Andrew Varner Joins Arnold & Porter's Corporate Practice In Washington, DC

October 4, 2010

Washington, DC, October 4, 2010 -- Arnold & Porter LLP announced that Andrew Varner has joined the corporate and securities practice as a partner in Washington, DC. Mr. Varner represents private equity funds and corporate clients in a variety of matters related to mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance and securities.

"Andrew has demonstrated leadership in major private equity and other corporate transactions, and his experience complements that of our transactional and regulatory lawyers throughout the firm," said Steven Kaplan, head of Arnold & Porter's corporate and securities group. "We greatly look forward to working with him."

Mr. Varner has advised clients on a wide variety of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, and joint ventures. He has worked with clients in the financial services, technology, entertainment and media, real estate, and consumer products industries, among others. His corporate finance and securities experience includes registered public equity offerings, venture capital financings, and corporate restructurings. He also advises on corporate governance, SEC compliance matters, and securities disclosure issues. Mr. Varner graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School. In 2007, Mr. Varner was named a "Young Gun" by Washington Business Journal in its "Top Washington Lawyers" issue.

"Arnold & Porter has an outstanding global reputation with a broad and deep corporate practice," said Mr. Varner. "I've had the pleasure of working with my new colleagues here on a number of transactions prior to joining the firm, and I am very pleased to be on board."

Earlier this month, Arnold & Porter announced the arrival of three transactional lawyers with extensive experience in the financial services sector, all of whom joined in New York -- Rob Azarow, Ed Bright, and Stephanie Nygard.

The firm's corporate and securities lawyers, who are based throughout its US and London offices, provide transactional representation to clients on matters ranging from complex, high-profile mergers and acquisitions for multinational FORTUNE 500 companies to vital business transactions for rising mid-market companies, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. Arnold & Porter also has a significant sovereign finance practice, having advised on multibillion dollar transactions throughout South America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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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