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Arent Fox LLP

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Chairman: Mark M Katz
Managing Partners: Cristina A. Carvalho
Number of partners: 190 Number of lawyers: 450

Firm Overview:
Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognised in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 450 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations. 

Main Areas of Practice:  

Advertising, Promotions & Data Security:
Focuses on media, television, and consumer products companies in all aspects of advertising and promotions including: clearing promotions and advertising globally, advertising and trade regulation law, and federal and state investigations.

Focuses on business, franchise and consumer litigation, corporate and real estate transactions, vehicle safety law, regulatory, distribution and franchise, intellectual property, antitrust, environmental and emissions, consumer lending, customs and international trade, restructuring and bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring:
Represents creditors’ committees, bondholders, note holders, secured creditors, lender syndicates, debtors, Chapter 11 trustees, and financing providers in bankruptcy proceedings.

Complex Litigation:
Represents plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country and in dispute resolution worldwide.

Broad-based corporate experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate governance, and public and private offerings of equity and debt. Handles transactions for private equity funds, public companies, and midmarket private companies.

Cybersecurity & Data Protection:
Experience in all aspects of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection. Group serves clients in regulated spaces such as health care and telecommunications and sophisticated industries including retail, gaming and entertainment, and media.

Government Relations:
Assists companies, trade associations, universities, governmental organisations, and other nonprofits attain their objectives by advocating at the federal, state, and local levels. Counsels on elections and political activity law.

Provides coordinated representation in all aspects of healthcare law, including reimbursement/coverage issues, Stark regulations, anti-kickback matters, fraud and abuse counseling, regulatory issues, false claims defense, HIPAA/health privacy advice, RACs, telemedicine, and e-health.

Insurance & Reinsurance:
Advises US and European insurers, reinsurers, and brokers on multistate licensing projects, tax issues, regulatory compliance matters, and state investigations. Counsels clients on cross-border acquisitions including public company employment.

International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution:
Represents parties in international commercial arbitration, treaty-based, and concession-based investor-State arbitration, and State-State arbitration. Advises sovereign and private clients on commercial law and international law matters, including questions arising under contracts, concessions and treaties, including international investment agreements.

International Trade:
Represents and advises clients in a range of cross-border matters, such as customs/import compliance; global trade policy; international trade litigation, including litigation before US Court of International Trade and US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and representing clients before the US Trade Representative office; export controls and sanctions, including compliance with the Arms Export Control Act and ITAR; and international anti-corruption and the FCPA.

Labour & Employment:
Counsels on employment litigation, labour management relations, occupational safety and health, employee benefits, immigration, federal contractors, and public accommodations.

Represents tax-exempt organisations on matters relating to tax, government relations, finance, real estate, labour, intellectual property, antitrust, and litigation. Serves as general counsel to associations and nonprofit organisations.

Arent Fox is one of the few go-to firms for novel and high-profile patent issues. Clients seek it out for its creativity and business approach to their legal issues. With more than 60 full-time patent professionals, it offers a full range of services related to the acquisition, enforcement and commercial exploitation of patent rights and assets.

Real Estate:
Handles projects nationally and internationally for institutional and private investors in joint venture formation and structuring, portfolio acquisition and sale, land acquisition and development, construction, financing, leasing, management, brokerage and sale for such projects as office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, factories, warehouses, research and development parks, and residential developments.

Counsels clients in the sports industry on all types of transactions, such as acquisitions and sales of franchises, arena stadium development and financing, naming rights agreements, sponsorship agreements, media rights agreements, issues with labour and employment, venue arrangements, and representation agreements with marketing agencies.

Tax & Estate Planning:
Focuses on all areas of federal and state tax law, representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, state tax authorities and courts having jurisdiction over federal tax disputes. Provides comprehensive estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, and wealth management services.

Handles services in all aspects of the telecommunications business, including transactions, licensing, regulatory compliance and advocacy, and litigation.

Arent Fox is preeminent in trademark counseling, with one of the largest practices of any full-service law firm in the country. What sets the firm apart is its ability to collaborate with clients to develop and implement sound and cost-effective brand protection strategies tailored to their unique needs.

Handles all stages of a government investigation including parallel civil and criminal proceedings involving multiple agencies and across multiple jurisdictions. Conducts sensitive internal investigations,provides compliance and ethics training, guides clients through complex governmental audits and investigations.