Arent Fox has promoted five attorneys to partner, including three lawyers from the firm's Washington office. The new title took effect January 1.
Aziz Burgy, Kevin Pinkney and Amy Schoenhard, are the new D.C.-based partners. All were previously associates.
Burgy is a partner in the intellectual property practice who focuses on litigation before U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission. He had handled cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, internet security systems, computer software and hardware, industrial robotics and GPS technology.
Pinkney is a partner in the government contractor services and commercial litigation practices. He counsels clients who do business with the federal and state governments with a focus on government contracting and national security aspects of business transactions; assists clients responding to government cost audits; conducts internal investigations; and litigates claims, protests and False Claims Act suits, among other things.
Schoenhard is a partner in the firm's intellectual property practice and a registered U.S. patent attorney. She focuses her practice on patent litigation and prosecution, and opinion work in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, herbal supplements, and fiber optic cable installation.
"These promotions reflect hard-earned achievements by seven outstanding lawyers who are dedicated to their clients and to the success of the firm," managing partner Matthew Clark said in a written statement. "We congratulate them on their accomplishments and look forward to working together for years to come."