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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

Jury Trial Nears in Decade-Old Lawsuit for Terrorist Attacks

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 21, 2014

The decks have been cleared for a billion-dollar trial where American terrorism victims are trying to hold the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for several attacks in Israel.

Wiley Rein Nears Deal With McBee Strategic Lobbyists

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 19, 2014

Wiley Rein has been in talks to acquire McBee lobbyists, likely as a subsidiary, and a deal could be finalized by the end of the month. The McBee Strategic lobbyists received offer letters from a law firm late Monday night.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Two Major Firms Finalize Office Moves

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 17, 2014

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will move into new office buildings Dec. 8, shifting two large chunks of the Washington legal community into different neighborhoods in one weekend.

Arnold & Porter

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Talcum Suit Alleges Failure To Warn of Cancer Risk

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A suit filed in Trenton, N.J., federal court claims Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi US and other talcum powder makers failed to notify women that using the product put them at greater risk of ovarian cancer.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Bank of America Faces $1.7 Bil. in Mortgage Liability After Ruling

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : November 14, 2014

Bank of America will continue to face over $1.7 billion in liability for more than 4,000 residential mortgage-backed securities that were originated by Countrywide Financial Corp. after a Manhattan Commercial Division ruling Thursday.

Ex-Judge to Help Guide Stop-and-Frisk Remedies

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 12, 2014

Retired Appellate Division, Second Department, Justice Ariel Belen has been chosen by Southern District Judge Analisa Torres to help the NYPD enact remedies to unconstitutional practices in New York City's stop-and-frisk litigation.

Former Top Lawyer at HUD Joins Jenner & Block

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : November 10, 2014

A former top legal adviser to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has joined the Washington office of Jenner & Block, the firm announced Monday.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.

Answering the Call: D.C. Lawyers Work Election Hotline

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 04, 2014

Inside the Election Protection call center, where lawyers talk to voters from Pennsylvania and Florida on behalf of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The voters have called the hotline for help—how to vote, where to vote, what to take, or if they've encountered an issue—and often don't realize they're conferring with some of D.C.'s greatest legal brainpower.

Jury Sides With PNY in Acqui-Hire Fight

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 03, 2014

Arnold & Porter's David Reis, who represents PNY, said testimony from the company's CEO was pivotal.

New Partners Ambivalent About Rainmaking, Survey Finds

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : November 03, 2014

Half of respondents say that business generation—usually seen as the key to an elusive inner circle—is a very important factor in their success.

Circuit Rejects Police Union Role in 'Stop and Frisk'

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New York City police unions protesting the city's agreement to settle lawsuits on stop-and-frisk practices waited too long before trying to insert themselves into the high-profile litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said Friday.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Better Lawyer Could Have Kept Pete Rose in Baseball, Lead Investigator Says

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : October 31, 2014

John Dowd, now and then a white-collar criminal defense partner at Akin Gump in Washington, said Rose's lawyer "never grabbed him by the lapels" and forced him to come clean.

D.C., California Next Battlegrounds Over Online Streaming

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 30, 2014

Online television streaming service Aereo suffered a defeat last week in a New York federal court, but competitor FilmOn X is pressing on with similar fights against copyright lawsuits in Washington and California.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Candidates Face Off in First-Ever D.C. Attorney General Race

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

When District of Columbia voters head to the polls Nov. 4 to vote for an attorney general — the first-ever election for the post — they'll choose from five candidates who represent a broad swath of the legal community.

Confidential Settlement Reached in Mesh Litigation

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : October 22, 2014

The federal judge presiding over multidistrict litigation in which more than 60,000 women allege they were injured by transvaginal mesh has approved a confidential settlement fund to resolve some of the claims against American Medical Systems Inc.

Plaintiffs Shop Slammed by Appeals Court for Suspect Fees

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 22, 2014

First District Justice Peter Siggins said trial court should consider whether Century City's Initiative Legal Group is entitled to any fees after it claimed $5 million of a $6 million settlement.

Bid for Pretrial Sanctions in Terror Case Is Rebuffed

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 21, 2014

Plaintiffs attempting to win sanctions and gain an advantage at an upcoming trial over terror attacks in Jerusalem have been rebuffed by Southern District Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, who said there was no proof to support allegations the PLO and the Palestinian Authority intentionally withheld documents.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Brokers Report Real Estate Traffic Jam for D.C. Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

Washington's ocean of law firm square footage has decreased in size in recent years, but the city has one of the tightest office building markets in the country, according to a new study to be published Tuesday.

Startup CEO Takes PNY to Trial Over Soured Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Lorenzo Salhi's lawyers claim he's owed millions after PNY Technologies bought out his company and then cut him loose.

Circuit Grills Union Lawyers Over Stop and Frisk Delay

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 16, 2014

Lawyers for police unions who want to upset New York City's settlement of litigation over police stop-and-frisk practices ran into some tough questions Wednesday at the Second Circuit.

Clement Marks Milestone of 75 Supreme Court Arguments

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : October 16, 2014

Surrounded by friends, rivals, judges, family and even some clients, former solicitor general Paul Clement celebrated an enviable milestone Wednesday night: his 75th oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. “I learned from Ted Olson that you have to celebrate life's events,” Clement said.