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Our office in Chicago provides a full range of services for clients in the Midwest such as Corporate, Health Care, Real Estate, Litigation, Public Finance, Intellectual Property and Government Relations. We have more than 120 attorneys in Chicago, which ranks Nixon Peabody among the largest international firms with resources on the ground there.

We offer a platform attractive to companies seeking nimble, entrepreneurial lawyers immersed in the health care, real estate, private equity, public finance, energy, life sciences and financial services industries.

Our Chicago team members are embedded in their communities and participate in numerous charitable and professional organizations in the area.

Effective October 19, 2015, our lawyers and staff located in our former 300 S. Riverside Plaza location in Chicago were integrated into our 70 W. Madison office. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Clardy.

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  • Using Social Media to Disqualify Job Candidates is Risky 
    Chicago Tribune | January 11, 2016
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Brian Alcala provides third-party commentary in this article about employers’ use of social media to evaluate job candidates.
  • What Banks Should Fear In 2016
    Legal Bisnow (DC) | January 8, 2016
    This piece on the need for financial institutions to prepare for heightened regulatory scrutiny of their cyber preparedness features commentary from Chicago partner Susan Feibus.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about... theft from resident accounts
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | January 1, 2016
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso is quoted in this feature discussing combatting possible theft from residents’ accounts.
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  • The Largest Law Firm Mergers of 2015
    Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business | December 15, 2015
    The Nixon Peabody and Ungaretti + Harris combination is highlighted in this feature story on the largest law firm mergers of 2015.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about... EEOC lawsuits
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | December 4, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses how long-term care organizations can deal with discrimination or wrongful termination claims.
  • Condo proposal stirs zoning flap in fast-growing West Loop
    Crain's Chicago Business | December 1, 2015
    Chicago Real Estate partner Ron Cope is quoted in this story discussing the dispute over a proposed nine-story condo building in Chicago’s West Loop.
  • Can Government Force Private Companies to Decode Encrypted Messages for Law Enforcement?
    Law360 | November 24, 2015
    Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Susan Feibus, a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team, authored this column discussing whether the government can force private companies to decode encrypted messages for law enforcement.
  • Cordata Usa per l? «Altra Milano» La città sogna il ritorno del derby
    La Gazzetta dello Sport | November 15, 2015
    In this Italian sports business newspaper, this article notes that an Italian sports franchise is for sale. Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini has been has contacted to seek a buyer.
  • Panel hears challenge to suburb's gaming licenses
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | November 11, 2015
    This coverage notes that Accel Entertainment, a gaming terminal company, took its fight over a west suburb’s $1,000-per machine licensing fee to state appellate court. Chicago partners Seth Horvath and Michael Ficaro are featured in the story and noted as Accel ‘s counsel.
  • Ask the Legal Expert about... NLRB rules
    McKnight's Long-Term Care News | November 5, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses potential factors impacting the definition of manager or turn operators into co-employers with staffing agencies.
  • FMLA filing limitations get new read
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | November 5, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column on the requirement that lawsuits involving Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) violations be brought no later than two years “after the date of the last event constituting the alleged violation for which the action is brought. Click here to read the full article.
  • Putting Out a Call on Added Sugars
    Food Processing | October 26, 2015
    Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Jamie Robinson, a member of the Food, Beverage & Agriculture team, authored this column looking at where the FDA will end up on 'added sugars' on the new Nutrition Facts Panel.
  • Court rules union investigator should be allowed on site of employee death
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 21, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing a court ruling that union investigators should be allowed on site of employee death. Click here to read the article.
  • Protecting attorney-client privilege in asset sales
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 15, 2015
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto and Chicago IP Litigation partner Russ Genet co-authored this column on protecting the valued attorney-client privilege. Click here to read the full article.
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid In Patent Prosecution
    Law360 | October 7, 2015
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch provides commentary on the most common mistakes by patent prosecutors and how to avoid them.
  • Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers
    American Lawyer | October 5, 2015
    The Nixon Peabody CWL combination in Hong Kong and our February merger in Chicago are highlighted in this feature story on the state of the legal industry.
  • Attorneys React To NCAA Student-Athlete Pay Ruling
    Law360 | September 30, 2015
    Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Steve Thompson provides commentary on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Edward O’Bannon Jr. v. NCAA et al.
  • New Law Puts Brakes on Health-Care Reimbursements for Employees
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 22, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Yelena Gray authored this column discussing the importance of employers being aware of medical reimbursement arrangements. Click here to read the full article.
  • 7th Circuit weighs in on constructive discharge tort
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 16, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing constructive discharge—a legal theory that former employees, especially those alleging unlawful discrimination, to sue their former employers even though they resigned and were not fired. Click here to read the full article.
  • Ask the Legal Expert... about relationships between residents
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | September 4, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso answers this Q&A about issues arising from relationships among long-term care facility residents.
  • Navigating Gender Bias on the Road to Professional Success
    Attorney at Law Magazine (Chicago) | September 1, 2015
    Chicago partner Al Harris is profiled in this story with his wife, Andrea S. “Andie” Kramer. Al and Andie are committed to correcting the disparity in the career achievement gap between women and men. Al and Andie’s collaboration on the forthcoming book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, is noted.
  • The Long Road Ahead
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 18, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert provides commentary in this feature story on the National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision regarding college football unionization.
  • Appeals court at odds with National Labor Relations Board
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 17, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing two recent decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejecting the National Labor Relations Board’s logic.
  • 8 Ways to Keep HIPAA from Crimping Employees' Labor Rights
    Medical Practice Compliance Alert | August 17, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague discusses tips for employers to follow to avoid being accused of unfair labor practices while trying to keep patient information safe.
  • Create Guidelines for HER Access to Avoid HIPAA, Labor Violations
    Medical Practice Compliance Alert | August 17, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Montague discusses lessons learned from a case involving an ophthalmology practice who terminated an employee due to violations of HIPAA.
  • 4 Lessons from the FDA's Milestone Device-Hacking Alert
    Law360 | August 11, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Valerie Breslin Montague is quoted throughout this article discussing the need for hospitals and health care providers to have security systems in place following the FDA’s declaration to stop using a particular medical device due to cyber security flaws.
  • Ask the Legal Expert ... about non-competition agreements
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | August 5, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses non-compete clauses in relation to recruiting and retaining nursing staff.
  • Should Workers Get Overtime for Answering Emails After Hours?
    Chicago Tribune | July 17, 2015
    Chicago Commercial Litigation associate Laura Bacon provides third-party commentary on increasing litigation risks and greater need for employers to establish clear policies surrounding work-related communication by employees.
  • Il sindaco torri: mercoledi' diamo la cittadinanza a Charles Bernardini
    Il Resto del Carlino (Bologna, Italy) | July 16, 2015
    This coverage notes that Chicago partner Chuck Bernardini will be given honorary citizenship at a ceremony on July 22 in Lizzano in Belvedere, Italy. Lizzano is part of the Province of Bologna. The ceremony is part of a 3-day business conference.
  • Labor Daze: Court dismisses airline-union squabble
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 9, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing a federal judge’s decision dismissing a lawsuit after deeming the matter to be a “minor dispute” under the Railway Labor Act and therefore resolvable only by the parties’ collective bargaining agreement’s grievance procedure. Click here to read the full article.
  • Ask the legal expert...
    McKnight's | July 6, 2015
    In this Q&A column, Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses Medicaid reimbursements.
  • Voluntary Disclosure on Direct Loans Seen as Falling Short
    The Bond Buyer | July 1, 2015
    Chicago Public Finance partner Julie Seymour is quoted in this article about how disclosure remains a grey area in the growing direct placement market.
  • Immigration Program Has Bright Outlook
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | July 1, 2015
    Chicago Real Estate associates Greg Jeffers and Greg Linde coauthored this article discussing efforts to attract foreign capital investment into domestic projects through an employment-based preference visa issuance category. Click here to read the full article.
  • Attorneys Rally Around High Court's Gay Marriage Decision
    Law360 | June 26, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Yelena Gray and Providence Labor & Employment partner Andrew Prescott are quoted in this article on the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding marriage equality.
  • 100 Years Late, the Jury Convenes in Eastland Disaster
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | June 19, 2015
    For the 100th anniversary of the S.S. Eastland marine disaster, Chicago partner Frank Saibert was involved in the mock trial held. This event was held for “The Great Chicago Trial that Never Was” back in 1915.
  • 3 Reasons Your Firm Should Set Up Shop in Chicago
    Law360 | June 18, 2015
    Chicago office managing partner Tom Fahey is quoted in this article on the state of Chicago’s legal market and why Big Law is feeling the city's pull.
  • Merger Mania in Chicago
    American Lawyer | June 18, 2015
    Managing Partner & CEO Andrew Glincher discusses law firm merger activity centered on Chicago.
  • Split NLRB Backs ‘Inherently Concerted' Acts
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | June 8, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored discussing the National Labor Relations Board’s actions around the “protected concerted activity” doctrine.
  • Ask the Legal Expert…About Surveyor Citations
    McKnight's Long-Term Care News | June 5, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner John Durso discusses the potential negative impacts surrounding dispute surveyor citations.
  • Meticulous Documentation Can Save Money and Headaches
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 21, 2015
    Chicago Global Finance partner Dan Strzalka and associate Josh Scarborough coauthored this column on the importance of proper documentation in business agreements.
  • Lawyers Weigh in on High Court ERISA Ruling
    Law360 | May 18, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Catherine Gonzalez is quoted in this article discussing the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Tibble v. Edison International.
  • Virginia Mason Joins Widow in Suing Devicemaker Over Contaminated Scopes
    Modern Healthcare | May 18, 2015
    Chicago Health Care partner Lynn Gordon provides third-party commentary on the rarity of a health care provider aligning with a patient in a lawsuit against a device manufacturer.
  • Justices Give Trial Courts Bigger Say in EEOC Complaints
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 18, 2015
    Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column on the unanimous United States Supreme Court ruling authorizing federal courts to determine whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission satisfied its statutory mandate to attempt conciliation or settlement of discrimination claims prior to suing employers for discrimination.
  • DuPage County in 60 Seconds
    Daily Herald | May 12, 2015
    Chicago Commercial Litigation partner John Ruskusky is named as a board member in this article highlighting the newest additions to the DuPage Children Museum’s board of directors.
  • Will Your Zero-Tolerance Policy Go Up in Smoke?
    Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Record | May 1, 2015
    Chicago commercial litigation partner Maura Neville co-authored this column discussing the impact of Illinois’ medical marijuana law on employers and their existing programs.
  • Lawyers' Forum: Midwest Boosts Renewable Energy Tech
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 28, 2015
    Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner Dave Brown authored this column discussing renewable energy technologies which have reshaped the Midwestern energy market in recent years. Click here to read the full article.
  • Appraisal Rights Waivers after Halpin V. Riverstone
    Law360 | April 16, 2015
    Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Brian Krob and Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions associate Kim Rovtar coauthored this article discussing Halpin v. Riverstone National, Inc.—a case questioning the effectiveness of waive appraisal rights.
  • Labor Daze: U.S. Supreme Court Finds Middle Group in Pregnancy Bias Case
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 15, 2015
    Chicago Madison Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this article discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling pertaining to the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
  • Helping Women Cash in on the Pot Biz
    Crain's Chicago Business | March 31, 2015
    Chicago Madison partner Donna More, who focuses her practice on advising clients in highly regulated industries, is quoted in this article discussing an Illinois-based trade association’s efforts to ensure women’s involvement in the medical marijuana industry.
  • Let the Sun Shine In 
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 25, 2015
    Chicago Madison Tax Credit Finance & Syndication partners Jeff Rambach and Andrew Tripp authored this column discussing the use of federal tax credits to finance solar energy facilities.
  • New NLRB Union Election Rules Loom
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 18, 2015
    Chicago Madison Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing the National Labor Relations Board’s new election rules that will make it easier for unions to organize new members.
  • Providers Seek Answers to Wide-Ranging Legal Concerns
    McKnight's Long Term Care News | March 16, 2015
    Chicago Madison Health Care partner John Durso is quoted in this article on varying legal concerns facing health care providers discussed at the recent Leading Age PEAK conference, a major event for nonprofit executives in aging services.
  • Nautilus Standard Used by CAFC to Overturn Pre-Nautilus Patent Indefiniteness Judgment
    BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | March 11, 2015
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the Federal Circuit’s precedential opinion reversing a district court's judgment of patent claim invalidity for indefiniteness since the Supreme Court's Nautilus decision.
  • Experts discuss raising capital through crowdfunding
    Chicago Daily Herald | March 2, 2015
    Chicago Madison Public Company Transactions partner David Brown is featured in this article discussing crowdfunding in commercial real estate.
  • Seventh Circuit Approves Trial, Sending Message on Retaliation Allegations
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 12, 2015
    Chicago Madison Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in an employee retaliation trial.
  • Bill Would Let Truck Stops and Bars Install Video Gambling
    Indiana Public Media | February 12, 2015
    Chicago Madison M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Donna More discusses a bill that would allow truck stops and bars to install low-stakes video gambling terminals.
  • In an Ocean of Cynicism, Sturdy Faith
    New York Times | February 6, 2015
    Charles Bernardini is featured within Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, by David Axelrod. Charles is highlighted as David's first winning candidate (Cook County Board in 1986) when he began his political consulting career.
  • The Living-the-Dream Team
    Chicago Lawyer | February 1, 2015
    This article profiles lawyers who working with clients throughout the sports world including Chicago Madison partner Steve Thompson.
  • Nixon Peabody Managing Partner Andrew Glincher Discusses His Firm's Pursuit of Merger Partner Ungaretti & Harris LLP
    Boston Business Journal | January 29, 2015
    This Q&A is conducted with CEO & Managing Partner Andrew Glincher following the firm's announcement of the merger with Chicago's Ungaretti & Harris.
  • Nixon Peabody Cements Chicago Footing With New Union
    The Bond Buyer | January 28, 2015
    This feature story highlights the combination of Nixon Peabody and Ungaretti & Harris.
  • Nixon Peabody to Merge With Smaller Chicago Firm
    Wall Street Journal Law Blog | January 26, 2015
    CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher talks about the firm’s combination with Chicago’s Ungaretti & Harris.
  • Nixon Peabody Joins Chicago Big Leagues With Ungaretti Deal
    Law360 | January 26, 2015
    Nixon Peabody’s combination with Chicago’s Ungaretti & Harris is featured in this article.
  • Lawyers Weigh in on High Court Claim Construction Ruling
    Law360 | January 20, 2015
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal.
  • Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves
    American Lawyer | October 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.
  • Business of Law
    Bloomberg News | October 17, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.
  • Nixon Peabody Beefs Up Chicago Office with Ex-Schiff Attys
    Law360 | October 15, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Commercial Litigation partner Bill Meyer and Chicago M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Randy Perkins.
  • Courts Line Up Behind 3rd Circ.'s Ascertainability Logic
    Law360 | July 25, 2014
    Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Ehlers, Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn, and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto discuss federal courts’ increased attention to the ascertainability of class members especially in the food and beverage industries where consumers do not typically retain receipts.
  • High Court Nixes ‘Amenable to Construction,' ‘Insolubly Ambiguous' Indefiniteness Rules
    Bloomberg BNA | June 3, 2014
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling
    Law360 | June 2, 2014
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc.
  • In the News
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 21, 2014
    This coverage notes that Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Sorin Cimpoes has been named to the board of managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
  • Power Lunches
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 28, 2014
    This feature story profiles a group of Chicago’s female managing partners, including Chicago office managing partner Janet Garetto.
  • In the News
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 10, 2014
    This news brief notes that Chicago Patents attorney Sorin Cimpoes has been elected to the firm’s partnership.
  • Strong Software Patents Crucial, Michel Tells Justices
    Law360 | January 28, 2014
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan is noted in this article for his representation of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property who recently filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging that any ruling that weakens software patents "would be a step backward for the United States."
  • Lawyers' New Practice Invites Second-Guessing
    Crain's Chicago Business | November 15, 2013
    Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group leader and leader of the firm’s NP Trial® team Joe Ortego discusses the firm’s Second Opinion service.
  • Patent Law Committee Taps Nixon Peabody's Paul Kitch as Vice-Chair
    Intellectual Property Today | October 28, 2013
    This article notes that Chicago Patents partner Paul Kitch has been named vice chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Patent Law Committee.
  • Big Law Social Media Success Strategies
    The American Lawyer | October 1, 2013
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan’s use of Twitter is highlighted in this feature story.
  • Protecting U.S. Trade Secret Assets in the 21st Century
    Landslide | September 1, 2013
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan wrote this article discussing the need for U.S. companies and the intellectual property bar to place more importance on trade secret asset protection.
  • Patent Troll Lawsuits Rare In Device Industry, But May Increase, Attorneys Say
    The Gray Sheet | June 24, 2013

    Chicago partner and leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice Russ Genet discusses the trend of lawsuits from firms that buy up device patents purely to pursue litigation becoming more commonplace.

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Life Sciences Entrepreneur Boot Camp
December 9, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Looking ahead for public companies
December 8, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Illinois Cyber Risk and Security for Financial Institutions Conference
November 9, 2015

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Employment Law Update: What's new with the NLRB?
October 21, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Private Fund Disputes Industry Cocktail Event
September 17, 2015

Nixon Peabody LLP & Plante Moran Food Industry Mixer
June 18, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is next for the Logistics Industry
June 4, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Chicago Corporate Counsel IP Seminar
June 2, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing
May 12, 2015

IRHP+IPED's Affordable Housing Preservation Conference
April 28, 2015

Natural Products Consulting Institute Operations Seminar & Networking Event
March 24, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Lessons Learned from Detroit and Stockton: Municipal Distress, Illinois Pensions and Evolving Federal and State Law
March 19, 2015 | Chicago, IL

2014 Food Forum: Creating New Ingredients for Growth
October 29, 2014

Natural Products Consulting Institute: Two-Day Sales Seminar & One-Day Finance Boot Camp Event
June 10, 2014 | Chicago, IL

IPED Conference: Historic Tax Credits: The New Frontier
June 5, 2014 | Chicago, IL

Chicago Corporate Counsel IP Seminar
June 3, 2014 | Chicago, IL

What's on Tap? Trends in Investing in Wine, Spirits & Craft Brews
May 6, 2014 | Chicago, IL

IPED Conference: Affordable Housing Preservation: A Look Ahead
May 6, 2014 | Chicago, IL

Clean Up In Aisle 9: Distressed Opportunities in Retail Grocery
February 27, 2014 | Chicago, IL

Trade Secret Management & Monetization Symposium
September 10, 2013 | Chicago, IL

IP Transaction Trends: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Value
June 20, 2013 | Chicago, IL

PLUS Medical PL Symposium
April 11, 2013 | Chicago, IL

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