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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

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.

Pro Bono Report 2015: Treading Water

: The American Lawyer : June 29, 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.

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.


: 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.

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Understanding and Avoiding Health Care Fraud Enforcement

Marilyn May and Victoria M. Wallace : Corporate Counsel : June 12, 2015

By reviewing past Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program enforcement efforts, counsel can glean information about whether their companies are likely to be the subject of upcoming investigations.

DC Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Convictions in 1984 Murder

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : June 11, 2015

Thirty years after a jury in Washington found a group of young men guilty in the fatal beating of 48-year-old Catherine Fuller, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected efforts to toss out the convictions.

Banker's Conviction Upset Based on Juror's Misconduct

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 09, 2015

The Second Circuit has vacated the conviction of former Deutsche Bank Alex.Brown banker David Parse, overturning the lower court, which had vacated his co-defendants' convictions but said Parse's legal team should have brought to light their suspicions about the true identity of a juror who lied during voir dire.

Adobe Strikes Data-Breach Deal With No Payout

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 09, 2015

Plaintiffs lawyers say they are satisfied by company's commitment to enhance security and will drop demands for financial damages.

Prosecutors Cite Emails Suggesting Dewey Defendants Duped Lenders

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives for the first time Tuesday presented evidence that sought to show that defendants lied to their bankers about how the now-defunct firm spent the money it received from lenders. Meanwhile, a former entertainment partner at the firm lost a court fight in London.

On The Move: Rafael Perez Joins Connell Foley

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 05, 2015

Connell Foley in Roseland brings on board veteran public finance attorney Rafael Perez.

Rulings Change Calculus of Law Firm Bankruptcies

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 05, 2015

Law frms used to see it as cheaper to settle unfinished business claims than to fight them, but that's no longer the case.

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

Treasury Officials Decline to Testify at Affordable Care Act Hearing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 04, 2015

Three U.S. Treasury Department officials declined to testify before a Senate subcommittee hearing on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, prompting Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to threaten subpoenas to make them attend at a future date.

Menendez Says DOJ Flip-Flopped on Venue Issue

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 03, 2015

Taking on opposition from the U.S. Department of Justice to his desire to move his corruption trial from Newark to Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has again drawn parallels from his case to the government's failed prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.

Food From The Bar Participants Race to Surpass Fundraising Goal

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 02, 2015

The money isn't all in, yet the Food From the Bar campaign has already surpassed its $200,000 goal. Some legal community participants found creative ways to raise money this year: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partnered with a pizza restaurant to donate some proceeds to the campaign. Katten Muchin Rosenman had about nine teams of its lawyers and employees row canoes on the Potomac River for the fundraising effort.

Arnold & Porter, Others Make Best Firms for Families List

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 29, 2015

The Yale Law Women's survey also credits Cadwalader, Duane Morris, Hogan Lovells, Hunton & Williams, Kirkland & Ellis, Morrison & Foerster, Munger Tolles, Orrick and Wilmer.

Plaintiffs, GSK Disagree Over Thalidomide Client Interviews

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 28, 2015

While GlaxoSmithKline and the plaintiffs firm leading dozens of thalidomide injury suits against the company have largely agreed on the dismissal of 31 of those claims against GSK, the pharmaceutical company is now diverging from the law firm on an attorney-client privilege issue before the Third Circuit.

Hacked Emails Offer a Peek Inside Sony's Legal Department

Brian Baxter and 
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

In messages now posted online, Sony in-house lawyers discuss their outside counsel—not always favorably.