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Irish Attorneys James S. Wolsey and Kate O’Brien Join HRO

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Denver, October 2, 2009 – Holme Roberts & Owen LLP (HRO) is delighted to announce
the formation of Holme Roberts & Owen Solicitors in Dublin, Ireland (HRO Dublin). HRO is
again breaking new ground as the first U.S. law firm to open an office in Ireland. HRO
Dublin is HRO’s third office in the European Union, and 10th location worldwide.

Situated in the heart of Dublin City at 11 St. Stephen's Green, HRO Dublin was established
in September 2009 to provide corporate and commercial legal services to a broad range of
clients, including banking, entertainment, media, pharmaceutical, technology,
telecommunications and sports sectors. The team has extensive international experience
with lawyers qualified in New York, Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Ireland. As an
integral part of HRO’s international network, HRO Dublin will also draw on the expertise of
over 250 lawyers based in our nine other strategically positioned offices in Boulder,
Colorado Springs, Denver, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and San

Partners James Wolsey and Tony Grant, and Of Counsel Kate O’Brien will lead HRO Dublin.
These talented lawyers expand HRO’s ability to meet the needs of existing U.S. and
European clients in Ireland and provide a platform from which to attract Irish clients.
Furthermore, the Dublin team’s vast experience across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. will
greatly augment HRO’s ability to facilitate global transactions. HRO has fostered strong
working relationships with these Dublin-based colleagues to ensure that all clients receive
seamless international service.

Mr. Wolsey cites the Dublin office as complementary to serving all HRO clients as it will
enhance HRO’s already strong European presence. Tony Grant and Jonathan Dawe of HRO
Grant Dawe, who represent HRO’s 17-year London office presence, and Jens Roehrborn of
HRO’s Munich office, who represents an over seven-year HRO presence, enthusiastically
welcome the addition of HRO Dublin and look forward to working closely with their new

Mr. Wolsey further explained, “We are delighted with the opportunity to join with HRO to
launch the HRO Dublin office and work alongside HRO’s U.S.-based international legal
advisors. Our key practice areas and clients are uniquely fitted to work with HRO as the
first Irish affiliate office of any U.S. law firm.”

The Dublin office opening broadens HRO's already considerable European presence to
include a third major European city while the firm continues to thrive in key business and

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financial hubs in the Western United States. HRO's commanding hold in core areas, such as
commercial law and securities, intellectual property, and finance, including sports &
entertainment, receives a significant boost from the Dublin team’s considerable international

The additional strength and positioning HRO Dublin provides will increase HRO’s depth in
cross-border transactions and leverage Mr. Wolsey, Ms. O’Brien, and other HRO European
lawyers’ expertise across multiple practice areas. HRO’s extended reach will enhance the
firm’s ability to service the diverse needs of its global clients.

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP is an international law firm that was established in 1898 and has
approximately 250 lawyers practicing in ten strategically positioned offices in Denver,
Boulder, Colorado Springs, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Phoenix, Salt Lake City,
and San Francisco. The firm's lawyers provide a broad spectrum of legal services in
virtually every area of the law, including corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions,
estate planning, commercial litigation, real estate, health, employment, tax, environmental
and intellectual property, technology and media. Brief biographies of HRO Dublin lawyers

James S. Wolsey, Partner

James S. Wolsey, a partner in HRO’s Dublin office, advises clients in a wide range of
industries on the development, acquisition, and sale of intellectual property; the licensing of
rights; and brand protection. Mr. Wolsey negotiates commercial agreements for companies
in the music, film, software, publishing, and games industries, and acts for artists, writers
and agents. He also advises on new media and the electronic dissemination of works. His
practice includes undertaking due diligence and evaluating intellectual property rights in
mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Mr. Wolsey has significant experience in dealing with
inter-governmental organizations, such as the WIPO, UNESCO and the WTO and with non-
governmental organizations such as IFPI, BIEM, the MPAA, and CISAC. Mr. Wolsey read law
at Trinity College Dublin and obtained a BL from Kings Inns Dublin.

Kate O’Brien, Of Counsel

Kate O’Brien, of counsel in HRO’s Dublin office, spent four years at Arthur Cox in Dublin
prior to joining the firm. As an associate in the Capital Markets department, she acted on a
number of high-profile listed transactions for multinational banks, including Merrill Lynch,
Goldman Sachs and West LB. Ms. O’Brien’s experience also includes advising on general
corporate, tax and insolvency issues. In addition, she currently advises leading athletes in
Ireland and is developing a comprehensive sports practice. A graduate of Lehigh University,
Ms. O’Brien obtained her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law. Ms. O'Brien is licensed to
practice in the State of New York as well as being a qualified solicitor in Ireland.

Tony Grant, Partner

Tony Grant, a partner in HRO Grant Dawe, London, was a founding partner at Grant Dawe
LLP prior to joining HRO. Mr. Grant’s practice focuses primarily in the transactional arena,
and includes selling and buying companies and businesses, investment transactions, joint
ventures, shareholder agreements, international transactions, and media transactions. Mr.
Grant is a graduate of St. Johns College, Cambridge University.


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