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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, 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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.

Lawyers Seek $97K from Wyoming in Same-Sex Marriage Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : February 27, 2015

Arnold & Porter, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and two other law firms are seeking more than $97,000 in legal fees and costs from Wyoming after successfully challenging the state's gay marriage ban in court.

Litigator of the Week: Kent Yalowitz of Arnold & Porter

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 26, 2015

Yalowitz said the Anti-Terrorism Act case he took to trial against the Palestinian Authority and the PLO "was a very, very tough case to carry." But carry it he did, all the way to a $655.5 million verdict this week.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jury Finds PLO, Authority Liable for Terror Acts

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : February 24, 2015

The Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority were found liable Monday for six terror attacks in Jerusalem that killed and wounded Americans, as a jury awarded $218.5 million in damages, an amount that automatically tripled to $655.5 million under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 23, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Thousands of Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits in Settlement Talks

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc. is in talks to settle thousands of lawsuits filed by women over its pelvic mesh products.

PLO Terror Verdict Looms Over Arab Bank Case

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : February 23, 2015

Monday's $655.5 million verdict against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization doesn't bode well for Jordan-based Arab Bank, which faces a terrorism-funding damages trial this summer.

Palestinian Groups Await Verdict in $1B Terrorism Trial

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : February 22, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Kent Yalowitz told jurors in the landmark Anti-Terrorism Act trial to hit the Palestinian Authority and the PLO "where it hurts most: in the wallet."

Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions. Mostly negative.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hogan Lovells Introduces Community Service Mandate to All Employees

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2015

The firm has put in place a new policy that requires each of its more than 5,000 employees in about 25 countries to devote 25 hours per year to community service. The policy is unique because it does not just apply to lawyers, and it will encompass the international offices.

Zimroth Fees as Stop/Frisk Monitor Approved by Court

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : February 10, 2015

Peter Zimroth, the court-appointed monitor of the New York Police Department's stop-and frisk practices, will be paid $43,750 per month to oversee and guide reforms under a three-year deal with New York City.

Multiforum Patent Challenges Around the World

Christopher Stothers, Jennifer Sklenar, Marc Cohn and Philippe Oudinot : Corporate Counsel : February 10, 2015

If a patent is revoked in a parallel proceeding in the U.S., U.K., Canada or France, what is the impact on a prior determination of infringement?

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has hired Richard Tarlowe, former head of the complex frauds and cybercrime unit of the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, as counsel in its litigation department, among other moves and promotions.

Met Museum's 'Pay What You Wish' Policy Is Upheld

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : February 06, 2015

Patrons of the Metropolitan Museum of Art do not have standing to enforce a 1893 state statute that granted a subsidy to the museum on condition that it was kept open to the public "free of charge throughout the year for five days each week", the First Department ruled Thursday.

New Rule Requiring Specificity in Discovery Objections

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 27, 2015

A new Commercial Division rule may end the problem of generic responses to discovery demands. The rule will require specifics about why parties object to turning over documents.

NY Bar Groups Show Support for Lynch as Attorney General

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Three major New York bar groups Monday weighed in with the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee to support Loretta Lynch's nomination by President Barack Obama as the next U.S. attorney general, all stressing her professional credentials and her personal integrity.

INADMISSIBLE: 'Citizens United' Protest Disrupts Court

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Protesters disrupted a U.S. Supreme Court session last week, rising one after another to shout criticism of the court's campaign finance decision on the occasion of its fifth anniversary. Plus more in this week's column.

Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

Taurie Zeitzer, a leading M&A lawyer who joined Kirkland & Ellis two years ago from Latham & Watkins, is taking her private equity expertise to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

City Bar to Honor Zimroth at 'Twelfth Night' Tribute

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2015

Peter Zimroth, senior counsel at Arnold & Porter and a former New York City Corporation Counsel, will be fêted by the New York City Bar Association in an original musical comedy produced and performed by attorneys and judges.

Morgan Lewis Makes Former Bingham Partner Cohead of D.C. Office

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 20, 2015

Elizabeth Baird, formerly of Bingham McCutchen, will join Grace Speights in sharing the top job at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' D.C. office. The promotion is among the combined firm's first public moves in Washington to integrate recently acquired Bingham lawyers.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Local bar association events in the Washington area.

Trial Challenges Palestinian Groups' Role in Terror Attacks

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

An attorney for American families whose loved ones were murdered or injured in a string of terror attacks in Israel over a decade ago asked a New York jury Tuesday to hold the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority responsible for the carnage.

City Bar to Honor Zimroth at 'Twelfth Night' Tribute

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2015

Peter Zimroth, senior counsel at Arnold & Porter and a former New York City Corporation Counsel, will be fêted by the New York City Bar Association an original musical comedy produced and performed by attorneys and judges.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: McDonnell Sentenced, Eyes on the Appeal

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. Plus more in this week's column.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 09, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: Wisconsin voter ID law goes up to the U.S. Supreme Court, sentencing for London imam convicted of terrorism charges and a new fraud chief at the Justice Department.

Settlement Reached in NYC Stop-and-Frisk Civil Suit

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

The settlement in a federal lawsuit over stop-and-frisk practices in public housing said there would be changes in the NYPD patrol guide on policing inside Housing Authority buildings and in officer training, and clarification of the prohibited activity of "lingering."