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Denver Office Managing Partner Tom Strickland Appointed Chief Legal Officer of UnitedHealth Group

Former Denver City Attorney Cole Finegan Named Office Managing Partner

DENVER, April 24, 2007 – Tom Strickland, managing partner of the Denver office of Hogan & Hartson LLP, has been named chief legal officer of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., a firm client. Strickland will assume his new duties effective May 28, 2007.

“Our presence in the Colorado legal and business community achieved a tremendous boost as a result of Tom’s leadership of our Denver office,” said Hogan & Hartson Chairman J. Warren Gorrell, Jr. “He has been instrumental in positioning Hogan & Hartson as one of the preeminent firms in Colorado for complex and sophisticated business transactions, commercial litigation, and large public projects. We are very grateful for all that Tom has done for our firm and we wish him continued success.”

Strickland will be succeeded by Cole Finegan, former Denver City Attorney and Chief of Staff to Mayor John Hickenlooper. Finegan will have overall management responsibility for the firm’s Denver office. His practice focuses on complex commercial and other relationships between businesses and governments at both the national and local level, including working with businesses and governmental entities to create and expand public-private partnerships.

During his tenure as City Attorney, Finegan reorganized that office of 100 attorneys for the first time in 20 years, which saved the city more than $1 million. As Chief of Staff, he led the successful campaign to change Denver’s charter to add a Chief Financial Officer and to modernize the city’s 100-year-old financial services structure.

“We are very pleased that Cole has agreed to take this important leadership position in our firm going forward,” said Gorrell. “Cole is a terrific person and leader, and he has an impressive legal record and a unique combination of experience in the legal, business, and political sector that undoubtedly provide him with the capabilities to lead the continued growth of our Denver office and our firm overall."

Finegan serves as Co-Chair of the Downtown Area Plan, the entity created by the Downtown Denver Partnership and the city to present a 20-year plan for the downtown area's future development. He also serves on the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, the Denver Public Schools Foundation's board of directors, the board of the Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation, and as a member of the Colorado Forum. Finegan also co-chairs the Finance Committee responsible for funding the Host Committee for the 2008 Democratic National Committee.

About Hogan & Hartson

Hogan & Hartson is an international law firm founded in Washington, D.C. with more than 1,000 lawyers in 22 offices worldwide.

In Colorado, the firm has 85 lawyers in offices in Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs. The firm handles complex corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings, and high-value financings, commercial litigation, including SEC and white collar investigations, and government relations and regulations.

Hogan & Hartson has offices in Baltimore, Beijing, Berlin, Boulder, Brussels, Caracas, Colorado Springs, Denver, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow, Munich, New York, Northern Virginia, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Warsaw, and Washington, D.C.

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