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                                          MARGARET MOSES BRANCH

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              0: THE BRANCH LAW FIRM
                  2025 Rio Grande Blvd ., N.W.
   I                 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
                     (T) (505) 243-3501
                     (F) (505) 243-3534
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              H; 8635 Rio Grande N .W.
                   Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
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                   (505) 897-2021

   I          EDUCATION

              1975          University of New Mexico, B.U.S .
   I          1978          University of New Mexico Law School, J .D.
              1985          ATLA National College of Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy
                            Program, University of Washington
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              1991         ATLA National College of Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Techniques and
                           Strategy : Products Liability, Hastings University
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              EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


   I          1977-78      Law Clerk, Sutin, Thayer & Browne
              1976-78      Law Clerk, JAG U .S. Army Reserves
              1976-78      Law Clerk, Judicial Committee and Corporations Committee, New Mexico
  I                        State Legislature
              1978-80      Associate, Glascock, McKim & Head

  I           1980-83      General Counsel, Carbon Coal Company, a subsidiary of Hamilton Brothers
                           Oil Company
              1984-87      Associate, Branch Law Firm
  I           1987- Partner, Branch Law Firm
               Present

  ,           ADMISSIONS

  '           1978         New Mexico State Bar
              1978         U.S. District Court-District of New Mexico
  _           1988         U.S. Court of Appeals-Tenth Circuit
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              MEMBERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

   I                        Vice President, University of New Mexico Graduate Students Association
              1976-77
              1977-78       President, University of New Mexico Graduate Students Association
              1979- Member, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
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              Present
              1993- Board of Directors, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
   I           Present
              1982 Vice President, New Mexico Young Lawyers Division, N.M. State Bar
              1985- Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
   I          Present
              1992        Co-Chair, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
               Present      Membership Task Force
   I          1991- Sustaining Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of
               Present America
              1985- Albuquerque Bar Association
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               Present
              1987- Fellow, New Mexico Bar Foundation
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              1989- Albuquerque Lawyers Club
              Present
   I          1990-91 Founder, President, New Mexico Women's Bar Association
              1991-92 Member, New Mexico Women's Bar Association Board of Directors
              1990- Member, State Bar Committee on Implementation of the Task
   I           Present Force's Recommendations on Women in the Legal Profession
              1991- Member, Judicial Selection Committee, Second Judicial
               Present     District
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              1992         Member, Executive Committee, ATLA Failure to Diagnose
               Present     Breast Cancer Litigation Group
   I          1992- Member, Board of Directors, New Mexico Trial Lawyers
               Present     Association
              1993-94      Vice President, ATLA Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
   I          1992- Co-Chair, Membership Task Force, Association of Trial
              Present      Lawyers of America
              1994         Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
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              1994         Member, Voluntary/Involuntary State Bar Conclave
              1994         Member, Governor's Commission to Revise the Constitution
              1995         Member of Second Judicial District Judicial Commission
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              COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES
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              1981- Member, Board of Directors, YMCA, Albuquerque Chapter

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               1982
              1984- Albuquerque Country Club Women's Golf Association
   I          Present
              1991-94       Member, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, West
                            Mesa Chapter
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              1995          ATLA Delegate, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association


   I          AWARDS

              1986         Albuquerque Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services Certificate
   I          1992         Henrietta Pettijohn Award, First Recipient, Outstanding Service on Behalf
                           of Women in the Legal Profession
              1993         "Citation of Excellence" awarded by American Trial Lawyers Association .
   I          1993         National Collge of Advocacy Advocate Certificate
              1994         YWCA "Women on the Move" Award in Law .

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              SPEECHES AND TEACHING/LECTURING PRESENTATIONS

   I          1990         University of New Mexico Law School Trial Practice Session, "Opening
                           Statements: Your Client's Story"
              1990         Texas Trial Lawyers Seminar, Steamboat Springs, Colorado - "Preparation
   I                       and Presentation of Medical Expert Testimony"
              1990         Stetson Law School Trial Practice Class - "Trial Practice Errors"
              1991         New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 1991 Update on Torts -
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                           "New Trends in Business Torts," "Update in the Areas of Sexual
                           Discrimination and Civil Rights ."
  I          1992          ATLA National College of Advocacy, Medical-Legal Update Seminar -
                           "Medicine and the Law : Special Issues Facing Women"
             1992          Law Education Institute -"Choosing and Preparing the Economic Expert
  I                        Appraiser, Accountant, Economist"
             1992          ATLA National College of Advocacy, Moderator, "Litigating Women's
                           Health Issues"
   I         1992          ATLA National College of Advocacy, " Essentials of Trial Practice: Medical
                           Malpractice Section" ; one week advocacy course .
             1993          ATLA Annual Convention, "Guinea Pigs Again : Women's Rights in Health
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                           Issues: Plastic Surgery, Breast Implants and Other Procedures"
             1993          Young Lawyers Section, ATLA Newsletter, "The High Impact Resume and
  I                        Impressive Interview Techniques : A Hiring Partner's Perspective"



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              1993          ATLA Breast Implant Litigation Group, "Utilization of Rule 23 in Mentor
                            Settlement"
   I          1993          Law Education Institute, "Breast Implant Litigation"
              1993          ATLA Annual Convention, "Utilization of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in
                            L-Tryptophan Settlements"
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              1993          New Mexico Trial Lawyers Seminar on Products Liability, "Breast Implant
                            Litigation"
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              1993          ATLA National College of Advocacy, "Special Negotiating Skills and
                            Techniques in Settling Mass Tort Cases"
              1993          ATLA National College of Advocacy, Status of Breast Implant Litigation,
   I                        "Comprehensive Overview of Principles of Global Settlement"
              1993          International Women's Forum, "Women's Health: Avoid Becoming a Medical
                           Statistic Through Collective Effort"
   I          1993         New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Comprehensive
                           Overview of the Breast Implant Litigation and Proposed Rule 23 Settlement
              1994         Law Education Institute, "PlaintifPs Perspective on Multi-District Litigation
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                           re Breast Implant Litigation"
              1994         Texas State Bar Association, Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar,
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                            "Analysis of Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices Litigation"
              1994         ATLA National College of Advocacy Specialized College on Damages,
                           "Testimonial Evidence - Expert Witness Interviews" and "Testimonial
  I                        Evidence - Lay Witness Interviews"
              1994         ATLA Breast Implant Litigation Update Seminar, "The Current Status of
                           Settlement"
  I           1994         Prentice-Hall seminar, "The Breast Implant Global Settlement"
              1994         Lorman Business Center seminar, "Confidentiality of Medical Records"
              1994         ATLA seminar, "Breast Implant Litigation Emergency Seminar"
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              1994         ATLA seminar, "Science and the Jury"
              1994         The New Mexico Women's Bar Association, "Women JDs :
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                           Traveling A Successful Career Path ."
              1994         18th Annual Page Keeton Products Liability & Pesotnl
                           Injury Law Conference, Status of Breast Implant
  I                        Litigation and Settlement
              1994         New York State Bar Insurance Journal, Breast Implant
                           Litigation Overview
  I           1994         Western Trial Lawyers' Journal, Breast Implant Litigation Status
              1995         Editor on the Editorial Board of "Medical/Legal Aspects ofBLeast
              Implants"
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              1995         New York State Court of Appeals, Insurance Negligence &
                           Compensation Law Section Journal, "Silicone Gel Breast Implant
  I           Litigation-An Overview"

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              1995 ATLA National Convention, "Marketing the Law Office : Practice from a
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                          Woman Trial Lawyer's Perspective"
              1995 ATLA Seminar, "The High Impact Resume and Important
   I                      Interview Techniques: A Hiring Part.ner's Perspective"
              1995 ATLA National Convention, "Interstate Trucking Liability"
              1995 Editor, Leaders Publication, "Medical and Legal Aspects
   I                      of Breast Implants"
              1995 Western Trial Lawyers Association, Maui, "How to Use Cutting Edge
                          Technology Effectively and Inexpensively"
   I          1995 Children Afflicted By Toxic Substances (CATS) Seminar, "Use of The Latest
                          Technologies In A Breast Implant Case"
              1995 Mealey's Seminar, Chair, Breast Implant Litigation Conference-West Palm
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                          Beach, Florida
              1995 Mealey's Norplant Seminar: Status of Multi-district Litigation
  I           1996 Texas Bar Association, "Federal Preemption" and Other Current
                        Developments
              1996 Western Trial Lawyers Association, "How to Effectively Utilize Focus
  I                      Groups"-Sun Valley, Idaho


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              EXPERIENCE
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  I                  Margaret Moses Branch, in her practice, has been particularly interested in health
              issues that relate to women . She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the
              Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer ATLA Litigation Group . She was Moderator for the
  I           National College of Advocacy, Medical-Legal Update Seminar, for the section entitled,
              "Medicine and the Law : Special Issues Facing W omen." Ms . Branch served as a Moderator
              of the ATLA National College of Advocacy, "Litigating Women's Health Issues" in
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              October, 1992 .

  I                 She has served as counsel in cases which involved failure to diagnose breast cancer,
             colon cancer, uterine cancer, pancreatitis, leukoplakia, peritonitis, appendicitis,
             compartment syndrome, aneurysms, pneumonia, meningitis, abruptio placenta,
  I          kernicterus and other illnesses and diseases.


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                     She has served as counsel in cases which involved failure to diagnose breast cancer,
              colon cancer, uterine cancer, pancreatitis, leukoplakia, peritonitis, appendicitis,
   '          compartment syndrome, aneurysms, pneumonia, meningitis, abruptio placenta,
              kernicterus and other illnesses and diseases .

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                     She has been involved in cases that addressed issues of surgical negligence, i.e.,
              laminectomies, cholecystectomies, colonoscopies, hernia repairs, hip replacements .
              Additionally, she has been involved in cases that dealt with obstetrical issues, i .e., failure
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              to perform timely cesarean sections, inappropriate radiological procedures, unnecessary
              hysterectomies and incomplete abortions .
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                     In July of 1992, Ms . Branch was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Multi-District Litigation
              Plaintiffs' Steering Committee which is responsible for representing allwomennationwide
   '          who file breast implant cases in the federal court system. She serves as chair of the Mentor
              Committee which negotiated a 23b(1)(B) limited fund class settlement of $25 .8 million. Ms .
              Branch served on the five member negotiating team which recently negotiated an opt-out
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              Rule 23 class settlement in the amount of $4 .75 billion . In March 1994 she was appointed
              Settlement Class Counsel in the Breast Implant Global Settlement . Most recently Ms .
              Branch was appointed to the Tort Claimant's Committee to protect the interests of Dow
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              Corning claimants and assist in forumulating a bankruptcy plan .

   I                 Ms . Branch has also been involved in toxic tort cases involving hydrogen sulfide,
              natural gas, hydrochloric acid, and pesticides; and she is particularly interested in
              environmental issues and legal resolutions .
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                    Ms . Branch has been actively involved in the L-Tryptophan Multi-District
             Litigation . L-Tryptophan is an amino acid which was marketed as a therapeutic aide for
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             insomnia, premenstrual syndrome and depression . It was a product primarily used by
             women which required no governmental safety testing until the product was associated
   I         with Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which causes scleroderma,
             pulmonary hypertension, and brain lesions .

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