Phyllis James Joins MGM MIRAGE As New Senior VP And Senior Counsel

announced that Phyllis A. James has joined the company as Senior Vice
President and Senior Counsel.  In this role, she is the highest-ranking
African-American member of the senior management team and reports to Executive
Vice President and General Counsel Gary N. Jacobs.

Ms. James joins MGM MIRAGE from Detroit, Michigan, where from
February 1994 through December 2001 she served as Corporation Counsel and Law
Director for the City of Detroit, the nation`s 9th largest city.  From 1979
until accepting her position with the City of Detroit she practiced with the
San Francisco-based law firm of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro and became a
Partner in that firm in 1985.  She commenced her legal career with the
Honorable Theodore R. Newman, Jr. as a Judicial Law Clerk for the District of
Columbia Court of Appeals from 1977-1978.

“We are very pleased that Ms. James has joined our company,” said Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Terry Lanni.  “She brings vast expertise and
experience to our company and is a welcome addition to our senior management.”

Ms. James is a member of the State Bars of Michigan and California and
admitted to practice before Federal District Courts in California and the
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Throughout her career
she has been active in bar and civic affairs including work with the ABA
Conference of Minority Partners in Majority Firms, the State Bar of California
Minority Counsel Program and the Committee on Minimum Continuing Legal
Education, the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco and the Bar Associations of
San Francisco and Detroit.  In 1991 she received the Award of Merit for
outstanding contribution to the Bar Association of San Francisco.  She served
from 1997-1998 pursuant to appointment by Governor John Engler with the State
of Michigan Trial Court Assessment Commission and was the 2000 Co-Chair of the
President`s Special Committee on Anti-Judicial Speech for the State Bar of

Ms. James graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
American History and Literature in 1974 from Harvard/Radcliffe College after
having received the honors of Phi Bet Kappa junior year and the Captain
Jonathan Fay Prize, and earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977.