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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 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 $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


: The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.

The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

Carlyn Kolker : The American Lawyer : May 25, 2015

The original "Engle" tobacco class action is long gone, but its progeny live on. Now the verdicts and settlements are mounting.

Actavis Injunction Survives Second Circuit Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt didn't fare any better than White & Case in fending off New York's efforts to block a "forced switch" to a new version of Actavis' Alzheimer's drug Namenda.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

A summary of this week's notable cases.


: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Boies Schiller Hires Third Prosecutor of 'Madoff Five'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 15, 2015

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Jackson, who helped prosecute five employees of Bernard Madoff for their role in his record-breaking Ponzi scheme, is leaving the Southern District to become a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 14, 2015

Among other announcements, Helene D. Jaffe and Alan R. Kusinitz have joined Brown Rudnick, where Jaffe will head the firm's new antitrust practice.

Judge Refuses Most Fees Sought in Acquihire Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 12, 2015

A San Mateo County judge awarded $150,000 of a $1.6 million fee request made by lawyers for PNY Technologies.

Nucor Race Bias Class Action Divides Fourth Circuit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 12, 2015

In a sign that the courts are still grappling with the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in , a bitterly divided federal appeals court on this week ordered the certification of a class of black steelworkers at Nucor Corp.


: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Ambiguous Holding Leaves Common Interest Privilege Law Unstable," "Trends, Developments in DOJ Investigation of Foreign Banks," "Preparing Witnesses for Cross-Examination at Trial" and "Arbitration Offers a Superior Alternative to Juries."

Tobacco Case Lesson: Use Closing Arguments Cautiously

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : May 11, 2015

Tucker Ronzetti, who has written about mistakes in closing arguments for the Florida Bar Journal, said the Ferraro firm averted a disaster by admitting to an error and salvaging a $5 million tobacco verdict.

Chicago Suffers Setback in Painkiller Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 10, 2015

A Chicago federal judge on Friday dismissed most of the city's lawsuit, which alleges that several drug manufacturers concealed the true addiction risks of OxyContin and other opioid painkillers.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Dealmaker of the Year: E. Whitney Debevoise of Arnold & Porter

: The American Lawyer : May 07, 2015

Debevoise was part of a working group that helped the International Capital Markets Association to develop a new sovereign bond model.

Jury Awards $136,000 to Smoker's Widow

: VerdictSearch : May 06, 2015

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015

Three firms have added new partners, while two announce promotions.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

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

On the Move

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Taming the Butterflies Before a Supreme Court Argument

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Like the institution that will hear the same-sex marriage arguments on April 28, high court advocates—and appellate lawyers in general—often have their own traditions, routines and even lucky charms to add just a fillip of confidence to the task ahead.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Brownstein Hyatt Enjoys Growth Year, Hires Former Senator

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 23, 2015

The Denver-based firm's gross revenue and net income grew by more than 10 percent last year, and the lobbying operation inched into the top three among K Street firms in the new year. Brownstein announced this week it had hired former Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska as a strategic adviser.

Arnold & Porter Rolls Up Valley IP Boutique

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 22, 2015

Eight lawyers from Menlo Park's Agility IP Law, including founder James Otteson, have jumped to Arnold & Porter.

Yelp Shakes Off Shareholder Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 22, 2015

Brushing aside complaints about Yelp's business practices, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar granted a motion to dismiss the suit.

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.

Players Take Position in StubHub-Ticketmaster Spat

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 21, 2015

Latham & Watkins and Arnold & Porter will fight antitrust claims related to the resale of Golden State Warriors tickets.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Settlement Reached in Case Over Cordele Public Defenders

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

A rare statement of interest by the U.S. Justice Department on behalf of juvenile criminal defendants who sued the state and Cordele Circuit judges for failing to provide them with legal representation was instrumental in forging a settlement of the case this week, said the president of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta.

INADMISSIBLE: Women of Supreme Court Honor the First

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's three female justices came together in Washington on April 15 to pay tribute to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her legacy in the law, her work with women judges and her push to improve civic education. Plus more in this week's column.