Arent Fox LLP Adds Nine Attorneys to NY City Office
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Nine attorneys have joined Arent Fox LLP’s New York City office, as the firm announced a new insurance and reinsurance practice, as well as an expansion of its intellectual property practice.

Elliott M. Kroll, Julius A. Rousseau, III, Ross J. Charap and Paul M. Fakler have joined as partners. Alan R. Lyons joined as counsel. Eric A. Biderman, James M. Westerlind, Eric Roman and Matthew L. Finkelstein joined as associates.

Elliott M. Kroll and Julius A. Rousseau, III, who have been practicing together for more than 18 years, will lead Arent Fox’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice in New York City. Their practice focuses on advising and defending insurance companies, and representing parties suing insurance companies.


Counsel Alan Lyons and associates Eric Biderman and James Westerlind will join Mr. Kroll and Mr. Rousseau in Arent Fox’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group. All five attorneys come to Arent Fox from Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York City.

Ross J. Charap and Paul M. Fakler joined Arent Fox as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice in New York City. Their practice focuses on the areas of entertainment and copyright law, with an emphasis on the representation of composers and music publishers, theatrical producers, writers, visual artists, Internet and media companies and software developers in a variety of intellectual property matters.

Joining Mr. Charap and Mr. Fakler at Arent Fox are associates Matthew L. Finkelstein and Eric Roman.

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According to the press release at the firm’s website, Michael Blass, Managing Partner of the Firm’s New York City office, was quoted as saying: “We couldn’t be more pleased that these two teams of superlative attorneys have joined Arent Fox. In bringing these four partners, counsel and associates to Arent Fox, we have added remarkable talent, depth and experience to two areas of strategic focus for the Firm in the New York market.”

Wth offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, Arent Fox LLP is a recognized leader in areas such as complex litigations, intellectual property, real estate, and health care. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide the firm represents Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, government agencies, nonprofit corporations, trade associations, foreign governments, and other entities.



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