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MyPrimeTime, Inc. Appoints Barbara Timmer as Counsel
Integrated Media Company Taps Washington, D.C. Veteran for its Baby Boomer
SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2000 - MyPrimeTime, Inc., an integrated media
company, today announced the hiring of Barbara Timmer as Counsel. She
will serve as legal counsel for the company and oversee myprimetime.com,
its baby boomer life empowerment Web site. Timmer didn't give her age,
but noted how pleased she was to be a baby boomer.
Timmer brings more
than 20 years of legal experience in Congress and the technology,
financial and telecommunications sectors to myprimetime.com. With
proprietary software, myprimetime.com is creating "contextual e-commerce,"
where products, services and catalogs will automatically adjoin stories,
interactive tools, audio and video offerings.
"Barbara is well
known and well respected in the legal world for her many years of
successful counsel work in areas as diverse as politics and technology,"
said Craig Forman, Co-Founder and CEO of MyPrimeTime, Inc.
"It's very rare for a West Coast Internet company to have a Beltway insider
as Counsel, but it will serve as an important example. The increasing
relevance of Internet regulation coupled with myprimetime.com's current
role in developing proprietary technologies underscores the strategic
importance of hiring someone as talented as Barbara," Forman added.
As Counsel, Timmer will be responsible for working on
financial transactions, electronic commerce strategies, and the broad
range of Internet and corporate legal issues affecting
Before joining myprimetime.com, Timmer was with
the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where her practice focused
on services for financial firms, electronic commerce, and Internet issues
for technology and telecommunications companies. Prior to that, she served
as Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at Home
Savings of America (H.F. Ahmanson & Co.), where she managed the
company's Federal and State positions on financial services issues,
electronic commerce, customer privacy and information security, corporate
governance and tax policy.
Timmer is also a Washington insider with
a deep knowledge of and legal experience in Congress. From 1992 to 1996,
she served as General Counsel for the Committee on Banking, Finance and
Urban Affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives. There, she was
responsible for Committee Reports, House-Senate legislative conference
negotiations, financial agency oversight, and trade association and
Executive Branch liaison. Timmer was selected to serve as a member of the
U.S. Treasury Department Inaugural Delegation to the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development in 1991.
Timmer holds a J.D. from
the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from Hope College,
(Holland, Michigan). She is a member of the American Bar Association, the
Federal Bar Association (where she is chair of the Executive Council of
the Banking Law Committee), the Bar Association of the District of
Columbia and the Supreme Court Bar Association, among other
Timmer is the editor of Compliance with Lobbying Laws
and Gift Rules Guide, Critical Legal Issues Facing Banks and Thrifts - A
Midyear Review. She is included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in
Empowering people between
ages 35 to 54, myprimetime.com is a Web site that provides 81 million
Americans with a voice - as well as tips, tools and even a little
inspiration to help them make positive changes in their lives. The four
principal content areas on the site are Money, Work, Health and Play.
Users get finely edited content to help them reach their goals, including
how to accelerate a savings plan, slow the aging process, start a business
and plan the vacation of a lifetime. According to MyPrimeTime, Inc.
Co-Founder and Editorial Director Donald Van de Mark, the site is "a
personal trainer for your life." Myprimetime.com, part of MyPrimeTime,
Inc., an integrated media company, is based in San Francisco, CA.