Arnold & Porter Elects Seven New Counsel

March 14, 2006

Washington, D.C., March 14, 2006 - The international law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP announces the election of seven counsel. These attorneys represent numerous practice groups including antitrust, white collar defense, real estate, corporate and securities, product liability and mass tort litigation, tax, and intellectual property law. All of the attorneys are resident in Washington, D.C., except Rashmi Seth, who is resident in New York.

The associates who have been elected counsel are:

Robert E. Mascola, a member of the firm’s antitrust and business litigation practice groups. Since joining the firm, Mr. Mascola has represented clients in several major private antitrust class action and Robinson-Patman litigations involving the pharmaceutical, book publishing, vitamin, and tobacco industries. He has provided counseling on a wide variety of antitrust, consumer protection, and trade secret matters and has assisted clients in conducting internal antitrust compliance investigations. Mr. Mascola has also represented clients before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in merger defense, criminal and civil investigations, and litigation and franchising matters.

Evelina J. Norwinski, a member of the firm’s business litigation and white collar defense practice groups, who has represented corporations and individuals in a broad range of criminal and civil matters in both federal and state courts, including cases involving RICO, Lanham Act, product liability, environmental liability, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Norwinski has argued more than twenty appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeal, and has counseled clients on various corporate policy matters and handled internal investigations.

Kathryn E. Olson, a member of the firm’s real estate practice group. Ms. Olson has represented clients in a wide range of general commercial real estate matters, including purchases and sales, leasing, financing, management and compliance matters. Her practice frequently focuses on transactions in the hospitality industry.

Lisa A. Price, a member of the firm’s business litigation and product liability and mass tort litigation groups. Ms. Price handles complex litigation in federal and state courts, primarily in the nationwide defense of pharmaceutical companies. She has extensive experience in diet drug litigation. Her practice has included working with expert witnesses, serving as trial counsel, and developing strategy, particularly with respect to complex medical and scientific evidence. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Ms. Price clerked for two federal judges, the Honorable James P. Jones of the Western District of Virginia and the Honorable Sven Erik Holmes of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Rashmi Seth, who focuses on corporate and securities law. Ms. Seth's experience includes representation of both domestic and foreign clients, from start-ups to large, publicly held companies, in a wide variety of transactions, including private and public offerings of securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, secured and unsecured credit facilities, private equity financings and corporate restructurings. She also regularly counsels clients on a range of corporate and securities laws compliance matters, including SEC reporting requirements and corporate governance issues.

Ali R. Sharifahmadian is a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice group. He has extensive experience litigating patent, trade secret and unfair competition matters in the computer, software and electronics technologies at the trial and appellate level. Mr. Sharifahmadian is also experienced in counseling clients on licensing issues, procuring patents, and providing opinions on issues such as infringement, validity, and enforceability.

Joy Taylor, a member of the firm’s tax practice group. She advises clients in the U.S. and abroad on the U.S. income tax consequences of entering into a wide variety of transactions. Her primary expertise is in the area of corporate taxation, where she advises clients in taxable and tax-free domestic and cross-border transactions. Ms. Taylor also has represented nonresident aliens on various aspects of U.S. income and estate taxation.

Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of approximately 625 attorneys, has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco, London, and Brussels. The firm, founded in 1946, 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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