Arnold & Porter Elects Seven Counsel

March 1, 2012

Washington, DC, March 1, 2012 - Arnold & Porter LLP announced that effective today it has elected seven new counsel to the firm. The attorney promotions are in multiple practice areas including antitrust, FDA and healthcare, financial services, government contracts, product liability, and business litigation.

The following individuals were elected counsel:

Matthew Grant is a member of the Product Liability and Business Litigation groups and resident in the New York office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, mass tort and bankruptcy-related matters, as well as regulatory and criminal enforcement matters involving the financial markets. Mr. Grant has extensive experience representing banks, hedge funds, and other large national and multinational corporate entities in securities, antitrust, and other civil litigation matters. He has substantial background representing banking and corporate clients in connection with multiagency criminal and regulatory investigations into potential violations of the securities laws, antitrust laws, tax regulations and other federal and state statutes. He also is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, and has experience representing both nonprofit entities and indigent individuals in litigation, administrative, and appellate matters. Mr. Grant graduated cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law and was associate editor of the Villanova Law Review.

Nicole Liffrig Molife is a member of the FDA and Healthcare group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on healthcare regulatory law, healthcare transactions, and government investigations. She advises clients regarding compliance with the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act, Medicare reimbursement and enrollment requirements, and state physician self-referral laws and anti-kickback laws. She has experience advising clients on regulatory requirements and structuring and business considerations in connection with healthcare transactions and contractual arrangements. Ms. Liffrig Molife provides legal advice to a diverse set of healthcare providers, management companies, investors, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Stephen Marsh is a member of the Business Litigation group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. His practice also includes representation of various media interests in copyright license disputes and in proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Marsh has prosecuted several significant white collar criminal cases and tried several cases to verdict. He maintains an active white collar practice that includes investigations of financial services companies, and he also counsels clients on national security and cyber security issues. During his time as a federal prosecutor, he taught federal agents at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center about legal issues relating to the collection of digital evidence. His pro bono work includes a successful appeal by a minority farmer in a discrimination claim against the USDA and participation in the habeas challenge to a sentence in a Georgia death penalty case. Mr. Marsh was a law clerk to Judge R. Lanier Anderson, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Duross Fitzpatrick of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.

David Menichetti is a member of the Product Liability group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office.  He currently specializes in complex legal issues and briefing, global litigation strategy and management, and appellate issues. He serves on the core team of attorneys coordinating the defense of thousands of product liability lawsuits in Florida state and federal courts following the decertification of a state-wide class action. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Menichetti gained six years of major law firm experience in offices located in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.  After initially focusing on medical malpractice defense and related trial work, he broadened his practice to include general commercial litigation, serving clients in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and gaming industries, and gained significant experience representing companies and executives in Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement matters. Mr. Menichetti graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.

Andrew Shipe is a member of the firm's Financial Services group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Shipe concentrates his practice on the regulation of intermediaries in the securities and derivatives markets. His practice includes counseling broker-dealers regarding their obligations under federal and state securities laws and the rules of self-regulatory organizations; legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of financial firms and investment industry associations; advising banks as to the permissible ranges of securities activities under Regulation R; and advising on compliance with securities and financial regulations. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shipe practiced with the SEC's Division of Market Regulation (2000-2006) and in the enforcement and regulatory divisions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (1998-2000). Mr. Shipe began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Office of the Bronx District Attorney in New York City where he was responsible for the investigation and litigation of violent crimes and narcotics offenses. He graduated from the Fordham University School of Law.

Stuart Turner is a member of the Government Contracts group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on bid protests, claims development and litigation, and compliance counseling and investigations. Mr. Turner has extensive experience in bid protests and claims before the Government Accountability Office, the Federal Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board. He has worked with clients to develop comprehensive compliance regimes in response to evolving regulatory requirements, participated in internal audits and investigations, and aided companies in responding to inquiries from the Department of Justice and multiple other federal, state, and local agencies. Mr. Turner graduated from the College of William and Mary Law School.

Ryan Watts is a member of the Antitrust/Competition group and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on a broad range of antitrust matters including private litigation, counseling, and representation before governmental agencies in transactions and civil and criminal investigations. Mr. Watts has represented clients in a wide variety of sectors including consumer products, medical devices, healthcare services, energy, chemicals, and has considerable experience in competition matters involving healthcare and pharmaceuticals. He graduated magna cum laude from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America.

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, 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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