This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2013
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Founded in 1946, Arnold & Porter has maintained a strong focus on recruiting and retaining lawyers of the highest quality. Today, the firm has an impressive selection of professionals with backgrounds in senior government positions or acclaimed scientists with advanced qualifications. The firm’s high standards have attracted clients of the highest calibre, with 13 of the Fortune 25 companies choosing Arnold & Porter as their outside counsel. The firm consists of over 800 lawyers working in nine offices across the US and Europe. Arnold & Porter’s “superior” practice is demonstrated by the number of listings it is awarded: 53 listings across 13 practice areas from seven of its offices.
|ARNOLD & PORTER LLP|
|TOTAL LISTINGS IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 53|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Arbitration||2||Product Liability Defence||6|
|Internet & e-Commerce||2||Trade & Customs||2|
The firm’s “premier” competition practice counts world-class companies such as General Electric Company, Intel Corporation and Kraft Food among its client list. Arnold & Porter is “truly exceptional” in this area and prides itself on its ability to handle large multi-jurisdictional matters on a wide range of issues. We list 13 lawyers in the corresponding chapter. The firm’s Brussels office is best represented and fields five highly recommended lawyers. Head of the European competition practice Marleen Van Kerckhove is a “very prominent figure” in the area with a “well-deserved reputation”. She is also listed for her regulatory work within the life sciences chapter. Another “highly knowledgeable practitioner” at the firm is Luc Gyselen who, before joining Arnold & Porter, held several senior positions at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition. He is a “leading authority” on dominance issues. Annette Luise Schild is praised by our respondents for her “client-oriented” approach and “expertise” in dealing with complex, international matters. In Washington, DC, Deborah Feinstein heads the firm’s US antitrust practice and is a “very talented lawyer” focusing on M&A matters and conduct investigations. She is joined by Jonathan Gleklen, a “trusted adviser” for many high profile clients who “knows the industry inside out”. Elsewhere in the US, Ronald Redcay, based in California, is “skilled” at litigating in front of federal district courts and state courts. Robert Taylor has over 30 years’ experience and is a “leading expert” on the relationship between competition and intellectual property law.
Arnold & Porter has a prominent life sciences practice group and our research reveals “outstanding” individuals who specialise in product liability, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional work. Based in London, Ian Dodds-Smith is our lawyer of the year for his work in life sciences and is “a real leader in the field”. He is co-head of the firm’s food, drug and medical devices practice group and the head of its European product liability practice group. He is listed in our product liability publication alongside the “impressive” Adela Williams and “top-notch” Ellen Reisman. Williams is a registered medical practitioner while Reisman, in Los Angeles, has over 25 years of experience in product liability litigation. On the intellectual property side, the “highly experienced” David Perkins is recommended for his work in multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. With over 40 years’ experience, he is an “established expert” in the field and is also listed in our patent and trademark chapters. Co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice David Marsh previously studied molecular biology and his background provides a “wealth of industry knowledge” which is sought after by clients. The “pre-eminent” Daniel Kracov is recommended for his work in the regulation of the life sciences industry. He is head of the firm’s Food and Drug Administration and healthcare practice.
We list six environmental lawyers from the firm. Arnold & Porter has a strong environmental practice which provides a full interdisciplinary service to clients and covers a broad range of complex environmental issues. The Washington, DC, office is best represented and is home to four “influential” professionals. Thomas Milch, former head of the environmental practice and current chair of Arnold & Porter, is “one of the top lawyers in the US”. His “superior quality” work centres on federal enforcement and private party litigation under US environmental law for domestic and multinational companies. Alongside him, Jonathan Martel is “exceptionally talented” and “extremely well thought of” by his peers. Outside of DC, Michael Gerrard has an “excellent reputation”. He is a former head of the firm’s New York office and currently acts as Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.
Paolo Di Rosa heads the firm’s arbitration practice from the DC office and is a “skilled strategist” specialising in international disputes held before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Another key player in Arnold & Porter’s successful arbitration group is Jean Kalicki, a “leading investment treaty lawyer” with a “broad depth of knowledge”.
Arnold & Porter also fields two lawyers in the banking chapter. In New York, Kevin Barnard is a “leading expert in complex commercial issues”. Patrick Doyle in Washington, DC, is “particularly shrewd” and is praised for his “strong intellect”. He has led the firm’s financial practice since 1993.
With such an array of talented lawyers working across a wide variety of different sectors, Arnold & Porter sets the bar for excellence across the world.
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