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    Arent Fox LLP Recognized in the Inaugural Edition of US News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Publication

    September 16, 2010

    September 15, 2010 – Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the first-ever “Best Law Firms” publication released yesterday by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

    The release of the 2010 Best Law Firms rankings marks the inaugural publication of this highly-anticipated annual analysis by US News and Best Lawyers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of experience.

    These inaugural rankings, which are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area or by state, showcase law firms ranked in one or more of 81 major practice areas. Clients and leading attorneys were asked to rate the law firms they consider to be the best in their practice areas. Arent Fox’s rankings are as follows:

    Metropolitan Rankings

    Tier 1

    Tier 2

    Tier 3

    Tier 4

    National Rankings

    Tier 3

    The results will be featured in a stand-alone publication being mailed today to 30,000 general counsels in the United States, and in digital form to 55,000 leading private practice lawyers around the world.

    Complete data is available online for law firms that received rankings at: bestlawfims.usnews.com.

    The Arent Fox “Best Law Firms” profile is available at:

    More than 9,500 clients — including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies — provided 194,370 firm practice-area evaluations; 6,190 clients provided 11,181 comments about law firm practice areas and individual lawyers; and 8,842 lawyers provided 594,012 firm practice-area evaluations.

    These reputational survey responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers. Hard numbers were also used to develop the practice area rankings — data about numbers of lawyers and their previous experience, numbers of clients within different billing ranges, numbers of transactions and litigation matters at different dollar levels; pro-bono commitment, diversity, and other objective data.

    About Arent Fox:
    Arent Fox LLP (www.arentfox.com), with offices in Washington, DC, New York City and Los Angeles, is a recognized leader in areas including OSHA, intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, health care, automotive, sports, white collar, international trade, bankruptcy, and complex litigation. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide, Arent Fox has extensive experience in corporate securities, financial restructuring, government relations, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments and other entities.

    About the US News Media Group
    The US News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly US News & World Report magazine, the digital-only US News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the US News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The US News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

    About Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over a quarter century, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,385 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. At www.BestLawyers.com, Best Lawyers also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in most of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.