NEW YORK, February 5, 2013 -- Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that Joshua Berick has joined the firm’s Corporate and Securities group as a partner in its New York office.  Mr. Berick’s M & A practice has involved a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, divestitures, stock and asset purchases, private equity and venture capital investments, strategic alliances, joint ventures, equity offerings and general corporate, securities and commercial law matters.

Mr. Berick has successfully handled a number of multi-billion dollar transactions throughout the world for leading global companies known for their presence in the oil and gas, as well as in the power, alternative energy and other infrastructure industries.  His practice has also included the representation of major corporations and private equity firms in their investments across a range of industries, including in the financial services, information technology, and healthcare sectors. Mr. Berick most recently played a key role in a global energy company’s $7 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Azerbaijan, and an international insurance company’s sale of its consumer finance businesses in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Mr. Berick joins the firm from Linklaters LLP’s New York office.

“Josh’s notable experience handling a wide range of domestic and international matters for a number of major companies is consistent with many of our clients’ needs and interests, particularly in the areas of energy, private equity, and cross border transactions,” said Thomas Milch, Arnold & Porter’s Chairman.

Added Stewart Aaron, head of the firm’s New York office: “Josh’s ability to manage highly complex corporate transactions through to completion, coupled with his team-focused approach to client service will be a particularly good fit with our multi-dimensional corporate practice.”

Mr. Berick received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  He obtained his B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia College of Columbia University.

“Clients are increasingly demanding a full-service law firm with cross-border capabilities, coupled with top notch client service -- qualities for which Arnold & Porter has been recognized,” said Mr. Berick.  “I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues and contributing to the firm’s already thriving corporate practice.” 

Arnold & Porter LLP is an international law firm of nearly 850 lawyers with offices in Brussels, Denver, London, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D. C.  The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 26 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.