Arnold & Porter Elects Five Counsel

March 13, 2013

Washington, DC, March 13, 2013 - Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that effective March 1 it has elected five new counsel to the firm. The attorney promotions are in multiple practice areas in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, including government contracts; intellectual property; business litigation; products liability and mass torts; antitrust; tax, trusts and estates; international arbitration; and environmental.

The following individuals were elected counsel:

Michael E. Ginsberg is a member of the firm's government contracts/public policy practice, where his practice focuses on export controls and trade sanctions compliance and enforcement.  He advises companies in all aspects of U.S. export control laws and trade sanctions, including regarding the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations, and the economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  Mr. Ginsberg regularly represents clients in enforcement actions before the U.S. State Department, U.S. Commerce Department, and OFAC.  He also has significant experience in voluntary disclosures, internal investigations and compliance audits, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classification requests, and licensing matters.  Mr. Ginsberg's clients include major aerospace and defense contractors, commercial technology companies, and universities.  In addition, he has experience in patent and technology-related litigation and counseling involving a wide array of sophisticated technologies, as well as government contracts litigation.  Mr. Ginsberg earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.  He also earned an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical), summa cum laude, from Harvard University.

Rebecca L.D. Gordon is a member of the tax, trusts and estates; litigation; and labor and employment practice groups.  Ms. Gordon's practice focuses on tax controversy and fiduciary litigation matters.  She represents corporations, partnerships, and individuals in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and proceedings before the IRS examinations and appeals offices and various state taxing authorities.  Ms. Gordon also represents clients in litigation matters in the United States Tax Court and various state and federal trial and appellate courts.  On fiduciary matters, Ms. Gordon has represented clients in estates and trusts disputes, including challenges to wills and trust agreements, conflicts between co-trustees, and disputes over disposition of trust property.  Ms. Gordon also has significant experience on various general and employment-related litigation matters, as well as drafting and negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements.  Ms. Gordon earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she served as an editor of the Maryland Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif.

YongSang Kim is a member of the firm's antitrust/competition, international arbitration and litigation practice groups.  Mr. Kim's practice involves various types of litigation, including antitrust class actions, international trade, and general litigation.  He also advises corporations on legal implications of a wide range of business decisions and has experience assisting companies with respect to potential or actual disputes involving overseas operations and investments.  Mr. Kim has represented large domestic and foreign corporations in government review of mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, and self-regulatory body investigations.  His antitrust litigation experience includes representing domestic and foreign corporations in U.S. Department of Justice criminal investigations as well as in civil antitrust class actions in multistate and federal courts alleging price-fixing and monopolization.  Mr. Kim received his B. A. from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and an M. Div. degree from Yale University Divinity School.  He earned his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School.

David E. Kouba is a member of the firm's litigation and product liability litigation practice groups, where his practice focuses on class action litigation and other complex commercial matters.  He has defended numerous consumer fraud class actions in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.  Mr. Kouba also has defended clients in product liability actions as well as in workplace safety, real estate, toxic tort and other cases. In addition, he has represented a variety of pro bono clients, including in cases involving employment discrimination, voting rights, and the protection of affordable housing.  Mr. Kouba earned his J.D. with high honors and was awarded the Order of the Coif from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a senior staff member of the North Carolina Law Review and was recognized for his public interest and community service work.

Stephanie Bonnett Weirick is a member of the firm's litigation, product liability, and environmental practice groups.  Her practices focus on complex environmental, toxic tort, and product liability actions, and she has experience litigating in both federal and state court.  Ms. Weirick has managed large matters involving complex electronic discovery issues, and has authored articles and spoken on panels about the topic.  In addition to litigation, she has advised clients on a range of environmental matters, including regulatory compliance with federal and state underground storage tank regimes.  Ms. Weirick obtained her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where she was elected to Order of the Coif.  She was also a member of the West Virginia Law Review and served as an issue editor.



Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of more than 850 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 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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