July 7, 2006 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that Jay Pomerantz is joining the firm as partner in the Securities Litigation Group, effective immediately. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Jay was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins.

"Fenwick's growth in securities litigation is impressive, and the firm has made a strong commitment to expand its presence even further," said Pomerantz. "I am very excited to be part of the Fenwick team and look forward to contributing to its continued success."

Pomerantz brings extensive experience in representing issuers and their directors and officers in securities-related matters, complex class actions, derivative actions, regulatory proceedings and internal investigations. His recent matters have involved software, semiconductor, internet, biotech and energy companies. Pomerantz also advises on corporate governance and D&O liability insurance issues. He will be resident in Fenwick's Mountain View office.

"We are thrilled that Jay is joining us," said Kevin Muck, co-chair of Fenwick's Securities Litigation Group. "Adding someone with Jay's skill, reputation and expertise further enhances our expanding capabilities in securities litigation and regulatory matters. In addition, his experience in dealing with the unique issues facing technology companies makes him a perfect fit for our practice."

About the Fenwick & West Securities Litigation Group

The Fenwick & West Securities Litigation Group has represented companies and their directors and officers in securities matters throughout the United States. The group is currently addressing some of the most significant securities fraud litigation, special investigations and derivative matters involving U.S. technology companies.

For additional information, please contact:

Kevin P. Muck
Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Group