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United States: Dispute resolution


Within: Appellate

Arnold & Porter’s group houses ‘bright’ attorneys, who manage appeals in areas such as product liability, antitrust, healthcare and banking. Former practice head Lisa Blatt re-joined Williams & Connolly LLP in January 2019. Prior to her departure, she has argued for the appellees in Advocate Health Care Network v Stapleton, a case concerning eligibility criteria for the ‘church plan’ exemption from ERISA, and represented Philip Morris in the Oklahoma Supreme Court legislative challenge to a cigarette tax. At the Third Circuit, Blatt also acted for GlaxoSmithKline in an appeal arising from the denied enforcement of $35m settlement in an antitrust class action. New York-based James Blank represented Nintendo as a respondent at the Federal Circuit appeal filed by Tomita Technologies and pertaining to a patent infringement claim. Duo Howard Cayne and Michael Johnson, who are handling several appeals for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is also recommended, as is Anthony Franze. Sarah Harris joined the Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General.

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Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Anchored from Washington DC and New York, plus its presence in California, Arnold & Porter has the strength-in-depth and expertise to handle the full gamut of disputes affecting retail, commercial and investment banks, including those relating to consumer lending and mortgage securitizations, both from an agency enforcement/investigation and civil litigation perspective. David Bergman has significant trial expertise at a federal and state court level; he recently successfully secured summary judgment for HSBC (subsequently affirmed at appellate level) dismissing breach of contract claims brought by Shearman Originator LLC which alleged a violation of servicing obligations in connection with more than $70.5m loans. As well as his ongoing work on appeal for Charles Schwab in litigation relating to the best execution of equity trades for its customers, San Francisco-based Gilbert Serota also regularly handles work for Wells Fargo and its board of directors in class action and derivative lawsuits. Howard Cayne has an excellent reputation in the market for federal pre-emption defences, and has employed this to good effect in numerous pieces of litigation on behalf of the FHFA. Richard Alexander is also recommended. Other clients include VISA, JPMorgan Chase, Atlantic Security Bank and York Capital.

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  • The role of arbitrators in EU antitrust law

    In May 2014, it will be ten years since Regulation No 1/2003 entered into force. When the legislator of the European Union adopted this Regulation on 16 December 2002, its main objective was to decentralise the enforcement of the two main provisions of EU antitrust law, Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (now Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)). Where do the arbitrators fit in this picture?

    - Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

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