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Transactional Lawyer Joins Arnold & Porter In New York

October 18, 2007

New York, October 18, 2007- Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that corporate transactional lawyer Frederick Fucci has joined the firm as a partner in New York.   Mr. Fucci has significant transactional experience in the energy sector and other industries.  He has represented both domestic and foreign clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance transactions, restructurings, and commercial contract matters. In addition, Mr. Fucci has handled a number of international arbitrations including in commercial disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and as an arbitrator on panels appointed under ICC rules.

"We welcome Fred's broad transactional practice, which expands our New York and firmwide corporate platform and dovetails nicely with Arnold & Porter's public policy, government contracts, environmental, litigation, and international tax practices," said Michael Gerrard, head of the New York office.  "His commercial arbitration experience also complements Arnold & Porter's extensive international arbitration experience."

Mr. Fucci has approximately 20 years of experience in private practice.  He has represented a major U.S. energy services company, negotiating co-generation projects and energy performance contracts for federal agencies and state and local government entities.  He also represents the U.S. subsidiary of an international building materials supplier, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial contracting matters; a U.S. power developer in installing district energy systems in U.S. cities and in developing a large solar fields project in a desert environment; an international investment group in the financing of Latin American commodity exports; and an international energy company in the financing of the expansion of a major international power generation facility.

In 2003, he was appointed as one of the U.S. members of the ICC's Commission on Arbitration, the body that oversees the ICC's arbitration rules. Today he also serves as the chair of the transactional lawyers subcommittee (law firm practitioners) of the USCIB's arbitration committee.  Mr. Fucci has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and holds a master's degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of International Advanced Studies.   He is a graduate of Amherst College.

Arnold & Porter's New York office has continued to grow in recent years.  In July 2007, international corporate lawyer Juan Trujillo joined as a partner, with a practice focusing on a range of transactional matters and commercial arbitration throughout Latin America.  In January 2007, intellectual property lawyer and litigator Louis Ederer also joined as a partner in New York.  Mr. Ederer is an experienced trial lawyer who has been involved in precedent-setting cases in the area of trademark and design mark protection.

Arnold & Porter's New York office has a vital team of corporate and securities lawyers who work on corporate finance and other transactional matters, representing corporations, foreign governments, investment banking firms, and institutional and individual investors.  New York's corporate and securities attorneys offer powerful transactional and litigation capabilities to clients in the city's financial arena, and the environmental practice handles high-profile matters both in the New York City area and around the U.S.  The New York office also hosts an ongoing "Regulatory Roundtable" series, where experts from across the firm address topics of concern to New York-based clients, including a recent session on subprime mortgage issues in the financial industry.

Arnold & Porter has a firmwide team of approximately 80 corporate and securities lawyers based throughout the U.S. and in London.  Arnold & Porter also has one of the world's most sophisticated and respected sovereign finance practices, handling multibillion dollar transactions throughout South America, Asia, and the Middle East.  In 2007 alone, Arnold & Porter has handled nearly twenty major capital markets transactions worldwide.

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