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Date: July 21, 2009
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

Senior Historian Steve Swisdak Published in ABA’s In-House Counsel Committee Newsletter

History Associates senior historian and Litigation Research Division deputy director Steve Swisdak authored an article in the June 2009 issue of  In-House Counsel Committee Newsletter.  The newsletter, published by the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, examines issues of interest for in-house environmental attorneys.

Mr. Swisdak’s article,  “The Value of Historical Research to In-House Counsel,”  focuses on the numerous ways in which history benefits in-house attorneys and corporate decision-makers.  He  examines how, through diligent historical research, attorneys can learn about their company’s past and leverage this knowledge both to advise corporate managers and potentially help to mitigate current and future legal liabilities.  The article also provides a short guide listing electronic and print resources and records repositories that professional historians typically target when researching a company history.

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For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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