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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, 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

D.C., California Next Battlegrounds Over Online Streaming

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 30, 2014

Online television streaming service Aereo suffered a defeat last week in a New York federal court, but competitor FilmOn X is pressing on with similar fights against copyright lawsuits in Washington and California.

New Partners Ambivalent About Rainmaking, Survey Finds

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : October 29, 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.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Candidates Face Off in First-Ever D.C. Attorney General Race

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

When District of Columbia voters head to the polls Nov. 4 to vote for an attorney general — the first-ever election for the post — they'll choose from five candidates who represent a broad swath of the legal community.

Confidential Settlement Reached in Mesh Litigation

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : October 22, 2014

The federal judge presiding over multidistrict litigation in which more than 60,000 women allege they were injured by transvaginal mesh has approved a confidential settlement fund to resolve some of the claims against American Medical Systems Inc.

Plaintiffs Shop Slammed by Appeals Court for Suspect Fees

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 22, 2014

First District Justice Peter Siggins said trial court should consider whether Century City's Initiative Legal Group is entitled to any fees after it claimed $5 million of a $6 million settlement.

Bid for Pretrial Sanctions in Terror Case Is Rebuffed

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

Plaintiffs attempting to win sanctions and gain an advantage at an upcoming trial over terror attacks in Jerusalem have been rebuffed by Southern District Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, who said there was no proof to support allegations the PLO and the Palestinian Authority intentionally withheld documents.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Brokers Report Real Estate Traffic Jam for D.C. Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

Washington's ocean of law firm square footage has decreased in size in recent years, but the city has one of the tightest office building markets in the country, according to a new study to be published Tuesday.

Startup CEO Takes PNY to Trial Over Soured Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Lorenzo Salhi's lawyers claim he's owed millions after PNY Technologies bought out his company and then cut him loose.

Circuit Grills Union Lawyers Over Stop and Frisk Delay

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 16, 2014

Lawyers for police unions who want to upset New York City's settlement of litigation over police stop-and-frisk practices ran into some tough questions Wednesday at the Second Circuit.

Clement Marks Milestone of 75 Supreme Court Arguments

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : October 16, 2014

Surrounded by friends, rivals, judges, family and even some clients, former solicitor general Paul Clement celebrated an enviable milestone Wednesday night: his 75th oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. “I learned from Ted Olson that you have to celebrate life's events,” Clement said.

Circuit Denies Request for New Stop-and-Frisk Panel

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 15, 2014

Over the objection of plaintiffs' lawyers in New York City's stop-and-frisk litigation, circuit judges Jose Cabranes, Barrington Parker and John Walker—the panel who had blocked Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin's liability and remedial rulings last year—will hear arguments on Wednesday.

How Global 100 Firms Rate on Pro Bono Work

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : October 15, 2014

Our first survey of pro bono efforts among non-U.S. global firms shows good effort—and room for improvement.

Peter Zimroth

Chris Serico : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

As a prosecutor, corporation counsel, litigator for major corporate clients or advocate for the neglected, the underserved or the overlooked, he has been driven by a passion to see justice done.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2014 Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal honors attorneys in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The trait shared by all is commitment well beyond the billable hour—to upholding the Constitution and civil rights, to leveling the playing field, to improving the courts and to protecting the vulnerable.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Definition Of Big Firms Changing

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

First-year associates in the ­largest U.S. law firms in major cities have come to expect base salaries of $160,000, but many find themselves falling short of that benchmark.

Third Circuit Sends GSK Paxil Cases Back to Pa. Court

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 10, 2014

Cases alleging that GlaxoSmithKline's antidepressant drug Paxil caused birth defects that have been in limbo between state and federal court are to be heard in state court, the Third Circuit has ruled.

Court Revives SOX Whistleblower's Case Against JPMorgan

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 09, 2014

Thanks to an earlier decision by the Second Circuit that lowered the requirements for asserting whistleblower claims under Sarbanes-Oxley, JPMorgan Chase must again face allegations that it fired a former vice president for raising suspicions about a favored client.

Litigator of the Week: Lewis Remele Jr. of Bassford Remele

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 09, 2014

Capping years of litigation over an arbitration gone awry, Remele helped secure an estimated $800 million victory for Seagate in a trade secrets battle with rival hard drive maker Western Digital.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Seagate Claims $800 Million Win in Trade Secrets Appeal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 08, 2014

Despite efforts by appellate heavyweight Lisa Blatt of Arnold & Porter to engineer a reversal, Western Digital Corp. and one of its employees came up short again on Wednesday in their bid to undo a blockbuster arbitration victory for Seagate Technology.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

MDL Judge Remands 57 Plavix Cases To State Court

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : October 02, 2014

A federal judge in Newark, N.J. ordered 57 cases in the multidistrict litigation over blood-thinning drug Plavix remanded to California after rejecting claims that the plaintiffs fraudulently joined a distributor of the drug to defeat diversity jurisdiction.

Where Does Holder Go From Here?

Katelyn Polantz and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

When Eric Holder Jr., the country's first black attorney general, said he would resign after nearly six years at the Jus­tice Department, the announcement revved up the next question: Would the former litigator turned controversial political figure return to Big Law?

IN BRIEF: Son-in-Law Sentenced

: The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

Al-Qaida spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghayth received a life sentence on Sept. 23 for urging Muslim men to join a relentless war of terror against the United States. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Lawyers Shoot for the Moon With Fee Bid in LBO Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 29, 2014

Scott & Scott, Robins Kaplan and Robbins Geller didn't end up getting the billions in damages they were seeking in a class action alleging that private equity firms fixed the prices of leveraged buyouts. But you wouldn't know it from the bold attorneys fee request they made on Friday.