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Arnold & Porter Elects Four Counsel

March 28, 2011

Washington, DC, March 28, 2011 - Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that it has elected four new counsel to the firm effective March 1, 2011. The attorney promotions are in key practice areas for the firm, including government contracts, white collar criminal defense, corporate and securities, and antitrust/competition. Three of the new counsel are resident in Washington, DC and one is resident in Northern Virginia.

The following individuals were elected counsel:

Caitlin Cloonan is a member of the firm's government contracts practice group and is resident in the Northern Virginia office. Her practice encompasses all aspects of federal government contracts law, including litigation, compliance, bid protests, claims, suspension and debarment, and contract administration issues. She has specific experience with federal defense procurement, having worked as a defense analyst for the US Navy F/A-18 program and as an F-22 acquisition analyst for the US Air Force Program Executive Office for Fighter and Bomber Programs. She has a degree from The George Washington School of Law.

Ryan D. Guilds is a member of the firm's white collar criminal defense practice group, and also practices in the legislative and public policy, FDA and healthcare, and product liability litigation practice areas. He is resident in the Washington, DC office. He has represented corporations and individuals in a broad range of criminal and civil matters in both state and federal courts, including cases involving product liability and mass torts, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Lanham Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Guilds worked as a law clerk to Judge J. Dickson Phillips, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is a graduate, with high honors, of the University of North Carolina School of Law and a former editor of the North Carolina Law Review.

J. Matthew Owens is a member of the firm's corporate and securities practice group and resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Owens concentrates his practice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and private equity transactions. He has also represented clients in connection with public and private securities offerings, corporate governance, and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance matters. He has served as ongoing corporate counsel for companies in the transportation, software, technology, financial services, healthcare, government contracting, and life sciences industries. Mr. Owens in a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Barbara H. Wootton is a member of the firm's antitrust/competition practice group and is resident in the Washington, DC office. Her practice includes representing clients in government review of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, defense of government investigations, counseling, and establishing effective antitrust compliance and training programs. She was law clerk to Judge Murray M. Schwartz, US District Court for the District of Delaware, and to Judge John M. Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and served as an economist at the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. She graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University Law Center.

Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of more than 700 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, 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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