United States: Four Attorneys Join Swidler Berlin LLP
New Hires Underscore Growth of Key Practice Areas
Last Updated: February 10 2005

Swidler Berlin LLP announced today that it has hired four new attorneys. The additions underscore the firm’s commitment to focus on the growth of its core practice areas.

Jewell Lim Esposito (39) joined Swidler’s Tax/ERISA group in Washington, D.C. as of counsel. Ms. Esposito handles and negotiates ERISA, tax, and labor compliance matters, as they relate to retirement and employee benefit plans. Prior to joining Swidler, Ms. Esposito was an ERISA/Employee Benefits counsel in Thelen Ried & Priest’s Washington office.

Ms. Esposito will be joined in the Tax/ERISA group by associate Rebecca J. Manners. Prior to joining Swidler, Ms. Manners was an associate with Alvin Brown & Associates, LLC in Fairfax, VA.

William A. Meltzer (47) joined Swidler’s Real Estate/Structured Finance group in New York as of counsel. Prior to joining Swidler, Mr. Meltzer was Assistant General Counsel for Continuum Health Partners, Inc. where he handled diverse financing and real estate matters for a network of hospitals. Mr. Meltzer has also served as the Deputy General Counsel and Secretary for the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

Daniel R. Volkmuth (37) is the newest attorney to join the Firm’s Litigation group. Mr. Volkmuth joined the practice as of counsel in Washington, D.C. He was previously a general litigation and IP litigation associate in Patton Boggs’ D.C. office.

"We are delighted to welcome these fine attorneys to our Firm," commented Barry Direnfeld, Managing Partner. "They each bring with them valuable experience that enables us to expand and enhance the services we offer our clients in each of these core practice areas."

About Swidler Berlin

Swidler Berlin LLP is a law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City. The Firm has an international reputation for excellence in such core practice areas as government affairs, telecommunications, insurance, litigation, intellectual property, environmental law, corporate, tax, bankruptcy, arbitrage, energy and real estate and structured finance. The Firm’s diversified roster of national and international clients includes Fortune 100 companies, smaller business enterprises, families and individuals.

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