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July 7, 2014

TYSONS CORNER — Scott E. Barat has been appointed to serve as managing partner of Pillsbury's Northern Virginia office, located in Tysons Corner. Formerly the head of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee in this office, Scott has been ranked in Chambers USA every year since 2008 for Construction. Scott advises clients involved in all aspects of the construction process, representing owners and contractors in construction transactions involving public and private projects, both in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and throughout the country. He takes over from former managing partner John E. Jensen, who led the office since 2007 and remains as head of Government Contracts and Disputes.

"Scott brings strong credentials to the role of leading our Northern Virginia office," said Pillsbury partner Jim Rishwain. "He will continue executing Pillsbury's ambitious growth strategy for Northern Virginia to expand both our capabilities and client base."

"It is an honor to serve as managing partner for the Northern Virginia office, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary last month as one of the region’s largest legal practices,” said Barat. “I look forward to working closely with the firm’s DC office to further grow and strengthen our practices and talent base.”

Pillsbury’s Northern Virginia office, located just ten miles from the White House, houses a robust corporate and securities - technology practice, our social media and games team, and a full-service intellectual property practice encompassing patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights and counseling. In addition, our nationally recognized government contracts and disputes and real estate practices are here, as well as healthcare, employment and labor, executive compensation and benefits, tax, global sourcing, and trusts and estates.

About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to understand our clients’ objectives, anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities, meet and exceed their objectives and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.

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