Arnold & Porter Elects Ten New Partners For 2006
Washington, D.C., January 5, 2006 – The international law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP has elected ten new partners. Eight were formerly associates and two were formerly counsel. The expertise represented by the group includes litigation, product liability, corporate and securities, intellectual property, and telecommunications law, as well as pharmaceutical, food and medical technology law. All positions were effective January 1, 2006. Four of the new partners are resident in the Washington, D.C., office, two are resident in Denver, and one each in the Northern Virginia, Los Angeles, New York, and London offices.
The counsel who have been elected partner are:
Randall Miller, a member of the litigation group and resident in the firm's Northern Virginia office. He received his law degree from George Washington University. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices, and false advertising cases. Mr. Miller’s significant trial experience includes most recently serving as lead trial counsel in two cases where he obtained winning verdicts: Gables v. Host Marriott (Mass. Aug. 2005), where he won a verdict on behalf of two national hospitality clients in a contract and deceptive trade practices case; and Fox v. Encounters International (D. Md., Nov. 2004), where he won a jury verdict in a highly publicized case involving fraud and defamation against an international matchmaking agency.
Adela Williams, a member of the pharmaceutical, food and medical technology group and resident in the firm's London office. Dr. Williams first qualified as a medical doctor and then underwent postgraduate training as general practitioner prior to qualifying as a solicitor. She specializes in law relating to pharmaceuticals and medical technologies, both contentious and non-contentious. She advises clients in relation to health technology appraisals and reimbursement issues and represents companies, hospitals and doctors in multiparty and unitary actions arising from use of medicinal products and devices. She also serves as the Deputy Coroner for the Inner South District of London and is a member of the Research Ethics Committee for a London Hospital.
The associates who have been elected partner are:
Ingrid A. Briant, a member of the litigation group and resident in the firm’s Denver office. She received her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. Ms. Briant’s practice focuses on product liability matters. Since joining Arnold & Porter, her representative product liability experience has included diet drug and Rezulin litigation. She has developed unique case strategies and defenses and has served as trial counsel in diet drug litigation.
Arturo Caraballo, a member of the corporate and securities practice group. He received his law degree from Tulane Law School and is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Caraballo, who is fluent in Spanish, has a primary area of practice that involves contractual and securities law matters in connection with international transactions, with a strong Latin American emphasis. Since joining Arnold & Porter, he has represented sovereign and private sector clients in connection with a broad array of corporate securities and finance activities.
Michael A. Johnson, a member of the litigation group and resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He graduated, with honors, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, with special emphasis on cases involving sophisticated damages analysis. Mr. Johnson has been the principal attorney in several matters heard in federal trial and appellate courts.
Timothy R. Macdonald, a member of the litigation group and resident in the firm’s Denver office. He graduated, with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Macdonald has clerked for the Honorable Emilio M. Garza at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was awarded the Bates Fellowship to work for a human rights law group in Capetown, South Africa. Since joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Macdonald has litigated a wide variety of commercial disputes. In 2004, he received the Richard Marden Davis Award from the Denver Bar Foundation, the Davis family, and the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs for the lawyer under 40 who has best demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and a commitment to public service.
Pamela Miller, a member of the litigation group and resident in the firm’s New York office. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School where she was a Stone Scholar and a member of the Human Rights Law Review. Ms. Miller has wide-ranging experience in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. She served as a member of the team responsible for representing a major pharmaceutical retailer against claims of negligence and strict liability in New York state and federal courts. Ms. Miller has clerked for the Honorable Roanne Mann in the Eastern District of New York.
Sean Morris, a member of the firm's intellectual property/technology and environmental practice groups. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and is resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where he has handled a variety of class actions and other complex disputes. In a matter concerning the unauthorized use of celebrity images, Mr. Morris obtained an injunction against an Internet portal requiring it to cease infringements on its network of more than 300,000 websites. In 2005, Los Angeles magazine selected him from among Southern California attorneys under 40 as a "Rising Star." He currently serves as an editor of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine and as a member of the board of directors for Reading to Kids, a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization.
Daniel S. Pariser, a member of the litigation group and resident in the Washington, D.C., office. He has substantial experience in complex litigation involving product liability and other matters before federal and state courts, including class action practice and federal multidistrict litigation. Mr. Pariser graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Peter J. Schildkraut, a member of the telecommunications group and resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Before attending law school, he served as a legislative assistant to a Kentucky congressman and as a legislative consultant at Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Mr. Schildkraut is a graduate of Harvard Law School and of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Since joining Arnold & Porter, he has represented clients before the Federal Communications Commission and on communications transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and cable television franchising. In addition, Mr. Schildkraut has counseled clients regarding regulatory compliance and has participated in the internal investigation and criminal and civil defense of a technology company in a large antitrust case. He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.