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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

Senate Confirms First DC Judges in More Than Two Years

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 25, 2015

For the first time in 2 1/2 years, the U.S. Senate last week confirmed judges to the District of Columbia Superior Court, signaling a renewed focus on local judicial vacancies. The judges were confirmed on Nov. 19. Earlier this month, former D.C. attorney general Irvin Nathan, now a senior counsel to Arnold & Porter, wrote letters to Senate leadership lamenting the delays on behalf of the Council for Court Excellence.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

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

Maneuverings at Mayer Brown, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 22, 2015

Mayer Brown adds a cybersecurity expert in Washington, D.C., while watching its Brazilian affiliate ramp up in São Paulo; Baker Botts makes some anniversary additions; a lobbying shakeup at Wilson Elser; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Kagan Says Scalia's 'Historic' | Sotomayor's Regrets

Compiled by The National Law Journal : Legal Times : November 18, 2015

Justice Antonin Scalia will "go down as one of the most important, most historic figures on the court," Justice Elena Kagan says. Meanwhile, Justice Sonia Sotomayor regrets not being a law clerk. And a federal jury resumes deliberations Wednesday in the conspiracy trial of a former energy executive in West Virginia. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

How Arnold & Porter Walled Off a New Hire From the Redskins Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2015

Court papers filed this week by Arnold & Porter offer a behind-the-scenes look at how the firm screened off a recent hire from the Washington Redskins trademark dispute. The new attorney clerked for the federal trial judge who oversaw the case and whose ruling is now on appeal.

Governor Appoints 25 to State Bench

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 17, 2015

Five Bay Area lawyers are among the new crop of state judges.

How One Lawyer Scored a DPA in a Huge Tax Fraud Case

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2015

Prosecutors said it was the biggest criminal tax fraud case in history. How did Barry Berke's client walk away with a deferred prosecution agreement?

Arnold & Porter

Michael Moline : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Arnold & Porter's 15-member appellate practice might seem small, but "it's a very big firm," said Lisa Blatt, the group's leader.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Pillsbury Lawyer Heads West, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 15, 2015

An environmental law expert heads to Oregon; Greenberg Traurig grabs two from McDermott in New York; Hogan Lovells hires a Latham & Watkins trio in Dubai; Ice Miller brings back a mayor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tobacco Companies Want Judge to Recuse Over Law Firm Ties

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2015

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta's law firm ties have prompted calls for him to recuse in a court fight in Washington between tobacco companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Their concern: Mehta's former law firm, Zuckerman Spaeder, worked for anti-tobacco groups while the judge was a partner.

Neal Katyal Passes a Milestone for Minority Supreme Court Advocates

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : November 09, 2015

Neal Katyal's 26th argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, given in an otherwise routine case Monday, marked a major milestone: He has appeared at the lectern more times than any other male minority lawyer except for Thurgood Marshall.

INADMISSIBLE: Obergefell's Lawyers Get $1.3M in Fees

: The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Ohio will pay $1.3 million in legal fees to the lawyers who represented James Obergefell — the lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case this summer — and other individuals who successfully challenged the state's gay-marriage ban. Plus more in this week's column.

Warriors Continue Winning Streak—Against StubHub

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 06, 2015

The team, advised by Arnold & Porter, fended off an antitrust suit over alliance with Ticketmaster.

7 Noteworthy Legal Tech Job Moves for October 2015

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : November 04, 2015

Legaltech News runs down the movements from legal technology movers and shakers

Fee Tracker: As NHL Season Begins, Skadden Leads Among Legal Billers

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

The National Hockey League's 2015-2016 season is underway, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has checked some of its competitors vying for the league's legal work over the board; plus other notable bills from big law.

Seeking to Salvage Trademark, Redskins' Lawyers Get Dirty

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2015

The term “donkey balls” isn't one that most lawyers would dare put into a federal appeals court brief. But Arnold & Porter and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan recently got borderline scatological in their representation of the Washington Redskins in a trademark battle.

BAR-ometer: No Fee Too Far

: The Recorder : October 30, 2015

Plus, taking aim at Amazon. And a JAMS critic raises bias claims.

Deal Watch: Walgreens, Rite Aid Deal Just What Doctor Ordered for Big Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015

A tie-up of big pharmacy chains came with a healthy price tag, as the proposed $17.2 billion union between the Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid yielded roles for a handful of Am Law 100 firms.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Arnold & Porter Goes After Fees in 'Win One-Lose One' IP Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

Medical device maker TriReme is making its case for nearly $5 million in "exceptional case" patent fees despite a $20 million loss on related claims.

D.C. Bar Plans to Build a $70M New Headquarters

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 28, 2015

The D.C. Bar will pay an estimated $70 million to build a 100,000-square-foot building in downtown Washington to serve at its new home.

Ginsburg Accepts Her Cultural Brand at Dinner Honoring Her Work

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has an admission to make: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sharper at intellectual property law than he is. "My judgment is often guided considerably by Ruth," Scalia said in a tribute video for Ginsburg shown Tuesday night at a dinner hosted by the ChIPs organization for female IP lawyers. This was ChIPs' 10th anniversary celebrating women who work in intellectual property and technology.

Too Damn High? Report Shows Rents Outpacing Law Firm Profits

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 26, 2015

Law firm profits may be rising, but rents are rising even faster, according to a new report by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Firm Pushes Suits Against Free-to-Play Online Games

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 23, 2015

Chicago's Edelson law firm saw one of its cases crash and burn this past week, but there are others in the pipeline.

Virtual Losses Have No Place in Real Court, Judge Says

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 22, 2015

In junking a suit against the makers of Game of War, a Maryland judge said courts are too busy with real-world matters to second-guess in-game casino odds.

Champion of Justice Awards

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : October 21, 2015

Brooklyn Legal Services acknowledged the honorees of its Champion of Justice Awards at The Brooklyn Historical Society on Monday.

New Associates List

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 16, 2015

Trevor Jefferies Joins CS Disco as Senior Client Counsel

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 14, 2015

'His real world expertise, of applying technology to the litigation process, will be invaluable to Disco.'