Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. As a result of guiding principles centered on first-rate legal work and exceptional service, the firm has earned its reputation for providing clients with the counsel they need to meet critical challenges in their “world.”
With offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Arent Fox provides strategic legal counsel to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations and start-ups, to trade associations and foreign governments.
Arent Fox has earned the distinction of being considered a premier law firm from The American Lawyer, Chambers USA, and Legal 500 for our practice breadth, geographical reach, and industry knowledge.
White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help clients achieve their ambitions in today's G20 world. As a pioneering international law firm, the firm cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for their clients. In both established and emerging markets, the firm’s lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving clients insights into the local business environment alongside their experience in multiple jurisdictions.
The firm works with some of the world’s most respected and well-established businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities. Drawing on the experience of accomplished lawyers and the resources of their global network, they offer genuine depth and local law capability that few other firms can match. The team enjoys a highly impressive track record in successfully defending companies against TCPA-related litigation, including in Glauser v. GroupMe, Inc. et al., (N.D. Cal. 2015 WL 475111) regarding the definition of “autodialer” under the TCPA. They also offer a focus on TCPA compliance, advising clients on an ongoing basis in order to prevent TCPA lawsuits.
Kristi L. Thornton specializes in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) at the Federal Communications Commission, where she is the Associate Division Director in the Consumer Policy Division of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. She was the drafting attorney for the 2016 TCPA Report and Order, in which the Commission instituted rules for federal debt collection robocalls pursuant to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. She was also the lead drafting attorney for the 2015 TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order, which resolved 21 separate requests for clarification. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Thornton clerked for the Hon. Robert N. Davis at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Adam Bowser is an associate in the Communications, Technology and Mobile group. His practice focuses on complex litigation in federal and state courts, including class action trials and appeals, as well as related advocacy before administrative agencies in rulemaking and enforcement proceedings. Adam has been recognized as a Washington, DC Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Communications Law every year since 2014 and he has recently won several notable victories for clients brought into class-action litigation arising out of consumer-protection and privacy laws, particularly the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). As part of his deep expertise in consumer protection laws, Adam regularly advises clients across industries on privacy compliance and risk mitigation strategies.
Jon Hawk is in White & Case’s Commercial Litigation Practice. He represents clients involved in high-stakes litigation and also serves in an advisory role, providing compliance and regulatory counsel in non-contentious matters. Jon represents clients from a wide range of industries, including technology, social media, telecommunications, manufacturing and retail.
His litigation practice focuses on a broad range of complex business disputes, including matters implicating domestic and international data protection and privacy laws and consumer class actions, as well as company governance and fiduciary duty issues. In the TCPA context, he has represented clients in defending against a number of putative class actions alleging the unsolicited dissemination of voice calls and text messages.
Outside of the litigation context, Jon advises clients through company governance and fiduciary duty issues, conducts compliance audits and internal investigations and provides product counseling, particularly with respect to federal and state telemarketing laws and regulations.