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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Arnold & Porter ranked as the 44th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, London, 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

Lawyers and the Ice Bucket Challenge: A Video Collection

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 29, 2014

Since Venable's firmwide ice-bucket challenge soaked their terrace two weeks ago, we've found a collection of other ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos from prominent firms and lawyers.

Twenty-Five Things Your Associates Want You to Know

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

The one thing that midlevels want to tell their managing partner.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

Southern Center: Judge Will Halt Appointment of Cordele Public Defender

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 26, 2014

A Fulton County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a temporary restraining order that halts the state public defender system from appointing a circuit public defender in Cordele.

Real Estate Roundup: Big Firms Move to Smaller Spaces

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Law firms are trading down in square footage per attorney when they take out new leases, and increasingly are looking for flexible, more economical spaces in line with the corporate clients they serve, commercial real estate experts say.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Paul Weiss has added as partner Elizabeth Sacksteder from Citigroup; Arnold & Porter has added Alexander Shaknes, late of Winston & Strawn; and Bingham McCutchen has added former assistant U.S. attorney David Miller, among other moves and announcements.

No Client, No Side in This Brief

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

A little-noticed brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall may launch a novel genre of friend-of-the-court filings: written by a law firm on behalf of no client — not even law professors — and in support of neither side.

Another Firm Iced: Arnold & Porter, Zuckerman Add Support to ALS Charity Campaign

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 22, 2014

Arnold & Porter and Zuckerman Spaeder were among a number of legal groups in Washington and elsewhere to take part in the ALS awareness-raising charity campaign that has gone viral on social-networking sites this month.

The Churn: Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jury Says Longtime Smoker Was Not Addict

: VerdictSearch : August 20, 2014

A New Type of Amicus Brief: No Clients, No Side Taken

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : August 20, 2014

A little-noticed brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall may launch a new genre of friend-of-the-court filings: written by a law firm on behalf of no client—not even law professors—and in support of neither side.

Company Suing Google for Infringement Is Sanctioned for Deleting Emails

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

PersonalWeb must pay almost $124,000, ruled U.S. Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd in San Jose.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Telecom Deals Put Lawyers to Work

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

As federal antitrust regulators review Comcast Corp.'s pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s $49 billion deal for DirecTV LLC, competitors and public interest advocates are on the attack — and they're lawyering up with outside and in-house counsel to fight.

Dunked and Cold, But For a Good Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 15, 2014

Venable dedicated an afternoon "ice-bucket challenge" to partner Michael Gollin as they raised money for research for the disease ALS.

The Terror Docket

: The Litigation Daily : August 15, 2014

With trial in now underway in Brooklyn, see our roundup of the other key Anti-Terrorism Act cases unfolding in U.S. courts.

Pfizer Wins Diet Drug Case in Federal Court

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : August 14, 2014

Pfizer Inc. has won a defense verdict in Massachusetts federal court against allegations that a plaintiff was not adequately warned of the risks of developing pulmonary arterial hypertension from using the Fen-Phen diet-drug duo.

At Kirkland, Another Hire Amid Steady Stream of Departures

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

Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.

Court Revives Tobacco Suit After Woman's Mother Dies

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : August 13, 2014

A state appeals court revived a wrongful death claim filed against tobacco companies by a woman after her mother died of a smoking-related illness.

Six Firms Assist on Latest Health Care REIT Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2014

Arnold & Porter, Sidley Austin, Shumaker Loop and a trio of leading Canadian firms are advising on a deal that will see Health Care REIT, the largest U.S. health care landlord by market value, acquire HealthLease Properties for $950 million. The transaction value could surge to $2.3 billion when accounting for sidecar deals with Mainstreet Property Group.

Taking on the Big Three Legal Research Providers

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Two startups are targeting the lucrative and highly concentrated online legal research business.

In-House Counsel Profile: The Madison Cos. LLC's Andrew Kelley

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The Madison Cos. LLC is a private-equity firm specializing in acquisition and management of entertainment and real estate properties. General counsel Andrew Kelley leads a legal team comprising three attorneys, a paralegal and a legal assistant.

City Files Motion to End Stop-and-Frisk Appeals

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 07, 2014

On the heels of a ruling that refused to let police unions intervene in 'Floyd v. City of New York,' New York City has moved to withdraw its appeal of the stop-and-frisk litigation.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

The Churn: Quinn Emanuel Partner Heads to Prague, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 01, 2014

A little less than three years after joining litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel from Mayer Brown, Andrew Schapiro, a former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. The Am Law Daily looks at Schapiro's career shift, along with other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

Police Unions' Motion Denied in Stop/Frisk

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 31, 2014

Southern District Judge Analisa Torres said police unions' intervenor bids opposing the settlement between New York City and plaintiffs in stop-and-frisk litigation were untimely and the unions had "no significant protectable interests relating to the subject of the litigation that would warrant intervention."

Class Action Challenges Metro Background Check Policy

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 30, 2014

A civil rights class action filed on Wednesday accuses the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority of having a criminal background check policy that is “unduly harsh” and discriminatory.

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

For Avon, $135M FCPA Settlement Is Just a Start

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : July 28, 2014

While Avon Products Inc. works to resolve its long-running Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case, its proposed settlement is part of a recent trend in overseas bribery cases.