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Sheppard Mullin Adds Seasoned International Arbitration Partner in Washington, D.C.

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Joseph LoBue Brings Complex Global Experience to Firm

Joseph J. LoBue has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard,
Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Business Trial
practice group and as a member of the firm's International Arbitration
team. LoBue joins from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP,
where he was a member of the firm's International Arbitration, Aerospace
& Defense and Intellectual Property practice groups. LoBue is the sixth
lateral partner to join Sheppard Mullin's Washington, D.C. office this
year.

"Joe adds impressive depth to our international arbitration team,
particularly in the oil and gas and aerospace sectors," said Jon W.
Newby, Sheppard Mullin's vice chairman. "We continue to expand our
international arbitration capabilities to better serve client needs on
both coasts, and Joe is an excellent addition given his formidable
experience in both commercial arbitration and investment disputes."

"I am excited to join Sheppard Mullin, a highly respected global firm.
It's great to be practicing with friends and rejoining some of my former
colleagues, and adding to the firm's already formidable international
arbitration capabilities. Sheppard Mullin's global litigation group with
its experience in the energy, aerospace and industrial sectors, offers a
strong platform for my practice," added LoBue.

Leveraging his engineering background, LoBue represents clients
primarily in the aerospace, oil and gas, energy infrastructure,
industrial, telecommunications and government contracts industries in a
wide range of complex matters in both arbitration and traditional
litigation. LoBue's recent engagements have ranged from advising a
French avionics manufacturer in a patent infringement arbitration
involving night vision systems, to representing an oil exploration and
production company in ICC arbitration relating to offshore oil
exploration rights in West Africa and a major international energy
company in ICDR arbitration relating to the termination of a contract
for LNG importation and regasification services in the United States.

LoBue received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Catholic University
of America, Columbus School of Law and a B.E. from The Cooper Union for
the Advancement of Science and Art. Prior to attending law school, LoBue
served as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy and retired
as a Commander from the United States Navy Reserve. LoBue has served as
an international arbitrator and has been recognized as a leading lawyer
in the area of International Arbitration by Legal 500 and Expert
Guides
.

Also this year, the Washington, D.C. office welcomed partners Christine
Clements to the Healthcare team, Denise Giraudo to the Labor and
Employment practice, Joe Jay to the Government Contracts, Investigations
& International Trade practice, and Ken Wiseman and Mark Sundback to the
Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team.

Sheppard Mullin has more than 90 attorneys based in its Washington, D.C.
office. The firm's Business Trial practice includes 250 attorneys
firmwide.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with more than
attorneys in 16 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate
and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial
transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of
the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit www.sheppardmullin.com.

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