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Lobbyist and Attorney Katie (Katherine) Pettibone Joins Arnold & Porter’s Legislative & Public Policy Practice Group

November 17, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, November 17, 2021 — Arnold & Porter announced today that Katie (Katherine) Pettibone has joined the firm’s Legislative & Public Policy Practice Group as Policy Advisor in Sacramento.

Kevin O’Neill, partner and co-chair of the firm’s Legislative & Public Policy Practice Group, commented: “Katie is a key addition to our expanding legislative team, particularly in California’s competitive market. Katie has a long track record of consulting and leadership success in Sacramento that will help our clients, who increasingly need help addressing public policy challenges in the nation’s largest economy.”

Ms. Pettibone brings more than a decade of experience focusing on the public policy interests of clients in the banking, insurance, legal reform, and healthcare and life sciences sectors. She has extensive experience strategically advising on complex matters in the life sciences sector and has represented several high-profile life sciences companies throughout her career. Ms. Pettibone regularly handles matters for clients before the California legislature, Governor’s office, and administrative agencies. Throughout her career, Ms. Pettibone has served as the American Insurance Association’s Vice President of State Affairs for the Western Region, as Director of Legislation for the Civil Justice Association of California, and as Senior Legislative Analyst at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

Ms. Pettibone earned her JD from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and received her BS from the University of Miami. An America’s Cup and Around the World race veteran, Ms. Pettibone continues to race sailboats and mentor young women entering the sport.

About Arnold & Porter's Legislative & Public Policy Practice

Operating at the intersection of public policy and law, Arnold & Porter’s Legislative & Public Policy practice helps clients find solutions to complex problems that involve interacting with the federal government. The team represents a cross-section of the world's most recognizable companies, associations, and organizations with a focus on healthcare/life sciences, financial services, energy, trade, technology, federal funding, foreign sovereign representation, and education. The issues the team tackles require deft political handling as policy battles impact other areas, such as litigation, pending financial transactions, corporate risk management, business reputation, the media, and the consumer marketplace.

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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