DALLAS, Texas (February 9, 2006) – Baron & Budd, P.C. Shareholder Brent M. Rosenthal will speak at the LexisNexis Wall Street Forum on Asbestos held today in New York. Rosenthal will serve as a panelist for a forum entitled “Legislating Asbestos: Update on State & Federal Tort-Reform Efforts.”

As the head of Baron & Budd’s Appellate/Legal Issues Section, Brent oversees the firm’s substantial appellate caseload. He is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has argued dozens of cases before appellate courts around the country, including the United States, Texas, and Alabama Supreme Courts.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Since 1977, the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has championed the rights of people and communities harmed by corporate misconduct. With over 80 attorneys and offices in Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Louisiana and New York, Baron & Budd enjoys a national reputation as a leader of the plaintiffs’ bar. The firm represents individuals with mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos; leukemia and lymphoma caused by benzene; and injuries caused by other toxic substances and pharmaceuticals. The firm also represents water authorities seeking clean-up costs for drinking water contamination; securities investors defrauded by corporate wrongdoing; and consumers. For more information about Baron & Budd, call 1-800-222-2766 or visit www.baronandbudd.com.