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28 February 2005

Senior U.S. Transportation Official Kenneth Weinstein Joins Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw's Washington Office
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

28 February 2005, Washington, D.C. - Senior U.S. transportation official Kenneth Weinstein has joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's Washington office. Mr. Weinstein served as Associate Administrator for Enforcement for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) since 1997, and as NHTSA's Assistant Chief Counsel for Litigation from 1988 to 1997.

As Associate Administrator for NHTSA, Mr. Weinstein managed a staff of 100 professionals responsible for enforcing federal laws and regulations involving motor vehicle safety and investigation of safety defects in motor vehicles. Mr. Weinstein was also primarily responsible for the development of the government's Early Warning Reporting regulations adopted pursuant to the TREAD Act.

"Ken has considerable expertise in federal transportation and safety law," said Kenneth Geller, partner-in-charge of the Washington, D.C. office. "We are pleased that he has joined our litigation practice and he nicely complements our existing team."

Mr. Weinstein served as Deputy Assistant Counsel for Litigation at the Department of Transportation from 1981 to 1988. He also was a Trial Attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Weinstein received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University in 1968 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1974.

"Mayer, Brown is widely recognized for its litigation and government practices," said Mr. Weinstein. "I am pleased to work with such a group of exceptional lawyers."

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has been counsel to the nation's largest vehicle manufacturers on product safety and other matters. The practice includes two other former high-ranking NHTSA officials as well as a former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Transportation. The firm recently represented the City of Chicago in a $1.83 billion deal that privatizes the Chicago Skyway toll way. The firm has also served as principal counsel to some of the nation's largest transportation and railway operations. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is among the 10 largest law practices in the world with more than 1,300 lawyers practicing in seven U.S. cities and six European cities.

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