Arnold & Porter Elects Five Partners and One Counsel for 2009

January 6, 2009

Washington, DC, January 6, 2009 -- Arnold & Porter LLP has elected five new partners and one new counsel to the firm. The attorney promotions are in several of the firm's key practice areas: antitrust/competition and consumer protection; environment; litigation; product liability; and telecommunications, Internet, and media. Four of the new partners are based in Washington, DC and one is resident in the Los Angeles office. The new counsel is resident in the Brussels office.

The following individuals were elected partner:

Lawrence E. Culleen, who previously served as counsel, is a member of the environmental practice group and resident in the firm's Washington, DC office. His practice concentrates on administrative matters with federal agencies, including the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the US Food and Drug Administration. Mr. Culleen has broad experience in federal and state regulatory programs that govern industrial and specialty use chemicals, household and consumer use pesticide and antimicrobial products, and the many requirements related to consumer product safety. Mr. Culleen also advises his clients on international regulatory requirements affecting chemical, pesticide and consumer products including product testing, labeling and authorization standards. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Culleen held several significant positions at EPA relating to the oversight of pesticides and toxic substances.

Matthew A. Eisenstein, a member of the litigation practice group, is resident in the firm's Washington, DC office. Mr. Eisenstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as an associate editor for the Law Review. Mr. Eisenstein's practice focuses on complex civil disputes. He has litigated a broad range of matters in federal and state courts, including professional malpractice, product liability, antitrust, and real estate cases. Mr. Eisenstein also has defended consumer product manufacturers in administrative proceedings, conducted internal investigations, and advised companies on litigation and regulatory risk management matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Eisenstein clerked for the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Maureen R. Jeffreys, a member of the telecommunications, Internet & media practice group, is resident in the firm's Washington, DC office. Ms. Jeffreys received her law degree from American University Washington College of Law. She has extensive experience providing regulatory, transactional, and litigation counseling to wireline, wireless, cable television, media, and Internet clients, assisting in all aspects of communications-related transactions. She represents these clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and elsewhere. Ms. Jeffreys advises clients regarding federal and state laws and federal regulations applicable to Internet Protocol-based telephone and video services. Ms. Jeffreys is a co-author of the annual publication Recent Developments in Cable Law.

Geoffrey J. Michael, a member of the litigation and product liability practice groups, is resident in the firm's Washington, DC office. He received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Mr. Michael focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including mass tort litigation and federal multidistrict litigation. He has represented clients at trial and appellate levels in both state and federal court. He has experience preparing and arguing significant motions; taking and defending both fact and expert depositions; drafting briefs and conducting oral arguments in federal and state court appeals, including drafting briefs for the United States Supreme Court and arguing before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; and conducting numerous bench trials in state court. Mr. Michael served as a law clerk to Judge Samuel A. Alito of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2000-2001) and Justice Alito at the United States Supreme Court (2007-2008).

Angel L. Tang, a member of the litigation practice group, is resident in the firm's Los Angeles office. Ms. Tang received her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Ms. Tang's practice focuses on the management of complex, multi-party product liability matters, primarily defending companies in lawsuits involving pharmaceuticals and consumer products. In addition, Ms. Tang has extensive experience handling antitrust, intellectual property and general commercial matters. Due to the global reach of the cases in which she is involved, Ms. Tang is regularly called upon to manage cross-border litigation for clients with both foreign and domestic legal needs. In particular, Ms. Tang has led litigation teams in various parts of Asia, including China and India, and is skilled at identifying and addressing the unique challenges presented by litigation abroad.

The following individual was elected counsel:

Niels Christian Ersbøll, a Danish qualified lawyer, is resident in the Brussels office. He has more than nine years of experience working with EU competition law. He joined Arnold & Porter's Brussels office in the beginning of 2004, shortly after the office was established. Mr. Ersbøll has advised extensively on merger control aspects of corporate transactions, before the European Commission and before national competition authorities worldwide. In addition he regularly advises clients on restrictive agreements and practices as well as questions related to abuse of dominance. He has represented a series of Fortune 500 and FT 500 companies in competition law matters relating to a wide range of industries, and has particular experience from the maritime transport, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical equipment, tobacco, food, and media industries. Mr. Ersbøll also provides advice on state aid as well as regulatory matters.

Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of more than 700 attorneys, has offices in Brussels, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. 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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