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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Arnold & Porter ranked as the 53rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, NY, TX 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

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : October 05, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

BP Gets 'Punishment it Deserves,' Feds Say in Record $20B Settlement

Mike Sacks and Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 05, 2015

BP PLC has agreed to pay $20 billion in fines—the largest in U.S. history—for the Deepwater Horizon disaster spill and cleanup of 3.1 million barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and onto the shores of coastal states, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

IP Boutiques Adjust to Client Use of Patent Office Reviews

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 05, 2015

The trend of resolving patent disputes in the government's patent office, which costs a fraction of the price of litigation, has had an uneven effect on intellectual property practices across the country.

In Wake of Oregon Shooting, Don't Expect Gun Makers to Pay

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 05, 2015

Survivors and families of the victims of the shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon may have viable claims against the school for failing to do more to protect the students, or perhaps against the family of shooter. But if prior lawsuits are any guide, the victims would have an extremely difficult time making claims stick against the companies that made the guns or bullets.

Judge Nixes 'E-Cigarettes Are Safer' Argument

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 02, 2015

A Boston federal judge has blocked plaintiffs suing Philip Morris USA from arguing that the company should have provided e-cigarettes to consumers as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

Bay Area's Big-Name Lawyers Backing Clinton, Fiorina

Patience Haggin and Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : October 02, 2015

Hillary is way out in front in the race for donors in the liberal-leaning legal community but Carly has a few friends at Wilson Sonsini.

Arnold & Porter Licks Patent Suit for 'Chocolate' Catheter Company

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 30, 2015

The complete defense verdict is a win for TriReme Medical—but the company is still on the hook for $20 million for fiduciary breaches.

Covington Bolsters New LA Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2015

The co-head of a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique decamped for Covington & Burling, which opened in the city earlier this year; comings-and-goings at Ballard Spahr and White & Case; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAR-ometer: Pillsbury's Back on the Prowl

: The Recorder : September 25, 2015

Plus, Arnold & Porter faces uncomfortable questions. And there's no stopping Uber's least favorite lawyer.

Law Firm Staffer Claims Pregnancy Got Her Fired

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2015

An administrative worker at Arnold & Porter, who was placed by a staffing agency, alleges that she was terminated after supervisors learned she was pregnant.

The 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

ALM is pleased to announce its recognition of 50 law firms from across the country that accomplished the largest awards for their plaintiff clients in 2015.

Fee Tracker: Space, Securities, Shale and Stadia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2015

A look at the Am Law 100 firms fueling up with clients competing in the new space race; Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson's FHFA fee windfall; the legal fees of the Marcellus Shale Coalition; and Sutherland Asbill's bills backing a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves.

Morning Wrap: New DOJ Guidelines on White Collar Crime

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 10, 2015

The Justice Department says it will launch a full-court press on prosecuting individuals for white collar crime in addition to corporate investigations: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Arnold & Porter's MP Named Next Firm Chairman

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 09, 2015

Arnold & Porter will have a new chairman on Jan. 1. Richard Alexander, the managing partner and a financial services lawyer in Washington, will take over for Thomas Milch, the firm announced Tuesday.

Lifetime Achiever: Marna Tucker, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : September 03, 2015

She brought a civil tone to the messy business of divorce law.

Duane Morris Adds Patent Pair

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 01, 2015

Amir Tabarrok and Justin Zahrt, founders of a patent prosecution boutique, join the firm as partners in Palo Alto.

Movers: A National Roundup of Laterals and New Arrivals

: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lawyer's Right-to-Die Fight Draws Appellate Heavy Hitters

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Jerome Falk and Horvitz & Levy's Jon Eisenberg have joined the legal team for Christy Donorovich-O'Donnell, whose case sputtered in the lower court.

Lifetime Achiever: Esther Lardent, Pro Bono Institute

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A tireless advocate for expanding the industry's pro bono commitment.

Legal Fiction: Is It Time for a New Direction?

Douglas Mccollam : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

"To Kill a Mockingbird" popularized the iconic lawyer as hero. But after more than 50 years, maybe readers are ready for a more nuanced approach.

The American Lawyer's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Our 12th annual awards honor lawyers whose remarkable careers have shaped the legal profession.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi

Lifetime Achiever: Robert Pitofsky, Arnold & Porter

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

He whipped the Federal Trade Commission into fighting shape.

2015 Lifetime Achievers, Law Firm Leaders Announced

Am Law Daily Staff : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

The American Lawyer honors eight longtime lawyers with distinctive careers and a commitment to public service. Three others are recognized for extraordinary talents managing their firm.

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2015

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Asia Still Sees Fewer Big Arbitrations

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 10, 2015

The latest Arbitration Scorecard finds only seven—out of 128—billion-dollar disputes that are being heard in Asia. But Asian arbitral institutes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and beyond see no shortage of smaller cases.

Monitor Offers Clarifications to Rules for Stop and Frisk

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 10, 2015

A monitor guiding reform of the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices has offered revisions to the police patrol guide so officers have a better understanding of the Fourth Amendment law at issue.

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: The Legal Times 150 | Companies Sour on Delaware | Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 03, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Inside Washington's largest law firms, the harsh realities of probation and an increase in lateral hires of older lawyers.