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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

A Tip From The Justices on Writing: Keep it Simple

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court rarely offers practice pointers to the advocates who appear before it. But it did just that on March 23, when it admonished members of the Supreme Court bar to use "plain terms" when they write briefs.

D.C. Firms by 2014 Financial Results: Emoji Edition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 26, 2015

So far this year, the NLJ has covered several financial announcements from D.C.'s largest firms. Why not corral them and a few other firms of interest into one helpful post? 😎

Flawed CFPB Study and the Future of Arbitration Clauses

James Kim, John Roesser, Anne Brooksher-Yen and Helen Mayer Clark : Corporate Counsel : March 24, 2015

A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report is expected to be the precursor to rulemaking prohibiting or limiting the use of arbitration clauses for certain financial products.

Objectors Pour Cold Water on 'Hot Fuel' Settlements

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2015

Oil companies have agreed to shell out millions to settle claims that they failed to disclose the impact of hot weather on the price of fuel. But when a judge considers a slew of proposed settlements later this year, at least two groups will be sounding alarm bells.

Union, LSC Fight Over Contracts

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

There's no dispute among the employees and managers at the Legal Services Corp. about the value of their work providing legal aid to millions of low-income Americans. But they don't see eye to eye on much else.

Justices Won't Hear Wisconsin Voter ID Law Challenge

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law, permitting the law to remain in place. The unsuccessful challengers are asking a federal appeals court to delay the law until after a state general election next month.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

Baker Donelson, Alston & Bird Make Fortune's Best Companies List

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 19, 2015

Two firms in Atlanta made Fortune's annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz was No. 30 on the list and Alston & Bird was No. 41.

Stop and Frisk: A Primer for New York Officers on the Beat

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : March 16, 2015

The NYPD is in the process of reading to its rank-and-file at roll calls two "FINEST Messages" that stress constitutional standards for police-citizen encounters—a response to a Southern District judge's findings of widespread violations in the way police conducted stops on the street and in certain apartment buildings.

Abbott Says GSK Sabotaged Its Own $1.7B Suit Over HIV Drug

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 14, 2015

Now that GlaxoSmithKline has abandoned an antitrust claim at the heart of its licensing battle with Abbott Labs over the drug Norvir, Abbott's lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis are looking to put the rest of the case to bed before a scheduled trial.

Top Sysco Lawyer Can't See Confidential Docs, Court Rules

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : March 13, 2015

The chief legal officer for Sysco Corp. can't review sensitive documents from competitors related to his company's contested merger, a district court judge ruled Thursday. But it's nothing personal.

Scale and Focus of Climate Litigation Outside of United States

Michael B. Gerrard : New York Law Journal : March 12, 2015

In his Environmental Law column, Michael B. Gerrard writes: The large and growing volume of litigation in the U.S. courts about climate change has received an avalanche of analysis in the professional and academic literatures. In contrast, climate litigation outside the United States is little known on these shores and has gotten far less attention.

Suit Against PLO Rejected on Jurisdictional Grounds

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Less than two weeks after a jury in New York hit the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization with a $655.5 million verdict for providing support for deadly terrorist attacks in Israel, a court in Washington, D.C., has thrown out a parallel Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit against the Palestinian groups on jurisdictional grounds.

News and Gossip

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : March 09, 2015

Five firms on Fortune's list; the hubris of law grads; Amal's latest gig.

INADMISSIBLE: Petraeus Pleads to Secrecy Violation

: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time. Plus more in this week's column.

D.C. Judges Line Up Against PLO Terror Plaintiffs

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : March 05, 2015

Less than two weeks after a New York jury socked the Palestinian Authority and the PLO with a $655.5 million verdict for supporting deadly terrorist attacks in Israel, a second judge in Washington, D.C., has thrown out parallel Anti-Terrorism Act claims on jurisdictional grounds.

Arnold & Porter's Modest Growth Still Made for Strong Year

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 04, 2015

Arnold & Porter posted its second-best business year ever in 2014. Still, growth was modest, whether to profitability or revenue.“In a very competitive market, we had a strong year," firm chairman Thomas Milch said.

What Leading Lawyers Made of High Court Action

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 04, 2015

Lawyers on all sides of the contentious debate over attended the arguments Wednesday. Here are some first-blush reactions to what they saw and heard.

Plaintiffs Attorneys Win $17M for Smoker's Widow

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : March 04, 2015

Eric Rosen, Alex Alvarez, Kimberly Wald and Todd McPharlin were part of a team to win $11.6 million in punitive damages against Philip Morris.

Cohen Milstein Beats Claims It Usurped 'Police Power' in Painkillers Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 02, 2015

Facing accusations by the city of Chicago that they hid the truth about addictive painkillers, a quintet of drug companies took aim at the city's decision to hire a private law firm, Cohen, Milstein Sellers & Toll, to prosecute the case.

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.