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Alan J. Pierce Presents at the New York State Bar Association Seminar

Syracuse, New York Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Counselors at Law, is pleased to announce that Alan J. Pierce, Firm partner, will be presenting at the New York State Bar Association Seminar on the topic of Insurance Coverage.

Mr. Pierce will moderate a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Ethics Issues Facing Coverage Counsel".

The seminar is being held in Albany, New York, at the New York State Nurses Association on Friday, May 6, 2005. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the seminar is being held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. To register, call 1-800-582-2452.

Mr. Pierce has more than 20 years of litigation experience, concentrating on appellate practice, insurance coverage, defamation and civil and commercial litigation. He has handled numerous appeals in his career, appearing before the New York State Court of Appeals, all four Departments of the State's Appellate Division and in the Second, Fourth and Eleventh United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. Mr. Pierce has served as trial and appellate counsel in successful actions for defamation and insurance bad faith. He has authored several publications on appellate practice and insurance coverage, and lectures on behalf of the NYSBA and the Office of Court Administration on appellate advocacy and insurance coverage litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as Confidential Law Clerk to the Hon. Richard D. Simons, New York State Court of Appeals.

Mr. Pierce is admitted to practice law in New York and United States Court of Appeals (Second, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits). He is a member of the bar of the American, New York State, Onondaga and St. Lawrence Bar Associations and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Pierce is a member of the Firm's Appellate, Insurance and Commercial Litigation practice groups.

Mr. Pierce holds a law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law and a bachelor of arts from St. Lawrence University.