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Benchmark Litigation Names Michael M. Purpura a Litigation Star and Lists Carlsmith Ball as Recommended for Litigation

Contact: Michael F. Dolan, Chief Operating Officer

808-523-0333; mdolan@carlsmith.com

HONOLULU, HAWAII-November 10, 2014-Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that Michael M. Purpura has been named a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation . Carlsmith partner John "Pete" Manaut was also singled out by the publication, and Benchmark listed Carlsmith Ball as Recommended for litigation.

Regarding Purpura, Benchmark noted, "A former federal prosecutor with White House experience, Michael Purpura is hailed by peers and clients to be practical and smart with "the savvy and experience and good judgment to handle the most complicated matters." Purpura's practice concentrates on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, complex civil litigation, crisis management, and appellate litigation."

Manaut was described as follows: " John "Pete" Manaut focuses on complex construction, commercial, and real property litigation. He has practiced out of the firm's Honolulu offices for more than 30 years, and he is particularly acclaimed for his work in commercial and residential real estate litigation, LLC/corporate/partnership disputes, government contracting, toxic tort and environmental litigation, creditor and lender defense, and appellate work.

Carlsmith Ball LLP is a leading law firm in the Pacific region with nearly 100 lawyers serving clients from six offices in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, and Los Angeles. For more than 150 years, Carlsmith Ball has assisted clients in achieving their objectives through effective, results-oriented representation in sophisticated commercial and financial transactions and in complex arbitration and litigation matters. For more information about the firm, please visit www.carlsmith.com.

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