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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

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 fĂȘted 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 fĂȘted 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."

New York Terror Trial Targets Palestinian Authority, PLO

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2015

Opening statements are set for Tuesday in the latest international terrorism trial to come to New York, pitting U.S. terror victims and their families against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Challenge to Wisconsin Voter ID Law Heads to Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 08, 2015

Civil rights advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to use a Wisconsin law as a vehicle to take a fresh look at whether strict voter ID laws violate the Constitution or the Voting Rights Act.

Circuit Refuses to Halt Trial of Palestinian Authority

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2015

A trial seeking to hold the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority liable for supporting and promoting terror attacks in Israel is set to proceed now that a federal appeals court has refused to stop it.

Governor's Deal to Pay Judges' Legal Bills Doesn't Quell Underlying Dispute

Kathleen Baydala Joyner and R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 07, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal says the state will pay the legal bills of Cordele Circuit judges who hired private counsel to defend them in a pending lawsuit, but his announcement doesn't resolve an underlying dispute over whether the state attorney general is obligated to defend judges facing litigation.

Judge Denies Injunction Bid for 'InMarket' Trademark Use

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2015

A company's request for a preliminary injunction blocking the use of its trademark was lost for a lack of urgency, a federal judge has ruled.

Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Ten law firms that made exemplary contributions in providing access to justice.

Arnold & Porter: A Firm Commitment to Voters' Access

Carlyn Kolker : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Arnold & Porter prevailed in two significant voter-identification cases in 2014, marking a commitment to voter access that entailed hard-fought battles in two states.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : January 01, 2015

Billion-dollar transactions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Nordic countries.

There's More to Tobacco Cases Than Engle

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : December 30, 2014

Richard Daynard of the Northeastern University School of Law says the tide is turning against tobacco companies, who used to prevail on technical matters after smoking plaintiffs had won over juries.

Enforcement/Regulation: Conflict and Transition

Jenna Greene and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s Justice Department took on big banks and police misconduct in 2014, and the FCC grappled with crafting rules for Internet service providers.

Legal Business: Climate Unsettled

Katelyn Polantz and Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

2014 was tumultuous for law firms — several didn't live to see 2015, or held on via mergers.

Rules Limiting Depositions Take Hold in Commercial Part

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 29, 2014

The days of never-ending depositions in Commercial Division cases are drawing to an end.

Federal-Style Rules Come to Commercial Division Depositions

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 22, 2014

The days of never-ending depositions in Commercial Division cases are drawing to an end. Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti authorized limitations on depositions in an order issued today.

Families of Terror Victims Want PLO Trial to Proceed

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 22, 2014

Lawyers for families seeking to hold the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for supporting and promoting terror attacks in Israel between 2001 to 2004 have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reject the defendants' bid to derail a January trial.

Judge to Dismiss 1997 Class Action Against D.C. Over Special Education Services

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 16, 2014

A federal judge in Washington announced on Tuesday that he was dismissing a class action filed against the District of Columbia in 1997 over the city's failures in providing special education services to children.

A&P, Wachtell Join Namenda Fight as Actavis Appeals Injunction

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 16, 2014

Less than a week after a judge blocked Actavis from forcing patients to switch to new version of its Alzheimer's drug Namenda, the company brought on new legal firepower from Arnold & Porter and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to take the case to the Second Circuit.