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NSI Adds Strategic Consultative Services Focused on Attorneys General

January 26, 2010 — Washington, D.C. — National Strategies, LLC (NSI), part of the Interpoint Group and nationally recognized business-to-government strategic consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce Edgewater Partners has joined its team.

Ian Alberg and Nicholas Pullen, Edgewater Partners’ co-founders, will collaborate with NSI clients to build multi-state strategic business plans and establish positive working relationships with state government leaders, including Attorneys General, State Legislatures, and Governors. Mr. Alberg and Mr. Pullen bring an in-depth understanding of government relations and public affairs and its legal, regulatory and legislative impact on the business community across all of NSI’s practice areas that include Education, Energy, Financial Services, Health Care and Human Services, Infrastructure, Homeland Security and Public Safety, Sustainability, and Technology and Telecommunications.

“NSI and Edgewater share a similar philosophy in responding to our client’s most pressing legislative and regulatory issues,” said Donna Harris, CEO of NSI. “Never before has it been more important to be proactive in building open, meaningful relationships with Attorneys General to help businesses navigate the complex political, legal and public policy nuances associated with multi-state investigations and inquires.”

Prior to co-founding Edgewater Partners, Mr. Alberg assisted major Fortune 500 companies in their dealings with Governors, Attorneys General and State Legislatures. Mr. Alberg has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. Prior to his appointment as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Alberg served in the Clinton White House as a senior domestic policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore, where Mr. Alberg worked on criminal justice issues and coordinated nationwide policy initiatives. Before joining the White House, Mr. Alberg was Acting Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the United States Department of Justice.

Mr. Pullen worked for Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell as Chief Counsel and Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Mr. Pullen has also advised and managed several political campaigns, including Jim Eisenhower for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Most recently, Mr. Pullen served as Director of Governmental Affairs at Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP, the second largest class action law firm in the country. In this capacity, Mr. Pullen was responsible for all governmental relationships on behalf of the firm, and he worked closely with large institutional investors, including state, local and Taft-Hartley pension funds. Mr. Pullen also worked for two prominent Philadelphia law firms, Morgan Lewis, LLP and Fox Rothschild, LLP, where he served as a corporate litigator, specializing in white collar criminal defense, governmental action, politics and the law. Its mission is to use experience to provide strategic advice and assistance for clients seeking solutions to complex problems. Edgewater Partners meets its clients’ objectives by obtaining essential and relevant intelligence, assessing the risk to the business and then developing and executing a proactive strategy which minimizes the impact on the company’s business plan. Edgewater Partners also provides advice and assistance on how to enhance relationships with key stakeholders to meet the business objectives of its clients.

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For more information, please contact Heather Sabharwal at hsabharwal@kglobal.com or 202-349-7016.