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Arnold & Porter Expands Corporate & Finance Practice, Partner Ben Fackler Joins in San Francisco

August 10, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, August 10, 2020 — Arnold & Porter is pleased to announce that Ben Fackler has joined the firm's Corporate & Finance practice as a partner, resident in the firm's San Francisco office. Mr. Fackler brings more than 20 years of experience in advising companies and financial sponsors on complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and capital-raising transactions in a range of industries and across stages of corporate development.

Doug Winthrop, head of Arnold & Porter's San Francisco office, said: "Ben is a highly regarded lawyer with deep expertise in public and private company M&A, capital markets, and restructuring transactions. His arrival reflects the firm's commitment to continued growth of our transactional offerings in Northern California and nationally."

Mr. Fackler's practice focuses on advising founders, companies, boards of directors, and investors in strategic transactions and corporate governance matters, including in the context of contested and activist investor situations. He represents a broad range of clients, from individuals and investment firms to public and private companies, on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, cross-border takeovers, capital raising transactions, and general corporate and securities matters. He also advises clients on matters affecting corporate governance and strategy.

In joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Fackler commented: "I am delighted to join Arnold & Porter, as the firm has exceptional depth of talent across transaction, litigation, and regulatory areas of expertise. I look forward to help drive the firm's growth plans in the transactional area in Northern California and beyond."

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Fackler was in private practice and in the financial sector, where he advised clients on a variety of complex public and private company transactions totaling more than $250 billion.

Mr. Fackler earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and received his BS, magna cum laude, from Pomona College.

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