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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

Born Delivers Ginsburg Lecture

: New York Law Journal : February 10, 2016

Brooksley Born, a retired partner at Arnold & Porter and former chairwoman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, delivered the New York City Bar Association's Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law Monday evening.

Gibson Dunn Hired to Help Defend Kaye Scholer Partner

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

Evan Greebel, the Kaye Scholer partner who was arrested alongside former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, has added Gibson Dunn & Crutcher to his defense team.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Time to Rethink Partner Capital Contributions?

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2016

Amid a boom in lateral hiring, consultants are seeing changes in how firms collect capital contributions from new partners—and how they return capital to those who leave.

Big Firms Net IP Boutiques as Merger Spate Continues

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : February 08, 2016

With large firms hungry for more patent litigation work, smaller IP specialty shops are hot properties.

Lawyer for Ex-Pharma CEO May Try to Block Emails

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 04, 2016

Benjamin Brafman, the newly retained attorney for indicted ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli, on Wednesday told a federal judge that he might seek to challenge prosecutors' use of some emails between Shkreli and a Kaye Scholer attorney.

Brafman Vows to Work Hard to 'Save' Ex-Pharma CEO

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 03, 2016

Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli has retained Benjamin Brafman, a prominent litigator who runs a defense boutique, to defend him against securities fraud charges.

INADMISSIBLE: Ex-Pharma CEO Shkreli to Testify in D.C.

: The National Law Journal : February 01, 2016

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical head who was indicted for securities fraud last month, will be allowed to travel to Washington to testify before Congress about drug pricing. Plus more in this week's column.

Judge: Shkreli, Lawyer Had No Communication Privilege

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Days before pharmaceutical head Martin Shkreli and Kaye Scholer partner Evan Greebel were arrested for fraud, an Eastern District judge ruled that their communications were not privileged.

Miami Appeals Court Ejects Costa Concordia Case

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2016

Lawsuits filed by passengers on the Costa Concordia ship that ran aground and sank in Italy should be heard in that country, a state appellate court ruled Wednesday.

Travel Ban Lifted on Shkreli, Ex-Pharma CEO, to Testify in DC

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2016

Although the ruling means Martin Shkreli can't use his bail conditions to escape attending a congressional hearing on drug pricing, he has said he will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if forced to testify.

Ex-Pharma CEO Shkreli to Retain New Counsel

Associated Press/Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2016

Eastern District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto received notice this week from Arnold & Porter that Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical company CEO reviled for price-gouging, was in the process of retaining new lawyers.

For Lobbyists, a Busy Congress Means a Boom Year, But Squire Patton Sees Revenue Drop

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2016

The lobbying numbers are in, and the fears of Squire Patton Boggs are confirmed. Although every other law firm lobbying group among the largest in Washington saw their revenues rise in 2015, the legacy firm of the late Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. did not. Its year-end total dropped 20 percent. Squire Patton Boggs—whose Washington lobbying department has faced dozens of departures since 2013—is now the third-largest lobbying organization in Washington, behind Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Deal Watch: Rough Times in the Oil Patch

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Unrest in the oil and gas industry and more microchip merger madness have yielded roles for several Am Law 100 firms in The Am Law Daily's look at the latest round of billion-dollar transactions.

Big Deals: Three Am Law 100 Firms Help GE Sell Its Appliance Sector

Jennifer Henderson : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2016

General Electric Co., which recently announced the move of its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, struck a deal with leading Chinese home appliance manufacturer Haier Group Corp. for its appliances business.

Morning Wrap: Lawyers Herald U.S.-Iran Swap | Giuliani Goes to Greenberg | Shkreli to Lawyer-Shop

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : January 20, 2016

More on the U.S.-Iran prisoner swap. Rudolph Giuliani goes to Greenberg Traurig. Martin Shkreli wants a new legal team. And details emerge about the resignation of Deborah Leff, the Justice Department's pardon attorney. This is a news roundup from NLJ and other publications.

After Electrolux Deal Dies, Four Big Firms Help GE Unload Appliances Unit

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016

Sidley Austin and Arnold & Porter have taken the lead for General Electric Co. as the industrial conglomerate continues to reinvent itself through the $5.4 billion sale of its appliance business to China's Haier Group Corp.

Arnold & Porter Backs Planned Parenthood in RICO Suit Over Fetal Tissue Videos

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 14, 2016

The 65-page complaint filed Thursday in San Francisco federal court accuses anti-abortion activists of manipulating the videos as part of a conspiracy to disrupt Planned Parenthood operations.

D.C. Judge Says Recusal in Tobacco Case Would Encourage 'Judge-Shopping'

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2016

A federal district judge in Washington won't recuse from a regulatory fight between tobacco companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The judge ruled on Wednesday that work his former law firm did for an anti-tobacco group was "too attenuated" from the case to disqualify him.

Smoker Attorneys Flirted With Reversal of $75 Million Award

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2016

The Fourth DCA had strong words for plaintiffs attorneys who "pushed the envelope" in a high-dollar tobacco case.

Five Am Law 100 Firms Handling NFL's LA Relocation Drama

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

Arnold & Porter, Covington & Burling, Dentons, Latham & Watkins and Munger, Tolles & Olson have landed roles on a deal that will return the National Football League to Los Angeles after a 21-year hiatus.

Feds Paid Energy Companies $4 Billion Over Five Years in Suits Over Nuclear Waste

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2016

The federal government makes thousands of payments every year to settle lawsuits. But to a taxpayer, few are more frustrating or costly than those involving the storage—or lack thereof—of spent nuclear fuel. The five-year tab tops $4 billion. It's a shameful public policy failure.

Dickstein's LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Antitrust Pioneer Joe Sims Retires From Jones Day Partnership

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

After 45 years on the front lines of U.S. antitrust practice, Jones Day's Joe Sims stepped down from the partnership on Jan. 1.

Attorneys Win $35 Million for Widower in Smoker's Death

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 28, 2015

Gary Paige of Gordon & Doner was lead counsel in a tobacco trial that resulted in a $35 million judgment for a Miami man who's wife died of lung cancer at age 55.

Lobbying, Litigators and Laterals: The Year in Legal Business

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 26, 2015

With sustained and modest fiscal stability across the legal industry last year, 2015 created a clean palette for many of D.C.'s largest law firms. Some redesigned their Washington-focused practices like lobbying and white-collar law, many added or lost groups of lawyers, and a few considered or closed on mergers. We look at the 10 top trends and business decisions that created buzz in Washington Big Law this year, from Dentons to Dennis Hastert.

Ruling for 'The Slants' Bolsters Redskins' Trademark Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 24, 2015

As the Washington Redskins fight to keep the team's controversial trademarks, a federal appeals court made a ruling that could help the football team's case.

Katten, Kaye Scholer, Probe Partner in Shkreli Matters

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2015

Evan Greebel, a Kaye Scholer partner who faces federal wire fraud charges, also is coping with two internal investigations into his work for the controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, who federal prosecutors say ran a Ponzi scheme.

Ten Books for the Supreme Court Aficionado in Your Life

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : December 22, 2015

Books about the U.S. Supreme Court, both fiction and nonfiction, seemed to proliferate more than ever in 2015, and it is easy to see why.

Ruling for 'The Slants' Bolsters Redskins' Trademark Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 22, 2015

As the Washington Redskins fight to keep the team's controversial trademarks, the Federal Circuit gave the team a boost when it ruled on Tuesday in a separate case that the government can't reject trademarks just because they're offensive.