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[July 14, 2017]

Blank Rome Welcomes New Chief Information Officer

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Andrea J. Markstrom has joined the Firm as Chief Information Officer. Ms. Markstrom comes to Blank Rome from Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she led the technology infrastructure and support operation for the firm. She is based in the New York office.

"We are delighted to welcome Andrea to Blank Rome," said Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner. "We're confident that Andrea's solid technology and leadership experience in both the legal and corporate settings, coupled with her creative approaches to providing innovative client service, will help us continue to advance as a Firm and achieve great results on behalf of our clients."

Ms. Markstrom will be responsible for leading Blank Rome's Firm-wide technology and security initiatives across all practices and geographies. She will oversee the members of the technology team and will work closely with the Firm's leadership team, practice groups, and administrative departments to help the Firm achieve its strategic objectives. She brings more than 25 years of experience in technology, including the legal and retail industries. Prior to Faegre, Ms. Markstrom served as a group manager for Target (News - Alert) Corporation, responsible for the technology infrastructure for all of Target's locations.

"I am thrilled to join Blank Rome and have the opportunity to work with such a collaborative team of professionals," said Ms. Markstrom. "Blank Rome has experienced impressive growth over the past few years, and is a Firm that is committed to embracing and investing in cutting-edge tech solutions. Being a part of the Firm's strong leadership team and having the opportunity to support its strategic business objectives and expand its internal and external technology offerings is truly exciting."

Ms. Markstrom is a member of several professional organizations focused on technology and women in leadership, and is frequently called upon to speak on industry topics at conferences and webinars. She is also active in Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Ms. Markstrom received her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.

About Blank Rome LLP

Founded in 1946, Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 13 offices and over 600 attorneys throughout the United States and in Shanghai who represent businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities around the globe. With a strong focus on the key industry sectors of energy, maritime and transportation, real estate, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, chemical, gaming, technology, and manufacturing, Blank Rome advises its clients on a full spectrum of legal matters involving litigation; M&A and securities; finance, business restructuring, and bankruptcy; cybersecurity and data privacy; environment and mass torts; government contracts; insurance coverage; intellectual property; labor and employment; international trade; matrimonial and family law; policy and political law; tax and benefits; and white collar defense and investigations. The Firm also represents pro bono clients in a wide variety of cases and matters. Blank Rome is annually ranked and recognized for its leading middle-market corporate, M&A, real estate, and finance practices, to name a few, and is internationally acclaimed for its global maritime practice and capabilities. For more information, please visit

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