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Commercial Trial Lawyer Ed Aro Joins Arnold & Porter In Denver

September 9, 2010

Denver, September 9, 2010 -- Arnold & Porter LLP announced today the arrival of commercial trial lawyer Ed Aro, who joins as a partner in the firm's Denver office. Mr. Aro has served as lead trial counsel for clients in dozens of jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations. His cases have included complex commercial, intellectual property, and employment actions, as well as construction, environmental, real estate, and criminal actions.

"Ed's strong record as a trial lawyer fits us well," said Arnold & Porter Chair Thomas Milch. "His practice in Denver complements our on-the-ground litigation team there, while enhancing our comprehensive national litigation practice."

"Ed has a successful commercial litigation practice with a strong network of relationships in the area," said James Scarboro, head of the Firm's Denver office. "He is a talented lawyer who is very well respected in the Denver Bar. We look forward to having him join our litigation team."

An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Aro tried five cases to juries between July 2008 and July 2009. His recent jury trials have ranged from commercial fraud and breach of fiduciary duty cases to intellectual property, employment, and Sarbanes-Oxley disputes. Other representative engagements have included defending a global provider of medical equipment and products in related civil lawsuits involving patent infringement claims and a dispute concerning a failed merger; representing a major telecommunications carrier in a software licensing suit; and serving as lead counsel to a biotechnology company involved in synthetic RNA synthesis in an industrial espionage and intellectual property lawsuit against several of its venture capital investors.

Mr. Aro is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard P. Matsch, US District Court for the District of Colorado. He has been in private practice since 1990. He is ranked as a leading lawyer for general commercial litigation in Colorado by Chambers USA 2010 and has also been recognized by Colorado Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

"I am impressed by Arnold & Porter's longstanding commitment to litigation and complex trial work, and that's what attracted me to the firm," said Mr. Aro. "I very much look forward to working with the team in Denver and collaborating with litigators throughout the firm."

Arnold & Porter's Denver office is an integral part of the firm's national practice. The Denver lawyers work with national, regional, and Denver-based clients on product liability matters, antitrust litigation, and commercial disputes, as well as environmental, energy, federal lands, and Native American matters. The Denver office handles all stages of litigation including trials and appellate work. The firm and two individuals are ranked for general commercial litigation in Colorado by Chambers USA 2010. The Denver office also has been recognized with several pro bono awards, including the 2009 "Task Force of the Year Award" and the 2008 "Law Firm of the Year Award" from the Colorado Lawyers Committee, and the 2009 "Corporate Commitment Award" from the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association.

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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