Patton Boggs Partner Appointed to Airports Authority Board of Directors

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    Washington, DC, February 8, 2011 Michael Curto, a Patton Boggs partner and deputy chair of the Firm’s Business Department, has recently been appointed to serve on the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Board of Directors by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

    Mr. Curto has been with Patton Boggs for more than 15 years, is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and head of its ERISA and Employee Benefits practice. He assists clients in a broad range of business planning and transactional matters and in related regulatory and policy projects. Mr. Curto also represents corporate, nonprofit and government sponsors of pension and welfare benefit plans, Taft-Hartley funds, investment advisory firms and insurance companies in all aspects of retirement and welfare benefit issues. His practice covers a broad range of ERISA issues, with particular focus on the rules governing investment and plan management decisions of corporate and ERISA plan fiduciaries.

    “Mike’s appointment to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Board of Directors is a major gain for the Authority and recognition of his special talents,” said Edward Newbery, managing partner of Patton Boggs. “His talents and expertise have long been recognized as an asset to the Firm and will be similarly invaluable to the Board.”

    The Board of Directors governs the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates both Dulles International and Reagan National Airports. In addition, the Authority operates and maintains the Dulles Toll Road and is responsible for the construction and funding of the 23-mile Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Board members are appointed by the governors of Virginia and Maryland, the mayor of the District of Columbia and the president of the United States. Other recent appointees include the Honorable Thomas M. Davis III, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte LLP, and vice president and mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Dennis L. Martire.

    In a letter to Mr. Curto, Governor O’Malley expressed great confidence in his dedication to public service and thanked him for his commitment to serve the best interests of Maryland’s citizens.

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