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    Arent Fox Deemed TCM’s 2007 Service Provider of the Year

    May 3, 2007

    WASHINGTON —May 3, 2007— Last night, the Tech Council of Maryland/MdBio (TCM) recognized Arent Fox LLP as Service Provider of the Year during its Annual Tech Awards Celebration.

    The Service Provider of the Year award honors the business, agency, firm or organization that has given outstanding customer and service support to the technology community. The two other finalists were Mantaro Networks, Inc., and Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.

    Arent Fox was recognized for the efforts of John Dwyer, a counsel at the firm, and others to facilitate passage of a stem cell research bill by the Maryland legislature. The bill, which will result in at least $25 million being provided by the state to encourage basic stem cell research, is critical to the biotech community.

    Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) presented the award to Dwyer, who accepted on behalf of the firm, at TCM’s annual dinner. TCM also presented awards to the Executive of the Year, High Technology Firm of the Year, Biotechnology Firm of the Year and Government Contracting Firm of the Year.

    About Arent Fox

    Arent Fox LLP—a dynamic, diversified law firm with 26 practice groups—is a recognized leader in areas including intellectual property, real estate, health care, life sciences and litigation. With more than 300 lawyers, Arent Fox (www.arentfox.com) has a wide range of experience in corporate securities and transactions, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, government relations and regulation, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance and the global business market. The firm provides services to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments, long-term care facilities, start-up companies and other entities.