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Calence v. Dimension Data et al: D. Michael Reilly and Christopher Wells, Representing Calence, Help Obtain Settlement

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In the settlement of Calence v. Dimension Data et al, Lane Powell’s D. Michael Reilly and Christopher Wells represented Calence. Calence and Dimension Data jointly issued the following statement:

Seattle, WA – June 27, 2007 – Calence, LLC and Dimension Data North America, Inc. jointly announced today the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Calence arising out of Dimension Data’s hiring of certain employees in Calence’s Seattle office. The parties reached the settlement after completing the first week of a jury trial before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez in Seattle. Terms of the settlement are confidential.

About Calence
As one of the largest pure-play network solutions providers in the U.S., Calence, LLC helps organizations plan, build, provision and operate their network, security, and unified communications infrastructures. Calence works with many of the world’s most prominent organizations to leverage network technologies to reduce cost, improve operations, and increase productivity. Serving the Enterprise, Commercial, Education (K-12 and Higher Ed), and the Public Sector markets, Calence’s areas of specialty include Unified Communications, Network Security, Network Strategy and Infrastructure, and Management Services/Outsourcing.

Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Calence operates in more than 20 markets throughout the United States. Calence is a Cisco Gold Partner; is Unified Communications Specialized (VoIP), Security Specialized, and Wireless Specialized; and is a Cisco Advanced Technology Partner for IP Contact Center Enterprise, TelePresence, Rich Media Communications, Wireless Mesh, and 3200 – Mobile Access Router. Its professionals have more than 455 Cisco certifications and use a proprietary methodology to consistently deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. In 2006, Calence received the prestigious Cisco Global Partner of the Year – US/Canada award for 2005.

About Dimension Data
Dimension Data (LSE:DDT), a specialist IT services and solutions provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their network and IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact center technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customized client services.

Dimension Data operates in 38 countries, is a Global Cisco Gold Partner, and a Microsoft Gold Partner on 5 continents. Dimension Data employees have qualified for more than 2,200 Cisco certifications and Cisco has recognized Dimension Data as its 2006 Global Enterprise Partner of the Year, 2005 Global IP Communications Partner of the Year and 2004 Global Partner of the Year.