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United States: Government

Government contracts

Within: Government contracts

Housing around 30 partners in its government contracts group, Arnold & Porter has the depth to represent clients from across all relevant industry sectors. The team successfully defended Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services against three bid protests brought by Northrop Grumman pertaining to the award of a $1bn contract by the Department of Homeland Security to provide cybersecurity defense services for all civilian Federal government networks; the challenge pertained to alleged organizational conflicts. In another matter, the team defended L3 Technologies against challenges brought by Boeing and Bombardier concerning the award of an Air Force sole source contract in connection with the Compass Call program. Other key clients include Ernst & Young and Dell. The firm is also noted for its strength in False Claims Act (FCA) matters as well as classified projects and investigations, such as acting for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a State Department Inspector General investigation. Government contract transactions feature prominently in the group’s workload, where it draws upon the wider government contract-specific expertise of members of the firm’s intellectual property, employment and corporate teams to handle such matters. Craig Holman chairs the practice, which includes Charles Blanchard and Ronald Lee, both experts in advising IT service providers on protection requirements and regulatory constraints. Paul Pompeo has expertise in cost and pricing matters. Mark Colley is noted for his experience in FCA claims and bid protests. Kara Daniels, Steven Diamond and Dominique Casimir are also recommended.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Within: Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Key practitioners in Arnold & Porter’s Washington DC-based department include national security, cybersecurity and government contract specialist Ronald Lee, data breach and cybercrime expert Marcus Asner in New York and litigator Kenneth Chernof. Recent highlights include defending Brooks Brothers in a data breach class action, defending Barnes & Noble in a class action brought by customers who allege that third parties accessed payment card information from the store’s PIN pad devices, and advising multiple telecoms clients on TCPA compliance. Sabre, Adobe and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey are also clients. Senior counsel Adam Golodner and counsel Nancy Perkins are also recommended; Golodner is a member of the firm’s government contracts group and Perkins provides regulatory advice on data protection issues at a state and federal level.

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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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