Russell W. Budd, President of Baron & Budd PC, Joins NCCN Foundation Board of Directors
Budd’s Legal Acumen Considered Integral to Comprehensive Patient Education

Dallas, TX (February 15, 2011) — Russell W. Budd, president and managing shareholder of Baron & Budd, PC, has joined the Board of the National NCCN Foundation. The NCCN Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of the National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers.

“Given the complexity of today’s cancer care and new research emerging in the field, this board has the tremendous opportunity to educate people with cancer, such as mesothelioma, about their treatment options,” said Budd. “I am honored that the NCCN Foundation has made the visionary step of inviting an attorney to serve on their board and hopeful that together we can address the many needs of cancer patients.”

Mr. Budd,a shareholder of Baron & Budd since 1985 and president and managing shareholder since 2002, presides over one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ firms, and has devoted his three-decade career to championing the rights of individuals, communities and municipalities. Notably, Mr. Budd has played a significant national role in protecting the rights of people injured by exposure to cancer-causing agents such as asbestos, which has been linked to mesothelioma, and water contaminants such as MTBE.

The NCCN Foundation, chaired by Sam Donaldson, was founded in 2010 with the goal of creating and distributing the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in oncology (NCCN Guidelines™) into patient-centric materials. The Foundation seeks philanthropic support for effective distribution of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients ™ as well as the translation of these guidelines into multiple foreign languages.

Mr. Budd has a recognized history of service and philanthropic involvement. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Harry M. Philo Award Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ), presented in recognition of his dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals through the civil justice system. Three years earlier he earned the prestigious Wiedemann Wysocki National Finance Council Award from AAJ for his commitment to the legal profession and his efforts to improve the civil justice system.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

Established in 1977, Baron & Budd, P.C. is a prominent plaintiffs’ law firm committed to protecting the rights of individuals, municipalities, businesses and other entities. One of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who have mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Determined to fight for the public interest, Baron & Budd is an advocate for asbestos awareness and a generous contributor to causes such as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the International Mesothelioma Program and Lung Cancer Alliance. Visit Baron & Budd’s dedicated mesothelioma website Mesothelioma News at http://www.mesotheliomanews.com/ or call 1.866.855.1229 for information on medical treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers, high risk jobs, veterans issues and financial assistance for asbestos cancer care.