Leading Restructuring Specialist Howard Morris Joins Morrison & Foerster in London

 Leading Restructuring Specialist Howard Morris Joins Morrison & Foerster in
                                    London

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, Nov. 18, 2013

LONDON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Morrison & Foerster is pleased to
announce that Howard Morris will join the firm's London office as head of the
Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group in London. He joins MoFo from
Dentons. Mr. Morris has extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency
matters as well as a strong background in banking and finance.

Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global player in restructuring and
insolvency. The firm has advised on a number of high-profile recent cases,
including representing Residential Capital, LLC, one of the largest real
estate finance companies in the world, as the debtor in the biggest chapter 11
case of 2012. In addition, the group represented the chapter 11 trustee for MF
Global in the largest chapter 11 case of 2011. MoFo was also instrumental in
rewriting Iceland's insolvency law through its representation of the
Resolution Committee of Landsbanki Islands hf. Chambers USA named Morrison &
Foerster "Bankruptcy Firm of the Year" for 2013 and Law360 named the group
"Bankruptcy Group of the Year" for 2012.

The addition of Mr. Morris comes at a time of accelerated growth for Morrison
& Foerster in Europe and follows the opening of an office in Berlin earlier
this month.

Gary Lee, chair of Morrison & Foerster's Business Restructuring & Insolvency
Group, said, "The growth of our Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group is a
key component of MoFo's strategic development. The addition of Howard comes at
a crucial time with significant levels of corporate debt still to be
restructured across the UK and more widely in Europe. His experience and track
record make him the ideal individual to head this group in London. Distressed
investors are increasingly looking for opportunities in Europe and this
appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to our clients in this
area."

Mr. Morris' practice will focus on cross-border and pan-European transactions
and insolvency proceedings.

Trevor James, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster's London office, said,
"Howard is a superb addition to the firm in London and his arrival gives a
significant boost to our global restructuring capabilities. We are delighted
that he has decided to join us as he is a fine lawyer with a well-deserved
reputation."

Mr. Morris added, "Morrison & Foerster's terrific global reputation, coupled
with the global scale of its market leading restructuring and insolvency
practice, make the firm the obvious choice for me. The firm has a collegial
culture, first-class lawyers and a fabulous global client base."

Mr. Morris joined Dentons' legacy firm Denton Hall in 1991 and, in addition to
his core practice, held a number of senior positions during his time with the
firm. Notably he played a lead integration and client development role
following the merger between Denton Wilde Sapte LLP and U.S.-based
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP in September 2010. Prior to joining Dentons,
Mr. Morris worked at Allen & Overy and practiced as a barrister for more than
six years. He graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1978,
qualified as a barrister in 1979 and as a solicitor in 1990.

ABOUT MORRISON & FOERSTER Morrison & Foerster is a global firm of exceptional
credentials. With more than 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices in key technology and
financial centers in the United States, Europe and Asia, we advise the world's
leading financial institutions, investment banks and technology,
telecommunications, life sciences and Fortune 100 companies. Chambers Global
named MoFo its 2013 USA Law Firm of the Year, and Chambers Asia Pacific named
us its 2013 Japan Firm of the Year. We've been included on The American Lawyer
's A-List for 10 straight years. We are recognized in leading directories for
our work and client service across the United States, Europe and Asia. Our
lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for
our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. For more,
visit www.mofo.com .

Contact: Stefanie Marrone, Director of Communications+1-212-336-4179;
smarrone@mofo.com 

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