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Mayer Brown Promotes Mary M. Streett to Partner In the Government & Global Trade Practice

10 March 2009

Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Mary M. Streett, 39, has been promoted to partner in the Government & Global Trade practice.

Ms. Streett is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and focuses her practice on providing strategic advice to coalitions and individual companies with respect to a variety of public policy issues, including financial service regulation, international trade, energy, telecommunications, transportation and intellectual property.

“Mary has been a valuable resource in our Government & Global Trade practice,” said Mark Ryan, former Partner-in-Charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington, D.C. office. “Her sophisticated knowledge of the ongoing initiatives of the new Administration and Congress will be a significant asset to the firm and our clients.”

Added Duane Layton, a Firm-wide Practice Leader for the Government & Global Trade practice, “Mary is a well respected attorney among White House, Congressional and government agency staffers. Her deep understanding of the substantive issues, their relevant legal framework and the surrounding public policy and political environment will provide our clients with the insightful and comprehensive counsel needed as these policy debates unfold.”

Ms. Streett joined Mayer Brown’s Chicago Litigation group in 2002 and represented clients in complex commercial litigation including matters involving product liability, securities and bankruptcy. In 2007, she relocated to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office to focus on government and regulatory matters. She has extensive experience in federal and state campaign finance and lobbying disclosure law, and has represented private sector clients as well as political committees in a wide array of compliance, regulatory and litigation matters, including designing internal compliance programs to comply with the myriad of ever-changing federal and state lobbying disclosure and campaign finance laws.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, served in the Clinton Administration on the White House staff and as Deputy General Counsel for the Commerce Department where she helped formulate and implement policy concerning intellectual property, privacy, taxation of electronic commerce, telecommunications matters, international trade and consumer protection.

Ms. Streett received her J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and was a visiting student at Georgetown University Law Center. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S. in Business Administration and attended the Institute of European studies in Vienna, Austria and London, England to study international business and economics.

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