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Arnold & Porter
70 WEST MADISON STREET
SUITE 4200
CHICAGO, IL 60602-4231
United States

Environment: litigation Tier 1

Offering nationwide coverage, Arnold & Porter is well positioned to handle high-exposure environmental litigation across the country. The full-service practice group has a deep bench of environmental experts and skilled litigators that have built a reputation for acting for industry-leading clients in the energy, chemicals and technology sectors. The team has an impressive track record in high-stakes litigation involving myriad federal and state environmental law components. The group is especially well known for the defense of class actions, toxic torts, Natural Resource Damages (NRD) liability, as well as novel climate change and public nuisance suits. Brian Israel, who is a preeminent practitioner for NRD claims, oversees the practice from Washington DC, which also houses Michael Daneker, who is routinely retained as primary defense counsel in class actions and toxic tort lawsuits throughout the country. Another name to note in this area is Elissa Preheim in Washington DC. Also of note is the firm's Proposition 65 practice, which has successfully challenged regulations and chemicals listings under the California law. San Francisco-based Trent Norris and Sarah Esmaili are key contacts for this type of work.

Practice head(s):

Brian Israel

Other key lawyers:

Michael Daneker; Trent Norris; Sarah Esmaili; Elissa Preheim; Allison Rumsey

Key clients

BP/Atlantic Richfield Company

Honeywell International, Inc.

The Chemours Company

Bayer/Monsanto

Wolverine Worldwide

Warner Lambert

Mosaic Global

Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., 7-Eleven, BP West Coast Products (which operates convenience stores), and Yum Donuts

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Government contracts Tier 1

Arnold & Porter is routinely engaged in high-stakes federal procurement matters, acting for prominent contractors in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, IT, healthcare and communications. Indeed, the team handles a full range of government contracting matters, with the practice regularly acting for clients in bid litigation, False Claims Act (FCA) cases, investigations and national security matters. Headed by Craig Holman, the team also provides M&A support to government contractors acquiring and selling businesses. Mark Colley is noted for his experience in substantial bid protests and contract disputes, notably those involving military and civilian agency procurements. Accounting, cost and pricing specialist Paul Pompeo is recommended by clients and peers alike. Other key individuals include Kristen Ittig, who is the key point of contact for life sciences and healthcare clients, and former general counsel for the US Army and US Air Force Charles Blanchard, who specializes in sensitive national security issues, cybersecurity and bid protests. All named practitioners are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Craig Holman

Other key lawyers:

Mark Colley; Paul Pompeo; Kristen Ittig; Charles Blanchard; Kara Daniels; Michael McGill; Sonia Tabriz

Testimonials

‘Arnold & Porter is the firm I turn to when I need a “leave no stone unturned” response to a legal problem. They excel at advocating for their client but also understanding what the other side will think and do, and prepare for it. I also find their written work product to be measurably better than other firms.’

‘I primarily work with Paul Pompeo. I appreciate Paul’s professionalism, knowledge, and ability to think his way through difficult problems.’

Key clients

Raytheon Technologies

Booz Allen Hamilton

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

BAE Systems

L3Harris Technologies

Mission Essential, LLC

KBR, Inc.

Ernst & Young LLP

Oracle Corporation

AstraZeneca

Healthcare: life sciences Tier 1

Arnold & Porter's pre-eminent life science department is nationally recognized for its strong bench of corporate attorneys, regulatory experts and patent prosecutors, who act for leading pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Novartis and AstraZeneca. Naturally, the team has recently been very active in assisting clients with the financing, development, authorization and supply of Covid-19 vaccines and therapies. Key names in the sizeable team include Washington DC regulatory experts Daniel Kracov, Allison Shuren, Mahnu Davar, Jeffrey Handwerker, Ariane Horn and new addition, Howard Sklamberg, who joined from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in March 2020. Also recommended in Washington DC are Murad Hussain and Kristin Hicks, who focus on regulatory and administrative issues, and are top counsel for defense against FCA claims. Patent and product liability litigation are also key areas of activity, and contacts in this regard include New York-based attorneys Anand Agneshwar, Daniel DiNapoli, James Herschlein and Daniel ReisnerVinita Kailasanath and Deborah Fishman are names to note in Silicon Valley.

Practice head(s):

Dan Kracov; Allison Shuren

Other key lawyers:

Mahnu Davar; Howard Sklamberg; Ariane Horn; Jeffrey Handwerker; Daniel Reisner; James Herschlein; Daniel DiNapoli; Murad Hussain; Kristin Hicks; Anand Agneshwar; Vinita Kailasanath; Deborah Fishman; Abeba Habtemariam

Testimonials

‘The team pulls out all the stops to defend its clients. They have one speed, and it is all-in.’

‘Anand Agneshwar is a master strategist, a brilliant trial attorney, and a fair leader. He is everything that you want in a first-chair trial lawyer. He is the best in the game.’

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Pfizer

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

GSK

Novartis

Eisai, Inc.

Hologic

Sanofi and Regeneron

AbbVie

Sandoz Inc. and Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Bausch Health Companies

Novo Nordisk

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 1

Arnold & Porter counts mid-market M&A as a core pillar of its corporate and finance group, which Kevin Lavin chairs from Washington DC. The DC office has strong offerings in the IT and government contracting sectors, and Matthew Owens brings notable expertise in private equity and consolidation work in the healthcare sector. Attesting to the group's strengths in the medical space, New York-based Derek Stoldt co-heads both the M&A and life sciences departments. Edward Deibert in San Francisco co-heads the M&A practice with him; Deibert has experience in the technology and particularly semiconductor industries, and the San Francisco office as a whole has a strong inbound and outbound China practice. The firm works closely with its regulatory practices, and corporate governance and board-level counselling is a key strength. New York-based Emanuel Cherney, who regularly advises on corporate governance, also represents private equity firms and other buyers and sellers of public and private companies.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Lavin; Derek Stoldt; Edward Deibert

Other key lawyers:

Emanuel Cherney; Matthew Owens; Lowell Dashefsky; Teresa Johnson; Ronald Levine

Key clients

LSC Communications Ad Hoc Group of Lenders

Bardin Hill Investment Partners

Broadway Financial Corporation

CuriosityStream, Inc.

DC Capital Partners

First Republic Bank

Flushing Financial Corporation

Homesnap, Inc.

Kongsberg Gruppen

Novartis

Onex Corporation

Pfizer, Inc.

Steering committee of first-lien noteholders to Techniplas LLC

Walker & Dunlop, Inc.

Wheels Up Partners Holdings

Merger control Tier 1

Arnold & Porter works on merger clearances for high-profile deals in a variety of industries, representing the likes of General Electric and AT&T as specialist antitrust counsel. The firm's regular role as a 'hired gun' advisor on complex merger control-related issues is a reflection of its profile in the market. The merger control group is jointly led by Debbie Feinstein, the firm's global antitrust chair, and US head Jonathan Gleklen, both of whom combine regulatory expertise with strong litigation capabilities, shepherding business-critical transactions through FTC and DOJ oversight. Feinstein represented AbbVie in securing global clearance for its $63bn acquisition of Allergan in a standout mandate from 2020, while Gleklen has a strong record in hi-tech transactions. Also noted is Michael B. Bernstein, a more junior partner with a focus on contented mergers, investigations, and litigation. Senior associate Francesca Pisano is another key team member, regularly handling Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and merger investigations in a variety of industries, including financial services, industrial equipment, and medical devices. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Feinstein; Jonathan Gleklen

Other key lawyers:

Michael B. Bernstein; Francesca Pisano

Key clients

Fitbit

Altria

Bristol-Myers Squibb

AbbVie

AT&T

AMC

BP

Kroger

Reyes Holdings

General Electric

Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 1

Leading product liability firm Arnold & Porter stands out with its strong regulatory practice, drawing especially on its expertise in matters related to the Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as California’s Proposition 65 requirements. The firm frequently serves as national counsel in high stakes litigations across the country, taking on MDLs and nationwide class actions as well as state attorney general actions. Experienced trial and appellate lawyers Anand Agneshwar in New York and Daphne O’Connor in Washington DC co-chair the practice. San Francisco based Trent Norris litigates complex scientific and technical disputes, with a particular emphasis on the unique requirements of California law. Up-and-comer Michelle Gillice in Washington DC, who has over nine years of experience as an attorney at the CPSC, is a name to note in this space.

Practice head(s):

Anand Agneshwar; Daphne O’Connor

Other key lawyers:

Keri Arnold; Eric Rubel; Lori Leskin; Michelle Gillice; Trent Norris

Key clients

Altria Group and affiliates, including Philip Morris USA Inc.

Samsung

Bayer (Monsanto) Company

Pfizer

Ikea

Britax

Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., 7-Eleven, BP West Coast Products and Yum Donuts

Grocery Manufacturers Association

National Coffee Association

Zinus

Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 1

Arnold & Porter  is frequently at the helm in litigation that raises cutting-edge issues, serving as national counsel or lead counsel to defend class actions, mass tort actions, MDLs and state court proceedings. The firm’s skilled team of litigators works closely with its FDA and healthcare regulatory practice. It can draw on decades of experience addressing the major issues companies face in pharmaceutical product liability litigation, including electronic discovery, consumer fraud or federal pre-emption defenses, and innovative settlement strategies. New York-based Anand Agneshwar, who leads the firm’s relationships with major pharmaceutical clients, co-heads the practice together with Daphne O’Connor in Washington DC. Daniel Pariser, also in Washington DC, who has over 20 years of relevant experience, plays a major role in several of the firm's highlight matters. Product liability practitioner Diana Sterk was promoted to partner in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Anand Agneshwar; Daphne O’Connor

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Pariser; Pamela Yates; Paige Sharp; Jeffrey Horowitz

Key clients

Bayer Corporation

Endo Pharmaceuticals

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Novartis

AstraZeneca

Pfizer Inc.

Sanofi US, Inc.

Hologic

Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 1

Arnold & Porter combines environmental regulatory expertise with litigation prowess, drawing on scientific expertise and long-standing relationships with government regulators and the DOJ. This makes it a top choice for industry-leading companies facing large-scale, high-stakes toxic tort litigations across the country. The firm take on a wide range of issues, from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to claims surrounding lead paint exposure or the Roundup product. It also has one of California's largest and most experienced Proposition 65 practices. The firm stands out with its collaboration across practice groups, and its efficient use of legal tech such as the ediscovery service model eData. New York based Anand Agneshwar leads the practice together with Daphne O’Connor in New York and Brian Israel in Washington DC, who focuses broadly on environmental litigation and counseling. Litigator Diana Reiter and Elisabeth Theodore, who has appellate expertise, have both recently been promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Anand Agneshwar; Daphne O’Connor; Brian Israel

Other key lawyers:

Michael Daneker, Sean Morris; Trent Norris; Elissa Preheim

Key clients

Altria Group and affiliates, including Philip Morris USA Inc.

Atlantic Richfield Company

Bayer and Bayer CropScience

BP

Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., 7-Eleven, BP West Coast Products, and Yum Donuts

Honeywell International

Mosaic

The Chemours Company

Wolverine Worldwide, Inc.

Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation and regulation Tier 1

Arnold & Porter has a strong track record in high-stakes and sensitive litigation, and its workflow in this area reflects the firm’s wider expertise in regulatory matters of all kinds, including those affecting the aviation and aerospace industries. The group has an established reputation as a go-to firm for crisis incidents, including recent litigation resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak. The team is co-led by Kenneth Chernof and James Herschlein from the Washington DC office. In Houston, Christopher Odell represents leading aviation companies in high-profile accident litigation and related arbitral proceedings; Odell led the defense of Airbus against over 100 personal injury claims, which related to the March 2015 crash landing of an Air Canada A320 aircraft. Also in Houston, Thad Dameris represents clients in arbitrations (and jury and non-jury trials) involving complex commercial disputes and transnational litigation. David Weiner in Washington DC has significant experience in class actions and mass actions, while Houston-based Amanda Thomson is a standout senior associate in the team.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Chernof; James Herschlein; Christopher Odell

Other key lawyers:

Thad Dameris; David Weiner; Amanda Thomson

Key clients

Airbus Group S.E.

Airbus Americas Inc.

Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus Military & Space NL

Airbus Ventures Equity Partner

Airbus Helicopters S.A.S.

Airbus Limited UK Ltd.

Airbus Operations GmbH

CASA

Carnival

Cartel Tier 2

At Arnold & Porter, the antitrust group incorporates defense against government investigations for its diverse client roster into preparation for possible direct and indirect purchaser follow-on litigation. Its expertise encompasses the full spectrum of cartel matters; in the investigations sphere, it is most frequently involved in investigations located in the fuel supply, auto-parts and inductors markets. Stationed in Washington, Debbie Feinstein and Jonathan Gleklen head the overall antitrust group, which includes James L. Cooper, whose follow-on defense practice is augmented by investigation work. In New York, Saul Morgenstern has experience representing clients in a range of domestic and international cartel investigations, while Jennifer Patterson often handles internal investigations concerning potential antitrust violations and advises on compliance programs.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Feinstein; Jonathan Gleklen

Other key lawyers:

Saul Morgenstern; James L. Cooper; Jennifer Patterson

Key clients

Bloomberg

Taiyo Yuden

Visa

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Cristal USA

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Oakland Raiders

Sandoz / Fougera Pharmaceuticals

Norfolk Southern Corp.

Shoko Chukin Bank

Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 2

Fielding a deep bench of attorneys with antitrust litigation capabilities, Arnold & Porter is a top performer in individual and class action claims, particularly alleged price-fixing and cartel-related conduct cases. The team is especially prominent in the life sciences sector, though it also has experience across media and entertainment, sports and financial services. Jointly headed from Washington DC by global antitrust lead Debbie Feinstein and US antitrust figurehead Jonathan Gleklen, the department also includes experienced names such as Saul Morgenstern in New York, an antitrust titan whose practice is underscored by multi-jurisdictional civil litigation and class actions. Operating out of the DC office, Laura Shores and James L. Cooper are the names to note. In the firm’s San Francisco hub, Daniel Asimow has a robust antitrust trial practice, acting as lead counsel in several antitrust matters currently pending in the Northern District of California.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Feinstein; Jonathan Gleklen

Other key lawyers:

Saul Morgenstern; Laura Shores; James L. Cooper; Daniel Asimow

Key clients

Visa

Sandoz Inc. and Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Bayer

Oakland Raiders

Samsung

Yamashita Rubber

Shoko Chukin Bank

Koito Manufacturing

Bausch Health Companies

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Mallinckrodt

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Copyright Tier 2

The team at Arnold & Porter stands out in particular for its experience advising US sports leagues, film studios, and television networks on IP matters related to TV programming and distribution, both digitally and through traditional mediums. It is frequently involved in hotly contended litigation before federal courts and the FCC. Notably, the team recently represented Major League Baseball in connection with efforts to overhaul the US Copyright Act. Matthew Wolf and Jennifer Sklenar jointly lead the practice from Washington DC, while in New York, Dori Ann Hanswirth  is highly regarded for representing movie studios and comic book companies in copyright litigation. Theresa House is also recommended for IP litigation. Contacts on the West Coast include Los Angeles-based Rhonda Trotter, another of the group's respected copyright litigators. Additionally, the Chicago team grew in August 2020 with partners Christopher Renk and Michael Harris, as well as senior counsel Helen Minsker, joining from Banner & Witcoff, Ltd..

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Jennifer Sklenar

Other key lawyers:

Dori Ann Hanswirth; Theresa House; Rhonda Trotter; Christopher Renk; Michael Harris; Helen Minsker

Key clients

100Reporters

ASCAP

Adobe

David Yurman

Experian Companies

Fox News Network

ITV America

Joint Sports Claimants (JSC), a consortium comprised of Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Women’s National Basketball Association, and National Collegiate Athletic Association

Major League Baseball

Motion Picture Association

The National Women’s Law Center

The Wine Group

Time’s Up Now

W.R. Grace & Co.

Corporate governance Tier 2

Arnold & Porter adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate compliance, governance and risk management issues. The practice handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, an ability further enhanced by its cooperation with the firm’s specialist employee benefits and corporate governance litigation teams. It is also adept at providing advice on breaches of fiduciary duties arising out of bankruptcy and restructuring processes; corporate governance practice founder Michael L. Bernstein has extensive experience of acting on the defense side in related proceedings. Bernstein shares leadership of the practice with finance specialist Kevin Lavin, who routinely handles the corporate governance aspects of M&A transactions and public securities offerings. The group is led out of Washington DC, but it also recently expanded its corporate strategy offering in San Francisco with the hire of Benjamin Fackler from Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP in August 2020.

Practice head(s):

Michael L. Bernstein; Kevin Lavin

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Fackler

Key clients

American Capital, Ltd.

American Wind Energy Association

Ares Capital Corp.

ACAS, LLC

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Celestica Inc.

Ecological Service Partners

ECMC

Ngena Foundation

iHeart Media

In-Q-Tel

Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

The Charles Schwab Corporation

Xandr

Environment: regulatory Tier 2

Primarily based in Washington DC and drawing on the insights and experience of team members who formerly held senior positions at EPA and the DOJ, Arnold & Porter is adept at resolving some of the most significant environmental enforcement actions in the country. The group is particularly recognized for its deep experience handling regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters across all aspects of the federal Clean Air Act, as well as various state programs, notably California. Brian Israel oversees the team that also offers comprehensive knowledge of climate change issues and chemicals regulations, including California Proposition 65. Jonathan Martel specializes in Clean Air Act regulatory issues, an area where Ethan Shenkman is also recommended. San Francisco-based Sarah Esmaili focuses on matters concerning chemical disclosure requirements.

Practice head(s):

Brian Israel

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Martel; Lawrence Culleen; Ethan Shenkman; Ed McTiernan; Zachary Fayne; Sarah Esmaili;

Key clients

BP / Atlantic Richfield

Honeywell International

The Chemours Company

Donlin Gold, a JV between Barrick Gold Corporation and NOVAGOLD Resources

Bayer CropScience

Merck

Pfizer

Growth Energy

American Cleaning Institute

International arbitration Tier 2

Arnold & Porter provides a full range of arbitration services, but has an unsurpassed strength in representing sovereign states as respondents in investment treaty arbitration proceedings. In a standout highlight from the past year, a team led by Washington DC-based Whitney Debevoise is defending the Republic of Philippines in an arbitration initiated by Shell Philippines Exploration in relation to the largest foreign investment in the country, the Malampaya project. Paolo Di Rosa leads the global arbitration group out of Washington DC; he is also a key contact for arbitration conducted in Spanish language, as is Gaela Gehring Flores. Building upon the team’s wide-ranging language capabilities, multiple team members also have legal qualifications in jurisdictions such as Colombia, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Further, handling disputes in the technology and life sciences sectors is yet another forte for the group; the team in San Francisco stands out in this regard, with Maria Chedid regularly taking the lead on related mandates.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Di Rosa

Other key lawyers:

Gaela Gehring Flores; Whitney Debevoise; Maria Chedid; Anton Ware; Mallory Silberman; Amy Endicott; Kabir Duggal

Key clients

Republic of Korea

Republic of Philippines

Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S.

Czech Republic

Kingdom of Thailand

Republic of Panama

Republic of Chile

Mercer International, Inc.

Republic of Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory Tier 2

Arnold & Porter is a trusted firm for telecoms giant AT&T, which seeks out the team for both transactional advice and FFC regulatory matters. In addition to acting for traditional telecoms companies, the team is also engaged by private equity companies, public broadcasters and more niche companies in e-learning and advertising. Areas of particular strength for the tam include spectrum policy, First Amendment issues, emerging technology and antitrust. Maureen Jeffreys oversees the practice, with expertise in both litigation and regulatory matters, covering the wireline and wireless segments as well as traditional and new media. Peter Schildkraut is very focused on transactions and bankruptcy work, and also advises on spectrum issues and open internet use. Also recommended is Scott Feira, who is an expert in merger reviews, licensing and transfer proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Jeffreys

Other key lawyers:

Peter Schildkraut; Scott Feira

Key clients

AT&T Inc.

Crowley Technologies

Digital Promise Global

Greater Washington Education Telecommunication Association, Inc. (WETA)

Intellicom Inc.

KCETLink

KQED Inc.

North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc.

Warner Bros.

Cannabis Tier 3

Specializing in compliance and regulatory counseling, Arnold & Porter’s Washington DC-based practice combines expertise in IP, tax and trade issues with deep cannabis sector knowledge, in addition to expertise in related areas of phramaceuticals and food. The practice group is active in both transactional matters as well as in litigation, notably consumer class actions. Evelina Norwinski advises manufacturers, distributors and retail clients on federal and state law related to the cannabis industry. Norwinski heads up the team, which was recently strengthened by the arrival of regulatory and compliance expert Howard Sklamberg from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in March 2020.

Practice head(s):

Evelina Norwinski

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Kracov; Howard Sklamberg; Raqiyyah Pippins; David Marsh; Daphne O’Connor; Jeremy Willcocks

Key clients

Charlotte’s Web

Cronos

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 3

Arnold & Porter is recognized in this space for its presence in the healthcare sector, where it represents a number of large healthcare systems and service providers, and regularly handles class actions pertaining to HIPPA, CCPA and CMIA. The practice group is jointly led by New York-based Jami Mills Vibbert (a recent hire from Venable LLP) and Washington DC partners Ronald Lee, Kenneth Chernof and Nancy Perkins. The practice is also well versed in national security matters.

Practice head(s):

Jami Mills Vibbert; Ronald Lee

Other key lawyers:

Kenneth Chernof; Nancy Perkins

Key clients

Canon Business Process Services Inc.

Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.

Georgetown Hospital System

Gilead Sciences Inc.

Johns Hopkins University

Mylan Inc.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Prisma Health

Tandem Diabetes Inc.

Western Digital

Zimmer Biomet

Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

Arnold & Porter represents a range of clients in administrative litigation before FERC, as well as in appeals and other matters before state and federal courts. In particular, the team is recognized for its experience in rate-making and market rule development cases. A key figure in the team is Sandra Rizzo, who advises clients on a variety of regulatory and compliance matters, including enforcement and administrative proceedings before FERC. Andrea Kearney is also recommended for FERC-related work; she has experience acting for power marketers, electric utilities and independent power producers. Brian Israel heads the environmental practice group. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Rizzo; Brian Israel

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Kearney

Key clients

Vistra Energy

NRG Power Marketing LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC

RC Cape May Holdings, LLC

Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Peter Jones, Robert Jones and Jack Wells (Defendants in FERC Enforcement Case)

PPL Corporation

Duquesne Light Company

Tilton Energy, LLC

Financial services litigation Tier 3

Arnold & Porter is retained by domestic and foreign banks, investment funds, and payment providers to advise on civil litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. The practice brings together partners from the firm's white-collar crime and commercial litigation teams to handle complex investigations as well as follow-on litigation. The practice group is jointly led by David Freeman, James Herschlein and Kenneth Chernof. In 2020, Freeman was highly involved in counseling clients on issues related to the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as well as leading a series of webinars on this subject; Herschlein and Chernof co-chair the firm's wider litigation practice. Veronica Callahan handles securities litigation as well as enforcement work, while Kathleen Reilly advises on investigations by regulators including the SEC, DOJ, and state attorneys general. Craig Stewart rejoined the practice in November 2020, having previously served as Chief Counsel to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Vinny Sama left the team in February 2020, joining Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Practice head(s):

David Freeman; James Herschlein; Ken Chernof

Other key lawyers:

Veronica Callahan; Kathleen Reilly; Craig Stewart

Key clients

Atlantic Security Bank

Charles Schwab

Fulton Financial

JP MorganChase

RSM US LLP

Triaxx Asset Management

Visa

York Capital Management LLC

General commercial disputes Tier 3

Arnold & Porter specializes in litigation in the areas of antitrust, financial services, environmental law and life sciences, leveraging its deep bench of regulatory specialists to tackle complex cases. The team also has a strong reputation in mass torts and multi-district litigation. In a recent mandate, Los Angeles-based Rhonda Trotter acted for Planned Parenthood in its high-profile claim against the Center for Medical Progress. Kenneth Chernof in Washington DC is recommended for his work in data breach litigation, and James Herschlein in New York has a diverse trial practice covering product liability, securities and bankruptcy disputes. Craig Stewart, former chief counsel to the US Attorney General, and Jami Mills Vibbert, formerly a partner at Venable LLP, joined the firm in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Chernof; James Herschlein

Other key lawyers:

Rhonda Trotter; Craig Stewart; Jami Mills Vibbert; Robert Katerberg; Margaret Rogers

Key clients

AIG

Airbus

BP / Atlantic Richfield

Carnival Corporation

Endo Pharmaceuticals

General Electric

Gilead Sciences

Novartis

Planned Parenthood

Robert Bosch

Samsung

Tandem Diabetes

Vail Resorts

Wellstat Therapeutics Corporation

Government relations Tier 3

Arnold & Porter brings together an integrated team of individuals with legislative, regulatory, litigation and business expertise to assist a range of clients with government-facing legal problems. The group has continued a trend of growth, with increased activity particularly for clients in the life sciences and healthcare, technology, financial services and education sectors. Based in Washington DC, the department is particularly skilled in trade policy issues, and is a popular choice for major Korean companies seeking guidance on their US lobbying efforts. Leading the practice is Kevin O’Neill, who helped several lobbying clients develop successful strategies regarding the CARES Act and other federal government actions over the past year. Also recommended are Eugenia Pierson, who heads the healthcare legislative advocacy practice, and Dana Weekes, whose areas of focus include policy matters involving privacy, workforce development, education, trade and tax.

Practice head(s):

Kevin O’Neill

Other key lawyers:

Paul Howard; Dana Weekes; Eugenia Pierson;

Key clients

Lloyd’s of London

Samsung Electronics Limited

Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism

SoFi

Exelixis

Western Digital

American Geriatrics Society

AT&T

Children’s Health System of Texas

POSCO

International litigation Tier 3

Jointly led by Washington DC-based Kenneth Chernof and James Herschlein in New York, Arnold & Porter's complex litigation team is active in several of the firm's core focus areas including regulatory, antitrust, financial services, environmental law and life sciences. With a host of former government prosecutors and regulators among its ranks, the group is a popular choice for international white-collar defense and investigations; Marcus Asner and Amy Jeffress (in New York and Washington DC respectively) are names to note in this area.

Practice head(s):

James Herschlein; Kenneth Chernof

Other key lawyers:

Thad Dameris; Marcus Asner; Amy Jeffress

International trade Tier 3

The lawyers at Arnold & Porter have accrued significant experience in all types of trade remedy proceedings at the WTO level, as well as across the US, China, and Mexico. The team represents exporters and producers in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations across a wide range of trendy industries, such as softwood lumber and steel. The department is also known for its prowess in matters raising national security concerns, including not only CFIUS mandates, but also advice on sanctions administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The team’s recent work for European company Airbus also showcases its ability to handle corruption and bribery claims arising in relation to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). David Park leads the wider international trade practice, while the export control and trade sanctions group is spearheaded by John Barker and John Bellinger III.

Practice head(s):

David Park; John Bellinger III; John Barker

Other key lawyers:

Charles Blanchard; Nancy Perkins; Nicholas Townsend; Tom McSorley

Key clients

Airbus SE

American Capital

Cytec

General Electric

Government of Israel

Hyosung Corporation

Kruger Inc.

Nexteel Co.

Province of Alberta, Canada

SafeNet, Inc.

Sonaca, S.A.

Tolko Industries

Toray Chemical Korea

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations) Tier 3

Housed in Washington DC, Arnold & Porter's full-service tax-exempt organizations practice is experienced in advising non-profits and high-net-worth donors on tax issues, structuring grants, and regulatory matters. Overseen by James Joseph who also leads the firm's overall tax group, the team is experienced in acting for charitable organisations and private foundations on lobbying activities and political advocacy work. Counsel Amy Ryan works exclusively with non-profit and philanthropic organisations on high-value transactional mandates. Co-chair Bridget Weiss is noted for handling internal investigations and audits before the Internal Revenue Service for organizations. Cara Koss was elevated to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

James P. Joseph; Bridget Weiss

Other key lawyers:

Declan Tansey; Andras Kosaras

Key clients

Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Time’s Up Now/Time’s Up Foundation

Goldman Sachs Foundation

Markle Foundation

Education Credit Management Corporation

Lieber Institute for Brain Development

In-Q-Tel

James Beard Foundation

New Venture Fund

Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 3

Arnold & Porter is best known for its life sciences strength, with a number of recent victories for medical device clients, but has also built a substantial track record in the technology sector, often acting for major international players. The group's complementary expertise in PTAB proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals are other strengths. In August 2020, the practice gained three new team members in Christopher RenkMichael Harris and senior counsel Helen Mill Minsker, all formerly at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., their experience in the consumer products sector in particular and additional expertise in soft IP and unfair competition law matters add further strings to the firm's bow. Washington DC duo Matthew Wolf and Jennifer Sklenar direct the practice.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Jennifer Sklenar

Other key lawyers:

Michael Berta; Evan Rothstein; Jin-Suk Park; Deborah Fishman; Marc Cohn; David Barr; David Caine; Christopher Renk; Michael Harris; Helen Mill Minsker

Key clients

Boston Scientific Corporation

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Google Inc.

Samsung

NIKE, Inc.

Adobe

Heraeus

Novartis

Pfizer

GE

Hologic

TCT Mobile

Sanofi

Crocs

Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

Arnold & Porter has a national presence and a diverse caseload, frequently handling claims of market manipulation and insider trading, as well as allegations of accounting improprieties, misrepresentations and omissions in public statements, and breaches of fiduciary duty. The firm works on such matters for an impressive array of public companies, accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment and commercial banks, hedge funds and other financial services entities. Veronica Callahan in New York and Michael Trager in Washington DC are co-chairs of the securities enforcement and litigation practice, which handles high-stakes class actions and derivative actions, as well as SEC, CFTC, DOJ and FINRA investigations. Callahan and and Aaron Miner in New York are currently defending Yelp in a securities class action alleging misrepresentations and omissions relating to retention levels for local advertisers.

Practice head(s):

Veronica Callahan; Michael Trager

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Miner

Key clients

Aegis Capital Corp.

AIG/National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Charles Schwab & Co.

RSM US LLP

Triaxx Asset Management

TSR, Inc. and the Board of Directors of TSR Inc.

York Capital

Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Western Union Co.

Yelp Inc.

W&M Helenthal Holding, LLC; Smart-Fill Management Group, Inc.; Chaffee Family GST Trust

Structured finance: securitization Tier 3

Arnold & Porter's structured finance team works closely with lawyers in the firm's London and Frankfurt offices to provide comprehensive advice on a wide variety of securitizations with US and European regulatory components. The group has capabilities in ABS, RMBS, CMBS and CLOs, with an active practice in the areas of aviation finance and covered bonds. Jointly leading the department are New York-based Henry Morriello and Chicago's Daniel Hartnett. Also recommended in New York are Lawton Camp who has a busy client roster of underwriters, originators and issuers, and William Fellerhoff, who acts primarily for financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Henry Morriello; Daniel Hartnett

Other key lawyers:

Lawton Camp; William Fellerhoff; Karsten Giesecke; Michael Karol

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Ad Hoc First Lien Lenders of Hertz Corporation

Redwood Trust

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Starwood Capital Group

DZ Bank

Rabobank

Impac Mortgage

Ad Hoc Lenders to Hanjin International Ltd.

Trademarks: litigation Tier 3

Arnold & Porter has established a strong reputation for litigating commercial disputes on behalf of trademark rights holders, as well as for representing clients in administrative disputes. The global tea advises smaller start-ups, mid-size pharmaceutical companies, and alcoholic beverages tied to celebrities, and has expertise covering the protection of color marks and trade dress, and other unique marks. Based in Washington DC, IP practice co-chairs Matthew Wolf and Jennifer Sklenar are key contacts in this space, as is Paul Llewellyn in New York, an expert in infringement litigation and working with survey experts in litigation matters. Also recommended are Louis Ederer and Dori Ann Hanswirth, the latter of whom works at the intersection of protected speech, IP, and journalism. In August 2020, the team brought on three new lawyers from Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.: Christopher Renk, Michael Harris, and senior counsel Helen Hill MinskerJohn Ulin departed for an in-house role in June 2020.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Jennifer Sklenar

Other key lawyers:

Paul Llewellyn; Louis Ederer; Dori Hanswirth; Christopher Renk; Michael Harris; Helen Hill Minsker

Key clients

Bulgari

David Yurman IP LLC and David Yurman Enterprises LLC

Even Responsible Finance, Inc.

Fox News Network, LLC

GlaxoSmithKline

Google LLC

ITV America, Inc.

Lean In

Nike

Pernod Ricard and The Absolut Company

Pfizer Inc.

Professional Golfers’ Association of America

The Hershey Company

Time’s Up Now

W.R. Grace & Company

Wheels Up Partners

Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 4

Arnold & Porter is best known for its expertise in sovereign debt offerings, notably by sovereigns in Latin America, Turkey and elsewhere. The firm also advises a range of domestic and international issuers on major transactions, in the life sciences, healthcare, technology and financial services sectors, among others. Moreover, many of the key team members have extensive SEC and stock market regulatory expertise. Christopher Peterson co-heads the capital markets group from New York, and has an impressive record in representing US and international corporate and sovereign issuers in debt and equity offerings. San Francisco's Teresa Johnson co-heads the team with Peterson, while Washington DC partner Whitney Debevoise has a virtually unrivaled record in representing sovereign and sub-sovereign issuers in Latin America and elsewhere.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Peterson; Teresa Johnson

Other key lawyers:

Whitney Debevoise; Gregory Harrington; Robert Azarow

Capital markets: global offerings Tier 4

Arnold & Porter is best known for sovereign finance, particularly bond offerings by Latin American states and the Republic of Turkey. In addition, it has an impressive number of corporate issuer clients in Latin America and other regions. Washington DC-based Whitney Debevoise and Gregory Harrington co-head the sovereign finance practice, both having an extensive history in representing Latin American sovereigns and sub-sovereigns. New York's Christopher Peterson, who has expertise in investment grade, high-yield, sovereign and equity offerings, co-heads the capital markets transactions practice alongside San Francisco-based partner Teresa Johnson.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Peterson; Teresa Johnson

Other key lawyers:

Whitney Debevoise; Gregory Harrington 

Financial services regulation Tier 4

Arnold & Porter stands out for its expertise in bank M&A and compliance issues relating to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, and FDIC regulations. In addition to handling high-value transactions, such as the all-stock merger of First Citizens Bancshares and CIT Group, the team has been involved in a number of novel transactions. Practice head David Freeman is based in Washington DC and counts broker-dealers, banks, and non-bank financial service providers among his clients, while Robert Azarow leads the financial institutions M&A team from the firm's New York office and is noted for his expertise in banking sector transactions. Charles Bethill and senior counsel Brian McCormally have now retired.

Practice head(s):

David Freeman

Other key lawyers:

Robert Azarow; Michael Mancusi

Key clients

Banco de Credito del Peru

Bessemer Trust

Broadway Financial Corporation

The Charles Schwab Corporation

The Depository Trust & Clearing Company

Federated Investors

First Citizens Bank & Trust Company

First Republic Bank

Flushing Financial Corporation

F.N.B. Corporation/First National Bank of Pennsylvania

Piermont Bank

Sterling National Bank

Stifel Trust Company, N.A., Stifel Financial Corp. and Stifel Bank

Fintech Tier 4

Arnold & Porter supports fintech clients across several key areas, offering combined strengths in financial services, corporate finance, IP, data privacy, public policy, and litigation. The firm represents a strong mix of technology providers, investors and banks, and has good expertise structuring and negotiating large-scale and often complex joint ventures. Practice head David Freeman is especially strong on the regulatory front, which was key to the group's workload during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly in relation to the rollout of the CARES Act. Other key regulatory partners include Michael Mancusi and Christopher Allen, and New York-based finance specialist Lawton Camp. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

David Freeman

Other key lawyers:

Michael Mancusi; Christopher Allen; Lawton Camp

Key clients

First Republic Bank

Credit Sesame, Inc.

Neptune Financial, Inc.

Social Finance Inc. (SoFi)

Heracles Holdings, Inc.

Outsourcing Tier 4

Arnold & Porter assists both vendors and customers with outsourcing matters, with particular experience in advising on software-as-a-service products related to business processes. The team is jointly led by senior counsel Matthew Maccoby and counsel Ira Moskatel in Los Angeles. Thomas Magnani is also recommended in the San Francisco office. The team is also well placed to advise on nationwide outsourcing deals, acting in conjunction with lawyers from across the firm's US office network.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Maccoby; Ira Moskatel

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Magnani

Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Tier 4

Arnold & Porter specializes in the prosecution of life sciences patents and enjoys the trust of many long-term clients, both from the US and international players. With its complementary litigation team, the firm is well equipped to handle post-grant proceedings. Alongside the patent lawyers, the group includes patent agents and technical advisors who contribute their scientific and engineering expertise in areas such as biochemistry and biophysics, applied physics, and biology. The firm has introduced an eDiscovery service aimed at accessing and analyzing data more quickly. Washington DC-based duo Matthew Wolf and Jennifer Sklenar share leadership of the practice. Silicon Valley is the firm's second patent prosecution hub.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Jennifer Sklenar

Other key lawyers:

David Marsh; Deborah Fishman

Key clients

Altria

Bayer

Bruin Biometrics LLC

Finch Therapeutics

Hemanext

Organogenesis

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sapphire Energy

Synexis LLC

Water Street Healthcare

Real estate finance Tier 4

The real estate finance department at Arnold & Porter caters to a client roster of investment banks, financial institutions, developers and institutional investors, advising on a broad variety of conventional financing, workout, restructuring, bankruptcy and capital market transactions. The group is based in New York, where key contacts include co-chairs Jeffrey Kapner and Steve Gliatta, a lawyer thoroughly experience in mortgage loans, mezzanine financings and preferred equity investments. Another standout name is Louis Hait, who in addition to supporting lenders on inter-creditor and co-lender agreements, frequently acts for hedge and opportunity funds, and pension plans in preferred equity and common equity joint venture agreements.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Kapner; Steve Gliatta; Amy Rifkind

Other key lawyers:

Louis Hait

Key clients

LoanCore Capital

Square Mile Capital Management

Argentic Real Estate Finance LLC

Prime Finance Partners

ACORE Capital

MUFG Union Bank

Société Générale

Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

Credit Agricole

Deutsche Bank

USAA Real Estate Company

Sport Tier 4

Arnold & Porter's full-service sports practice routinely deals with matters ranging from transactions and contractual negotiations to litigation and ADR. Its client list includes major professional sports leagues, individual teams, arena and stadium operators, and major international sporting events groups. In New York, Scott Lent has extensive experience in antitrust law and, with regard to transactions, manages all aspects of antitrust-related issues in the practice. Co-heading the team with Lent is Dan Cantor, who focuses on IP and currently serves as lead counsel for the Joint Sports Claimants—a consortium comprising major sports leagues and associations—in copyright royalty litigation.

Practice head(s):

Scott Lent; Dan Cantor

Key clients

Major League Baseball (MLB)

Joint Sports Claimants (which include MLB, National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), National Hockey League (NHL), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) )

Minnesota Timberwolves

National Basketball Association (NBA)

National Football League (NFL)

National Hockey League (NHL)

The Oakland Raiders

Golden State Warriors

Washington Football Team (formerly “Washington Redskins”)

Professional Golfers Association (PGA)

Technology transactions Tier 4

Arnold & Porter handles a range of IP and tech-related work for established companies, as well as multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank, and NGOs. IP licensing, cloud computing, digital content and collaboration agreements feature prominently on firm's the workload. Another strength is the firm's regulatory expertise, offering a strong edge in areas like life sciences. Susan Hendrickson and Thomas Magnani jointly lead the team from Washington DC and San Francisco, respectively. In Silicon Valley, Vinita Kailasanath is recommended for IP commercialization in the tech space, while Washington DC-based Kristen Riemenschneider handles commercialization matters in the life sciences sector.

Practice head(s):

Susan Hendrickson; Thomas Magnani

Other key lawyers:

Vinita Kailasanath; Kristen Riemenschneider

Key clients

Adobe

Fullpower Technologies

The American Red Cross

Carnival Corporation

AstraZeneca

DigiPlex

Lutron Electronics

Merchant e-Solutions

TIME’S UP

The Saul Zaentz Company

The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

The World Bank Group: The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation

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Samsung

Pfizer

Enphase Energy

Telecoms and broadcast: transactions Tier 4

Arnold & Porter has handled the lion’s share of AT&T’s transactions, with practice head Maureen Jeffreys being a go-to adviser for the telecoms giant since 2001. In addition to telecoms operators, the firm also acts for a range of broadcasting and media companies, and financiers. The group has expertise on regulatory issues surrounding spectrum policy, new technology and First Amendment issues. Other notable members of the team include Peter Schildkraut, an expert in M&A and restructuring, and Scott Feira, who focuses on FCC merger reviews.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Jeffreys

Other key lawyers:

Peter Schildkraut; Scott Feira

Key clients

AT&T

Crowley Technologies

Digital Promise Global

Greater Washington Education Telecommunication Association, Inc. (WETA)

Intellicom Inc.

KCETLink

KQED Inc.

North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc.

Warner Bros.

Healthcare: service providers Tier 5

The healthcare group at Arnold & Porter handles a full range of antitrust work, white-collar defense, IP matters and product liability defense. Jointly led by Allison Shuren and Daniel Kracov in Washington DC, the team also has expertise in client privacy and security, and HIPAA-related work. Shuren also has additional expertise in opthamology-related matters. Also recommended is Kirk Ogrosky, a name to note for government investigations, qui tam and trial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Allison Shuren; Dan Kracov

Other key lawyers:

Kirk Ogrosky; Murad Hussain

Key clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi

Johns Hopkins University

Children’s Health & CHKD

University of Vermont Health Network Inc.

The Wanaque Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Mylan Inc.

Zimmer Biomet

Salomon Melgen, M.D.

UCB, Inc.

Private equity buyouts Tier 5

Arnold & Porter focuses on the middle-market, and is active in a variety of private equity-backed transactions, acting for funds and portfolio companies on buyouts, exits, minority investments, take-privates, distressed acquisitions, and carve-outs. Notable clients for the team include Castle Harlan, DC Capital Partners, and EQT. The firm has a range of sector expertise, and is particularly capable in the healthcare and medical technology industries, handling a range of growth capital and investment transactions in these areas. The team is jointly led by New York's Stephen Koval, who has a broad and varied transactional practice in the retail, consumer goods, and healthcare sectors; and Washington DC-based Andrew Varner, a regular adviser to DC-area investment firms with strong capabilities in European and Japanese cross-border work. Derek Stoldt in New York co-heads the firm's life sciences practice and is a key contributor to the firm's strength in healthcare, pharma, and medtech deals.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Koval; Andrew Varner

Other key lawyers:

Derek Stoldt

Key clients

Castle Harlan

DC Capital Partners

Emigrant Capital

Endeavor Capital

EQT Partners

Halifax Capital Partners

Harbour Point Capital

Prospect Hill Growth Partners (f/k/a J.W. Childs Equity Partners)

Periphas Capital

NexPhase Capital (f/k/a Moelis Partners)

Onex Corporation

RLJ Equity Partners

Verus Investment Partners (f/k/a Uni-World Capital)

Real estate Tier 5

The real estate department at Arnold & Porter is co-chaired by Jeffrey Kapner and Steve Gliatta in New York and Amy Rifkind in Washington DC. Its lawyers possess expertise in all property types, including multi-family and mixed-use, though have been particularly active in the hospitality field of late, overseeing the sale and purchase of numerous distressed hotel assets. The team is also extremely knowledgeable of transactions which consist of finance and joint venture elements and is well resourced to support on ground lease negotiations and substantial development projects. The team also has a presence in San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Kapner; Amy Rifkind; Steve Gliatta

Key clients

Blackstone Real Estate

Moinian Group

Greenfield Partners

AWH Partners

Marron Capital

Snell Construction Corporation

National Endowment for Democracy

Donohoe Development Company

JBG Companies

Timberline Real Estate Partners

American Real Estate Partners

Marx Realty

Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners

Fivesquares Development LLC

Sanofi

Quadrangle Development Corporation

The Mills Building Associates

Stonebridge Associates, Inc.

Crystal Springs Resort

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 5

Arnold & Porter's national practice stands out for its focus on creditors’ rights. The group has fostered longstanding relationships with many global institutional lenders, buy-side investors, asset managers and financial institutions. Chicago-based chair Michael Messersmith has built up a significant reputation advising ad hoc groups of lenders and bondholders in large syndicated loan restructurings, while noted New York-based practitioner Jonathan Levine is known for representing asset managers and private funds in distressed situations. The New York office was further strengthened in September 2020 by the arrival of Maja Zerjal Fink from Proskauer Rose LLP. Prominent bankruptcy lawyer Michael L. Bernstein is a name to note in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Michael Messersmith

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Levine; Michael L. Bernstein; Maja Zerjal Fink

Key clients

Ares Capital Corporation

Eaton Vance

Invesco

AT&T Inc.

Cortland Capital Market Services, LLC

Apollo Global Management

Bardin Hill

Borden Dairy Holdings

Voya Investment Management

Wilmington Trust

Republic of Colombia

GLAS USA LLC

Symphony Asset Management

Aegon Group

US taxes: non-contentious Tier 5

Arnold & Porter’s tax team routinely handles M&A, venture capital and private equity fund formations, mezzanine financings and restructurings for a number of leading asset managers, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and non-profit foundations. The practice is jointly led by Laurie Abramowitz and James Joseph, based in New York and Washington DC, respectively. Abramowitz has broad tax planning expertise in the life sciences and financial services sectors, while Joseph primarily advises tax-exempt organizations on business ventures, structuring and governance matters. Further names to note in DC include Joseph Howe, a REIT specialist, and Bridget Weiss, who advises various not-for-profits on tax, corporate, and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

James Joseph; Laurie Abramowitz

Other key lawyers:

Joseph Howe; Bridget Weiss

Key clients

American Securities LLC

Onex Corporation

Novartis

DC Capital Partners

Jefferies Group LLC

Verus Investment Partners (fka Uni-World Capital)

Prospect Hill Growth Partners (fka J.W. Childs)

Highgate Capital Management LLP

Gravity Midstream LLC

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.

NexPhase Capital

Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Time’s Up Now/Time’s Up Foundation

Goldman Sachs Foundation

Markle Foundation

Education Credit Management Corporation

Lieber Institute for Brain Development

In-Q-Tel

James Beard Foundation

New Venture Fund

Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Arnold & Porter is adept at handling complex appeals in the US Supreme Court and state supreme courts, as well as in multiple federal courts of appeal. Department head John Elwood has extensive Supreme Court experience and has presented arguments in nine cases.The group has been on an expansion streak. It bolstered its appellate offering in San Francisco, particularly in terms of constitutional and antitrust law matters, with the hire of senior counsel Kirk Jenkins from Horvitz & Levy LLP in September 2020. A month later in New York, senior counsel Rosalyn Richter joined the firm after having served as Associate Justice in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court for a decade. Denver-based Reeves Anderson is a key contact for litigation involving sovereign clients.

Practice head(s):

John Elwood

Other key lawyers:

Kirk Jenkins; Rosalyn Richter; Reeves Anderson; Allon Kedem; Stanton Jones; Elisabeth Theodore; Anthony Franze; Stephen Wirth; Sally Pei; William Perdue

Key clients

AIG

BP / Atlantic Richfield

Fluor

Samsung

Dunkin’ Brands

Endo

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

State of Israel

State of Georgia

State of Oklahoma

Government of Geneva, Switzerland

Oracle

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Arnold & Porter acts for both individuals and corporates, including leading multinationals, in the life sciences, healthcare, financial services, aerospace, and government sectors, among others. Thanks in part to its expansive global network, the firm is especially well placed to handle international criminal and civil matters and investigations. The team is co-led by Marcus Asner in New York, who has deep expertise in FCPA matters, fraud and civil litigation; and Washington DC’s Amy Jeffress, who is recommended for security and compliance issues. Craig Stewart re-joined the firm from the US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York in November 2020. In April 2020, Andrew Bauer left for an in-house role at One Zero Capital.

Practice head(s):

Amy Jeffress; Marcus Asner

Other key lawyers:

Baruch Weiss; Suneeta Hazra; Michael Rogoff; John Nassikas; Craig Stewart

Key clients

AdvanSix, a subsidiary of Honeywell

Astra Zeneca

Carnival Corporation

Eli Lilly & Co.

Fluor Corporation

Pfizer Inc.

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI)

Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb

Sotheby’s

UCB, Inc.

The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Arnold & Porter is a nearly 1,000 lawyer firm with renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practitioners, and leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry-focused, the firm’s lawyers practice across more than 40 distinct practice areas to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities and address issues that impact the very value of their businesses. The firm offers clients practical forward-looking, results-oriented solutions to handle their US, international and cross-border legal needs.

Main areas of practice

  • Antitrust/competition and consumer protection
  • Appellate and supreme court
  • Attorney liability
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate and securities
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • FDA and healthcare
  • Financial services
  • Government contracts
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • International trade
  • Legislative/public policy
  • Life sciences/biotech
  • Litigation
  • National security law and policy
  • Private client services
  • Product liability
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications
  • White-collar criminal defense
Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Debbie Feinstein
Antitrust Jonathan Gleklen
Appellate John Elwood
Bankruptcy Mike Messersmith
Complex Litigation Kenneth Chernof
Complex Litigation James Herschlein
Corporate and Finance Derek Stoldt
Corporate and Finance Kevin Lavin
Environmental Brian Israel
Financial Services David Freeman
Government Contracts Craig Holman
Intellectual Property Jennifer Sklenar
Intellectual Property Matthew Wolf
International Arbitration Paolo Di Rosa
Labor and Employment David Reis
Legislative and Public Policy Kevin O'Neill
Life Sciences and Healthcare Dan Kracov
Life Sciences and Healthcare Allison Shuren
Product Liability Anand Agneshwar
Product Liability Daphne O'Connor
Real Estate Amy Rifkind
Real Estate Steve Gliatta
Real Estate Jeffrey Kapner
Securities Enforcement & Litigation Veronica Callahan
Securities Enforcement & Litigation Michael Trager
Tax Laurie Abramowitz
Tax James Joseph
Telecommunications Maureen Jeffreys
White Collar Defense John Nassikas
White Collar Defense Michael Rogoff
Number of Lawyers : Nearly 1,000
Chair : Richard M Alexander
Co-Managing Partners : Michael D Daneker
Co-Managing Partners : Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker
Other Offices : Brussels
Other Offices : London
Other Offices : Seoul
Other Offices : Shanghai

 

Arnold & Porter is a firm of nearly 1,000 lawyers with renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practitioners, and leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry-focused, the firm’s lawyers practice across more than 30 critical areas to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities and address issues that impact the very value of their businesses. The firm offers clients practical forward-looking, results-oriented solutions to handle their US, international and cross-border legal needs.

International arbitration

Arnold & Porter has been involved in a wide range of international arbitration and litigation matters relating to Latin America for US and international clients, in addition to sovereign governments/entities in Latin America. The firm regularly serves as counsel, advisers, advocates and arbitrators in proceedings before different arbitral bodies. The firm handles disputes between sovereign governments and private investors. Notably, the firm has represented a larger number of Latin American states in investor-state arbitrations than any other law firm.

Sovereign finance

Arnold & Porter has acted as legal counsel in numerous international financial transactions on behalf of sovereigns and public sector entities. The firm has served as international counsel to many governments in Latin America and it regularly advises sovereigns and sovereign entities on private and public debt securities offerings; liability management transactions; debt restructuring; syndicated loans; export credit agency financings; co-financings with multilateral financial institutions; privatization transactions; and asset management operations for central banks.

Financing transactions

Arnold & Porter represents clients in a range of financing transactions, including capital markets, lending, project finance and derivatives. The firm has represented clients as issuers and borrowers in industries such as banking, consumer products, real estate, computer, communications, construction, consumer goods, resorts, airline, agribusiness, energy, mining, healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, printing, and publishing. The firm’s experience includes work on behalf of both foreign investors and Latin American entities.

International trade

Arnold & Porter handles the full range of international and national legal issues arising from the increasing global trade in goods and services. The practice encompasses international trade regulation and disputes, from advising governments and private parties in free-trade negotiations, to litigating disputes before the World Trade Organization (WTO), to handling import dispute cases worldwide. The firm also counsels companies in all areas of US international trade compliance, with regard to both exports and imports.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Chair Richard M Alexander
Co-Managing Partner Michael D Daneker
Co-Managing Partner Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker
International Arbitration Paolo Di Rosa
Sovereign finance Eli Whitney Debevoise
Sovereign finance Neil Goodman
Financing transactions Greg Harrington
Financing transactions Raul Herrera
Financing transactions Neil Goodman
International trade David Park