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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

Vernessa Pollard

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Panel Questions Targeted Killings by Drones

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : September 12, 2014

Experts on international law Wednesday questioned the legality of the U.S. practice of targeted killings by drones and called on the Obama administration to increase transparency around their use.

Meet the Judges: Eastern District Judge Pamela K. Chen

: New York Law Journal : September 12, 2014

Judge Chen discusses her philosophy of being a judge, her favorite aspects of the job, how her previous experience as a federal prosecutor has influenced her judicial practice, and the funniest judges in the Eastern District.

Yelp Turns to Arnold & Porter in Securities Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

San Francisco partner Gilbert Serota will defend the company against two actions in the Northern District of California.

Third Circuit Weighs GSK's 'Re-Removal' Efforts

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : September 11, 2014

Since closing the question about GSK's corporate citizenship last year, the Third Circuit opened the narrower question about where the remaining cases over its antidepressant drug Paxil would be heard. That issue was before the appeals court Wednesday.

Eleventh Circuit Blasts Lawyer, Tosses Florida Smoker Suits

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

"Any lawyer worth his salt knows a dead person cannot maintain a personal injury action," an appellate panel wrote in throwing out hundreds of defective personal injury cases brought by Florida lawyer Norwood Wilner.

Third Circuit Hears Disney's Claim for Right to 3-D Film Patents

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 10, 2014

An attorney for Walt Disney Studios told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit it secured the rights to prized patents related to converting standard movies into 3-D film under a contractual agreement with Digital Domain Media Group, a bankrupt visual effects studio co-founded by James Cameron.

Professor Examines Nixon, Hoover Role in Fortas' Fall

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : September 10, 2014

Nearly half a century after Abe Fortas left the U.S. Supreme Court, his resignation continues to intrigue scholars dissatisfied with the long-accepted narrative about his departure. They still probe what can be endless rabbit warrens or wind up at dead ends.

Sheppard Mullin Chases The Cool Quotient in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Ten stories above Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's staid Washington office reception room, the firm's associates brainstorm about their work, life and happiness.

Police Start Camera Pilot Program

Tom Hays : New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

The New York Police department announced Thursday it is launching a pilot program to test 60 cameras worn by officers, becoming the latest and largest police department in the country to accept the technology as a tool of modern law enforcement.

Defamation Claim Nixed Under NY's Fair Reporting Privilege

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 04, 2014

Statements issued in a press release by a party in litigation are protected expression under New York's fair reporting privilege since they take a position on intended defenses, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich has held.

Argument Is Whether Off-Label Drug Claims Were Truthful

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : September 03, 2014

The federal government has filed a rebuttal to the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America's argument that drug companies face liability for engaging in truthful speech about “off-label” uses of drugs.

Justices Are Paying More Attention to Amicus Briefs

Anthony J. Franze and R. Reeves Anderson : Supreme Court Brief : September 03, 2014

All told, the court received more than 800 amicus briefs in the 67 argued cases with signed opinions. That's 24,000 pages or 7.2 million words — "War and Peace" a dozen times over.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

McDermott Will & Emery has added Alysse McLoughlin as a partner, rejoining the firm from Barclays; P.J. Forcino has joined Meyer Suozzi as executive director; and Wilson Sonsini has added Benjamin Hoch; among other moves.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Going Up

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

A new GC takes the American Express elevator to the top; and other Moves.

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.

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.

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.