Paul L. Perito, Esq.

Paul L. Perito, Esq., is our company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, or COO, and has served in that capacity since November 1999. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 1999 and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since August 2000. Mr. Perito served as our company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer from June 1999 through November 1999. Previously, Mr. Perito was a senior partner in the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, or PHJ&W, from July 1991 until June 1999 when he became a senior counsel to the firm at the time he joined our company. Mr. Perito resigned his position as senior counsel to PHJ&W as of March 31, 2001, after serving as National Co-Chair of the White Collar Corporate Defense Practice Group at PHJ&W since 1991, and Chair of the Litigation Department in that firm’s Washington, DC office since 1995. Prior to his re-entry into private practice, he served as Chief Counsel and Deputy Director of the White House Special Action Office on Drug Abuse Prevention from 1971 to 1973. Mr. Perito was confirmed by the Senate for that position in March 1972. From 1970 to 1971, Mr. Perito served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Crime. Immediately prior to serving the Congress, Mr. Perito was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, U.S. Department of Justice from 1966 to 1970. Mr. Perito graduated from Tufts University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and from the Harvard Law School. Mr. Perito was a Rotary International Scholar at the Victoria University of Manchester in Manchester, England, and in Lund University, Lund, Sweden, in P.P.E. in 1960-1961 before entering Harvard Law School. Mr. Perito graduated from Harvard Law School (LLB/JD), as an Edward John Noble Scholar, in 1964 and was thereafter admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice in numerous federal District Courts, Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Perito was the President of the Harvard Law School Association of the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2010 and is now Chair Emeritus. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Law School Association and was Secretary to the Harvard Law School Association for approximately 15 years. In June 2010, Mr. Perito was elected First Vice President of the Harvard Law School Association for a two-year term and assumed the role of President of that association in June 2012 for a two-year term. He served as Chairman of the Harvard Law School Class of 1964 Reunion and Fund Committees from 1995 to 2010 and served as Co-Chair of the World Alumni Congress in 2006-2007, and Class Agent for the Harvard Law School Fund in 2006-2007. Mr. Perito was Chair of the Harvard Law School 45th Reunion Committee and Co-Chair of the Gift Committee Class of 1964. Mr. Perito is a member of the International Board of Overseers of Tufts University and a former member of the Board of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC.