Senior Policy and Legislative Advisor David Pore Joins Arnold & Porter

Former Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman Jim Turner Brings Extensive Experience in Legislative Matters and Congressional Investigations

July 1, 2009

Washington, DC, July 1, 2009 -- Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that David Pore has joined the firm's Washington office as a senior policy and legislative advisor. Mr. Pore, who served as legislative director for former U.S. Congressman Jim Turner, brings extensive legislative experience from his prior senior staff positions on the Hill and from private industry.

"David's background as a practicing attorney and his years of experience on the Hill will be of tremendous value to our clients," said Jim Turner, head of Arnold & Porter's legislative and public policy group. "His skills in lobbying, legislative, and regulatory matters, as well as congressional investigations, will strengthen our capabilities in this area." Since Mr. Turner joined Arnold & Porter in 2005, the firm has consistently been named to Legal Times' "Influence 50," a list of the country's top lobbying firms.

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Pore was an attorney in private practice in Austin, Texas (2004-2009), at a firm co-founded by former Congressman Kent Hance, where he represented trade associations, businesses, local governments, and economic development groups in state and federal legislative and regulatory matters. Mr. Pore was a government relations attorney for the Association of Texas Professional Educators (2002-2004), and served as legislative director (1999-2002) for U.S. Congressman Jim Turner (House of Representatives, Texas, 2nd District), advising on policy matters; supervising legislative aides, assistants and interns; drafting legislation; working with agency officials; and leading policy staff meetings for members of the Blue Dog Coalition. Mr. Pore also served as a legislative aide to Texas State Representative Tom Uher, and as an adjunct professor of government at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas.

"I am excited to join Arnold & Porter's distinguished team of public policy professionals," said Mr. Pore. "I look forward to contributing my legal, legislative, and policy skills to help our clients deal with challenges they may face with legislation and public policies that impact their businesses."

Mr. Pore 's background adds to the firm's growing strength in lobbying experience. The group includes senior policy and legislative advisor Matthew LaRocco, who has focused experience in financial services and homeland security issues, and policy and legislative advisor Alicia Kerry Jones.

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

EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Pore is admitted only in Texas; not admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia.

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