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- 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.
In the News
: New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015
Three firms have added new partners, while two announce promotions.
: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015
A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015
New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015
Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015
A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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?"
: 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.
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.
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.