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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 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 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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015

Three firms have added new partners, while two announce promotions.

DC Moves

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

On the Move

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

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

Taming the Butterflies Before a Supreme Court Argument

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Like the institution that will hear the same-sex marriage arguments on April 28, high court advocates—and appellate lawyers in general—often have their own traditions, routines and even lucky charms to add just a fillip of confidence to the task ahead.

The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

Carlyn Kolker : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The original "Engle" tobacco class action is long gone, but its progeny live on. Now the verdicts and settlements are mounting.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Brownstein Hyatt Enjoys Growth Year, Hires Former Senator

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 23, 2015

The Denver-based firm's gross revenue and net income grew by more than 10 percent last year, and the lobbying operation inched into the top three among K Street firms in the new year. Brownstein announced this week it had hired former Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska as a strategic adviser.

Arnold & Porter Rolls Up Valley IP Boutique

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 22, 2015

Eight lawyers from Menlo Park's Agility IP Law, including founder James Otteson, have jumped to Arnold & Porter.

Yelp Shakes Off Shareholder Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 22, 2015

Brushing aside complaints about Yelp's business practices, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar granted a motion to dismiss the suit.

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.

Players Take Position in StubHub-Ticketmaster Spat

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 21, 2015

Latham & Watkins and Arnold & Porter will fight antitrust claims related to the resale of Golden State Warriors tickets.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Settlement Reached in Case Over Cordele Public Defenders

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

A rare statement of interest by the U.S. Justice Department on behalf of juvenile criminal defendants who sued the state and Cordele Circuit judges for failing to provide them with legal representation was instrumental in forging a settlement of the case this week, said the president of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta.

INADMISSIBLE: Women of Supreme Court Honor the First

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's three female justices came together in Washington on April 15 to pay tribute to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her legacy in the law, her work with women judges and her push to improve civic education. Plus more in this week's column.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

Philly Ruling Gives Actavis Ammunition in Namenda Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 17, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt quickly pounced on a ruling by a Philadelphia federal judge that echoed her arguments earlier this week in a closely watched Second Circuit appeal related to Actavis' Alzheimer's drug Namenda.

Morning Wrap: Allegations Fly at Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 16, 2015

Law suits expose the tensions within McBee Strategic and at Dickstein Shapiro: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

Buying a chunk of Brooklyn real estate, a joint venture of ASB Real Estate Investments and L3 Capital LLC has acquired a 17-property portfolio in Williamsburg from the estate of Ulla Lee for more than $85.75 million. The properties, which include about a dozen buildings and several parcels of land, span a two-block area between N. 6th and N. 7th streets, from Berry Street to Kent Avenue.

Tobacco Companies Bring New Fight with Feds Over Labels

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 14, 2015

Tobacco companies have long fought with the feds over what they can—and must—say on cigarette packages and other product labels. In the latest case, filed Tuesday, tobacco makers are challenging a new directive from the Food and Drug Administration that the companies claim unlawfully requires pre-approval for label changes.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Second Circuit Panel Grapples with Actavis 'Forced Switch'

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 13, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt urged the appeals court to quickly lift an injunction requiring Actavis to keep selling an older version of its blockbuster Alzheimer's drug Namenda, saying a delay could put hundreds of millions of dollars at risk.

Court To Hear Arguments in Actavis 'Product Hopping' Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 10, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt will try to create important new precedent for the pharmaceutical industry—and save Actavtis' plan to extend patent protection for its blockbuster Alzheimer's drug Namenda.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "A New Focus On Victims' Rights in FCPA Restitution Cases," "Trade Secret Theft and the Rise of the Private Right of Action," "The Evolving Use of SEC Waivers to Extract Settlement Conditions'" and "Silver and Menendez: How Strong Are the Government's Cases?"

INADMISSIBLE: DLA Lawyer Slain After Craigslist Meetup

: The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Jamyra Gallmon went to a downtown Washington hotel on Feb. 9 to rob a man she'd met on Craigslist, the Metropolitan Police Department said in charging documents released last week. David Messerschmitt, a 30-year-old associate at DLA Piper, was in Room 400 at the Donovan Hotel that night.

Firms Make It Hard for Partners to Say Goodbye

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Leaving a law firm can be painful and protracted—and that's often by design, says Shartsis Friese partner Joel Zeldin.

23 Law Firms Honored By Federal Court for Pro Bono

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 01, 2015

A pro bono legal work awards breakfast for D.C. law firms and lawyers Wednesday morning pointed out the central divide between those who need free legal help and those who can offer it: It all comes down to money.