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Arnold & Porter LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 720
  • Gross Revenues: $686,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $955,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,335,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -6

Arnold & Porter is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Arnold & Porter has 720 attorneys and is the 53rd largest firm in the United States.  With $686,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 43rd on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 43 -6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 43 -6 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

Judge to Dismiss 1997 Class Action Against D.C. Over Special Education Services

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 16, 2014

A federal judge in Washington announced on Tuesday that he was dismissing a class action filed against the District of Columbia in 1997 over the city's failures in providing special education services to children.

A&P, Wachtell Join Namenda Fight as Actavis Appeals Injunction

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 16, 2014

Less than a week after a judge blocked Actavis from forcing patients to switch to new version of its Alzheimer's drug Namenda, the company brought on new legal firepower from Arnold & Porter and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to take the case to the Second Circuit.

INADMISSIBLE: 'Radical Change' at New Pillsbury Office

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.

What Were the Big Lateral Moves in 2014?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 15, 2014

A number of firms headquartered outside Texas opened offices in the Lone Star State during 2014, spurring lateral moves.

Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Palestinian Groups Move to Stop Liability Trial

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2014

The Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization have asked a federal appeals court to block an impending trial seeking to hold them liable for several terrorist attacks between 2001 and 2004.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pillsbury Lawyers to See 'Radical Change' in New Office

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's downsizing to a new office building Monday follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. The new D.C. building feels so small, you can stand near its main reception area to see views out of all four exterior walls.

Covington Office Move Gives DC's Largest Firm Glass Walls, Tech

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

After two years of construction and many more of planning, the 515 Washington lawyers at Covington & Burling are moving to a glassy new building heralded as a transformative block in downtown D.C., CityCenter.

District AG Irvin Nathan to Return to Arnold & Porter

Katelyn Polantz and Mike Sacks : Legal Times : December 05, 2014

Irvin Nathan, the District of Columbia's last attorney general appointed by a mayor, has rejoined Arnold & Porter as senior counsel.

N.J. Town Settles Dispute Over Building of Mosque

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : December 03, 2014

Bridgewater Township Council members voted Monday to approve a pact paying the Al Falah Center $5 million and authorizing a property swap. The center had proposed construction of a mosque at one site but agreed to an alternate location.

Disk Error

Anne Stuart : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

When an arbitrator found that key evidence in a trade secrets case had been fabricated, 
he sanctioned one side and awarded hundreds of millions of dollars to the other. 
Then the real fight began.


Jury Trial Nears in Decade-Old Lawsuit for Terrorist Attacks

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 21, 2014

The decks have been cleared for a billion-dollar trial where American terrorism victims are trying to hold the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for several attacks in Israel.

Wiley Rein Nears Deal With McBee Strategic Lobbyists

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 19, 2014

Wiley Rein has been in talks to acquire McBee lobbyists, likely as a subsidiary, and a deal could be finalized by the end of the month. The McBee Strategic lobbyists received offer letters from a law firm late Monday night.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Two Major Firms Finalize Office Moves

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 17, 2014

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will move into new office buildings Dec. 8, shifting two large chunks of the Washington legal community into different neighborhoods in one weekend.

Arnold & Porter

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Talcum Suit Alleges Failure To Warn of Cancer Risk

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A suit filed in Trenton, N.J., federal court claims Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi US and other talcum powder makers failed to notify women that using the product put them at greater risk of ovarian cancer.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Bank of America Faces $1.7 Bil. in Mortgage Liability After Ruling

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : November 14, 2014

Bank of America will continue to face over $1.7 billion in liability for more than 4,000 residential mortgage-backed securities that were originated by Countrywide Financial Corp. after a Manhattan Commercial Division ruling Thursday.

Ex-Judge to Help Guide Stop-and-Frisk Remedies

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 12, 2014

Retired Appellate Division, Second Department, Justice Ariel Belen has been chosen by Southern District Judge Analisa Torres to help the NYPD enact remedies to unconstitutional practices in New York City's stop-and-frisk litigation.

Former Top Lawyer at HUD Joins Jenner & Block

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : November 10, 2014

A former top legal adviser to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has joined the Washington office of Jenner & Block, the firm announced Monday.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.

Answering the Call: D.C. Lawyers Work Election Hotline

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 04, 2014

Inside the Election Protection call center, where lawyers talk to voters from Pennsylvania and Florida on behalf of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The voters have called the hotline for help—how to vote, where to vote, what to take, or if they've encountered an issue—and often don't realize they're conferring with some of D.C.'s greatest legal brainpower.

Jury Sides With PNY in Acqui-Hire Fight

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 03, 2014

Arnold & Porter's David Reis, who represents PNY, said testimony from the company's CEO was pivotal.

New Partners Ambivalent About Rainmaking, Survey Finds

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : November 03, 2014

Half of respondents say that business generation—usually seen as the key to an elusive inner circle—is a very important factor in their success.

Circuit Rejects Police Union Role in 'Stop and Frisk'

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New York City police unions protesting the city's agreement to settle lawsuits on stop-and-frisk practices waited too long before trying to insert themselves into the high-profile litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Friday.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.