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Friday, June 3, 2011


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Firm Adds Corporate Partner, Former Indiana A.G


By a MetNews Staff Writer


SNR Denton yesterday announced the addition of corporate attorney S. Elizabeth Foster as a partner in its Los Angeles Office.

This news comes on the heels of an announcement Wednesday that former Indiana Attorney General Jeff Modisett had joined the firm as a partner to co-lead its State Attorneys General practice.

Darry Sragow, managing partner of SNR Denton’s Los Angeles office, remarked that Foster’s practice “practice centers around Wall Street and larger international deals,” and “therefore her clients need a global platform like ours to accomplish their business goals.”

Foster said she was “extremely pleased to join SNR Denton” because the firm’s “platform and resources allow me to serve my clients seamlessly, whether they are located in California, New York, or around the world, and the firm has the bench strength and global reach I will need to continue serving those clients as their businesses expand.”

She began her legal career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in New York and made the move to SNR Denton from Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP in San Diego.

The attorney holds a degree in international business from Cal Poly Pomona and completed law school at UCLA. She joined the State Bar in 1995.

Modisett, most recently a partner in Bryan Cave’s Regulatory & Public Policy group and managing partner of its Los Angeles office, joins former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in heading SNR Denton’s State Attorneys General practice.

McCollum, who is also a former congressman, joined the firm Wednesday as a partner in Washington D.C.

Mike McNamara, chair of SNR Denton’s Public Policy and Regulation practice, said in a statement the firm was “very pleased to provide our clients, and the marketplace, with a premier state Attorneys General practice led, on a bipartisan basis, by two former state Attorneys General.”

He said Modisett and McCollum’s “experience in public service as regulators, prosecutors and strategists demonstrates the integrated nature of our approach and our ability to credibly engage with both clients and on a level with state Attorneys General.”

Modisett said he was “excited to join SNR Denton because it has a full roster of lawyers and professionals that deal with state Attorneys General issues on a daily basis.”

With the “level of commitment available to provide quality services across the legal and political spectrum for my clients it was an easy decision” to join the firm, he said.

 Modisett has been in private practice since the end of his four-year term as attorney general of Indiana in 2001. Prior to this, he served as deputy chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, as deputy CEO and general counsel of the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, and was also co-CEO & general counsel of TechNet, a policy group in Silicon Valley.


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