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Arnold & Porter LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 666
  • Gross Revenues: $650,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $975,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,210,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -8

Arnold & Porter is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Arnold & Porter has 666 attorneys and is the 59th largest firm in the United States.  With $650,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 53rd on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 53 -8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 53 -8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 55 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 22 3 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 2 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 38 -6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 109 -3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 14 5 Summer programs

In the News

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Celebrity Chef José Andrés Can't Brush Donald Trump's Suit

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 01, 2016

A judge in Washington late Friday denied celebrity chef José Andrés bid to dismiss Donald Trump's suit against his company over a broken restaurant deal.

In Latest D.C. Case, Trump Turns to Arnold & Porter

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 01, 2016

Donald Trump has turned to Arnold & Porter for his latest foray into litigation in the nation's capital.

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

Supreme Court Will Hear Antitrust Case Over ATM Fees

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 28, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an antitrust case that accuses Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and three major banks—Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo—of conspiring to inflate ATM access fees.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Exclusive: Best Firms for Pro Bono

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Hughes Hubbard is tops for U.S. pro bono; Dechert leads the international scene.

Foley & Lardner Lands Leading Kaye Scholer Chicago Litigator

Roy Strom : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott, a well-connected co-chair of Kaye Scholer's Chicago white-collar litigation and internal investigations practice, is headed to Foley & Lardner in the Windy City.

Forget Briefs, How DC Firms Are Wooing Summer Associates

Suzanne Monyak : The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

From white-water rafting trips to casino nights and parties, Washington's law firms are hosting a slew of social events for this year's summer associates in an effort to prepare them and court them to rejoin the firm as first-year associates after graduation.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Monday Mash-Up: Robbins Geller's $1.6B Settlement; Why Arnold & Porter is Cooler Than You; Whither SG Verrilli?

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 19, 2016

Robbins Geller settles a long-running suit against HSBC for $1.575 billion; Arnold & Porter's piece of history; Where might Solicitor General Donald Verrillii land when he steps down Friday? Plus a Winston & Strawn partner wins acquittal for a dentist charged with murder.

After Orlando, Firms Offer Pro Bono Help On Gun Control

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

Since 49 people were gunned down at Orlando's Pulse nightclub last weekend, law firms have offered to ramp up their support for gun control efforts.

Meet the Affinity Bar Group Presidents

: New York Law Journal : June 13, 2016

Profiles of newly elected presidents of the Asian American, Dominican, Metropolitan Black, Muslim, South Asian and Women's Bar Associations of New York.

Big Firms Slow to Answer Legal Services Funding Plea

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

It's been nearly two years since the Legal Services Corporation first turned to the nation's largest law firms for financial support. So far just 19 firms have pledged to help.

Hogan Lovells Sets New Salary High for D.C.'s 'Big Four'

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

The firm on Monday became the first of Washington's traditional “Big Four” legal giants to announce that it will hike its base associate salaries to $180,000.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Southern District Assistants Leaving for Private Practice

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 09, 2016

It's routine for top prosecutors to leave an office near the end of a presidential administration, but attorneys knowledgeable about the so-called Sovereign District—a nod to the office's prominence—point to a natural wave of attrition occurring now.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

Circuit Skeptical of $20 Million Medical Device Verdict

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 07, 2016

A Federal Circuit panel seemed a bit out of their element on Tuesday in a dispute between two catheter companies that raises state law fiduciary duty claims.

Dewey & LeBoeuf Case Inspires Musical Parody for CLE Credit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 06, 2016

A musical featuring a cast of New York lawyers and hosted by the New York American Inn of Court will use the backdrop of the well-known case to provide an ethics lesson.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Advising His Royal Badness

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Lawyers who represented iconic pop star Prince recall a complex, unusual client.

Five Firms Plant Themselves on Bayer's Mega Monsanto Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Eight months after Monsanto Co. abandoned its $45 billion saga to acquire Switzerland's Syngenta AG, the agribusiness giant is the recipient of a $62 billion takeover bid by Germany's Bayer AG.

Q&A: FTC Warns Companies in Megamerger Talks to be 'Really Cautious'

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Debbie Feinstein, director of the FTC's competition bureau, said she didn't lose confidence in the agency's case against the merger of Staples Inc. and Office Depot. The FTC won on every critical issue, scoring a preliminary injunction that stopped Staples' proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of Office Depot. Feinstein reflects on the trial in this Q&A with The National Law Journal.

Trump Names 11 SCOTUS Picks, Bypassing Big Law

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2016

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's list for potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees is heavy on federal appellate judges and former clerks for conservative justices but light on big names in politics and private practice.

The Global Lawyer: The 'Zombie' Alien Tort, Three Years After Kiobel

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2016

In 2016, the corporate alien tort is more alive than dead.

Play to Focus on Supreme Court's 1857 Slavery Ruling

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 11, 2016

The effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1857 decision in 'Dred Scott v. Sandford', which found that African Americans could not be U.S. citizens and therefore could not file suit in federal court, will be the subject of a one-act play scheduled for various times this month at The Actors Studio in Manhattan.

Judge Garland: Supreme Court Nominee and Antitrust Scholar

Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte : New York Law Journal : May 10, 2016

In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte write: Though his confirmation seems far from a sure thing, many have wondered what we could expect in the antitrust domain if Merrick Garland were to take Justice Antonin Scalia's now-empty seat. One distinct possibility is an increase in the number of antitrust cases heard by the Supreme Court. Though his experience with the subject matter does not rival that of Justice Stephen Breyer, Garland has shown an affinity for the topic prior to his appointment to the D.C. Circuit.

Garland: White House Posed No Litmus Test Before Supreme Court Nomination

Tony Mauro and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 10, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told the U.S. Senate in writing Tuesday that neither President Barack Obama nor White House staffers sought assurances from him about how he would rule on specific cases or legal issues.

INADMISSIBLE: No Regrets on Return to Big Law, Says Holder

: The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said on April 29 "I am not ashamed" to have returned to private practice after resigning last year, asserting he will continue to advance the justice reform issues he espoused in office as a private attorney. Plus more in this week's column.