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Clothilde Hewlett Adds Public Policy Punch to Nossaman

SAN FRANCISCO (March 16, 2009) - Today Nossaman announces Clothilde V. Hewlett has joined the firm as a partner in San Francisco. Ms. Hewlett's practice focuses on policy issues in California and at the federal level.

"I'm joining forces with Nossaman, a powerful California firm that has a significant presence in Sacramento and in Washington DC," said Hewlett. "The firm has demonstrated public policy leadership in forming public-private partnerships (PPPs), developing infrastructure, serving the financial services industry, increasing diversity, implementing clean technology, addressing environmental concerns and improving healthcare."

"We're thrilled to have Cloey Hewlett on board," said Nossaman Managing Partner Michael Heumann. "The firm is well positioned to help our clients navigate this difficult regulatory and legislative environment. With the addition of Cloey Hewlett our public policy platform is that much stronger. She is an asset to the firm."

"Cloey's public service background in civil rights and consumer protection, and her tenure at the helm of California's contracting agency offers valuable experience and perspective for our clients," said Public Policy Chair Timothy Jenkins. "Her extensive relationships with policy leaders in Washington DC and California adds an important extra dimension to our public policy practice."

Most recently Clothilde Hewlett was a partner at K&L Gates. Prior to that she had a distinguished career in government and community service including appointments under Governors Deukmejian and Davis. In the latter, she served as Undersecretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency in California and simultaneously as Interim Director of the Department of General Services (DGS). Ms. Hewlett earned a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Nossaman:
Nossaman LLP is a national law firm with 150 professionals working seamlessly across eight U.S. offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Sacramento, Washington, DC, Austin, Arlington, and Seattle. Whether it's working to finance and develop public infrastructure, provide healthcare services, litigate complex matters, entitle private development, manage natural resources, complete real estate transactions, or increase business profitability, clients rely on Nossaman to get results.

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Eric Miller 
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