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Daily Journal Names Two Arnold & Porter Attorneys to Its 2014 'Top Women Lawyers' List

May 9, 2014

Los Angeles and San Francisco, May 9, 2014 -- Arnold & Porter LLP attorneys Ellen Reisman and Maria Chedid have been named to the Daily Journal’s 2014 list of Top 100 Women Lawyers in California.  The Daily Journal’s annual list recognizes the top 100 women leading the California legal community in all areas of practice. 

Ms. Reisman was recognized for her role as national settlement counsel for a leading pelvic mesh manufacturer in personal injury cases involving their products.  According to the publication, Ms. Reisman is responsible for negotiating settlements in approximately 25,000 cases alleging injury from these products.  It was also noted that Ms. Reisman played an important role in negotiating a complex medical class-action settlement involving an environmental accident on behalf of a global energy company.

Ms. Chedid was recognized for her work in international arbitration.  The publication focused on Ms. Chedid’s success in establishing an international arbitration practice on the West Coast, and her leading role in an ongoing international arbitration in the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  In this $2 billion arbitration, Ms. Chedid represents a Turkish power company in its claims against the government of Pakistan.  The dispute arises from the client’s investment in the Pakistani energy sector and asserts claims based on Pakistan’s alleged breaches of international investment treaties. 

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