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Arnold & Porter
601 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-3743
United States

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United States > Government > Government contracts

Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Arnold & Porter added to its already deep bench in the False Claims Act (FCA) claims arena with the hire of Craig Margolis and Tirzah Lollar from Vinson & Elkins LLP in May 2018. Other notable names in this area include Mark Colley, practice head Craig Holman, Kirk Ogrosky, Steven Diamond, and Marcus Asner. The team is involved in numerous ongoing projects, such as representing a US logistics support contractor regarding material management in Afghanistan. Another matter relates to the defense of KBR in several FCA cases arising out of KBR’s multibillion-dollar contract to provide logistical support to the military in the Middle East during the Iraq War. The team also has specific expertise in bid protest matters, acting for clients such as Raytheon and L3. In a recent highlight, Holman and his team were successful for Ernst & Young in a bid protest against a Department of Veteran Affairs award of a $110m contract to PwC for consulting related to optimization of a VA health system. The team also handles transactional work. Charles Blanchard and Ronald Lee, among others, often work with the Department of Defense and US intelligence agencies on highly classified projects. Kara Daniels, Paul Pompeo, and associate Sonia Tabriz are recommended. Dominique Casimir left for Blank Rome LLP in July 2019.

United States > Dispute resolution > International trade

With 11 partners focusing on international trade matters, Arnold & Porter has the strength in depth to handle export control/sanctions matters in addition to trade remedies and policy advice. Benefiting from several former high-ranking government officials, including ex-deputy assistant Secretary of State for Export Controls John Barker, the team frequently advises corporates on the export control and CFIUS aspects of M&A activity. Barker recently successfully secured clearance for Energia Logistics in the sale of its satellite launching business to the Russia-based S7 Group. David Park  is noted for handling disputes with a South Korean nexus, and recently represented Samsung Electronics in a Section 201 safeguard investigation by the ITC regarding its washing machines. Michael Shor jointly heads the trade remedies sub-group alongside Park and, as part of his extensive workload, continues to represent the Province of Alberta (Canada) in the long-running softwood lumber dispute. Other recommended practitioners include John Bellinger IIICharles Blanchard and senior counsel Lawrence Schneider. All named attorneys are based in Washington DC.