Arnold & Porter
Chairman: Richard M Alexander
Co-Managing Partners: Michael D Daneker, Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker
Number of lawyers: Nearly 1,000 across nine domestic and four international offices
Arnold & Porter is a nearly 1,000 lawyer firm with renowned regulatory experience, sophisticated litigation and transactional practitioners, and leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry-focused, lawyers practice across more than 30 critical areas, including bankruptcy, corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax, to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities and address issues that impact the very value of their businesses. Arnold & Porter offers clients practical forward-looking, results-oriented solutions to handle their US, international and cross-border legal needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust/Competition & Consumer Protection:
Industry leaders regularly engage Arnold & Porter for matters related to US and international laws governing competition, pricing, distribution, advertising and intellectual property.
Appellate & Supreme Court:
Broad experience in federal and state law including administrative, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, constitutional law, criminal law, environmental, IP, life science and healthcare, and product liability.
Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
Represents secured and unsecured creditors, parties dealing with distressed businesses, investors and asset purchasers, committees, debtors, and equity holders.
Corporate & Securities:
Experience in M&A, private equity and corporate control matters. Represents issuers, underwriters, and security holders in a full range of public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
Assists clients nationwide with high-stakes litigation, coun- seling and corporate/transactional employment matters.
Represents clients in a wide range of environmental regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Includes enforcement actions, toxic tort class actions and climate change issues.
Counsels on compliance with the US Dept of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the US Dept of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and sanctions laws administered by the US Dept of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
FDA & Healthcare:
Advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other healthcare entities on regulatory matters includ-ing fraud and abuse, pricing and contracting, coverage and reimbursement.
Serves banks and other financial services companies in securitisation and other finance matters, with recognised strength in structured finance and derivatives, syndicated and leveraged finance, and project development finance in the aviation and transportation, energy and infrastructure and financial institution regulation sectors.
Handles legal, business, and regulatory issues encountered by financial institutions, including growth and expansion, regulatory, financial products and services, capital markets, corporate governance and investment management regula-tion.
Advises companies conducting business with government agencies on white-collar crime, compliance programs, litigation, corporate transactions, privatisation, outsourcing, policy and legislation.
Handles acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforce-ment of IP rights relating to computer and information technology, the internet, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnol-ogy.
Long-standing ties to Latin America. Has advised on international arbitration projects for the US and interna-tional clients. Serve as advisers, advocates and arbitrators in economic disputes between sovereign governments and private investors.
Represents domestic and foreign corporations, institutions and individuals in virtually all aspects of international trade activity. Life
Attuned to the current state of play and future of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, biochips, pharmacogenetics, and other current technological developments.
Major firm practice with more than half of its US lawyers involved. Product liability, antitrust and securities are traditional areas of strength. Diverse work includes civil, criminal, regulatory, commercial, national, and interna-tional matters.
National Security Law & Policy:
Offers sophisticated guidance on national homeland security decision-making process and in dealings with the US Dept of State, the US Dept of Defence, other national security agencies, and the US Congress.
Private Client Services:
Counsels clients on complex estate planning, tax, real estate, family disputes, business organisation and succession planning.
Defends large and complex mass tort matters, acting both as national and trial counsel in cases asserting personal injury and property damage claims.
Structures deals for owners and developers involving the acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing, management and sale of office buildings, shopping centres, industrial sites, multifamily projects, hotels, resorts, and recreational developments.
Securities Enforcement & Litigation:
Represents clients in SEC investigations, class action securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, accounting irregularities, breach of fiduciary duty and criminal investigations by federal and state prosecutors.
Advises on all major areas of corporate, partnership, em- ployment, individual, trusts and estates, and gift tax law.
Provides international regulatory, administrative, litigation and legislative advice to corporations, government entities, and individuals.
White-Collar Criminal Defence:
Represents individuals and corporations in grand jury and administrative enforcement proceedings, criminal trials, and internal investigation