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1776 and Arent Fox LLP Announce Collaboration to Provide Legal Services to Startups

Washington, D.C., February 13, 2014 – 1776, an incubator platform based in Washington, D.C., and Arent Fox LLP, a national law firm, announced today that they will be collaborating to provide key legal services to the world’s most promising startups.

Arent Fox will engage with hundreds of startups at the 1776 Campus to provide counsel to founders and help 1776 members navigate legal and regulatory frameworks throughout their business cycle.

The majority of 1776 Campus members operate within regulated industries ripe for innovation – education, health, energy and cities – that require maneuvering through government regulation.  1776 members will have access to Arent Fox’s bench of communications, technology and mobile, corporate and securities, government contracts, government relations, health care, intellectual property and tax legal staff to guide them in this process.

“In the rapid expansion of startups with highly scalable products, startups no longer have the time or the resources to hire communications, financial, legal staff, etc. They do it all,” said David Zipper, Managing Director of 1776 Ventures. “Increasing the resources that we can supply externally increases our members’ success exponentially. Collaborating with Arent Fox helps us to do just that.”

1776 aims to reinvent our lives as citizens by connecting the most promising high-growth startups from around the world with the assets of the most powerful city on Earth. 1776 startups receive expert mentorship, corporate and government connections, access to capital, media attention and the collaborative energy necessary for innovation.

Since its founding in 1942, Arent Fox has had a close relationship with the Washington, D.C., business community.  The firm’s relationship with 1776 is part of its continuing commitment to ensure that the nation’s capital is a great place to live and do business.

“Washington, D.C. is quickly becoming a hub of start-up activity, thanks in part to the work of 1776,” said Arent Fox Managing Partner Matthew J. Clark. “As a national leader in the legal industry, our firm is pleased to offer startups the experienced counsel that can be critical to their growth and success.”


About 1776

1776 is a major initiative focused on helping entrepreneurs seeking to reinvent our lives as citizens. Located just blocks from the White House, 1776 convenes and accelerates startups from around the world by connecting them to the political, intellectual, social and financial capital that make Washington, D.C. unique. Visit or @1776dc on Twitter for more information.


About Arent Fox

Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 350 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.


For more information, contact:

Lisa Throckmorton

1776/Speakerbox Communications