LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Philip A. Marquez as vice president, assistant general counsel and sector counsel. In this role, Marquez is responsible for all legal advice to the company's Space Technology sector. He reports to W. Burks Terry, corporate vice president and general counsel.

Marquez joined the company in 1988 as senior staff counsel at the B-2 Division, now a part of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems sector. He has served in positions of increasing responsibility for the sector, most recently for all legal services to its Unmanned Systems and High Altitude Long Endurance Systems operations in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Public Contract Law.

Marquez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Loyola University at Los Angeles, a Master of Science degree in mathematics from The Ohio State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. He is a native of Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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          Northrop Grumman Corporation
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