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Arnold & Porter LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 699
  • Gross Revenues: $694,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $995,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,385,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Arnold & Porter is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Arnold & Porter has 699 attorneys and is the 55th largest firm in the United States.  With $694,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 45th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Arnold & Porter ranked as the 51st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, NY and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 45 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 45 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 53 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 25 -4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 2 4 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 24 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 109 -3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 14 5 Summer programs

In the News

Boies Schiller to Abandon Suburbs for Downtown D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 28, 2015

One of the few Am Law 100 law firms in Washington located far from the central business district is moving. Boies, Schiller & Flexner, whose D.C. lawyers work in a building near the Maryland border, plans to move to New York Avenue and 14th Street downtown in the late summer or fall next year.

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

Meet Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby's Lawyer

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 22, 2015

Defending a once-beloved superstar in the court of public opinion has meant sometimes evading questions. Plus, AT&T's outside counsel at Crowell & Moring, Arnold & Porter and Sidley Austin get a second chance.

Pro Bono Report 2015: Treading Water

: The American Lawyer : July 20, 2015

Firms continue to talk the pro bono talk, but hours devoted to pro bono legal work dipped slightly last year among Am Law 200 firms.

In-House Counsel Profile: CNL Financial Group Inc.'s Holly Greer

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

"In the sixth grade I was the prosecutor in a 'mock trial' and from that point on I was determined to be a attorney."

Homegrown Firms Get Serious About Succession

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 17, 2015

Some Bay Area firms are bracing for a wave of retirements. While for Durie Tangri's Daralyn Durie, it's never too soon to start planning.

TV Streamer FilmOn Wins Round Against Broadcasters

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 17, 2015

Aereo and FilmOn relied on similar technology to stream TV shows without getting licenses from the major networks. After Aereo lost at the Supreme Court and went bankrupt, FilmOn tweaked its litigation strategy.

Hausfeld Rides Big Fees Into New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

High-powered plaintiffs shop Hausfeld hires two antitrust litigators from Greenberg Traurig to open in the Big Apple; Greenberg Traurig opens its first office in Germany; Pillsbury picks up two; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Kasowitz Firm Wins Trial Over Stent Patent

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 10, 2015

After 10 years of litigation, a federal jury found that Boston Scientific's Express stent infringed a patent held by Dr. G. David Jang, and that the company breached a 2002 agreement with Jang. The doctor is seeking more than $100 million.

Monitor Suggests Reasons for Decline in NYPD Stop/Frisk

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 10, 2015

A sharp drop in the number of stop-and-frisk encounters by the New York City Police Department might be due to officers' uncertainty over the law, a court-appointed monitor told a federal judge Thursday.

SEC Ramps Up Regulation of Pre-IPO Securities Market

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 10, 2015

The murky marketplace for private startup stock has the attention of agency lawyers.

Pa. Firms' Pro Bono Stats Buck National Trend

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : July 10, 2015

While pro bono work appears to have declined slightly last year at Am Law 200 firms nationwide, large Pennsylvania firms are showing improvements in pro bono participation.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reflections and Predictions From Five Supreme Court Reporters

: Legal Times : July 06, 2015

Five reporters who cover the U.S. Supreme Court, including the NLJ's Tony Mauro, spoke last week at Arnold & Porter for a discussion hosted by the D.C. Bar Section on Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice. Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the ACLU National Capital Area, moderated the talk.

Wilmer's Lobbyists Seek to Keep Monsanto Out of Regulatory Weeds

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

After building out its lobbying group with a pair of seasoned hires over the past two years, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has dug into advising agribusiness behemoth Monsanto on its effort to acquire Swiss seed technology rival Syngenta.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge May Trim Damages in 'Blurred Lines' Infringement

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2015

A federal judge has tentatively upheld a nearly $7.4 million jury verdict in the copyright battle over the hit song “Blurred Lines” but plans to reduce the damages amount.

Survey: Pro Bono Hours Dip Slightly at Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Jenner & Block takes the top spot in our annual pro bono survey; Arnold & Porter is second.

Supreme Court Tells EPA To Consider Costs of Pollution Regulations

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 29, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fared well before the U.S. Supreme Court in recent Clean Air Act cases. But the streak ended Monday when the justices ruled that the EPA must consider the cost to industry in regulating mercury emissions from factories and coal plants.

'Mad Dog' of Sports Radio Meets Match in Ex-Akin Gump Partner

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

John Dowd, a former Marine and veteran Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld litigator who retired from the firm earlier this year, appeared on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Christopher Russo to discuss his investigation 26 years ago that led to a lifetime ban of Major League Baseball icon Pete Rose. It did not go well.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

There's 'Joy' in Big Law After Marriage Ruling

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 26, 2015

"Exaltation, crying, absolute unmitigated joy," Roberta Kaplan said Friday after the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. "I don't think anyone was that surprised, but we all had in the back of our hearts this lingering fear that it would not be what we hoped."

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Hardly Disrupts Big Law

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 25, 2015

A business-as-usual vibe extended to litigators and professional groups despite political jeers and celebrations Thursday after the Supreme Court validated the Affordable Care Act's subsidies. Still, many Big Law attorneys will find new opportunities to work with clients in relation to the law.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Food Drive Gathers $260K, Towers of Vienna Sausages from D.C. Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 18, 2015

Even in a charity food drive, lawyers want to win. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's D.C. office capitalized on the instinct and collected nearly 4,000 pounds of food for an annual legal industry drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, called Food from the Bar. This was the most food collected among any of the 50 or so participating firms and legal industry organizations this year.