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					                   Greenberg Traurig Expands Silicon Valley Office
                           with Addition of Thomas Klein

East Palo Alto, CA (May 1, 2009) -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
announced that Thomas Klein has joined its Silicon Valley office as a shareholder in the
Corporate and Securities Practice. Klein’s practice will center on start-up and venture capital
transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and public company representation. Prior to joining
Greenberg Traurig, he was with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. in Palo Alto.

“We are absolutely delighted that Tom has joined our Silicon Valley team. Tom has the depth of
knowledge, experience, and reputation to build upon what we’ve established over the past five
years. I have known Tom for many years, and he is a pleasure to work with. He is a top-notch
lawyer who has built an impressive practice over the last two decades in the Valley. We are
confident that he will be a great fit with our office, and Greenberg Traurig will provide him with the
springboard to grow his practice even further,” said Heather Meeker, co-managing shareholder of
the Silicon Valley office.

Klein joins the firm’s more than 350 Corporate attorneys, approximately 35 of whom are in
Greenberg Traurig’s four offices in California. His practice includes the representation of
companies in formations, private and public financing, domestic and international technology
strategies, and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented public and private companies in
diverse industries, including software and hardware, Internet applications, services, content,
telecommunications technology, semiconductors, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices, and
venture capital.

Klein has been an adjunct professor of law at Santa Clara University School of Law since the
spring of 2001, and a University of California Berkeley Extension instructor since 2008. He
received his J.D. from the University of Chicago School of Law and his B.A. in Economics from
Swarthmore College.
About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1,800 attorneys
and governmental affairs professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm was
selected   as   the   2007   USA    Law   Firm    of   the   Year   by   Chambers    and   Partners.

Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL;
Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY;
Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Palm Beach County, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ;
Sacramento, CA; Shanghai, China; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Tokyo,
Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; White Plains, NY; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich,
Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms:
Olswang, London, Brussels and Berlin; and Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome.

For additional information, please visit the firm's Web site at


Contact Person: Heather Sarni
Telephone Number: 650-289-7822
Fax Number: 650-462-7822
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