Firm Named by Chambers USA in 14 Practice Areas Across Nation

June 2, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2005 –  The 2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named Arnold & Porter LLP a leading firm in 14 practice areas in markets ranging from New York to Washington to Los Angeles.  In addition, Chambers cited 32 of the firm’s individual lawyers as leaders in a broad range of practice areas, including antitrust, environment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, corporate/commercial, telecommunications, and international trade. 

Chambers USA placed Arnold & Porter’s product liability group in the number one tier in its national rankings.  The firm’s transportation/rail, business processing outsourcing, and international trade practices were also ranked nationally.

The firm's antitrust practice was ranked the single best group in Washington for the third year in a row. According toChambers, the "critical mass of 69 attorneys throughout its offices lends the group legal cachet and the talent to shine." Seven attorneys in the antitrust group were ranked as leading individuals, more than in any other firm in Washington, D.C. The firm's bankruptcy group and healthcare/regulatory practice in Washington were also ranked in the first tier. The bankruptcy group was described as a "leader in the D.C. market" with attorneys who are "always worthy adversaries." The healthcare group was noted as a "team [that] concentrates on the manufacturers of health-related products to the extent few can match" and who work together in "a well-drilled, cohesive unit."

Other leading practices recognized include general commercial litigation and IT & IT outsourcing in California; environment in New York; intellectual property in Northern Virginia; and corporate/commercial, environment, intellectual property, general commercial litigation, real estate, construction, and telecommunications/regulatory in Washington.

Individuals recognized as leading practitioners in their fields are:

MarketPractice AreaAttorney
CaliforniaIntellectual PropertyRonald L. Johnston
CaliforniaIT & IT OutsourcingGeorge Kimball
CaliforniaLitigation: General CommercialJohn Quinn
New YorkTaxRichard Andersen
New YorkEnvironment  Michael Gerrard
District of ColumbiaAntitrustWilliam Baer
District of ColumbiaBankruptcyMichael Bernstein
District of ColumbiaEnvironmentBlake A. Biles
District of ColumbiaAntitrustDeborah Feinstein
District of ColumbiaLitigation: General CommercialDavid P. Gersch
District of ColumbiaReal EstateMichael Goodwin
District of ColumbiaReal EstateGary Humes
District of ColumbiaCorporate/CommercialSteve Kaplan
District of ColumbiaAntitrustKenneth Letzler
District of ColumbiaBankruptcyDaniel Lewis
District of ColumbiaEnvironmentThomas Milch
District of ColumbiaAntitrustBruce Montgomery
District of ColumbiaLitigation: White-Collar CrimeIrvin Nathan
District of ColumbiaReal EstateStephen Porter
District of ColumbiaAntitrustRichard L. Rosen
District of ColumbiaLitigation: General CommercialStephen Sacks
District of ColumbiaTelecommunicationsNorman Sinel
District of ColumbiaAntitrustMichael N. Sohn
District of ColumbiaCorporate/Commercial: SecuritiesMichael D. Trager
District of ColumbiaHealthcare William Vodra
District of ColumbiaAntitrustDouglas Wald
VirginiaIntellectual PropertyCharles Ossola
NationalInternational TradeJohn Barker
NationalInternational TradeClaire E. Reade
NationalInternational TradeLawrence Schneider
NationalInternational TradeMichael T. Shor
NationalBusiness Process OutsourcingGeorge Kimball

Chambers USA is published by Chambers & Partners, publisher of Chambers UK and Chambers Global.  Entries are based solely on recommendations of clients and practitioners.  During the past year a team of 48 researchers and editors worked on the book, conducting thousands of telephone interviews.  Client interviews have more than doubled in number, and include influential general counsel at FORTUNE 100 companies.

Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of 650 attorneys, has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, London, and Brussels.  Founded in 1946, the firm maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.



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