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    Firm Receives High Ranking in Business Lawyer Survey

    June 3, 2005

    WASHINGTON—June 3, 2005— Arent Fox achieved numerous high rankings in the 2005 edition of “America's Leading Business Lawyers” published by the British company, Chambers and Partners. Seven practice areas and seven lawyers were cited as leaders in their respective fields.

    Chambers and Partners conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients to judge the abilities of practitioners and compile the rankings.

    Here are the ranked practice areas, the ranked attorneys and comments about their expertise:

    District of Columbia
    Bankruptcy/Restructuring—Rank 3
    Construction—Rank 4
    Kathy Taub—Rank 2

    “Balances a clientele comprising contractors and developers, predominantly on transactional matters. She helped structure transactions and negotiated contracts associated with such landmarks as the Padres Ballpark, the new ballpark for the San Diego Padres. Other projects include Miller Park, home to the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, and the $150 million MCI Center in Washington, D.C.”

    Stephen Yohay—Rank 3

    “The top OSHA lawyer in the country for utility matters, excellent on every level. This Arent Fox PLLC attorney is the person to go to when you want a fight.”

    Health Care—Rank 3
    Real Estate—Rank 1
    Joseph Fries—Rank 1
    Richard Newman—Rank 3
    David Osnos—Rank 2

    “Leading competitors view the firm's partners as a ‘superstar cast.’ Joseph Fries is perceived as ‘the dean’ of the area's real estate bar. Experienced and practical, his legal efficiency led one interviewee to comment: ‘If you and I take 500 words to explain something, he'll take 100.’

    David Osnos has earned ‘the respect, loyalty and confidence’ of a number of important clients in the D.C. area, commentators said. ‘They look to him for wisdom and advice.’ The ‘spectacularly gifted lawyer’ is perhaps best known for his dispute resolution expertise. This ‘wonderful counselor and great advocate’ employs an ‘extremely practical and result-oriented’ method in his work.

    Richard Newman is leading the firm's charge in PPP work, assisting many of D.C.'s large-scale cultural institutions. He is said to have ‘successfully carved a niche for himself’ in the area of real estate law that's linked to nonprofit organizations, low-income housing and municipal finance. His careful style is also applied to bond financing, so much so that some consider him ‘the go-to tax-exempt bond lawyer’ in D.C.”

    International Trade
    Matthew J. Clark—Rank 3

    “In trade remedies and trade policy Matthew Clark was identified as an outstanding trade remedies lawyer credited with both ‘clarity and precision.’ Involvement in the Canadian softwood lumber case features as a recent highlight from a track record that includes a number of high-profile cases including WTO and NAFTA procedures.”

    New York
    Intellectual Property
    Rochelle Seide—Rank 3

    “Formerly of Baker Botts, the ‘straight-talking’ Rochelle Seide is perceived as a boost to the IP capabilities at Arent Fox. Her clients regard her to be extremely responsive, and value her understanding of budgetary constraints. Lauded for her appreciation of the corporate side of the biomedical industry, Siede is described as ‘a real-world lawyer.’”


    About Arent Fox

    Arent Fox, a full-service law firm with offices in Washington, DC, and New York, is recognized as a leader in areas including international trade, intellectual property, real estate, health care/life sciences and litigation. The firm has a wide range of expertise in corporate securities and transactions, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, government relations and regulation, labor and employment law, finance, tax, corporate compliance and the global business market. Arent Fox provides services to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments, long-term care facilities, start-up companies and other entities.