Jeffrey Stone and Peter Sacripanti were also quoted in a Legal Week story on April 6 summarizing their election as the Firm's new co-chairs. Mr. Stone said of the unique co-chair arrangement, "We thought that the two of us working together could achieve more and give us a greater capacity to address the challenges that exist in today's economic world. We also believed that our complementary skills made both of us stronger than either of us would be individually." Mr. Sacripanti pointed out the additional benefit from the fact that the co-chairs are based in two different offices. "We want to be able to project in different places at the same time, and Jeff and I are in constant communication on a daily basis. Chicago is our largest office and New York is our third-largest office, so we are looking at this [union] as a strength."