Arnold & Porter Elects Four Partners And Seven Counsel For 2008
Arnold & Porter LLP has elected four new partners and seven new counsel to the firm for 2008. The attorney promotions are in a variety of practices, including litigation, environmental, intellectual property, real estate, international arbitration, and securities enforcement and litigation. Three new partners are based in Washington, DC and one is resident in New York. Four of the new counsel are resident in the Washington, DC office, while each of the other three are based in London, Los Angeles, and New York.
Former counsel who has been elected partner:
Jean Engelmayer Kalicki, a member of the litigation and international arbitration practice groups, is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was editor for the Harvard Law Review. Ms. Kalicki has particular expertise in investment treaty arbitration and has represented both sovereigns and investors in disputes before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She also frequently counsels clients on structuring international business transactions to obtain protection from applicable investment treaties and selecting arbitration clauses appropriate to particular transactions. Ms. Kalicki was elected by Global Arbitration Review as one of the top 30 women in arbitration worldwide (Sept. 2007), as well as being named a leader in her field by Chambers USA, Legal 500, and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.
Former associates who have been elected partner:
Keri L. Arnold, a member of the litigation group, is resident in the firm's New York office. Ms. Arnold received her law degree from the University of Colorado, where she was an Articles Editor for the Law Review. Ms. Arnold's practice focuses on the management and litigation of complex product liability cases. She has served as national counsel to a major pharmaceutical company and appeared as trial counsel in individual product liability cases. She has a particular expertise in science and medical issues and has taken hundreds of expert and fact depositions across the country. Ms. Arnold also has advised clients on risk management with respect to potential product liability exposure.
Joshua R. Martin, a member of the securities enforcement and litigation practice group, is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Martin received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has extensive experience representing public companies, broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds, and other entities, as well as directors, officers, and employees, in a wide variety of securities enforcement and litigation matters. Mr. Martin's practice consists primarily of defending Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and other governmental and regulatory investigations, as well as conducting internal investigations, defending securities litigation, providing corporate counseling, and handling broker-dealer regulatory and compliance matters.
Christopher S. Rhee, a member of the securities enforcement and litigation practice group, is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He received his law degree from Yale Law School. Mr. Rhee's practice includes securities and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He has represented corporations, corporate officers and directors, and auditors in Securities and Exchange Commission and governmental investigations, and in class action and derivative securities litigation. He has successfully argued several appeals, in both federal and state court. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rhee served as a counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, an Assistant United States Attorney, a special assistant to the Deputy Attorney General, and a federal law clerk.
Former associates who have been elected counsel:
Simon Bennett is a UK solicitor in the firm's London office, where he focuses on intellectual property and information technology law. He has a diverse practice that includes advising on trademarks, designs, patents and copyright litigation in the High Court, copyright, ICC and LCIA arbitral tribunals and representing clients in corporate transactions and counseling matters. Mr. Bennett sits as an arbitrator under the EU domain name dispute resolution procedure. He has represented FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries including media, publishing, consumer electronics, telecommunications, retail, fashion and food and drink in both contentious and transactional matters. Mr. Bennett is also responsible for the London office legal training program, which includes arranging training for all practicing lawyers and trainees in the London office.
John R. Danos, a member of the litigation practice group, is resident in the firm's Los Angeles office. He received his law degree from Tulane University. Mr. Danos has a diverse litigation practice, representing clients in state and federal courts, and in arbitration and mediation. His practice focuses on representing technology companies and other businesses in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Danos has substantial experience representing clients with respect to claims of breach of contract, trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition. This experience also includes defending clients against class action suits.
Kerry A. Dziubek, a member of the environmental and general litigation practice groups, is resident in the firm's New York office. She received her law degree from the University of Chicago. Ms. Dziubek's litigation and counseling practice includes advising clients on anti-counterfeiting and brand integrity issues, and defending clients in complex litigation matters, including securities class actions and product liability and toxic tort litigation in state and federal courts.
Justine A. Fitzgerald, a member of the real estate practice group, is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an editor of The Georgetown Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She represents real estate developers and owners in the Washington metropolitan area and beyond. She has broad experience with all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including land assemblages, acquisitions and sales, ground leasing, office leasing, development, construction and permanent debt financing, and joint ventures.
Anthony J. Franze, a member of the litigation practice group who focuses on civil and appellate litigation, is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School and was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Franze represents clients in an array of complex litigation matters, including multiple civil RICO cases, state and federal putative class actions, government investigations, and appeals before state and federal courts. He also is an adjunct professor of law and has published several articles in leading academic journals.
Amy Ryan, a member of the intellectual property and technology practice group, is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was project editor for theGeorgetown Law Journal. Ms. Ryan's practice focuses on drafting and negotiating a broad range of contracts for the commercialization and protection of intellectual property and technology. Her experience in this capacity includes drafting and negotiating complex license agreements, development agreements, collaboration agreements, clinical study agreements, technology transfer agreements, and manufacturing and distribution agreements. While Ms. Ryan counsels clients in a variety of industries, she specializes in representing biotech companies and negotiating agreements in the field of life sciences.
Michael A. Rubin, a member of the litigation practice group, is resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He received his law degree from Yale Law School. Mr. Rubin's practice primarily focuses on representing commercial clients in complex national litigation, including antitrust matters and products liability litigation. Mr. Rubin also counsels clients on general litigation risk, including with respect to product liability, antitrust, and employment litigation. He is also strongly committed to providing pro bono legal services.
Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of more than 650 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.