsel of Thomson Reuters, will be the featured speaker at the New York Minority Attorney Networking Series to be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2009.

Deirdre Stanley, executive vice president and general counsel of Thomson Reuters, will be the featured speaker at the New York Minority Attorney Networking Series to be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the New York City Bar Association, which is located at 42 West 44th Street. The ongoing series is organized by Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Arnold & Porter LLP. The event is also co-sponsored by 47 additional law firms in the New York City area.

Deirdre Stanley is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Thomson Reuters, responsible for the global legal function for Thomson Reuters and its subsidiaries. In this capacity she oversees all aspects of the company's legal affairs and leads the day-to-day operations of the global legal department. Ms. Stanley is a member of the Thomson Reuters Executive Committee. Prior to joining The Thomson Corporation in 2002, Ms. Stanley served as Executive Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for the Electronics Commerce Solutions Division of IAC (previously, USA Networks, Inc.). She joined USA Networks as Deputy General Counsel in 1999. From 1997 through 1999, Ms. Stanley served as Associate General Counsel for GTE Corporation, where she headed the mergers and acquisitions practice group. Ms. Stanley started her career as a corporate associate with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, working in both their New York and London offices.

Fried Frank and Arnold & Porter organized the New York Minority Attorney Networking Series to provide minority attorneys an opportunity to focus on professional development, network, build alliances and form relationships with peers, partners and colleagues practicing law in the New York City metro area. The series was modeled after the highly successful D.C. Minority Attorney Networking Series, which was created by Fried Frank's DC Attorney of Color Affinity Group and has been attended by over 2,500 attorneys since its launch in March 2005.

In addition to Fried Frank and Arnold & Porter, 47 leading law firms and legal organizations in New York also have agreed to sponsor the Minority Attorney Networking Series. Those firms and organizations are: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Alston & Bird LLP, Blank Rome LLP, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Clifford Chance US LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Crowell & Moring LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Dechert LLP, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, DLA Piper US LLP, Fish & Richardson, Fox Rothschild LLP, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Goodwin Procter, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Heller Ehrman LLP, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Kramer Levin, Latham & Watkins LLP, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Milbank, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York City Bar Association Committee on Minorities in the Profession, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Schulte Roth & Zabel, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and WilmerHale LLP.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 650 attorneys in offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Fried Frank lawyers regularly represent major investment banking firms, private equity houses and hedge funds, as well as many of the largest companies in the world. The Firm offers legal counsel on M&A, private equity, asset management, capital markets and corporate finance matters, white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation, securities regulation, compliance and enforcement, government contracts, environmental law and litigation, real estate, tax, bankruptcy, antitrust, benefits and compensation, intellectual property and technology, international trade, and trusts and estates. The Firm has an association with Huen Wong & Co. in Hong Kong. More information on Fried Frank can be found at http://www.friedfrank.com .

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