John J. Faso Rejoins Manatt

New York Gubernatorial Candidate Strengthens Government and Regulatory Practice

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES--()--Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced today that John J. Faso rejoined the firm as a government and regulatory partner in New York following a leave of absence to undertake his New York gubernatorial campaign.

John demonstrated integrity throughout his campaign, said Paul H. Irving, Manatts Chief Executive and Managing Partner. Johns exemplary career in law and public service stands as a testament to his intelligence and talent. Our clients value his judgment, public policy expertise and strategic business acumen. Hes a great asset to our firm, and were very happy to have him back.

Mr. Faso will advise a range of foreign and domestic public and private companies, trade associations, government agencies, quasi-government entities and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Manatt in 2002, Mr. Faso was the Minority Leader of the New York State Assembly from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Faso was first elected to the Assembly in 1986. Well known in New York State as a fiscal and budgetary expert, Mr. Faso also served as a member of the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority.

I look forward to working with clients in New York and other states across the nation, added Mr. Faso. I am excited about rejoining my colleagues, and I return to Manatt reenergized and very optimistic about my future.

Mr. Faso received his B.A., from the State University of New York at Brockport in 1974, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. He is the recipient of the 1997 Distinguished Public Service Award from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

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Contacts

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Paul H. Irving, 310-312-4196
or
William S. Bernstein, 212-790-7282
or
Susan Stone, 310-231-5466

Contacts

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Paul H. Irving, 310-312-4196
or
William S. Bernstein, 212-790-7282
or
Susan Stone, 310-231-5466