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Hogan offers helping hand to Sidley Austin Brown

Washington DC firm Hogan & Hartson has given up office space to help Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, whose office was destroyed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

26 September 2001

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Washington DC firm Hogan &
Hartson has given up office space to help Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, whose
office was destroyed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Sidley
Austin still has one staff member missing, presumed dead, out of the 600 staff
it housed in the trade centre. The firm also had an office in Midtown New York.
It was planning to close the Midtown office and move all of its lawyers into the
Trade Center at the start of the new year.

As a
result of the attack, the firm has taken more space in its Midtown building
instead. Hogan & Hartson was due to move into two floors of the Midtown
building, but it contacted Sidley Austin and said that it could have the space.
Sidley Austin has taken the contract for a year, after which the firm will
consider its options.

Other
firms in New York have been quick to make contributions to charities helping
victims of the disaster. Willkie Farr & Gallagher has set up a $500,000
(£340,600) fund that will be used to make contributions to charities for the
families of victims of the terrorist attacks. A statement from the firm said:
"The firm will contribute to more than one charity for the families of the
victims of the disasters. The firm has donated $100,000 (£68,125) to the New
York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund and has also sent a
contribution of $25,000 (£17,000) to a charity for victims of the attack on the
Pentagon." Jones Day Reavis & Pogue is giving $200,000 (£136,250) to three
funds for families of the victims.

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