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Veteran Corporate Counsel Dorene Robotti Joins Clear Thinking Group As Senior Manager In Creditors Rights Practice Group

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Veteran corporate counsel Dorene Robotti has joined Clear Thinking Group as a senior manager, primarily working in the firm’s Creditors Rights Practice Group. Ms. Robotti brings over 25 years of experience in corporate, labor and bankruptcy law to her new position at Clear Thinking Group, including 16 as vice president, legal and chief labor counsel for Ames Department Stores, Rocky Hill, Conn. While at Ames from 1983-1999, she managed the claims process during the company’s initial period under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Additionally, she managed the integration of legal and human resources functions resulting from Ames’ acquisitions of several major competitors, as well as during a period of significant consolidation following the company’s Chapter 11 filing. At its peak, Ames employed 60,000 associates in over 700 locations. Most recently, she was general counsel at Talmadge Capital, LLC, a Stamford, Conn.-based start-up merchant bank. Prior to that, Ms. Robotti was general counsel and vice president, human resources and administration, at iSolve, Inc., Stamford, an internet-based start-up that provided an exchange for surplus and distressed assets. At the end of her tenure at iSolve, Ms. Robotti served as president during an eight-month wind-up of the company’s business affairs. She began her career as a staff attorney in the Connecticut Office of Labor Relations. “Through her positions at Ames and iSolve, Dorene brings hands-on experience in Chapter 11 and wind-up situations that will prove invaluable to our Creditors Rights Practice Group,” said Stuart Kessler, CEO of Clear Thinking Group. “Moreover, her years of experience in labor and general corporate law will add another important dimension to the work our Turnaround & Crisis Management and Process & Productivity Improvement practice groups perform on behalf of companies in distress or in growth modes.” A resident of Cromwell, Conn, Ms. Robotti holds a JD degree from Western New England School of Law and a BA from Pennsylvania State University. About Clear Thinking Group Clear Thinking Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Liquidation World (TSX:LQW), Calgary, Alberta, provides a wide range of consulting services to retail companies, consumer product manufacturers/distributors and industrial companies. The national advisory organization specializes in assisting small- to mid-sized companies during times of growth, opportunity, strategic change, acquisition, and crisis. For further information, visit the firm’s website at www.clearthinkinggrp.com.

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