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    Arent Fox Welcomes Nationally Recognized Commercial Litigator John Purcell

    March 1, 2017

    Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the addition of commercial litigator John S. Purcell as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Purcell joins the firm’s Complex Litigation practice and focuses on class actions, intellectual property, media, and commercial litigation. His intellectual property practice includes litigation involving copyright, patent, trademark, idea theft, and unfair competition. He also has substantial experience in construction, real estate, and environmental nuisance matters.

    “We are thrilled to welcome John to the firm,” said Los Angeles Managing Partner Aaron H. Jacoby. “He will add to our deep bench of litigators who counsel clients strategically and efficiently, with an eye on ensuring we meet their business objectives. John’s diverse skillset and valuable courtroom experience is a great addition to our national litigation team."

    Previously a senior partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Mr. Purcell has significant experience in federal and state courts on behalf of large commercial clients in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, and technology industries.

    The addition of Mr. Purcell is the most recent step in Arent Fox’s West Coast expansion, which prioritizes the growth of core practice areas that the firm boasts national and international capabilities in. The firm’s California offices recently added commercial litigator Brian P. Maschler in San Francisco and corporate finance attorney Samuel J. Miller in Los Angeles.

    Mr. Purcell is a member of the California Bar. He earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, and his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he served as the Associate Editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change.

    Arent Fox’s Complex Litigation practice is recognized by Chambers USA for its “streamlined” approach that delivers “quality” results. With more than 125 litigators, the practice boasts a deep bench and international reach while having extensive experience in high-stakes litigation before federal and state courts and regulatory agencies. The group is especially proficient at managing parallel litigation in multiple jurisdictions and represents clients in matters that include intellectual property, health care, life sciences, trade, automotive, insurance, and human rights abuses.