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Arnold & Porter Elects Eight Partners

February 1, 2012

Washington, DC, February 1, 2012 - Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that it has elected eight new partners to the firm in Litigation, Environment, FDA and Healthcare, Antitrust, and Intellectual Property.

The following individuals were elected partner:

E. Alex Beroukhim is a member of the Business Litigation group and resident in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Beroukhim represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, in arbitration and in mediation. His practice focuses on products liability, mass torts, unfair competition, environmental litigation, and trade secret disputes. His clients include aerospace manufacturers, pharmaceutical product manufacturers, and insurance companies. During a six-month period after he joined Arnold & Porter, he worked as a specially-assigned prosecutor at the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office where he tried nine jury and two bench trials to verdict. Mr. Beroukhim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan B. Johnson of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. He has a law degree from the University of California, Davis, and graduated Order of the Coif.

John T. Gould is a member of the FDA and Healthcare group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gould's practice spans a broad range of compliance counseling and public policy matters for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and focuses on drug price reporting, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and related state laws. In the pricing area, Mr. Gould advises on Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Department of Veterans Affairs, and 340B Program requirements, as well as state drug price reporting laws. Mr. Gould also advises clients regarding FDA requirements, the False Claims Act, and state and federal requirements for reporting gifts to healthcare providers. In addition, Mr. Gould provides subject matter support for transactions and litigation matters. Mr. Gould earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert J. Katerberg is a member of the Business Litigation group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Katerberg's practice involves complex civil litigation in federal and state courts nationwide, with emphasis on appeals, class actions, and constitutional and international law issues. He contributed to the firm's recent Supreme Court victories in Sorrell v. IMS Health, involving a First Amendment challenge to a law restricting pharmaceutical marketing, and Henderson v. Shinseki, involving equitable tolling in veterans' benefits cases. After beginning his career at Arnold & Porter, he served in the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division for five years before returning to the firm. At DOJ, he represented the United States in high-profile constitutional and administrative law cases and received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award and a Special Commendation for Outstanding Service in the Civil Division. He served as a law clerk to Judge R. Lanier Anderson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Arthur Luk is a member of the Securities Enforcement and Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense groups and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He focuses on business litigation, securities enforcement and litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Luk has worked on a variety of matters, including investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He also has handled securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits, litigation in federal and state courts, and alternative dispute resolutions. In these matters, Mr. Luk has represented major accounting firms and individual auditors, corporations and their officers and directors, and a special litigation committee of a corporation's board of directors. He has a law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Peggy Otum is a member of the Environmental group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on complex environmental litigation and regulatory compliance counseling, with particular focus on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Clean Air Act; and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Ms. Otum has advised clients in investigations, litigation, and other enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Her experience also encompasses advising clients on environmental auditing and environmental aspects of corporate transactions, including identifying and evaluating potential environmental liabilities associated with manufacturing facilities, negotiating and drafting environmental provisions in corporate agreements, and advising clients on environmental insurance. Ms. Otum maintains an active pro bono practice, ranging from advocating in individual family law matters, supporting a neighborhood environmental conservation group, and representing an employee seeking disability benefits. Ms. Otum earned her law degree from Howard University School of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of the Howard Law Journal.

Sonia Kuester Pfaffenroth is a member of the Antitrust/Competition group and is resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on civil antitrust litigation, the defense of criminal investigations, and government review of mergers and acquisitions. She also counsels clients on the Robinson-Patman Act and other antitrust issues. Ms. Pfaffenroth has represented clients in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, retail, and pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Ms. Pfaffenroth served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she graduated Order of the Coif.

Allison B. Rumsey is a member of the Environmental group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and litigation and remedial issues at major contaminated sites and rivers. Most recently, she has represented BP in the environmental litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ms. Rumsey also advises clients on federal and state regulatory compliance issues, environmental auditing policies, and corporate transactions. She serves as an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law, where she teaches climate change law and policy. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Ms. Rumsey was Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as an Honors Trial Attorney in DOJ's Natural Resources Section, where she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for successful challenges to federal rights on public lands. Ms. Rumsey has worked in South Africa on environmental issues involving climate change, national environmental assessments, and endangered species. She clerked for Judge Harold Greene, U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, and for Judge Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Ms. Rumsey graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated Order of the Coif.

Christopher Stothers is a member of the Intellectual Property group and resident in the London office. He is a solicitor-advocate in England and Wales and concentrates his practice on high value cross-border patent litigation, and antitrust and competition litigation. He covers all fields of technology, from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to software and telecommunications. His practice also covers other types of intellectual property litigation (trademark, copyright, and design), commercial litigation and arbitration, pharmaceutical regulation, and European Union law. Last year, Dr. Stothers was heavily involved in the management of a major cross border patent litigation for an industrial enzyme manufacturer, in multiple oppositions before the European Patent Office, and in a pro bono matter involving transgender rights. In November he was named "Young IP Lawyer of the Year" by IP Magazine. Dr. Stothers is a Visiting Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Competition Law at University College London. He received his law degree with first class honors from Cambridge University, his masters in law (BCL) with distinction from Oxford University and his PhD in law from Cambridge University.

Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of more than 800 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 26 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.
 

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