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Karen Weaver Joins Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Chicago, IL January 25, 2006---Karen Weaver, and her two associates, formerly of the Weaver Law Group, LLC, are the newest attorneys to join the Chicago office of Epstein Becker and Green, P.C. (EBG). These additions bring a remarkable set of skills and extensive legal experience in a wide variety of disciplines and endeavors. Karen Weaver specializes in the life science industry and brings responsive and sound legal representation to the natural products, food, and drug industries, as well as advertising and marketing claims related to those products.

Weaver, now a member of the firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., advises clients on regulatory compliance, advertising, and multi-level marketing matters, and represents clients before both federal and state administrative and judicial bodies. She also devotes a portion of her practice to intellectual property and commercial litigation.

“Ms. Weaver is a talented, dedicated, and multi-faceted attorney,” said Diane Romza-Kutz, managing partner at EBG Chicago. “We are very pleased to have Ms. Weaver join us as she brings additional depth and strength to our FDA, food, and Life Science practice.”

In addition to forming Weaver Law Group, Weaver has been an associate and then founding partner at two food and drug law firms, and has served as in-house litigation counsel for a Fortune 100 corporation. She has successfully negotiated favorable results for her clients in actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, United States Postal Service, and other state enforcement bodies.

Weaver currently teaches Food and Drug Law at DePaul University and is a sought-after lecturer, having presented lectures on topics as diverse as cosmetic regulation, pet food enforcement, defending FTC actions, and FDA’s proposed dietary supplement GMP’s.

Weaver, also a registered pharmacist, had previously served as executive vice president for a privately held corporation providing pharmacokinetic drug dosing services. Weaver was responsible for strategy development and program execution for pharmacies across the nation involved in a joint venture with her employer, Baxter International, and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. She has also sold pharmaceutical products for Schering-Plough.

Weaver received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois with a certificate in Healthcare Law. She received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo, Ohio where she was president of her professional fraternity, played division I-A basketball, and received the Upjohn Pharmacy Intern Award. Weaver also served in the U.S. Armed Forces where she was decorated with the Army Commendation Medal.

“Ms. Weaver’s broad range of interests and experience is a valuable addition to EBG,” said Romza-Kutz.

About Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Founded in 1973, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a law firm with more than 380 attorneys practicing in 11 offices throughout the U.S. -- Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. -- and affiliations worldwide. The firm's size, diversity, and global affiliations allow its attorneys to address the needs of both small entrepreneurial ventures and large multinational corporations on a worldwide basis, including domestic, Fortune 100, middle market, and international affiliates.


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