Arnold & Porter > Los Angeles, United States > Firm Profile

Arnold & Porter
777 South Figueroa Street, 44th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5844
United States

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 1

Arnold & Porter remains a destination practice for high-stakes merger clearances, representing major clients such as AbbVie, AT&T, and Thermo Fisher in securing agency clearance for high-value deals, as well as handling government investigations, Second Request proceedings, and merger litigation. Alongside ongoing transactions such as Fitbit’s acquisition by Google, the firm has also secured new high-profile mandates, with practice co-head Debbie Feinstein representing Bertelsmann in its $2.2bn acquisition of Simon & Schuster, which is facing a Second Request by the FTC. Feinstein is vastly experienced in merger control, regularly advising on major successful clearances, and leads the team alongside Jonathan Gleklen , who combines merger expertise with a strong record in government investigations. The practice was further bolstered at senior level with the arrival of Andre Geverola from the DOJ, adding significant expertise in antitrust litigation and governmental issues. Michael Bernstein is a key name for contentious mergers and associated government investigations, while New York’s Scott Lent handles merger litigation for a variety of blue-chip clients. Associate Francesca Pisano is noted for her expertise in HSR filings and growing profile in large-scale merger clearances. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Feinstein; Jonathan Gleklen

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AbbVie

Altria

AMC Entertainment

AT&T

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Boston Scientific

BP

Fitbit

Kroger

Thermo Fisher

Work highlights

  • Representing Bertelsmann in its pending $2.175 billion acquisition of book publisher Simon & Schuster.
  • Advising Fitbit, Inc. on its $2.1 billion sale to Google.
  • Representing News Corp in its $349 million acquisition of the Books & Media segment of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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

Arnold & Porter has a market-leading reputation as a result of its successful record defending clients in class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL), Attorney General lawsuits and individual cases involving personal injury claims and property damage from allegedly defective products. The team, which is largely resourced by lawyers across both East and West coasts of the country, also excels in a risk management context; helping clients minimize risks/liability before they go to market and subsequently in dealings with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Proposition 65 matters are also a core strength of the firm, with numerous California-based lawyers helping clients navigate the tricky terrain associated with the Golden State’s unique consumer protection law. San Francisco-based senior partner Trent Norris  co-chairs the consumer products and retail group and is pivotal to the firm’s success in helping manufacturers and retailers avoid litigation and should it occur to minimize subsequent damages, with a particular emphasis on the unique requirements of California law. Daphne O’Connor in Washington DC co-chairs the overarching product liability group alongside New York-based Anand Agneshwar and has developed particular expertise defending clients in relation to tobacco and cannabis/hemp matters. Based out of Washington DC, Michelle Gillice was recently promoted to partner in recognition of her product safety expertise, both in private practice and formerly at a governmental level in-house at the CPSC.

Key clients

Altria Group and affiliates, including Philip Morris USA Inc.

Atlantic Richfield

Samsung

Bayer (Monsanto) Company

Pfizer

IKEA

Britax

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

Grocery Manufacturers Association

National Coffee Association

Hain Celestial and Naked Juice (subsidiary of PepsiCo)

Zinus

Work highlights

  • Representing Altria and Philip Morris USA in private economic damages class actions, public entity actions, certain AG actions, and individual personal injury actions that have been filed across the country based on an evapor product manufactured and sold by Juul Labs Inc.
  • Represented Samsung in the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, obtaining affirmance of the district court’s final approval order of a global class action settlement agreement. The class settlement resolves 28 putative class actions consolidated in a multidistrict litigation stemming from a comprehensive voluntary recall Samsung initiated of 34 models of top-load washing machines in 2016.
  • Represented Atlantic Richfield Company as national co-ordinating, trial and appellate counsel in litigation by governmental and private plaintiffs against former lead pigment producers or their alleged successors in numerous federal and state jurisdictions.

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

Drawing upon comprehensive science and technical knowledge, as well as being able to effectively mobilize substantial litigation resources throughout the country, Arnold & Porter is at the forefront of many of the market’s most significant pharmaceutical and medical devices product liability disputes. Much of this work is of an aggregated nature, with the firm specializing in leading on high-stakes class actions and MDLs, including its continued role as national counsel for Sanofi in product liability litigation involving allegations that the over-the-counter heartburn medication Zantac causes cancer. New York-based Anand Agneshwar is central to many of the pharmaceutical-related MDLs, including the Sanofi mandate, with clients benefiting from his successful record as a trial lawyer. Arthur Brown is also based in New York and is pivotal to developing overall strategy for major pharmaceutical companies subject to bet-the-company mass tort product liability actions, including as it pertains to the preparation of high-level executives for testimony. Other key practitioners include Los Angeles-based Pamela Yates , who is adept at using Daubert motions to exclude the presentation of unqualified evidence to the jury; Washington DC-based Daniel Pariser , whose involvement in many major pharmaceuticals-related disputes include his role for the defense steering committee in the aforementioned Sanofi litigation; and Diana Sterk in New York, who continues to excel since her promotion to partner in early 2021. Washington DC-based Daphne O’Connor co-heads the product liability team alongside Agneshwar.

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Bayer

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Cynosure

Eisai

Hologic

Novartis

Pfizer

Sanofi US

Work highlights

  • National counsel to Sanofi in product liability litigation involving allegations that the over-the-counter heartburn medication Zantac causes cancer.
  • The firm represents Eisai as national counsel and successfully opposed the creation of a federal MDL alleging multiples types of cancer following use of Belviq®.
  • Serving as national counsel for AstraZeneca in litigation involving nearly 13,500 cases alleging that the company’s proton pump inhibitor medications–Nexium and Prilosec–cause kidney injuries.

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

Combining a core environmental practice headed from Washington DC by Brian Israel , with overarching product liability expertise led by Anand Agneshwar and Daphne O’Connor, from New York and Washington DC, respectively, Arnold & Porter is well positioned to advise major multinational entities in toxic tort disputes involving diverse chemicals and other contaminatory materials. As well as its ability to handle private class action claims (often in the role of national co-ordinating counsel), the team is also well-equipped to navigate any pursuant government investigation/enforcement action and is tapped into various regulatory agency’s mindsets at both state and federal level. Indeed, from its San Francisco office, Trent Norris  is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on California’s Proposition 65 law and regularly provides counselling and litigation advice to businesses that fall under its ambit. William Hoffman in Washington DC is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer, whose product liability prowess has frequently seen him engaged in high-profile toxic tort mandates, including advising Bayer on the ongoing litigation involving the legacy Monsanto product RoundUp.

Key clients

Altria Group and affiliates, including Philip Morris USA Inc.

BP

Monsanto/Bayer

California Chamber of Commerce

Honeywell International

Pfizer

Con Edison

Wolverine Worldwide, Inc.

The Chemours Company

Covestro

Work highlights

  • Lead environmental counsel for Chemours on a range of regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters relating to the discovery of chemicals in the Cape Fear River in North Carolina.
  • Serving as lead toxic tort litigation counsel to Honeywell in the defense of a consolidated class action and approximately 54 individual toxic tort suits in federal and state court arising out of the presence of PFOA in the groundwater and municipal water supply of Hoosick Falls, New York.
  • Acting as national counsel for the ongoing litigation involving the legacy Monsanto product Roundup. There are tens of thousands of cases pending around the country, mostly in consolidated proceedings in state court in California and Missouri and in a federal MDL pending in the Northern District of California.

Government > Government contracts Tier 1

Arnold & Porter’s premier government contracts practice remains active at the top of the market. Under the new leadership of Kara Daniels, the practice has been continuously trusted by prominent contractors across key industries, including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, and communications. Covering the full gamut of public procurement disciplines, the team regularly acts for clients in bid protests and litigation, False Claims Act investigations and cases, and national security related matters. There is also strength in offering specialized M&A support for private equity firms and contractors. Daniels is a seasoned contract disputes, bid protests, fraud, and compliance practitioner, particularly experienced in id protests involving federal civilian and defense agencies. Federal claims, terminations and protests litigator Craig Holman has extensive experience in across all levels of courts. Mark Colley‘s experience covers substantial bid protests, contract claims, and disputes. Paul Pompeo is the go-to for accounting, costs, and pricing matters. Compliance and protests in the life sciences and healthcare spaces are the purview of Kristen Ittig. Michael McGill and Charles Blanchard are also recommended, both adept at handling complex litigation and transactional matters across virtually all industry sectors, with specialisms in M&A related matters, and sensitive cybersecurity and national security matters respectively.

Practice head(s):

Kara Daniels

Key clients

Oracle America

SpaceX

Airbus

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Booz Allen Hamilton

Ernst & Young

Fluor Corporation

KBR

CSRA

Amentum

Work highlights

  • Represented the move manager to the US armed forces in its challenge of the US Department of Defense’s US$20 billion military logistics contracts.
  • Represented SpaceX in its defense of a US$2.9 billion NASA contract award to develop and demonstrate the new Human Landing System for the next moon landings against multiple bid protests.
  • Represented Oracle in its government contracts bid protest and subsequent appeals related to the US Department of Defense’s highly-publicized US$10 billion JEDI cloud procurement.

Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 1

Offering coast-to-coast services, Arnold & Porter has a notable track record for representing market-leading clients from a range of industries in cutting-edge environmental litigation. The firm houses a strong group of litigators who combine district, trial and appellate court experience with deep knowledge of environmental regulations. Practitioners handle a busy caseload which features high-exposure disputes involving toxic tort, Superfund liability, climate change, citizen suits, public nuisance, air and water issues, covering all aspects of federal and state environmental law. Leading the department is Brian Israel , who receives praise for his trial experience in Natural Resource Damages (NRD) cases. He is based in the Washington DC office, where Michael Daneker  is a notable practitioner in the fields of enforcement actions defense, CERCLA and Clean Water Act litigation. Also in DC, Elissa Preheim concentrates her practice in environmental claims related to contaminated sites and large toxic tort class actions. The firm is additionally singled out for its deep bench of experts in California, who are often called upon by clients in relation to challenging regulations and chemical listings under Proposition 65. Sarah Esmaili in San Francisco leads on this type of work. In the same office, Trent Norris  is a key contact for the consumer product and retail sectors, while Zachary Fayne is seasoned in challenges to state and federal rulemakings as well as toxic tort litigation.

Practice head(s):

Brian Israel

Other key lawyers:

Michael Daneker; Trent Norris; Elissa Preheim; Zachary Fayne; Sarah Esmaili

Key clients

BP/Atlantic Richfield Company

Honeywell International, Inc.

The Chemours Company

Bayer/Monsanto

Wolverine World Wide Shoes

Pfizer

California Chamber of Commerce

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

National Biodiesel Board

Work highlights

  • Serving as lead environmental counsel for Chemours on a range of regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters relating to the discovery of chemicals in the Cape Fear River in North Carolina.
  • Serving as lead toxic tort litigation counsel to Honeywell in the defense of a consolidated class action and approximately 54 individual toxic tort suits in federal and state court arising out of the presence of PFOA in the groundwater and municipal water supply of Hoosick Falls, New York.
  • Represents BP in 22 novel climate change lawsuits filed by state and local governments in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, and by a fishermen’s trade association.

Industry focus > Environment: regulatory Tier 1

With the ability to draw upon expertise of a strong pool of attorneys across all levels of seniority, Arnold & Porter is rated as one of the top environmental practices in the country. Clients operating in a host of industry sectors regularly seek the group’s representation in regulatory compliance obligations and enforcement proceedings under the full range of environmental statutes, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), which is a key area of strength for the department. The team’s climate change expertise extends to renewable energy, environmental assessment of climate impacts under NEPA, state and local climate regulations, and related litigation. Additionally, the department stands out for its strong track record in chemical regulatory issues, including TSCA and California Proposition 65. Major infrastructure projects’ permitting and environmental reviews are other areas of activity for the team, which is under the leadership of Brian Israel  in Washington DC. Jonathan Martel is a leading name for Clean Air Act regulatory mandates, while Lawrence Culleen is the name to note for EPA regulatory programs that govern chemicals, pesticides and antimicrobials. Ethan Shenkman, who brings a wealth of government experience, assists clients with compliance concerning CAA regulations and greenhouse gas emissions. All named practitioners are based in DC.

Practice head(s):

Brian Israel

Key clients

BP / Atlantic Richfield

Honeywell International

The Chemours Company

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

POET

Merck

Ford

Growth Energy

American Cleaning Institute

Work highlights

  • Serving as lead environmental counsel to Chemours on a range of regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters relating to the discovery of chemicals in the Cape Fear River in North Carolina attributable to the client’s facility, including a chemical referred to as GenX.
  • Defending Donlin Gold against multifaceted environmental challenges and securing Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Land Management permits for one of the nation’s largest gold mines, located in Alaska.
  • After several years of negotiations involving numerous stakeholders helped achieve a collaborative resolution for BP of an effort in Whatcom County, Washington to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuel refineries.

Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 1

With a client base ranging from multinational biopharmaceutical companies to small medical device and biotech firms, Arnold & Porter maintains its leadership in the life sciences sector. Clients are offered a broad range of service, with transactions, IP regulations, data privacy, and litigation being a part of the practice’s portfolio. It has also spearheaded legal work on Covid-19 treatments, advising AstraZeneca on funding and distribution agreements for its vaccine formula. Litigation has also been a highlight this year acting on cases related to the opioid epidemic as well as industry-leading patent cases. Daniel Kracov and Allison Shuren lead the team from Washington DC, respectively advising on FDA biomedical compliance and fraud & abuse defense. Also in the DC office are longtime pricing expert Jeffrey Handwerker, and regulatory attorneys Mahnu Davar and Ariane Horn. Kristin Hicks and Murad Hussain are key names for FCA disputes, while New York-based Anand Agneshwar and Daniel DiNapoli act on patent and product liability cases. Also well regarded is California-based Deborah Fishman who acts in patent trials at the district and federal appeals court levels.

Practice head(s):

Dan Kracov

Testimonials

‘The A&P is extremely knowledgeable in their field but, more importantly, extremely client-focused and responsive. I ALWAYS feel like I’m their most important client – even if I know I’m not.’

‘Jeff Handwerker is one of the most plugged-in lawyers around. He has advised us on numerous matters over the years where he knew what was coming and helped us plan so we could avoid issues today and in the future.’

‘Simply the most knowledgeable Life Sciences practice in the United States.’

‘Kristin Hicks is one of the top government pricing lawyers – she provides extremely specific, timely and practical advice. A great listener and communicator overall, she can take incredibly complex concepts and explain them clearly and succinctly. Jeff Handwerker knows the pharmaceutical industry better than anyone – the best lawyer in the sector as he provides regulatory advice, handles high stakes litigation and influences legislative policy.’

‘A&P has the best fraud and abuse, and government price reporting practice in the life sciences industry in my opinion. They have also supported Sanofi very well in congressional investigations. We appreciate the terrific litigation team at A&P, who have handled our most significant matters. Lastly, we have used A&P in our real estate matters and have been pleased. A&P is very willing to engage with alternative fee arrangements, including fixed fees, capped fees and success bonuses. A&P is committed to diversity, and has put more diverse lawyers on our matters.’

‘The A&P lawyers we work with is very proactive. They provide us with actionable information first or that we don’t receive from others. They understand our business, products and services. They provide business-focused, pragmatic and solutions-oriented counseling.’

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Pfizer

Lilly

UCB

Thermo Fisher

Lundbeck

SK Capital

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

GSK

Novartis

Eisai, Inc.

Novo Nordisk

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Hologic

Sanofi and Regeneron

AbbVie

Work highlights

  • Representing Pfizer and related companies on product liability and IP litigation, as well as regulatory and antitrust counseling.
  • Represented Novartis, its predecessors and its affiliates in the Americas and Europe.
  • Advising Bayer and its related entities dates on a long-standing basis.

Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation and regulation Tier 1

Arnold & Porter fields a multidisciplinary bench of senior lawyers, who act across the entire commercial, cargo and corporate aircraft sector. It consistently acts as counsel to national, international, and regional clients in a range of commercial disputes and transnational litigation, including jury and non-jury trials. The practice is seen as a go-to firm for crisis incidents, its recent experience including litigation resulting from the COVID-19 outbreaks on international cruise ships in early 2020. It was also recently active in cabin air contamination litigation across the US, which was brought by flight attendants and commercial air passengers. Christopher Odell, whose track record includes significant transportation-related mass tort cases, heads the aviation practice, while Kenneth Chernof in Washington DC and New York’s James Herschlein co-chair the complex litigation group. Also highly rated are Thad Dameris, whose commercial disputes and transnational litigation practice covers aviation matters; and Washington DC-based David Weiner, whose workload includes acting in relation to aviation accidents. At senior associate level, Amanda Thomson‘s experience includes representing a European airframe manufacturer in lawsuits arising out of aircraft incidents. All the attorneys listed are based in Houston, unless otherwise mentioned.

Key clients

Airbus Group SE

Airbus Americas

Airbus SAS

Airbus Military & Space NL

Airbus Ventures Equity Partner

Airbus Helicopters SAS

Airbus Limited UK

Airbus Operations

CASA

Carnival

Wheels Up

Work highlights

  • Representing Airbus in 100-plus personal injury claims in a class action, as well as several opt-out personal injury actions, which relate to the March 2015 crash landing of an Air Canada A320 aircraft.
  • Representing Airbus entities in a high-profile case that was brought by famed test pilot Chuck Yeager, and which related to a breach of California’s right of publicity statute and a violation of other rights.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m) Tier 1

Arnold & Porter is a go-to for mergers, stock asset and whole business acquisitions, SPACs, tender offers and leveraged buyouts, among other corporate transactions. Its team hones its focus on deals spanning the $100m-$2bn bracket and is likewise highly reputed for its private equity and corporate governance activities. Kevin Lavin commands an authoritative presence within the government contracting, IT services, telecoms and software sectors, co-heading the practice jointly with New York-based Derek Stoldt, a life science and medical technology expert, and Denver-based corporate and finance chair Ronald Levine. The group is active in a number of additional regulated industries including financial services, national security, FDA and export control and is also home to Matthew Owens, a healthcare sector specialist who handles transactions pertaining to physician practices, surgery centers and diagnostic image providers, among other assets. Lavin and Owens are based in Washington DC and the team is also present in San Francisco where Edward Deibert handles numerous transactions in the semiconductor, technology, consumer product and hospitality industries. Other key locations include Chicago and  also Denver, an office which was recently bolstered by the arrival of Michele Rowland from Ballard Spahr LLP.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Lavin; Derek Stoldt; Ronald Levine

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AES Corporation

Allied Concessions Group Inc.

BioNTech SE

Broadway Financial Corporation

CBB Bancorp

Concrete Pumping Holdings (dba Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Inc.)

CS Wind

Eximius Design, LLC

Front Porch Communities and Services

Harbour Point Capital

Insmed Incorporated

Legacy Reserves

Novartis AG and Novartis Pharma AG

Pfizer, Inc.

Pharmavite LLC

Shanghai Highly (Group) Co.

Sterling National Bank

Virtuoso Acquisition Corporation

Walker & Dunlop

Wheels Up Partners Holdings, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Virtuoso Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, on its business combination with Wejo Limited, the UK-based leader in connected vehicle data public in a transaction to take Wejo public.
  • Advised Wheels Up Holdings, LLC a private aviation company, in its combination with Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Advised AES Corporation on its strategic investment in Uplight Inc., an-end-to-end energy solutions company focused on energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 2

Arnold & Porter represents a wide range of domestic and international clients in high-profile cartel proceedings, with involvements in large and complex investigations into auto parts, municipal bonds, air cargo, government procurement, and cathode ray tubes, among many others. The firm provides integrated support throughout government investigations through to criminal defense and follow-on civil enforcement proceedings, with a strong team offering significant DOJ and FTC expertise and boasting a strong record in securing positive outcomes for clients. The team is overseen by antitrust heads Debbie Feinstein and Jonathan Gleklen, while James Cooper is a standout cartel litigator, currently representing Yamashita Rubber Co. in the In Re auto parts investigation. Laura Shores is an experienced trial attorney and is particularly strong in the life sciences space, representing the likes of Sandoz and Bausch Health, while former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sonia Kuester Pfaffenroth specializes in complex monopolization and price fixing proceedings. Andre Geverola joined the firm in June 2021 having served as Director of Criminal Litigation at the Department of Justice, and specializes in criminal cartel litigation, risk mitigation, and compliance. All lawyers primarily practice in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Feinstein; Jonathan Gleklen

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Bausch Health Companies

Bloomberg L.P.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Elanco Animal Health

GTL

Koito Manufacturing

Oakland Raiders

Sandoz Inc. and Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Taiyo Yuden

Visa

Yamashita Rubber Co.

Work highlights

  • Representing Yamashita Rubber Co. and its affiliates in numerous class action and individual litigations alleging price fixing in connection with the sale of anti-vibration rubber parts.
  • Representing Taiyo Yuden, a major Japanese materials and electronics company, in follow-on civil actions arising from a US Department of Justice investigation into possible cartel conduct in the market for inductors.
  • Representing Sandoz Inc. and its subsidiary Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc. in multi-district litigation comprising actions brought on behalf of 54 states, private plaintiffs and several purchasers, alleging that the defendant pharmaceutical manufacturers conspired to fix or raise the prices of, and allocated markets/customers for, hundreds of products.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 2

With a trial-focused approach Arnold & Porter‘s antitrust and competition practice excels at defending clients before federal and national courts, while at the same time demonstrating a strong track record of being successful in the motion-to-dismiss and summary judgement stages of class actions and civil litigation. The department is led by a Washington DC-based trio consisting of head of global antitrust practice Debbie Feinstein, head of US antitrust practice Jonathan Gleklen , and litigation specialist James Cooper. Also situated in the DC hub are life sciences expert Laura Shores and Anne Davis, who is experienced in representing clients on both sides of the aisle in class actions and opt-out litigation. Scott Lent handles high-profile antitrust matters in sectors such as commodities and pharmaceuticals from the firm’s New York location.

Practice head(s):

Debbie Feinstein; Jonathan Gleklen; James Cooper

Key clients

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Bausch Health Companies

Bayer

Bloomberg L.P.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Elanco Animal Health

GN Audio

GTL

Koito Manufacturing

Modivcare (formerly known as Providence Service Corporation)

Oakland Raiders

Sandoz Inc. and Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Taiyo Yuden

Visa

Yamashita Rubber Co.

Work highlights

  • Representing Oakland Raiders in securing dismissal of a federal antitrust lawsuit and a state court action filed by the City of Oakland against the NFL and its 32 teams, alleging that the league ignored its own relocation policies and violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by approving the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas.
  • Representing HarperCollins in the defense against several putative class action antitrust litigations brought against Amazon.com and the five largest US publishers relating to the sale of electronic and print books.
  • Representing Sandoz Inc. and its subsidiary Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc. in multi-district litigation (MDL), comprising actions brought on behalf of 54 States, private plaintiffs, and several purchasers, alleging that the defendant pharmaceutical manufacturers conspired to fix or raise the prices of, and allocated markets/customers for, hundreds of products.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The white-collar defense and investigations team at Arnold & Porter acts for a range of multinationals and high-profile institutions on domestic and international investigations. It also represents individuals in white-collar fraud and criminal matters. The team is headed by New York’s Marcus Asner and Washington DC’s Amy Jeffress; Asner focuses on complex criminal and civil litigation, FCPA matters and money laundering, and Jeffress handles national security and compliance issues. The team was recently bolstered by several arrivals, including Michael Kim Krouse and Craig Stewart in New York from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York; Valarie Hays in Chicago from Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila; and Ryan Hartman in Houston from an in-house role at BP.

Practice head(s):

Amy Jeffress; Marcus Asner

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners

Executive Chamber, the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Newark Beth Israel

Dunkin’ Brands

Eli Lilly & Co.

Fluor Corporation

KBR

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Pfizer Inc.

The Wanaque Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation

Sotheby’s

Former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe

Anne Sacoolas

Lisa Page

Chen Cheng, Senior Partner at Accenture (China)

Daniel H. Kim, Founder and President of ColubrisMX

Dan Gertler

Batya Wernick

Benjamin Steinmetz

Work highlights

  • Represented the Executive Chamber, the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, in the investigation by the Attorney General of the State of New York regarding various claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct against the Governor.
  • Representing Samsung Heavy Industries in the ongoing high-profile Petrobras corruption “Car Wash” investigation, prosecution, and related litigation.
  • Advising Anne Sacoolas on diplomatic immunity and other issues in connection with a fatal accident in Croughton, UK.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 2

Arnold & Porter‘s international arbitration practice is synonymous with investor-state disputes, where it continues to impress with its work for sovereigns. Notably, the firm has notched up a recent streak of 43 consecutive positive results on behalf of sovereign states in investment arbitrations. Among its wins, Washington DC-based global practice co-chair Paolo Di Rosa acted alongside the firm’s London office to successfully defend the Republic of Chile against a $354m public transport-related claim filed under the Chile-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. The firm also continues to focus on expanding its commercial arbitration practice, with POSCO Energy among its new corporate client additions. San Francisco-based global group co-chair Maria Chedid, who has an emphasis on technology and life sciences arbitrations, recently led the cross-border, cross-office team that represented POSCO Energy in two separate ICC arbitrations initiated by FuelCell Energy. Other recommended names include finance specialist Whitney Debevoise, who leverages premier experience in representing sovereigns in major arbitrations, and Mallory Silberman — both are based in Washington DC. In early 2022, Mélida Hodgson joined in New York from Jenner & Block LLP. Gaela Gehring Flores left to join Allen & Overy LLP.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Airbus

Bulgaria

Chile

Colombia

Czech Republic

Korea (South Korea)

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Egypt

POSCO Energy

Samsung Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industries

Sweden

Thailand

Turkey

Verisign, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended the Republic of Chile against a $354m claim filed under the Chile-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, in a dispute concerning the bus public transportation system serving Santiago.
  • Successfully represented Colombia in an investment arbitration involving claims of over US$323m, filed under UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Scored a win for the Republic of Costa Rica in a dispute related to an environmentally sensitive gold mine project, which involved a $400m claim.

Dispute resolution > International litigation Tier 2

Arnold & Porter handles a full range of international litigation including disputes involving issues of jurisdiction, foreign immunity, anti-terrorism and disputes arising from regulatory investigations. In 2021, the group further strengthened its white-collar and investigations practice with the additions of former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Michael Kim Krouse and former federal prosecutor Valarie Hays in New York and Chicago respectively. Other names to note in this area include Soo-Mi Rhee and Craig Margolis in Washington DC and New York-based Marcus Asner. The team also boasts strong sector expertise and benefits from technology sector specialist Matthew Wolf in Washington DC, while the additions of Katherine Ginzburg Treistman and Ryan Hartman, who joined the Houston office from Greenberg Traurig LLP and BP respectively during 2021, bring particular experience in the energy, technology, and financial services sectors. The litigation group, which is led by Washington DC-based Kenneth Chernof and James Herschlein in New York, leverages the firm’s strong international arbitration practice in related litigation, for which Paolo Di Rosa and Maria Chedid, who are based in Washington DC and San Francisco respectively. are noted.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Chernof; James Herschlein; Paolo Di Rosa; Maria Chedid

Key clients

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI)

Carnival Corporation

General Electric Company

POSCO Energy

Sanofi and Regeneron

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Czech Republic

Republic of Panama

KBR

Fluor

Sotheby’s

Sweden

Turkey

Government > Government relations Tier 2

The legislative and public policy practice at Arnold & Porter has seen an increase in demand for its services and practitioners. The group focuses on offering clients a cross-practice, collaborative approach to their policy, regulatory, investment, and lobbying needs. The team maintains a deep bench of former senior government officials from key government agencies, and is particularly adept at advising on trade policy issues. The healthcare, technology and communications, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and education sectors are where the team shines. Kevin O’Neill spearheads the practice, competent and trusted across a wide range of industries, representing some of the world’s leading foreign manufacturers in the trade and technology industries, as well as the life sciences spaces. Also recommended in the team is Eugenia Pierson – head of the healthcare legislative advocacy practice.

Practice head(s):

Kevin O’Neill

Other key lawyers:

Eugenia Pierson; David Skillman

Testimonials

‘This practices is exceptional, regardless of issue area – they are always able to find me answers that are needed for decision making in a fast manner.’

‘They are attentive, future looking, and make sure balls are not dropped. From energy, transportation, trade, to environment – they always get projects accomplished and have a deep understanding of our needs as a client.’

‘Gregory Louer, David Skillman, and Jessica Monahan are all recommended.’

Key clients

Samsung Electronics Limited

ChargePoint

SoFi

Regeneron

Corning

Exelixis

American Geriatrics Society

Lloyd’s of London

AT&T

Children’s Health System of Texas

POSCO

Fraternal Government Relations Coalition (FGRC)

viaPhoton

Bosch

Work highlights

  • Represented Samsung on a variety of policy and regulatory matters related to technology, telecommunications, and international trade issues arising from federal agency initiatives.
  • Advised a biosciences company on cultiviating its presence in D.C. developing substantive policy ideas regarding proposed diagnostic reforms and ensuring awareness and support for the client’s COVID-19 work.
  • Assisted viaPhoton in lobbying Congress and provided strategic advice and counsel for a favorable political environment in support of the client’s national security and optical fiber policy agenda relative to 5G wireless deployment and infrastructure.

Intellectual property > Copyright Tier 2

Leveraging a strong multinational presence, the intellectual property group at global law firm Arnold & Porter specializes in representing sports leagues, broadcast and cable networks and major motion picture studios, defending their copyrights in high-stakes litigation. The practice is led  by experienced IP litigators Matthew Wolf in Washington DC and Chicago’s Dina Hayes. Safeguarding the property of household names Fox and Disney, Dori Hanswirth brings media and entertainment expertise to the New York office, along with Theresa House, who handles First Amendment issues and represents major clients in television production and tech. In addition to acting on behalf of film industry clients, Rhonda Trotter at the Los Angeles office currently represents consumer credit giant Experian in complex litigation involving such matters as the copyrightability of licensed databases.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Dina Hayes

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

100Reporters

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

Adobe

David Yurman

Disney

Eire Born Spirits LLC

Experian Companies

Fox

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

Shortform

The National Women’s Law Center

The Wine Group

Time’s Up Now

Verisign

WR Grace & Co.

Work highlights

  • Represents long-time client Experian, a multinational consumer credit reporting company, in copyright and trademark litigation, prosecution and counseling matters.
  • Representing the 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—at both the trial and appellate level in copyright royalty allocation litigation involving more than $1bn in royalties.
  • Advising ITV America on issues regarding copyright and fair use, defamation and privacy, and news-gathering torts.

M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance Tier 2

Arnold & Porter has a strong pedigree for handling a broad cross-section of contentious and non-contentious corporate governance matters for clients. Its team is experienced in advising clients on developing, implementing and enhancing corporate compliance programmes. In addition, it advises on board fiduciary duties, executive compensation disclosure, risk management and corporate social responsibility, among other issues. On the contentious side, the firm is a first port of call in internal investigations, as well as governmental and non-governmental investigations. The practice is led out of the Washington DC office by Michael L. Bernstein and Kevin Lavin and they work closely with Benjamin Fackler, who is based in San Francisco. Lavin also routinely handles the corporate governance aspects of M&A and public securities offerings.

Practice head(s):

Michael L. Bernstein; Kevin Lavin

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Green; Benjamin Fackler

Key clients

Celestica, Inc

The Charles Schwab Corporation

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

American Wind Energy Association

Madhu Vuppuluri

Tailored Brands

iHeart Media

Ecological Service Partners

Extended Nursing Personnel CHHA, LLC

Factory

In-Q-Tel, Inc.

Corizon Health, Inc.

American Finance Trust, Inc. (Independent Directors)

Work highlights

  • Assisted The Charles Schwab Corporation with securities compliance, disclosure and governance issues, as well as multiple debt and securities transactions.
  • Represented In-Q-Tel, Inc. as lead outside corporate counsel with respect to its board and board committee governance, conflicts, tax, and fiduciary responsibility matters.
  • Assisted American Wind Energy Association as outside general counsel with corporate governance, tax, employment, IP, government ethics/compliance, and corporate issues.

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory Tier 2

Arnold & Porter‘s Washington DC based team advises broadcasters, traditional telecoms and hi-tech companies on regulatory matters pertaining to spectrum licenses and investments. Maureen Jeffreys leads the practice, representing clients before the FCC and NTIA, providing strategic counsel and advising media clients on regulatory compliance. Her colleague Scott Feira  is a specialist in FCC merger reviews and license transfer proceedings.  Peter Schildkraut bolsters the team’s strength with his expertise in spectrum use and broadband regulation. Also noted is associate Darrel Pae- previously serving at the FCC, he advises clients on communications law and the relevant legal and policy framework.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Jeffreys

Other key lawyers:

Peter Schildkraut; Scott Feira; Darrel Pae

Key clients

AT&T

WarnerMedia

Digital Promise Global

KCETLink

KQED Inc.

North Texas Broadcasting Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising a number of major public broadcast stations across the country, advising on rules and policies related to indecency, underwriting, closed captioning, cable-carriage, Equal Employment Opportunity, intellectual property, and other issues.
  • Advising Digital Promise Global’s on a range of legal issues, as the organization advances digital education technology polices and implements programs.
  • Represented a smartphone manufacturer in a radio frequency (RF) radiation emission class action litigation, advising on FCC rules and procedures.

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

Arnold & Porter retains its robust record in representing foreign sovereigns in appellate cases, including recent wins on behalf of the Republic and Canton of Geneva (Second Circuit) and the Dominican Republic (DC Circuit). Among its recent US Supreme Court highlights, the firm successfully represented Hologic in defending the doctrine of assignor estoppel. In Washington DC, department head John Elwood maintains a broad practice, with notable expertise in environmental, government contracting and federal criminal cases. Denver-based Reeves Anderson has represented parties and amici in more than 50 cases before SCOTUS; he is also noted for his expertise in cross-border disputes and led the firm’s recent representations of Geneva and the Dominican Republic. The national group also includes Stanton Jones, who co-led the the Hologic case alongside the IP team, and Allon Kedem — both are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Hologic, Inc.

State of Oklahoma

Oracle

Republic of Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Samsung Electronics

North Carolina State Conference of NAACP

Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

DaVita inc.

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

City of Boulder, Colorado

BP plc

Dominican Republic

AIG

Planned Parenthood

Atlantic Richfield

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

Hologic, Inc.

State of Oklahoma

Oracle

Republic of Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Samsung Electronics

North Carolina State Conference of NAACP

Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

DaVita inc.

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

City of Boulder, Colorado

BP plc

Dominican Republic

AIG

Planned Parenthood

Atlantic Richfield

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

Hologic, Inc.

State of Oklahoma

Oracle

Republic of Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Samsung Electronics

North Carolina State Conference of NAACP

Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

DaVita inc.

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

City of Boulder, Colorado

BP plc

Dominican Republic

AIG

Planned Parenthood

Atlantic Richfield

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

Hologic, Inc.

State of Oklahoma

Oracle

Republic of Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

Samsung Electronics

North Carolina State Conference of NAACP

Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association

DaVita inc.

Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

City of Boulder, Colorado

BP plc

Dominican Republic

AIG

Planned Parenthood

Atlantic Richfield

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

Work highlights

  • Scored a victory for Hologic at the Supreme Court in a case defending the judge-made doctrine of assignor estoppel, which prevents those who assign patent rights from later challenging the value and validity of the rights sold.
  • Successfully represented BP when the Fifth Circuit reversed a $77m judgment relating to claims for alleged lost business profits resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • Secured a win for Samsung Electronics in the Tenth Circuit, defeating an attempt by nationally recognized class action objector’s lawyer Ted Frank, and nine state attorneys general, to undo an antitrust class settlement.

Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation Tier 3

Arnold & Porter’s financial services litigation team handles securities and consumer lending class actions, internal investigations, and enforcement proceedings brought by a range of regulators. The team’s work in securities and derivatives is led out of the firm’s New York office by Veronica Callahan, Aaron Miner and Kathleen Reilly, who represent clients in civil litigation and SEC proceedings. The team’s consumer lending work includes acting for Visa in a number of antitrust lawsuits brought by merchants and consumers related to ATM and interchange fees. In addition to its specialist financial services litigators, the firm’s white-collar crime practice is regularly engaged on government investigations in this space. The overall practice is led by David Freeman, who serves as head of financial services, and complex litigation co-chairs James Herschlein and Kenneth Chernof . Chernof and Freeman are based in New York, while Herschlein is based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

David Freeman; James Herschlein; Ken Chernof

Key clients

Charles Schwab

York Capital

M&T Bank

Mizuho Financial Group

Westpac Banking Corporation

VISA

RSM US LLP

JPMorgan Chase

Special Board Committee of Western Union

AIG

Work highlights

  • Advising RSM US LLP in connection with RSM’s response to an SEC enforcement subpoena as well as subpoenas issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Securities Division and the NJ Bureau of Securities, relating to RSM’s audit of GPB Holdings II and affiliated entities.
  • Representing Visa in nationwide putative class actions and individual suits by merchants, including a number of the nation’s largest retailers challenging the default interchange fees set in the Visa (and MasterCard) systems as well as other system rules.
  • Advising the special committee of the board of the Western Union Company charged with reviewing and investigating shareholder demand letters alleging breaches of directors’ and officers’ duty to oversee anti-money laundering and fraud compliance related to the cross-border transfer of fund.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 3

The disputes team at Arnold & Porter is well positioned to advise clients on the intersection of regulatory practices, including antitrust, energy, financial institutions, environmental, and health care. The group is active in commercial disputes, trials and class actions as well as in mass torts, product liability, and trade secret matters, and has know-how in cross-border cases. The practice is jointly led by the Washington DC-based Kenneth Chernof and James Herschlein  in New York, both of whom also regularly act for technology companies.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Chernof; James Herschlein

Key clients

AIG

Altria

AstraZeneca

Airbus

BP/Atlantic Richfield

Carnival Corporation

DCP Midstream

General Electric

Google

Jefferies LLC

Novartis

Planned Parenthood

Robert Bosch

Samsung

Visa

Work highlights

  • Representing Carnival Corporation and its subsidiaries including Princess Cruise Lines which were sued in connection with the highly publicized outbreaks of COVID-19 on several of their ships.
  • Acting on behalf of Planned Parenthood in securing a dismissal of a defamation suit that arose as part of a widely-watched case that touched on the debate over abortion rights and what constitutes journalism.
  • Represented BP in 20 novel climate change lawsuits filed by state and local governments in California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Washington, and by a fishermen’s trade association.

Dispute resolution > International trade Tier 3

Arnold & Porter maintains a thriving trade remedies practice with a global roster, which has seen it recently handle cases for exporters based in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Significantly, the wider firm's signature strength in representing foreign governments also comes into play in the trade practice and the team has acted for major governments — including Canada, China and Indonesia — in trade remedy proceedings. Group head David Park is the key contact for trade remedies and also advises on customs issues, WTO disputes and trade policy matters. On the export controls and sanctions side, John Barker is sought after for his deep sector expertise earned during his former stint at the Department of State, where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Export Controls. John Bellinger, who advises US and foreign clients on national security and policy issues, is also recommended.

Key clients

Airbus SE

American Capital, Ltd.

Cytec (now Solvay)

General Electric

Government of Israel

Hyundai Steel Company

Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation

Hansol Paper Co., Ltd.

LG Chem

Nexteel Co., Ltd.

Province of Alberta, Canada

SafeNet, Inc.

Sonaca, S.A.

Tolko Industries Ltd.

Toray Advanced Materials Korea

POSCO

Asociación de Productores de Arándanos del Perú

Zinus Inc. and PT Zinus Global Indonesia

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to Airbus on its disclosures and settlement with the US Department of State under US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and also on the implementation of its consent agreement.
  • Represented Hyundai Steel Company in 15 trade-related proceedings: eight proceedings before the DOC, six proceedings before the CIT and one proceeding before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the court’s first review of DOC’s use of the “Particular Market Situation” provision.
  • Secured the lowest antidumping rate among all identified companies for Zinus Inc. and PT. Zinus Global Indonesia, in an antidumping investigation into mattresses from seven countries.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

Arnold & Porter has a national presence in securities litigation and acts for an impressive roster of clients in high-stakes federal and state class action securities and derivative actions, and regulatory enforcement actions before the SEC, PCAOB, CFTC, DOJ and FINRA. Veronica Callahan in New York-chairs the securities enforcement and litigation practice. Callahan and Aaron Miner recently assisted a special committee of the board of directors of Western Union Co. with reviewing and investigating shareholder demand letters alleging breaches of directors’ and officers’ duty to oversee anti-money laundering and fraud compliance related to the cross-border transfer of funds. Jane Norberg, former Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower for the SEC, recently joined the firm to bolster its regulatory enforcement capability in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Veronica Callahan

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Miner; Michael Trager; Jane Norberg

Key clients

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

RSM US LLP

Yelp Inc.

Dunkin’ Brands Inc.

TSR Inc.

Aegis Capital Corp.

FirstEnergy Corp.

KloudScript, Inc.

York Capital Management

Charles Schwab

AIG

Novartis International

Rabobank

Altria

BKD LLP

Work highlights

  • Representing the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of the Western Union Company in connection with an internal investigation.
  • Representing Yelp and its current and former officers in securities class action alleging misrepresentations and omissions relating to retention levels for local advertisers.
  • Representing RSM US LLP, the global accounting firm that audited GPB Holdings II and affiliated entities, in responding to an SEC enforcement subpoena as well as subpoenas issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Securities Division and the NJ Bureau of Securities, as well as representing RSM in discovery in an ongoing investor litigations in New York.

Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 3

Arnold & Porter‘s structured finance team is most known for asset, mortgage and commercial mortgage-backed securities, in addition to CLO work pertaining to corporate structured credit and commercial real estate. The group is also regularly called upon by financial institutions to advise on the provision of structured acquisition financing. Based in New York, Henry Morriello has broad expertise across the securitization space, particularly involving esoteric assets such as intellectual property royalties, as well as advising on the formation of fintech companies and their fundraising activities. Also in New York, Lawton Camp assists with the securitization of various real estate assets and receivables. Chicago’s Daniel Hartnett , a senior lawyer in the group, has a strong track-record in real estate-related securitizations. Michael Karol in New York has a solid asset-backed securities practice.

Practice head(s):

Henry Morriello; Daniel Hartnett

Other key lawyers:

Lawton Camp; William Fellerhoff; Karsten Giesecke; Michael Karol

Key clients

Ad Hoc First Lien Lenders of Hertz Corporation

DZ Bank

Credit Suisse

Redwood Trust

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Castlelake LP

Wells Fargo

Arcadia Funds LLC

Social Finance

Seer Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Credit Suisse and liquidity provider and repo counterparty with respect of certain assets supporting certain Nearwater commercial paper facilities
  • Advised CPPIB on five CMBS securitizations in which they invested in the risk retention funds, including two of the largest CMBS transactions of 2020-2021
  • Advised Castlelake LP and its affiliates on a $1 billion revolving credit and security agreement with a syndicate led by BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC

Industry focus > Cannabis Tier 3

Arnold & Porter represents companies in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical and device, consumer products and businesses in the cannabis-oriented growth sector, as well as assisting funds, investors, financial institutions and other stakeholders in the cannabis industry. Key strengths for the cross-discipline practice include regulatory, transactions, IP, litigation, and advising on chemical policies and legislation across the US. Evelina Norwinski  leads the team from Washington DC and advises manufacturer, distributer, retailer and investors in cannabis industry matters.

Practice head(s):

Evelina Norwinski

Key clients

Charlotte’s Web

The Association of the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI)

Allied Concessions Group Inc.

NS Holdings Inc.

RIV Capital, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Charlotte’s Web, the market share leader in full spectrum cannabidiol hemp extract products, in its effort to work with the US Food and Drug Administration to develop new regulations and a new policy framework to ensure the quality and safety of hemp and CBD-containing products.
  • Advised Allied Concessions Group Inc. (ACG) in connection with the exercise of an option to acquire 100% of its securities. ACG is a leading manufacturer and distributor of cannabis consumer products in Colorado.
  • Advising on federal and state laws governing personal care products containing hemp derivatives, including the manufacture, import, packaging/labeling and retail sale of such products.

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

Arnold & Porter ‘has a team of attorneys who are experts in the field’ and that represents clients in administrative litigation before FERC, as well as in appeals and other matters before state and federal courts. The group has experience handling multi-party disputes and is skilled in market manipulation cases and rate proceedings. Practice head Sandra Rizzo is ‘an outstanding attorney' who advises clients on the full spectrum of regulatory and compliance matters, as well as representing them in FERC enforcement-proceedings and investigations. Associate Andrea Kearney handles FERC-related matters involved in commercial transactions, including M&A and financings. Brian Israel chairs the environmental practice. All lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Rizzo; Brian Israel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Arnold Porter has a team of attorneys who are experts in the field. This allows for a perfect match with your needs.’

The practice is excellent working with experts and mastering the technical aspects of the cases in addition to their in-depth knowledge of the law, regulation and precedent.’

Sandra Rizzo is an outstanding attorney. She knows the subject material, works extremely well in team environments, is aggressive, has extensive contacts in all aspects of the industry and government and very effectively articulates arguments. Sandra does an exceptional job managing conflicting perspectives and positions.

Key clients

Peter Jones, Robert Jones and Jack Wells (defendants in a FERC enforcement case)

RC Cape May Holdings

Rockland Capital

Pepco Holdings

America’s Power

PPL Corporation

Duquesne Light Company

SolUnesco

ChargePoint

A O Smith Corporation

The American Clean Power Association

AES

Carbonvert

Gridflex Generation

Work highlights

  • Defending individual clients against FERC’s novel market manipulation claims, raising issues of first impression in the courts.
  • Advised RC Cape May Holdings on a plethora of issues involved in the operational transition of a coal-fired facility, as well as facilitating the transition to the potential future site for wind energy interconnection.
  • Represented a group of generators, Tilton Energy Dynegy Marketing and Trade; Illinois Power Marketing Company and Rockland Power Partners II, who brought a suit against the Midcontinent Independent System Operator and PJM to obtain financial payments to resolve overcharging claims.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 3

Arnold & Porter’s patent litigation practice is jointly headed from Washington DC by the reputed Matthew Wolf, who has an established track record in patent disputes across the district courts, the ITC, and multiple appellate courts; and Dina Hayes, a skilled patent litigator with a particular expertise in the technology, pharmaceutical, life sciences and consumer products sectors. Further expertise is brought in by Deborah Fishman in Silicon Valley; and San Francisco’s Michael Berta, a regular advisor for Adobe, Google or Crocs, who is experienced in both patent and trade secret litigation. The group, which is also well-versed in Hatch-Waxman litigation, also operates from Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Dina Hayes

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Adobe

Boston Scientific Corp.

Crocs

Foundation Medicine

GE

Google

Heraeus

Hologic

Nike

Novartis

Pfizer

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Samsung

Sanofi

Work highlights

  • Represented Hologic in patent litigation involving uterine ablation technology that resulted in favorable jury verdict and as appellate counsel, including before the US Supreme Court in securing opinion upholding assignor estoppel doctrine.
  • Successfully represented Sanofi and Regeneron in litigation against Amgen, invalidating Amgen’s patents and preserving Sanofi and Regeneron’s ability to continue to market its cholesterol-reducing drug Praluent.
  • Represented Crocs in ITC proceedings following a remand from the Federal Circuit, defending Crocs’ patents against claims of inequitable conduct and securing the issuance of a general exclusion order to bar the importation of infringing products.

Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) Tier 3

Arnold & Porter‘s highly reputed IP group offers a solid patent prosecution practice which is particularly renowned in the life sciences industry, with Altria, Bayer, Bruin Biometrics, Finch Therapeutics, and Regeneron as key names in its client roster. David Marsh, who operates from Washington DC, is the key contact of the practice, which, in combination with the firm’s  substantial litigation experience, is also well-suited to protect interests of its clients before the PTAB. Ex parte reexaminations, reissues, supplemental examinations, and interferences are part of the group’s experience. Matthew Wolf and Dina Hayes, based in Washington DC and Chicago respectively, share leadership of the practice. Deborah Fishman in Silicon Valley is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Dina Hayes

Other key lawyers:

Deborah Fishman; Jennifer Sklenar

Key clients

Altria

Bayer (formerly Monsanto)

Bruin Biometrics LLC

Finch Therapeutics

Hemanext

Organogenesis

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sapphire Energy

Synexis LLC

Water Street Healthcare

Work highlights

  • Defending two of Regeneron’s patents directed to manufacturing and formulations of EYLEA® against ex parte reexamination challenge.
  • Represented Bayer with the prosecution of patent portfolios critical for the protection of key DNA breakthroughs.
  • Provided strategic advice to Bruin Biometrics for two company-portfolios in the area of medical devices.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 3

Arnold & Porter utilizes the experience of its team to protect the trademarks of top clients in high-value infringement and unfair competition litigations. In Chicago and Washington DC, the group is led by veteran IP litigators Dina Hayes and Matthew Wolf, who specializes in disputes for and against major tech companies. At the New York office, Dori Hanswirth brings expertise to advising on protected speech, journalism and public interest issues, and Paul Llewellyn manages trademark conflicts, from the preliminary injunction stage to trial, for brands across the food, pharmaceuticals, retail, consumer products and engineering sectors. Louis Ederer handles anti-counterfeiting litigation in the luxury goods and apparel arenas. Christopher Renk and Michael Harris in Chicago represented Nike in the infringement and dilution case against art collective MSCHF over the ‘Satan Shoes’ shoe line launched by Lil Nas X. DC’s Michael Kientzle, an expert in fintech sector disputes, was promoted to counsel in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Wolf; Dina Hayes

Key clients

Bulgari

David Yurman IP LLC and David Yurman Enterprises LLC

Even Responsible Finance, Inc.

FosterStrong

Fox News Network, LLC

GlaxoSmithKline

Google LLC

ITV America, Inc.

Las Vegas Raiders

Lean In

Lutron Electronics

Nike

Pernod Ricard and the Absolut Company

Pfizer Inc.

Professional Golfers’ Association of America

Propel

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Sarepta Therapeutics

The Hershey Company

Time’s Up Now

W.R. Grace & Company

Wheels Up Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing The Hershey Company in enforcement actions and opposition proceedings.
  • Advising long-term client Google on how to protect some of the company’s most valuable trademarks and cutting-edge products, including issues relating to enforcement, prosecution, and brand management.
  • Represented Nike in obtaining a temporary restraining order in a trademark dispute for Nike with a Brooklyn-based artists collective MSCHF over claims that consumers would be duped into thinking the company is affiliated with Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes,” which feature the famous Nike mark and Nike Swoosh mark.

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

Arnold & Porter’s tax-exempt practice is led out of Washington DC by well-respected practitioner James Joseph , who also leads the firm’s national tax group. The team acts for several leading charitable organizations and private foundations on corporate governance issues, political activity and advocacy work. Cara Koss advises high-net-worth individuals on estate planning and tax compliance matters, specializing in structuring tax-efficient wealth transfer strategies, whilst counsel Amy Ryan is the name for transactional work for private foundations and medical research organizations. Bridget Weiss remains a key contact for regulatory work including IRS audits and sensitive internal investigations. The team also works closely with its offices in New York and San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

James Joseph

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

American Clean Power Association

Gilbert Family Foundation

Joyce Foundation

In-Q-Tel

Independent Living Association

Novartis US Foundation

James Beard Foundation

Markle Foundation

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 4

Arnold & Porter is principally known for its background in sovereign offerings, particularly those for Latin American states. The firm also has a burgeoning corporate issuer client base, providing it with a steady pipeline of capital markets offering engagements; this includes clients in the financial services and life sciences sectors, along with SPACs. New York partner Christopher Peterson is noted for sovereign finance and high-yield debt transactions, along with extensive experience in liability management. San Francisco’s Teresa Johnson is another key figure along with the vastly experienced Latin America sovereign issuance expert Whitney Debevoise in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Teresa Johnson; Christopher Peterson

Other key lawyers:

Whitney Debevoise; Robert Azarow

Key clients

CuriosityStream

Corporación Andina de Fomento

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Charles Schwab Corporation

Republic of Colombia

Virtuoso Acquisition Corp

Wheels Up

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Enphase Energy

National Securities Clearing Corporation

Republic of Panama

Taseko Mines

Republic of Turkey

Hungary

Work highlights

  • Advised the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF) on its $1bn issuance of 1.25% notes due 2024.
  • Advised Taseko Mines Limited on its $400m offering of 7% senior secured notes due 2026.
  • Advised The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) on its $500m offering of Series D fixed rate reset non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock.

Finance > Capital markets: global offerings Tier 4

Arnold & Porter is a highly rated for sovereign, sub-sovereign and state-owned entity (SOE) offerings in Latin America, Hungary, Turkey and other jurisdictions. Clients include the Republic of Colombia, Republic of Panama, Republic of Turkey and Hungary. In 2021, the team continued to advise Colombia and Panama on significant bond offerings, along with key transactions for the Republic of Turkey and Empresa Nacional de Autopista, the Panamanian toll road operator. Washington DC partners Whitney Debevoise  and Gregory Harrington  are co-heads of the sovereign finance team with decades of experience in sovereign offerings from Latin America; Debevoise also previously served as US Executive Director of the World Bank. Washington DC counsel Carlos Pelaez provides further senior-level experience in Latin America sovereign offerings. New York’s Christopher Peterson is another prominent name in sovereign finance.

Practice head(s):

Whitney Debevoise; Gregory Harrington

Work highlights

    Finance > Financial services regulation Tier 4

    At Arnold & Porter, the financial services team continues to provide advice to US and international clients on regulatory compliance, offering expertise on issues including BSA/AML, FDIC regulations, the Volcker Rule, and the Bank Holding Company Act. The practice is also engaged by clients to provide assistance on consumer lending regulations, and counts banks, broker-dealers, and asset managers amongst its client base. David Freeman, Christopher Allen and Michael Mancusi lead the team’s advisory work from Washington DC, and the firm also boasts a highly active bank M&A practice, led by Robert Azarow in New York. DC's Kevin Toomey was promoted to partner in January 2021 and has a focus on anti-money laundering regulations.

    Practice head(s):

    David Freeman

    Key clients

    Bank of Baroda

    Bessemer Trust

    Charles Schwab Corporation

    The Depository Trust & Clearing Company

    Federated Hermes

    First Republic Bank

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

    KfW IPEX

    Sterling Bank & Trust, FSB

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

    Work highlights

    • Advising Sterling Bank and Trust, FSB in various bank regulatory matters, including corporate governance, compliance with supervisory lending standards and regulatory compliance requirements relating to residential mortgage and other forms of lending, BSA/AML compliance, and various employment matters with bank regulatory implications.
    • Advising First Republic Bank on fast-moving environmental regulatory developments under the Biden-Harris Administration in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) space.
    • Advising Stifel Trust Company, N.A., Stifel Financial Corp. and Stifel Bank with respect to various regulatory, compliance, and examination issues.

    Industry focus > Sport Tier 4

    Arnold & Porter is well versed in both litigation and disputes and transactional work, frequently acting for major professional sports leagues, individual teams, arena and stadium operators, and sponsors and advertisers. As part of its offering, the group advises on an array of issues involving antitrust, copyright, trademarks, bankruptcy, labor, tax, and licensing and advertising. Based in Washington DC, co-head Dan Cantor is particularly known for his deep expertise in high-profile and complex IP and royalty litigation matters affecting the finances of sport leagues. In New York, co-head Scott Lent is sought after to handle high-profile antitrust transactions, disputes and investigations.

    Practice head(s):

    Scott Lent; Dan Cantor

    Key clients

    The Oakland Raiders

    Major League Baseball (MLB)

    Professional Golfers Association (PGA)

    Work highlights

    • Assisted Oakland Raiders in obtaining dismissal of a federal antitrust lawsuit and a state court action filed by the City of Oakland against the NFL and its 32 teams, alleging that the league ignored its own relocation policies and violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by approving the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas.
    • Advised Major League Baseball on various copyright and telecommunications issues and in proceedings involving such issues before the Copyright Office.
    • Represented 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 in copyright royalty allocation litigations at both trial and appellate levels involving more than $1b in royalties.

    Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 4

    Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 4

    Arnold & Porter has a strong transactional and regulatory practice that represents a broad mix of banks, investment funds, strategic investors and fintech companies. The firm has grown its focus on cryptocurrencies and digital assets, including the establishment of blockchain-backed financial products and platforms. Washington DC-based financial services chair David Freeman leads the team and has a good track record assisting banks on regulatory and transactional matters. Also in the capital, Christopher Allen is especially experienced advising on federal and state consumer finance laws and regulations, while Michael Mancusi is one of the main contacts for regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues. New York-based partners Robert Azarow and Lawton Camp are especially active on the corporate and finance side respectively.

    Practice head(s):

    David Freeman

    Key clients

    First Republic Bank

    Credit Sesame

    Social Finance

    Heracles Holdings

    New York Community Bancorp

    Work highlights

    • Represented New York Community Bancorp in its strategic relationship with Figure Technologies to collaborate on a series of blockchain initiatives utilizing the Provenance Blockchain.
    • Representing Heracles Holdings, a fintech company comprised of finance and technology executives, in the development, with a partner bank, of a private-label revolving credit card program backed by autos and second liens on residential property.

    Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 4

    Arnold & Porter specializes in technology-based outsourcing transactions, including handling software licensing and software-as-a-service agreements as well as advising on the development of new products in the outsourcing space. The team’s clients include technology companies as well as firms from sectors including financial services, telecommunications, and arts and media. Matthew Maccoby and Ira Moskatel lead the team in Los Angeles, with Thomas Magnani in San Francisco also a name to note.

    Practice head(s):

    Matthew Maccoby; Ira Moskatel; Thomas Magnani

    Key clients

    Fullpower Technologies

    World Bank Group: The World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    Xilinx

    Start-up Company

    Work highlights

    • Representing Fullpower Technologies, Inc. in a number of strategic partnerships, including with Tempur Sealy, regarding sleep and activity tracking AI devices and smartphone applications
    • Representing World Bank Group in intellectual property and technology matters in support of their global international development missions.
    • Representing Xilinx in its acquisition of Silexica, a privately-held provider of C/C++ programming and analysis tools.

    Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions Tier 4

    A go-to firm for major clients such as AT&T in Washington DC, Arnold & Porter guides its clients through the regulatory maze which accompanies their most complex transactions. Maureen Jeffreys chairs the practice and is a specialist in regulatory compliance who represents companies before the FCC and NTIA. Alongside Jeffreys, Peter Schildkraut co-leads the team, a specialist in rulemaking and administrative litigation he counsels clients on spectrum use and broadband matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Maureen Jeffreys

    Other key lawyers:

    Peter Schildkraut; Scott Feira; Darrel Pae

    Key clients

    AT&T

    WarnerMedia

    Digital Promise Global

    KCETLink

    KQED Inc.

    North Texas Broadcasting Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented AT&T and WarnerMedia as regulatory counsel in WarnerMedia and Discovery’s combination to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company, Warner Bros. Discovery.
    • Advised AT&T on FCC, state and local regulatory matters related to its spinoff of its DirecTV business to form a new company, co-owned with TPG Capital.
    • Represented AT&T as regulatory counsel in the sale of digital entertainment services company Vrio Corp. to Latin American holding company Grupo Werthein.

    Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 4

    Arnold & Porter co-head Steve Gliatta has deep experience advising on first mortgage loans, mezzanine financing, preferred equity investments and workouts. Louis Hait also acts for hedge funds, opportunity funds, and pension plans that provide mezzanine, preferred equity, and common equity joint venture investments. Washington DC-based co-head Amy Rifkind focuses on public-private partnerships, while Jeffrey Kapner is the other co-head. All partners are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

    Practice head(s):

    Steve Gliatta; Jeffrey Kapner; Amy Rifkind

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    LoanCore Capital Credit LLC

    Square Mile Capital Management LLC

    Argentic Real Estate Finance LLC

    Prime Finance Partners

    KSL Capital

    MUFG Union Bank

    Société Générale

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

    Credit Agricole

    Deutsche Bank

    Criterion Real Estate Capital LLC

    Blackstone Real Estate Services LLC

    Work highlights

    • Represented Credit Agricole in connection with a refinance of a leasehold interest in a mixed-use property which consists of 129 apartment units, 15,858 square feet of retail and 48 below grade parking spaces, is known as 13U Apartments and is located at 1310 U Street, in Washington, DC.
    • Represented Criterion Real Estate Capital in its preferred equity investment in connection with the acquisition, construction and development of a residential condominium project in Tysons, Virginia.
    • Advising Square Mile Capital in connection with a $205 million mortgage and mezzanine construction financing provided to Silverstein Properties and Taconic Partner for Hudson Research Center, a 322,000-square-foot, mixed-use property located in New York.

    Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 5

    Arnold & Porter is well versed in complex bankruptcies and oversees the full spectrum of in-court matters. Significant representation includes that of an ad hoc group of first lien lenders under a senior secured term and revolving credit facility to Hertz Corporation who have over $1bn outstanding in its Chapter 11 cases. The practice is led by Chicago’s Michael Messersmith, who has experience representing lenders, bondholders, agents, indenture trustees and borrowers. Michael Bernstein in Washington DC is also noted for his work on cross-border Chapter 11 proceedings.

    Practice head(s):

    Michael Messersmith

    Other key lawyers:

    Tyler Nurnberg; Michael Bernstein; Jonathan Levine; Rosa Evergreen; Brian Lohan; Maja Zerjal Fink; Sarah Gryll

    Key clients

    Ares Capital Corporation

    Eaton Vance

    Invesco

    AT&T Inc.

    Cortland Capital Market Services, LLC

    Bardin Hill

    Borden Dairy Holdings

    Voya Investment Management

    Wilmington Trust

    Republic of Colombia

    GLAS USA LLC

    Nuveen

    BP

    Republic of Kyrgyz

    Loan Core Capital

    Pfizer

    Work highlights

    • Advised an ad hoc group of 20+ first lien lenders under a senior secured term and revolving credit facility with more than $1bn outstanding in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of The Hertz Corporation and 29 subsidiaries and affiliates.
    • Advised Borden Dairy, the iconic dairy processor with annual revenues in excess of $1.4bn, in chapter 11 cases.
    • Advised steering committee of term loan lenders owed in excess of $2bn with respect to the issuance of a new $450m term loan facility to Cineworld Group.  

    Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers Tier 5

    Known for its excellent regulatory team, Arnold & Porter advises its provider clientele on government investigations, corporate compliance, and legislative changes. In connection with its life sciences practice, the group offers strong IP and data privacy services, most notably advising diagnostic firm Labcorp on its full suite of regulatory matters. Daniel Kracov and Allison Shuren co-lead the team. All named lawyers are Washington DC-based.

    Practice head(s):

    Allison Shuren; Dan Kracov

    Key clients

    Laboratory Corporation of America

    Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Alliance Family of Companies (AFC) d/b/a Stratus Neuro

    Children’s Health & CHKD

    Keith Myers, Chief Executive Officer of MorseLife Health

    Metrodora Institute

    Centene Corp DaVita Inc.

    Zimmer Biomet

    Pfizer

    American Institute of Toxicology, also known as AIT Laboratories

    University of Vermont Health Network Inc.

    Mylan Inc.

    Johns Hopkins University

    UCB, Inc.

    The Wanaque Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation

    Work highlights

    • Advising Labcorp in connection with several significant telehealth, diagnostics, and digital health-related M&A deals.
    • Representing Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi in state and federal governmental investigations and litigation related to the promotion of Plavix.
    • Represented Alliance Family of Companies in a series of sizeable criminal and civil anti-kickback investigations.

    M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts Tier 5

    Arnold & Porter is an active mid-market player, advising private equity sponsors and strategic sellers on buyouts, take-privates, carve-outs, and minority investments, as well as offering life-cycle support to portfolio companies, encompassing financing, acquisitions, corporate governance, and support through exits. The team has strength in a number of areas, including a well-established niche in healthcare and medical devices, alongside industrials, government contracting, energy, and consumer goods. The firm acts for a wide range of sponsors, with key names including Castle Harlan, EQT, and DC Capital. New York’s Stephen Koval  and D.C.-based Andrew Varner  head up the private equity offering, both active dealmakers with a strong record in cross-border transactions. Other key names include corporate and finance co-heads Kevin Lavin and Derek Stoldt, based in D.C. and New York respectively. Stoldt is noted for his expertise in healthcare and life sciences deals, alongside cross-border transactions involving South American jurisdictions.

    Practice head(s):

    Stephen Koval; Andrew Varner

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    Castle Harlan

    DC Capital Partners

    Emigrant Capital

    Endeavor Capital

    Halifax Capital Partners

    Harbour Point Capital

    Homesnap

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

    Periphas Capital

    NexPhase Capital (f/k/a Moelis Partners)

    Onex Corporation

    Resilient Infrastructure Group

    Revolution Ventures

    RLJ Equity Partners

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

    Ecological Service Partners

    Work highlights

    • Advised RLS Partners LLC, an affiliate of RLS Logistics, in its acquisition of Premier Refrigerated Warehouses.
    • Advised Retina Associates, P.C. in the sale of certain assets and entry into a practice management agreement with the Retina Consultants of America, an affiliate of Webster Equity Partners.
    • Advised Homesnap on its agreement to be acquired by CoStar Group for $250 million in cash.

    Real estate Tier 5

    Arnold & Porter‘s real estate practice is divided between its New York and Washington DC locations. The former is led by Jeffrey Kapner , who is an expert at negotiating innovative terms and deals involving the acquisition, financing and dispositions of all property types for owners and institutional investors, and Steve Gliatta, who works on the acquisition and financing of real estate projects. Heading the Washington DC practice, Amy Rifkind has extensive commercial real estate experience in development, public-private partnerships, ground leases and financings.

    Practice head(s):

    Jeffrey Kapner; Amy Rifkind; Steve Gliatta

    Key clients

    Greenfield Partners

    AWH Partners

    Timberline Real Estate Partners

    Blackstone Real Estate

    Grandview Partners

    Moinian Group

    Snell Properties

    Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

    Greystar Real Estate Partners

    Sanofi

    Walker & Dunlop

    Marx Realty

    American Real Estate Partners

    Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners

    Fivesquares Development

    Stonebridge Associates, Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Greenfield in connection with the sale of two office buildings located in Sparks, Maryland as part of a larger office building portfolio.
    • Represented Greenfield in the multi-phased sale of a new industrial park (referred to as the Elk Grove technology park) to their joint venture partner Brennan Investment Group with whom the client bought, developed and sold various parcels.
    • Represented Host Hotels and Resorts in connection with the $610m acquisition of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 5

    Arnold & Porter is regularly instructed by a number of not-for-profits, family offices, data infrastructure providers, and institutional investors for its wide-ranging transactional tax capabilities. New York-based practice co-chair Laurie Abramowitz works across sectors, handling the tax aspects of M&A transactions for both private equity funds and public companies. Practice co-chair James Joseph is a key port of call for the firm’s tax-exempt organization clientele, ranging from public charities and international NGOs to private foundations and trade associations. Bridget Weiss‘ recent non-profit engagements include reorganizations and master collaboration agreements for renowned medical research institutions, while Joseph Howe is best known for his expertise in public and private REIT formations. Cara Koss works with high-net-worth individuals on estate planning and succession matters. Ed Bintz and Stuart Lipton have retired. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

    Practice head(s):

    James Joseph; Laurie Abramowitz

    Other key lawyers:

    Bridget Weiss; Joseph Howe; Cara Koss

    Key clients

    Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation

    Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

    American Clean Power Association

    Gilbert Family Foundation

    Joyce Foundation

    In-Q-Tel

    Independent Living Association

    Novartis US Foundation

    James Beard Foundation

    Markle Foundation

    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
    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    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 & Litigation:  Arnold & Porter handles disputes between sovereign governments and private investors, including disputes arising out of concession agreements and other state contracts, and pursuant to bilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements. The firm states it has represented a larger number of Latin American States in international arbitration matters than any law firm in the world. The firm also has ample experience representing claimants in arbitration claims against States, both in Latin America and elsewhere. Attorneys have represented private as well as State parties in a wide range of commercial litigations in US courts arising out of transactions in Latin America or otherwise involving a Latin American party.

    Sovereign Finance:  For more than 30 years, 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 Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Venezuela. The firm regularly advises sovereigns and sovereign entities in private and public debt securities offerings; liability management transactions; debt restructuring; syndicated loans; export credit agency financings; co-financings with multilateral financial institutions; privatisation 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 work has included medium-term note programs and Euro medium-term note programs as well as initial public offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S debt and equity offerings, commercial paper programs, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered, Eurobond and other foreign offerings, municipal bond financings, asset-backed securities offerings, syndicated loans, and export credit agency financings.

    Corporate Transactions:  Arnold & Porter has assisted clients in acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures in Latin America for decades. The firm’s experience includes work on behalf of foreign investors undertaking strategic and financial acquisitions in Latin America and Latin American entities entering into transactions as sellers with foreign investors. The firm also represents investment funds with activities in Latin America and is involved in significant real estate transactions and private sector workouts and debt restructurings.

    International Trade:  The firm 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 Organisation (WTO), to handling import dispute cases worldwide, including antidumping, countervailing duty, and Section 337 intellectual property infringement cases. For example, the firm has represented the Chilean salmon industry and the Colombian flower industry in international trade proceedings. The firm also counsels companies in all areas of US international trade compliance, with regard to both exports and imports.

    Regulatory Matters:  Arnold & Porter has a broad range of regulatory practices which it has deployed on behalf of clients doing business in the United States and in Latin America. The firm has assisted Latin American financial institutions in obtaining holding company status, banking licenses and broker-dealer registration in the United States, and advised on compliance. Arnold & Porter has applied its experience in telecommunications, internet and media, pharmaceutical regulatory, antitrust, and environmental law on behalf of many clients in the region. The firm also has considerable experience with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and compliance training in Latin America.

    Fraud & Corporate Investigations:  Arnold & Porter is at the forefront of global anti-corruption defence in Latin America, adept with issues under the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, and other American, British, and Latin American local anti-bribery laws and regulations. The integrated team of over 60 attorneys represents global leaders—ranked among the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500, and the Financial Times Global 100 and Global 500—in diverse industries that span electronics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, media, financial services, defence and aerospace, hospitality, retail, medical equipment, energy, chemicals, manufacturing, extractive, and insurance, on anti-corruption issues involving operations in more than 85 countries worldwide.

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    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
    Financing transactions Greg Harrington
    Financing transactions Raul Herrera
    International trade David Park
    White Collar Defense & Investigations Marcus Asner
    White Collar Defense & Investigations Amy Jeffress