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Arnold & Porter
NEW YORK, NY 10019-9710
United States

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United States > Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation

Arnold & Porter handles complex litigation, mass torts, product liability, and trade secret matters in the aviation arena. The team is particularly noted for its experience in litigation relating to aviation crisis incidents. In this context, Thad Dameris represented Airbus in consolidated litigation brought on behalf of 179 plaintiffs in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois arising from a mid-air upset involving Qantas Airways Flight 72. Dameris also represented Fairchild Controls Corporation in claims of personal injury alleged to be caused as a result of exposure to ‘bleed air’ that was alleged to be contaminated with harmful chemicals. Christopher Odell and David Weiner in Washington DC are also key figures. Dameris, Washington DC-based Kenneth Chernof and James Herschlein in New York jointly head the team. Named lawyers are based in Houston unless otherwise indicated.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

With strong experience in jury and bench trials, Arnold & Porter has a busy and buoyant litigation department and also benefits from a strong appellate practice. Also of note is the firm’s crisis management practice. The firm recently hired several new litigators, including former US Attorney for the State of New Jersey Paul Fishman, who splits his time between New York and Newark. Recent work for the Washington DC-based team includes representing Samsung in litigation arising out of the recall of the Galaxy Note 7; Kenneth Chernof and Robert Katerberg are leading on the case. Meanwhile, James Herschlein in New York is acting for an asset management company as plaintiff in breach of contract litigation against a former business partner. Washington DC-based Rosemary Szanyi made partner in 2018.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Arnold & Porter has a growing work load of high-value cross-border disputes, with corporate clients including blue-chip companies and sovereign bodies in Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The team is led by co-chairs Kenneth Chernof in Washington DC and James Herschlein in New York. Matthew Wolf in Washington DC is defending Boston Scientific in a $1bn patent dispute in which Edwards Lifesciences alleges that various replacement heart valves and related products infringe its patents. Head of the firm’s Houston office Thad Dameris is recommended for his expertise in trans-national disputes relating to transportation and product liability.