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Arnold & Porter


United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

In 2017, Arnold & Porter’s sizable team of litigators was kept busy on a high volume of jury and bench trials as well as arbitrations. The firm has established itself as a destination for high-profile companies in crisis incidents and has also established a good track record in the defense of class actions. In recent work, New York-based Michael Schissel represented CA Technologies in a trade secrets and breach of contract suit appealed to the Second Circuit. Kenneth Chernof in Washington DC and James Herschlein in New York chair the department.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

The sizeable team at Arnold & Porter has vast experience handling toxic tort claims arising from groundwater contamination, air pollution and toxic chemicals, among others. The class action practice is jointly headed by Kenneth Chernof in Washington DC and James Herschlein in New York. Los Angeles-based Pamela Yates and Anand Agneshwar in New York co-head the product liability litigation department and Brian Israel leads the environmental practice group in Washington DC, which was bolstered with the March 2017 hire of former EPA Deputy General Counsel Ethan Shenkman. New York-based senior counsel Philip Curtis and Peggy Otum in San Francisco 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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