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Arnold & Porter’s Transactions Team Grows with Partner Niket Rele

August 17, 2022

NEW YORK, August 17, 2022 — Arnold & Porter announced today the continued growth of its transactions team with the arrival of partner Niket Rele as a member of the firm’s Corporate & Finance practice. Mr. Rele represents multinational clients, in particular, in cross-border M&A and corporate transactions as well as global outsourcing and technology transactions.

Richard M. Alexander, Chairman of Arnold & Porter, said: “Niket serves as a trusted advisor to various technology, outsourcing and life sciences companies, a number of which are headquartered in India. His unique expertise in these important sectors adds further depth to our cross-border M&A capabilities and technology transactions practice.”

Resident in New York, Mr. Rele represents service providers and customers in sole-sourced and competitively-bid, business-process, outsourcing and information technology arrangements, software licensing and support agreements and technology transfer matters. He also regularly advises Indian public and private companies with respect to their US acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures across various sectors and industries.

In joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Rele said: “I am thrilled to join Arnold & Porter, a firm with global reach and an unparalleled integrated life sciences platform, technology transaction practice and IP practice. I look forward to continuing to provide our clients with exceptional service and a full range of enhanced legal capabilities.”

Fluent in Hindi and Marathi, Mr. Rele earned an LLM from American University Washington College of Law and an LLB from Bombay University.

Mr. Rele’s arrival will further strengthen Arnold & Porter’s cross border India-US capabilities and is the latest addition in the recent expansion of the Firm’s Corporate & Finance Practice bench including Betty Yan, Alex Gendzier, Pantea Garroussi, and Chris Anderson.

About Arnold & Porter's Corporate and Finance Practice

Arnold & Porter’s Corporate and Finance practice serves as trusted legal advisers in business-critical transactions for clients in key industries including life sciences, financial services, technology, energy/energy transition, consumer products, and aerospace and defense, advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets transactions, financings, and venture capital investments, and other strategic transactions and collaborations. The practice represents corporate issuers and underwriters in registered and unregistered issuances of equity and debt; banks and non-bank lenders and borrowers in secured loan transactions; financial institutions acting in various roles in financing transactions and regulatory matters; hedge funds, private equity funds, and other investment vehicles in their formation, product development, and regulatory compliance; Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies, investors, and institutions in technology and content licensing, joint venture, and commercial transactions; and sovereign nations and sub-sovereign and quasi-governmental issuers in capital markets and financing transactions. The Corporate and Finance practice is closely integrated with other leading practice groups at the firm, thereby providing a full-service solution for our clients.

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.