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    Arent Fox Annual Community Service Award Presented to Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership

    December 16, 2011

    Aric Noboa

    WASHINGTON, DC – Arent Fox LLP presented its Annual Community Services Award on December 15 to the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP), the charitable arm of firm client Discovery Communications. The award was presented to executives of the nonprofit organization at a ceremony held at Arent Fox’s offices in Washington, DC, during the firm’s annual Holiday Party. Accepting the award on behalf of the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership were DCGEP’s President Aric Noboa, Chief of Strategy Tamela Noboa, and Vice President of Finance and Administration Kathy Canzona.

    The Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership has set up more than a dozen Learning Centers in underdeveloped countries in Africa and South America as well as one in Romania. The Partnership’s programs provide educational resources to teachers, often through the provision of televisions and television programming, to empower youth and improve education in these developing nations.

    Arent Fox has been privileged to provide pro bono assistance to the Partnership for the past several years. Anthony Lupo, a partner at Arent Fox, has helped foster the success of the Partnership directly through his role as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors.

    “We are pleased to be able to recognize the Partnership’s important work, and Arent Fox’s contribution to its ongoing success, in this year’s Community Service Award presentation,” said Arent Fox partner Deanne M. Ottaviano, who chairs the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

    To learn more about the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership program, please visit http://www.discoveryglobaled.org.

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    About Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership
    Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization works in under-resourced schools around the world, using the power of television to increase student learning, teacher effectiveness and the community’s access to information and involvement in their children’s schools. The initiative is locally-managed, and involves a collaborative process of educational video program development that combines contributions of expertise and high-quality documentary footage from Discovery with the needs of educators in countries where DCGEP is active. In addition, DCGEP provides three years of teacher training and capacity building to ensure their ability to maximize the value of educational television as a tool for teaching and learning. For more information about how Discovery Communications is making an impact on the world through its content, partnerships, employees, business practices and more, visit http://impact.discovery.com.

    About Arent Fox
    Arent Fox LLP, with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles, is a recognized leader in areas including 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.