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Hanson Bridgett Named Official Law Firm of the 34th America’s Cup (June 9, 2011)

San Francisco, Calif – June 9, 2011 – Prestigious law firm, Hanson Bridgett LLP, has been named as the Official Law Firm of the 34th America’s Cup. A San-Francisco mainstay since 1958 employing more than 150 attorneys from 5 offices across California, Hanson Bridgett will be providing the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) with a full range of legal services for the 34th America’s Cup, which will be hosted in San Francisco in 2013.

"The America’s Cup represents the highest level of sport and competition, and we are honored to be partnering with the America’s Cup Event Authority to help ensure its success here in San Francisco," said Andrew Giacomini, Managing Partner of Hanson Bridgett. "As a long-standing San Francisco firm, our team has the expertise necessary to address the range of legal considerations inherent in an event such as this one, and we look forward to lending our assistance whenever possible."

A diversified general business practice with clients ranging from multi-national Fortune 500 corporations to individuals and public agencies, Hanson Bridgett is also known and respected for its commitment to the community. The firm has been named as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the Greater Bay Area every year since 2004, and its offices are certified green businesses.

“In its role as Official Law Firm, Hanson Bridgett will be an important partner in the delivery of the 34th America’s Cup and new properties such as the America’s Cup World Series events,” said Sam Hollis, General Counsel, ACEA. “The depth and breadth of Hanson Bridgett’s expertise provides us with a tremendous foundation to support our operations as we grow in San Francisco and around the world.”

The three-year contract covers the America’s Cup World Series, which begins this summer in Cascais, Portugal and will include up to 16 regattas around the globe over two seasons in 2011/2012 and 2012/2013, as well as two events in San Francisco in 2013 - the Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series, to be held from July 13 – September 1, 2013; and the America’s Cup Finals to be held from September 7 – 22, 2013.

“Today’s announcement signifies yet another step in the transformation of the America’s Cup. We are engaging a top-flight group of commercial and broadcast partners to help elevate the America’s Cup to its rightful position – as one of the top sporting events in the world,” said Richard Worth, Chairman, ACEA. “With our final slate of 3038941.1 teams to be announced in just two weeks time and more partnership announcements in the pipeline, the 34th America’s Cup will provide an experience unlike any previous edition.”  

About the America’s Cup

Nearly 160 years old, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. The America’s Cup has evolved into one of the world's leading sporting competitions – featuring the best sailors on the world’s fastest boats, the wing-sailed AC45 and AC72 catamarans. The new America's Cup World Series begins its inaugural season August 2011. In the summer of 2013, the 34th America's Cup begins with the Louis Vuitton Cup July 13- September 1, followed by the America's Cup Finals September 7-22. For more information, visit www.americascup.com.

Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas.

Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While we keep true to our California roots, our work increasingly takes us across state and national borders.

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