5 December 2007 - Mayer Brown Capital Markets partner Edward S. Best and Banking & Finance partner Molly McGill have been named to the BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star Team. The BTI Client Service All-Stars is an exclusive group of 148 lawyers from 113 law firms. Corporate counsel and key decision makers have told BTI Consulting that this elite group stands out from all others for delivering superior client service.

BTI interviewed more than 250 corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 companies to probe all aspects of client relationships. The lawyers named to the Client Service All-Star Team were cited, unprompted, by respondents for delivering the absolute best client service.

Edward S. Best joined Mayer Brown in 1986 and is co-leader of the firm's Capital Markets and Financial Institutions groups, as well as the firm's Israel Practice. He is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading capital markets attorneys. His experience includes work in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate practice.

Best has been recognized by Chambers and Legal 500, and is also listed in Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers in America for Securities Law, the Guide to the World's Leading Capital Market Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Capital Markets Lawyers (2007), and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2008). In addition, he has been named among the "Leading Lawyers" in Illinois in the categories of corporate finance law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities and venture finance law.

Best received his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and an A.B. from the University of Illinois.

Molly McGill focuses on banking and finance matters which involve leveraged and asset-based lending, including financing for acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations, syndicated credits, and middle-market, second lien and mezzanine financing. She is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading asset-based and leveraged lending lawyers.

Ms. McGill has been with Mayer Brown since 2005. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and the M.S.F.S. degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown in 1985, and a B.A. with distinction from the University of Colorado.

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