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Arnold & Porter Announces the Election of 12 New Partners, Two New Counsel, One Managing Director

December 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC, December 30, 2019 — Arnold & Porter is pleased to announce the election of 12 new partners and two new counsel, effective January 1, 2020. In addition, the firm announced the elevation of a managing director in its Legislative and Public Policy practice.

Arnold & Porter Chairman Richard M. Alexander said: "We are proud to announce this year's class of talented lawyers, which reflects the firm's investment in superior client service geographically, across a wide range of practices. This diverse group reflects the firm's core values and commitment to exceptional client service."

Partners

Lynn Fischer Fox   Lynn Fischer Fox is a member of the International Trade practice, resident in the Washington, DC office. She earned her JD from Stanford Law School and received her BA from American University.
Vinita Kailasanath
  Vinita Kailasanath, a member of the Corporate and Finance practice, is resident in the Silicon Valley office. She earned her JD from Stanford Law School and MS from Stanford University. She received her BA from Stanford University, with honors and distinction, Phi Beta Kappa.
Rachel Kless
  Rachel Kless is a member of the Real Estate practice, resident in the New York office. She earned her JD from George Washington University Law School, with honors, and received her BA from Pitzer College.
Cara Koss
  Cara Koss, a member of the Tax practice, is resident in the Washington, DC office. She earned her LLM from New York University and JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She received her MS and MA from the University of Virginia and her BS from Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude.
Daniel Meyers
  Daniel Meyers is a member of the Product Liability Litigation practice, resident in the Chicago office. He earned his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude, and received his BA from Emory University.
William Needle
  William Needle is a member of the Tax practice, resident in the San Francisco office. He earned his JD from Stanford Law School, with distinction, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Colin O'Brien
  Colin O'Brien, a member of the Complex Litigation practice, is resident in the Denver office. He earned his JD from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, summa cum laude, and received his BS from Truman State University, cum laude.
Michael Penney
  Michael Penney is a member of the Corporate and Finance practice, resident in the New York office. He earned his JD from Boston College Law School, cum laude, and received his BA from the University of Nebraska.
Eric Rothman
  Eric Rothman is a member of the Corporate and Finance practice, resident in the New York office. He earned his JD from Fordham University School of Law and received his
BA from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude.
Debra Schreck
  Debra Schreck, a member of the White Collar Defense practice, is resident in the New York office. She earned her JD from Fordham University School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She received her BA from Yeshiva University, summa cum laude, and graduated as valedictorian.
Monty Taylor
  Monty Taylor is a member of the International Arbitration practice, resident in the London office. He earned his LLB from the University of Sydney, First Class Honors, where he also received his BA, First Class Honors.
Ewan Townsend
  Ewan Townsend, a member of the Corporate and Finance practice, is resident in the London office. He received a Post-Graduate Diploma in IP Law from Bristol University and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School. He earned his BA from Cambridge University, First Class Honors.

Counsel

Abeba Habtemariam Abeba Habtemariam is a member of the Life Sciences and Healthcare Regulatory practice, resident in the Washington, DC office. She earned her JD from Yale Law School. She received her MS from Johns Hopkins University, where she also received her BA, with honors.
Paul Rodney
Paul Rodney, a member of the Complex Litigation practice, is resident in the Denver office. He earned his JD from the University of Denver School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of St. Ives. He received his PhD and MA from the University of Michigan, and his BA from the University of Colorado, summa cum laude.

Managing Director

Anthony Samson Anthony Samson is a member of the Legislative and Public Policy practice in Sacramento. He earned his JD from Michigan State University College of Law and received his BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About Arnold & Porter

With nearly 1,000 lawyers practicing in 14 offices around the globe, Arnold & Porter serves clients across 40 distinct practice areas. The firm offers 100 years of renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practices, and leading multidisciplinary offerings in the life sciences and financial services industries.

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