William Baer Named World's Leading Practitioner of Competition Law Antitrust Group Recognized for Depth of Top-Rated Practitioners

April 12, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2006 - Arnold & Porter's William Baer has been named "Competition Lawyer of the Year" for the 2006 Who's Who Legal Awards.

These awards are based on recommendations from clients and private practice professionals around the world to identify the pre-eminent lawyer in each of the 27 practice areas covered in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2006. Mr. Baer and his colleague Robert Pitofsky, a former Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, were both named in the publication's global list of "Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Competition Law."

Managing editor Callum Campbell said, "We are delighted to recognize Mr. Baer as the winner of the Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers Competition Lawyer of the Year Award. He received more recommendations than any other practitioner in our research to determine the world's leading lawyer for competition expertise."

Who's Who Legal described Mr. Baer as one who "sets the gold standard" and Mr. Pitofsky as "one of the most respected figures in the game." Arnold & Porter's entire antitrust group was noted for its exemplary reputation, singling out for recognition the firm chairman, Michael Sohn, and attorneys Deborah Feinstein and Richard Rosen of the Washington, D.C. office, and Marleen Van Kerckhove and Luc Gyeslen of the Brussels office.

"While I am grateful for the honor, it is first and foremost a tribute to the exceptionally talented and dedicated team of antitrust professionals Arnold & Porter is able to field both in Europe and the United States," said Mr. Baer.

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