NATIONAL—ArentFox Schiff is pleased to announce the election of 16 new partners, effective January 1, 2024.
The promoted partners and their areas of practice are as follows:
Andrew Dykens – Complex Litigation, New York
Andrew focuses his practice on complex financial transactions and disputes, including a wide array of insurance-related matters and litigation.
Brian Farkas – Complex Litigation, New York
Brian represents businesses and large nonprofit organizations in high-stakes disputes.
Brian A. Friederich – Corporate & Securities, Chicago
Brian advises clients on corporate and employee compensation matters, including benefits, onboarding and separation, and selection and implementation of retirement plan offerings.
Luke E. Harriman – Private Clients, Trusts & Estates, Chicago
Luke advises high-net-worth individuals and families in comprehensive estate planning to achieve both family goals and tax objectives.
Thorne Maginnis – Trademark, Washington, DC
Thorne offers clients a comprehensive brand management practice in the fields of intellectual property (IP), advertising, and e-commerce.
Tracy McLaughlin – Private Clients, Trusts & Estates, New York
An attorney and Certified Financial Planner, Tracy assists clients with general estate planning, including wills and trusts, lifetime gift planning, estate administration, tax-efficient wealth transfer planning, and charitable planning.
Samantha Overly Patel – Corporate & Securities/Tax, Washington, DC
Samantha has a broad federal tax practice with an emphasis on providing tax planning and transactional advice to US and non-US based businesses and their investors.
Antonio J. Rivera – International Trade & Investment, Washington, DC
As leader of the firm’s Electric Mobility Group, Antonio helps manufacturers and suppliers of the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain navigate the industry’s complex legal risks and high tariff costs (e.g., USMCA, Section 301 tariffs, etc.) and advises them on optimal strategies to thrive in this challenging landscape.
Marc E. Rivera – Corporate & Securities, Washington, DC
Marc focuses his practice on a wide array of commercial transactions, including securities offerings for public and private companies, corporate structuring, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance, and general corporate law.
Malerie Ma Roddy – Product Liability & Mass Torts, Chicago
Malerie concentrates her practice on civil litigation and class action defense, serving clients across industries such as juvenile products, food and beverage, automotive, and consumer home goods.
R. Erica Roque – Corporate & Securities/Fashion & Retail, Washington, DC
Erica focuses her practice on corporate and commercial transactions, including technology, distribution and fulfillment, data licensing and privacy agreements, and corporate structuring and governance.
Leah Scarpelli – International Trade, Washington, DC
Leah advises US and foreign corporations, associations, and governments on various international trade and customs matters, with a focus on trade remedies, import compliance, and trade policy issues.
Paul A. Schmid – Corporate & Securities, Boston
Paul serves as outside corporate counsel to privately held businesses and their investors and advises his clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financings,
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