Melvin Garbow's principal areas of practice are commercial and government transactions, litigation, antitrust, and trade regulation. He joined Arnold & Porter LLP in 1962, practicing principally in the areas of commercial litigation and antitrust law. He has recently been involved in trial and appellate court litigation on behalf of clients who procured insolvent savings institutions from the US government. Mr. Garbow is co-chair of the Plaintiffs' Coordinating Committee in the consolidated Winstar-related thrift litigation in the US Court of Federal Claims and is a member, along with the Chief Judge and several associate judges and lawyers from private practice and the government, of the US Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council. Mr. Garbow also has represented foreign governments in treaty negotiations with the United States government and has counseled private clients with regard to such matters as security technology and international airline activities.
A 1960 graduate of George Washington University Law School, where he was an editor of the law review, Mr. Garbow served as law clerk for Hon. Marvin Jones, Chief Judge of the US Court of Claims.