LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K), a leading California-based law firm that has provided integrated legal and business solutions to clients for more than 100 years, today announced that it has formed a dedicated practice group to assist clients facing the wide range of business and legal challenges sparked by the subprime mortgage lending crisis.

MS&K's new Subprime Practice Group consists of a special interdisciplinary team of litigation, bankruptcy and corporate lawyers. The practice group, which is headed up by partners Jean Nogues and Andrew Katz, taps into the expertise of 30 MS&K lawyers who specialize in the areas of financial services, bankruptcy and insolvency, litigation and investigations, securities, real estate, capital markets, hedge funds, class actions and insurance.

"Our firm started working on commercial litigation related to subprime lending in 2003 and we foresaw many of the legal issues that have exploded in the past year, including the securitization of subprime obligations, fraud by originators and syndicators, due diligence issues, insurance coverage considerations and various insolvency issues," said Nogues. "Our new dedicated, interdisciplinary practice group will help clients deal with the additional fallout we continue to see on a daily basis from the subprime mortgage industry collapse."

According to Katz, MS&K's Subprime Practice Group will focus on serving banks, investment banks, hedge funds, warehouse lenders, mortgage originators, underwriters and others involved in subprime mortgage lending.

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