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Baker Donelson Continues to Grow Baton Rouge Office


(Baton Rouge, LA/February 4, 2008) The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is pleased to announce the addition of Gregory E. Bodin and Warner J. Delaune Jr. in the Firm's Baton Rouge office.

Mr. Bodin, who joins the Firm as shareholder, concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation. His practice includes defense litigation, including employer liability, workers' compensation, casualty, products liability and occupational disease cases. His practice also includes a heavy component of business-related areas, including commercial litigation, successions and trusts, real estate and business transactions. A graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, Mr. Bodin serves as an adjunct faculty member at the LSU Law School, where he teaches Legal Negotiations & Professionalism. Mr. Bodin served as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2005 and received the organization's President's Award in 2000. He has also served as an Assistant Bar Examiner by appointment of the Louisiana Supreme Court since 1995.

Mr. Delaune joins Baker Donelson as of counsel and a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group. He counsels clients in transactional matters involving intellectual property, including license agreements, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he handles intellectual property litigation matters in both federal and state court. He is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent cases. A graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, Mr. Delaune is a member of the advisory board of the Louisiana Business and Technology Center at Louisiana State University. Prior to attending law school, he was employed with Texas Instruments, Inc., in the Defense Systems and Electronics Group, where he designed infrared systems for use on military vehicles.

"As we continue to grow our presence in Baton Rouge and the surrounding region, our focus is on bringing in attorneys who strengthen our commitment to excellent client service," stated Roy C. Cheatwood, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Louisiana offices. "Greg and Warner both bring significant experience that enhances our ability to meet the growing needs of the area's business community."

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