RUBEN GEORGE PERLMUTTER is Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Perlmutter, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984, specializes in corporate law and has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and bank financings, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Perlmutter worked for Verizon Communications Inc. and its predecessors and affiliates for nine years, including two years as Associate General Counsel, Americas and four years as Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, and General Counsel of Grupo Iusacell, S.A. de C.V., a Verizon affiliate based in Mexico City, Mexico. Before Verizon, Mr. Perlmutter practiced corporate and securities law in New York City for more than eight years, including four years at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel. Mr. Perlmutter has in the past served as a proprietary or alternate member of the Board of Directors of each of Grupo Iusacell, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE: CEL) and Compañía Anónima Nacional Teléfonos de Venezuela (CANTV) (NYSE: VNT) and served as a member of the Audit Committee of CANTV.