Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Former U.S. Attorney, Prosecutor Join Arent Fox as Partners
Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown Gains New Entertainment Of Counsel
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Arent Fox LLP yesterday announced that former U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Terree Bowers has joined its Los Angeles office as a partner.
Mary Carter Andrues, who headed the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, has also joined the firm.
Firm chairman Mark M. Katz opined that the addition of Bower and Andrues was “a significant step forward to our strategic goal of expanding a national white collar criminal defense and financial fraud practice,” adding that this expansion was “just the first of a series of moves we will be making in this practice area.”
Two other partners were added to the firm’s white collar defense practice yesterday as well, Peter Unger in Washington, D.C. and Andrew Kaizer in New York.
Katz praised the new attorneys as “four of the most respected and accomplished trial attorneys in the United States,” who “bring to our firm a unique and highly coveted blend of courtroom experience, talent, skill and knowledge encompassing a broad spectrum of white collar defense litigation, including securities and commodities enforcement, health care fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, RICO and export control cases.”
Bowers served as interim U.S. Attorney from 1992 until 1994, during which time he handled several high-profile cases, including the federal Rodney King civil rights trial and the Charles Keating fraud case.
The attorney then spent four years in The Hague as a U.S. representative at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He later became the chief deputy city attorney for Los Angeles under Rocky Delgadillo until he moved to private practice, joining Howrey LLP, in 2005.
Bowers attended the University of Texas for both his undergraduate and law degrees before being admitted to practice in 1979.
His practice includes supervising and litigating complex commercial, white collar and regulatory cases in the areas of securities fraud, banking and financial institutions, civil rights actions, political corruption issues, government contracting, health care fraud, pharmaceutical testing issues, environmental criminal and regulatory matters, false claims, customs, tax fraud, antitrust issues, insurance coverage and a variety of other complex litigation matters, an Arent Fox spokesperson said. Andrues focuses on areas of government contract and procurement fraud; improper gifts, gratuities and kickbacks; and violations of federal export control laws, including the Arms Export Control Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Export Administration Act, the spokesperson said.
Andrues served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California, and during her tenure there, she received the Attorney General’s Director’s Award for her role as the lead federal prosecutor in the LAPD Rampart Investigation.
Like Bowers, she later moved to Howrey LLP as a partner.
A graduate of the University of Kansas and USC Law School, Andrues was admitted to practice in 1988.
Arent has over 350 attorneys nationwide. Its practice areas include intellectual property, real estate, health care, life sciences, complex litigation and government relations.
In other news, Stanley Gold, a former managing partner of Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown Inc., has rejoined the transactional entertainment law firm as of counsel.
Bruce M. Ramer, a partner with the firm, praised Gold as “a first class lawyer and first class person who fully knows and appreciates the history, the culture and the traditions of Gang Tyre,” adding:
“We welcome him home.”
Gold served as managing partner of Gang Tyre until 1985, when he left to join Roy E. Disney as president and CEO of Shamrock Holdings. He also served on the board of the Walt Disney Company until 2003.
A graduate of UCLA and USC law school, Gold was admitted to practice in 1968. He registered with the State Bar as inactive in 1995 and resumed active practice in 2004.
A spokesperson for Gang Tyre said Gold will focus his practice with the firm on high-level financing and corporate deals in the entertainment industry while continuing to work with Shamrock Holdings.
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