McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Appointed as Consultant for Bermuda's Municipalities Reform

International Firm's Deep Experience in Government Reform Will Aid in Bermuda's Integration Initiative

Jan 25, 2010, 09:00 ET from McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) announced today that it has been selected to advise the Government of Bermuda on its proposed reform of the Corporation of Hamilton and the Corporation of St. George's (the Municipalities).  MLA has partnered with the Bermuda-based law firm Attride-Stirling & Wolonecki Barristers & Attorneys (AS&W).  The firms will lead a thorough examination of Bermuda's Municipalities Act of 1923 which will guide a complete audit of the operations of the Municipalities.

The Hon. Walter Roban, J.P., M.P., Minister of Health of Bermuda today stated, "I am happy to announce the appointment of AS&W and MLA to move this initiative forward. They bring a great deal of experience in reform efforts both in the private and public sector, which we think will be of value in this project.  The consultants have been given specific objectives and timelines so that we can move forward with reform later in 2010."

MLA's advisory team will be lead by Stephen Goldsmith, former Mayor of Indianapolis and MLA Senior Strategic Advisor, and Hakim Hilliard, a partner in MLA's Local Government practice.

"We are honored that the government of Bermuda has selected McKenna Long & Aldridge along with our local partner AS&W to consult of this reform initiative," said Eric Tanenblatt, head of MLA's National Government Affairs practice and strategic advisor to the Bermuda reform project. "Our firm has a depth and breadth of experience in government operations, procedures and reforms and we look forward to working with the Government of Bermuda and the Corporations of Hamilton and St. George."

MLA is a nationally-recognized leader in the complex field of government affairs, providing clients with a broad range of legal and political experience. MLA houses a highly acclaimed Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice with more than 60 attorneys and professionals, in seven offices in the U.S., and Brussels. The firm's bipartisan team is composed of advisors who have held public office and served as diplomats, as well as those who have previously served as staff and advisors to U.S. presidents, governors, Members of Congress and mayors.

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