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Nossaman Infrastructure Group Expands; Simon Santiago, William Fisher and Edmund Caplicki Join the Firm

LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2006) - Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP today announced the addition of three attorneys to the firm's rapidly growing, national infrastructure practice. Simon Santiago, Edmund Caplicki and William Fisher have all joined the firm from construction law and government contract boutique Wickwire Gavin following that firm's acquisition by Florida based Akerman Senterfitt.

"We are fortunate to have an infrastructure practice that is in high demand across North America and are committed to serving that demand with highly qualified practitioners. The new attorneys not only meet our stringent criteria but also bring with them many years of valuable construction experience which is a superb complement to our existing capabilities," said Nossaman Managing Partner Scott P. DeVries.

"Santiago, Caplicki and Fisher are excellent additions to the team. This is the latest of several steps we have taken to meet the increasing demand we are seeing in the market-place for delivery of large scale transportation and other infrastructure projects using innovative permitting, procurement and financing. It is not our last step, however. We continue actively to seek out attorneys worldwide who can offer the same high level, large scale project experience our team is known for nationally," said Infrastructure Practice Group Chair Geoffrey S. Yarema.

Simon J. Santiago joined Nossaman as a Partner in the firm's Virginia/D.C. office. Mr. Santiago received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University where he graduated magna cum laude.

William B. Fisher joined the firm's Virginia/D.C. office as a Senior Attorney. Mr. Fisher received his B.A. from Allegheny College, a M.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs form the University of Virginia and J.D. from George Mason University School of law, with distinction.

Edmund V. Caplicki III joined Nossaman as an Associate in the firm's Austin, Texas office. Mr. Caplicki received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.

About Nossaman:

Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott LLP is a California-based national law firm specializing in complex civil litigation; infrastructure; land use, environmental, real property and water; healthcare; corporate transactions and public policy law. The firm represents a variety of public and private sector clients with interests ranging from aerospace and transportation to real estate development and water. Founded in 1959, Nossaman has more than 140 attorneys and lobbyists in California offices located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Irvine, as well as in Washington, D.C./Virginia, Austin, Texas and Seattle, Washington.

For media inquiries:

Eric Miller 
Communications Manager

213.612.7805
emiller@nossaman.com

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