Arent Fox Announces 2016 Promotions to Partner and Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC - Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the election of six new partners and five new counsel, effective January 1, 2016. The new partners include Mark A. Angelov, Charles B. Ferguson, Andy S. Kong, Patrick A. Nickler, Mark R. Phillips, and Eric Roman. Eric A. Biderman, Lindsay S. Brinton, Tiffany Brooks Healy, Meghan S. Largent, and Patrick R. Quigley were promoted to counsel.

“On behalf of the partnership, I congratulate all of these talented lawyers on their advancement and wish them much continued success,” said Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho. “Each of these individuals have demonstrated great legal skill and a commitment to client service and we are confident that will continue.”

The Firm’s Newest Partners

Mark A. Angelov was an associate in the New York Litigation group. His practice is focused on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, tax-exempt bond recovery, and health care matters. Mr. Angelov earned his JD from Columbia Law School.
Charles B. Ferguson was counsel in the firm’s Real Estate group and Hospitality industry group. His practice involves a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, financing, development, and leasing of real property, condominium conversions, and related corporate matters. Mr. Ferguson received his JD with honors from Emory University School of Law.
Andy S. Kong focuses on all aspects of financial restructuring and bankruptcy related matters. In addition, Mr. Kong concentrates on commercial litigation and is experienced in representing clients in both state and federal court. Drawing on the expertise of Arent Fox lawyers across multiple practices, he represents Asian clients in all areas and across numerous industries. Mr. Kong is a graduate of Loyola Law School Los Angeles.
Patrick A. Nickler was counsel in the firm’s real estate group. His practice focuses on the representation of real estate developers, operating companies, national and regional banks and finance companies in all aspects of financing, including syndicated construction financing, securitized CMBS financing, mezzanine financing, real estate acquisition financing, loan workouts, restructurings, and foreclosures. Mr. Nickler received his JD from Boston College Law School.
Mark R. Phillips was an associate in the Litigation group. His work focuses on class action defense and labor and employment litigation – including suits for wrongful termination, defamation, discrimination, and wage and hour cases – as well as general commercial disputes. He also counsels employers on day-to-day employment matters and advises employers regarding new legal developments in the workplace. Mr. Phillips is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law.
Eric Roman’s practice focuses on intellectual property and other complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience with copyright, patent, and trademark disputes, and regularly represents clients in the software, data privacy, and computer security industries. He also works closely with the firm’s media and entertainment group, litigating copyright disputes for clients in the digital media and entertainment industries. Mr. Roman earned his JD from Harvard Law School.

The Firm’s Newest Counsel

Eric A. Biderman has a broad-based insurance practice that encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. He also handles legal issues relating to insurance coverage for policyholders and carriers. Additionally, Mr. Biderman has devoted a substantial portion of his time to pro bono matters, including family court litigation and not-for-profit public interest endeavors. He is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Lindsay S. Brinton was an associate in the Litigation group. Her primary focus is representing over 1,000 landowners in Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, South Carolina, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, and Missouri to pursue their Fifth Amendment Takings claims against the federal government. These clients’ claims arose from a conversion of their property under the federal National Trails System Act. In addition to her Fifth Amendment Takings cases, Ms. Brinton also represents clients in litigated and non-litigated business disputes in several different areas. She earned her JD from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law.
Tiffany Brooks Healy was an associate in the Intellectual Property group. She focuses her practice on patent infringement and validity opinions, transactional due diligence, and patent prosecution in technology areas including electrical devices, software, and business methods. In addition, Ms. Healy prepares licenses and counsels clients on intellectual property strategy and portfolio management. She received her JD from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Meghan S. Largent was an associate in the Litigation group. Her primary focus is pursuing Fifth Amendment takings claims against the federal government on behalf of landowners across the US. She also focuses her practice on appellate litigation and commercial disputes. She has assisted in drafting appellate briefs in the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts of Illinois. Ms. Largent also has experience in litigation before the United States Tax Court, ERISA, products liability, and toxic tort. She is a graduate of Washington University School of Law.
Patrick R. Quigley was an associate in the Litigation department at Arent Fox. Patrick’s practice includes litigating bid protests, contract claims, prime/subcontractor disputes, and small business size protests/appeals. He conducts internal investigations and defends clients in False Claims Act litigation, government investigations, and suspension and debarment actions. He advises on procurement law compliance, and conducts due diligence reviews and advises on business transactions. He also prepares subcontracts, teaming agreements, and conflict-of-interest mitigation plans. Mr. Quigley earned his law degree from George Mason University School of Law.

About Arent Fox
Founded in 1942, Arent Fox is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and the law intersect. With more than 400 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.


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