WASHINGTON, DC — Arent Fox LLP is proud to announce the election of five new partners and two new counsel, effective January 1, 2013. The new partners include Aziz Burgy, Kevin R. Pinkney, Amy E. L. Schoenhard, Jennifer C. Terry, and Andrew C. Udin. The firm has also promoted associates Jennifer L. Bougher and Kinley Bray to counsel.
“These promotions reflect hard-earned achievements by seven outstanding lawyers who are dedicated to their clients and to the success of the firm,” said Managing Partner Matthew J. Clark. “We congratulate them on their accomplishments and look forward to working together for years to come.”
The Firm’s Newest Partners
Aziz Burgy (Washington, DC), previously an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, is a registered patent attorney with a focus on patent litigation before the US District Courts and the International Trade Commission. In particular, he works on Hatch-Waxman and ITC 337 cases. Mr. Burgy’s litigation experience has involved medical devices, pharmaceuticals, Internet security systems, industrial robotics, computer software and hardware, and GPS technology. He has also represented clients during mediation hearings and has participated on several appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before joining Arent Fox, Mr. Burgy was a legal intern to Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, Mr. Burgy was a research associate at MedImmune, Inc. Mr. Burgy received his BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his MS from Johns Hopkins University, and his JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he was editor of IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology.
Kevin R. Pinkney (Washington, DC), formerly an associate in the Government Contractor Services and Commercial Litigation practices, counsels clients doing business with federal and state government agencies on matters arising throughout the acquisition life cycle. He focuses on the government contracting and national security aspects of business transactions; assisting clients responding to Government cost audits; conducting internal investigations; litigating claims, protests and False Claims Act suits; preserving rights in intellectual property; negotiating and drafting agreements; and advising on compliance matters. Mr. Pinkney has represented domestic and foreign firms in a variety of industries including aerospace, information technology, pharmaceutical, private security, finance, private equity, and education. Before joining the firm, Mr. Pinkney was the co-founder and general counsel of a biotechnology firm in the veterinary diagnostics industry. He earned his JD from Harvard Law School.
Amy E. L. Schoenhard (Washington, DC), promoted from associate, is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. A registered US patent attorney, Ms. Schoenhard focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and opinion work in the technical fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, herbal supplements, and fiber optic cable installation. Her patent prosecution experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications on behalf of US and international clients, as well as validity and infringement searches, studies, and opinions. Ms. Schoenhard is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She received her JD from Duke University School of Law.
Jennifer C. Terry (Los Angeles, CA), previously an associate, has been promoted to partner where she will work with the Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment practices, building on the firm’s national presence in these areas. Her practice includes acting as outside general counsel to various entities doing business in California, where she provides guidance on matters relating to consumer products and commercial transactions. Ms. Terry received her JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and Honors BA and BS degrees from the University of Utah.
Andrew C. Udin (New York, NY), promoted from associate in the Real Estate practice, focuses on commercial real estate acquisition, sales, financing, leasing, and general corporate transactions, including business counseling. He has broad experience advising clients in complex real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, real estate financing transactions, commercial and retail leasing transactions, and multistate portfolio transactions. He has also implemented complex fee above-a-plane and condominium structures. Mr. Udin has a very diverse practice and represents marketing and advertising agencies on a wide range of matters. He received his JD from American University Washington College of Law, where Mr. Udin was the senior note and comment editor of the American University Law Review.
The Firm’s Newest Counsel
Jennifer L. Bougher (New York, NY), previously an associate in the Commercial Litigation practice, has significant experience representing clients in federal and state court litigation, as well as international and domestic arbitration. She also serves as mediator in commercial disputes, and represents litigants in mediations and negotiations. A member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Ms. Bougher received her JD from Fordham University School of Law, where she is now a member of the adjunct faculty and teaches alternative dispute resolution and coaches interschool competition teams.
Kinley Bray (Washington, DC), formerly an associate in the Real Estate practice, represents clients before local and federal administrative bodies in land use, planning, historic preservation, and zoning matters. Ms. Bray routinely negotiates complex construction management, underpinning, and community cooperation agreements for developers and community groups. She has litigated real estate matters at both the trial and appellate levels and focuses on issues of municipal law in both the District of Columbia and suburban Maryland. Prior to joining Arent Fox, Ms. Bray worked for two other firms and was a law clerk to the Montgomery County Planning Board of the Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission. She received her JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.