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Chambers USA Names Arnold & Porter LLP Leader in 17 Practice Areas Across Nation; 42 Lawyers Also Recognized

June 2, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2006 - The 2006 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business named Arnold & Porter LLP a leading firm in 17 practice areas in markets ranging from New York to Washington, D.C. to Denver to Los Angeles. Seventy percent of the firm's practice groups are now ranked by Chambers USA. The publisher cites 42 of the firm's lawyers as leaders in a broad range of practice areas, including antitrust, environment, intellectual property, financial services, litigation, real estate, corporate, telecommunications, and international trade.

The firm's antitrust practice was ranked the single best group in Washington, D.C. for the fourth year in a row. According toChambers, the firm's "antitrust crown shows no signs of slipping" with a "broad collection of talent and expertise." Eight attorneys in the antitrust group were ranked as leading individuals, more than ever before, and more than any other firm in Washington.

Arnold & Porter's product liability group ranked in the first tier nationally for the second year in a row, listing four individuals as leaders in their field. The group is applauded for its "smart and creative ethos that has enabled the firm to develop its acclaimed FDA practice into a major market force." Both the firm's bankruptcy practice group and regulatory healthcare team ranked in the first tier for the second consecutive year as well. The bankruptcy group was praised for its "substance, client responsiveness and great strategic skills" and the healthcare group was described as "one of the best FDA firms in the city." The firm's real estate group, which moved into the number one tier this year, was noted for having "terrific clients, some extremely talented lawyers and involvement in the best transactions in DC."

The firm's financial services group ranked in the number one tier nationally for regulatory enforcement & investigations, a new category established by Chambers for 2006. The group was noted for its "historical dedication to regulatory matters and wealth of experience. "Other leading practices that are recognized include general commercial litigation, intellectual property and IT outsourcing in California; environment in New York; intellectual property in Northern Virginia; and corporate/commercial, environment, intellectual property, general commercial litigation, securities, and telecommunications/regulatory in Washington. The firm's transportation/rail, business processing outsourcing, government relations, and international trade practices were also ranked nationally.

Individuals recognized as leading practitioners in their fields are:

MarketPractice Area Attorney
CaliforniaIntellectual PropertyRonald Johnston
CaliforniaLitigation: General CommercialRonald Johnston
CaliforniaIT OutsourcingMatthew Maccoby
CaliforniaLitigation: General CommercialJohn Quinn
New YorkTaxRichard Andersen
New YorkEnvironmentMichael Gerrard
District of ColumbiaAntitrustWilliam Baer
District of ColumbiaBankruptcy/RestructuringMichael Bernstein
District of ColumbiaBankruptcy/RestructuringBrian Leitch
District of ColumbiaEnvironmentBlake Biles
District of ColumbiaAntitrustDeborah Feinstein
District of ColumbiaLitigation: General CommercialDavid Gersch
District of ColumbiaAntitrustJonathan Gleklen
District of ColumbiaReal Estate Michael Goodwin
District of ColumbiaReal EstateGary Humes
District of ColumbiaCorporate/CommercialSteve Kaplan
District of ColumbiaAntitrustKenneth Letzler
District of ColumbiaHealthcareArthur Levine
District of ColumbiaBankruptcy/RestructuringDaniel Lewis
District of ColumbiaEnvironmentThomas Milch
District of Columbia Litigation: White Collar CrimeIrvin Nathan
District of ColumbiaAntitrustDonna Patterson
District of ColumbiaReal EstateStephen Porter
District of ColumbiaAntitrustRichard Rosen
District of ColumbiaLitigation: General CommercialStephen Sacks
District of ColumbiaTelecom, Broadcast & SatelliteNorman Sinel
District of ColumbiaAntitrustMichael Sohn
District of ColumbiaSecuritiesMichael Trager
District of ColumbiaHealthcareWilliam Vodra
District of ColumbiaAntitrustDouglas Wald
VirginiaIntellectual PropertyCharles Ossola
NationalBusiness Processing OutsourcingMatthew Maccoby
NationalFinancial ServicesRichard Alexander
NationalFinancial ServicesJohn Hawke, Jr.
NationalFinancial ServicesMichael Mierzewski
NationalProducts LiabilityPeter Grossi
NationalProducts LiabilityRobert Weiner
NationalProducts LiabilityPeter Zimroth
NationalInternational TradeJohn Barker
NationalInternational TradeClaire Reade
NationalInternational TradeLawrence Schneider
NationalInternational TradeMichael Shor

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 40 full-time researchers and editors worked on the book, conducting over 10,000 telephone interviews.

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