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Arnold & Porter LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 666
  • Gross Revenues: $650,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $975,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,210,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -8

Arnold & Porter is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Arnold & Porter has 699 attorneys and is the 55th largest firm in the United States.  With $694,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 45th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Arnold & Porter ranked as the 53rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, NY, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 53 -8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 53 -8 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

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

Remembering Esther Lardent

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Her Pro Bono Challenge prompted some 60 million hours of free legal service.

In-House Counsel Profile: Frank Jimenez

Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

"Don't be afraid to take calculated risks. In my career, I've taken voluntary pay cuts and moved in and out of the law in order to pursue my goals."

When it Comes to Books on Supreme Court, Fiction Rivals Truth

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 25, 2016

Writing about the U.S. Supreme Court—both fiction and nonfiction—is a growing genre, but it has its pitfalls and challenges. Five authors gathered recently to discuss their work and experiences. Georgetown's Supreme Court Institute hosted the event, and C-SPAN's Book TV aired the panel discussion on April 23.

Davis Polk Hires Ex-Cravath Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Litigators Recall Representing Prince, a Client Like No Other

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2016

Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and man of myriad other talents, died Thursday at 57. The eclectic pop icon kept a bevy of high-profile lawyers busy during the past three decades.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

For Arnold & Porter Litigator/ Novelist, a Sometimes Blurry Line Between Fact and Fiction

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 19, 2016

All good litigators have two things in common: They're excellent writers and natural storytellers. Which makes writing a novel a natural pursuit for those inspired to do so. In a new thriller, Arnold & Porter partner Anthony Franze offers a fascinating window into Big Law life and the appellate bar.

Dykema Defectors Form New Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

A four-lawyer team leaves Dykema Gossett to start their own shop; Norton Rose Fulbright nabs a dealmaker who nearly died in an African plane crash; a Seyfarth Shaw practice leader joins a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from The Am Law 200.

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

INADMISSIBLE: CFPB'S Power Structure Faces Criticism

: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

A federal appeals panel in Washington last week appeared ready to disrupt the organizational structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which vests power in the hands of a single director. Plus more in this week's column.

ABA's Evaluation of Garland Continues, Despite GOP Blockade

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 15, 2016

The American Bar Association's formal evaluation of Judge Merrick Garland's qualifications for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is underway and could be completed soon, even though the Senate Judiciary Committee has no plans to hold a hearing on his nomination.

Counsel for PLO Argues for Reversal of $655M Award

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 13, 2016

In order to bring an action under the Anti-Terrorism Act, a lawyer for the Palestine Liberation Organization told a Second Circuit panel, there "has to be an attack on the United States," so there was no justification for this "massive judgment" against his clients. The case law, he said, doesn't focus on the fact that the victims of the attacks in Jerusalem are Americans.

All About Garland, in GIFs

Zoe Tillman and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2016

Magic tricks! Chocolate addiction! Harry Potter! There's more to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland than his fervor for the law. We've collected what we learned after speaking with more than 40 of the chief judge's former law clerks.

In-House Impact Winner: David Kelly, Golden State Warriors

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

The team's GC was able to block StubHub's offense by arguing a deal with Ticketmaster was in the best interest of fans.

Morning Wrap: Merrick Garland's Web | Bill Baer Rises | Goldman Sachs Pays Up

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : April 12, 2016

Chuck Grassley and Merrick Garland are set to meet for breakfast today. The NLJ maps Garland's influence, as seen through his dozens of former law clerks. And Bill Baer, the former DOJ Antitrust Division chief, will take over as acting associate attorney general. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Government Duo Launches SF Litigation Boutique

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 07, 2016

Mark Conrad and Warren Metlitzky, formerly of the U.S. attorney's office, see a small law niche for experienced trial attorneys.

The Select 75: A Portrait of Merrick Garland's Law Clerks

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 07, 2016

The résumés of Chief Judge Merrick Garland's clerks, taken together, form a somewhat homogeneous drawing. They are the standouts from only the most elite of law school classes, then the majority sail into U.S. Supreme Court clerkships and ride the fast track to law industry, government and intellectual success. The NLJ crunched numbers on all former and current Garland clerks, looking at where the 75 lawyers attended law school and where they've worked since. Garland's universe of former clerks illuminates both his connections and influence.

Fate of Halliburton's $35B Deal Lies With These Two Antitrust Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 06, 2016

The weight of Halliburton Co.'s $35 billion bid for Baker Hughes Inc. rests on the shoulders of O'Melveny & Myers partner Richard Parker and Baker Botts partner Stephen Weissman,who have been tapped to defend the contested merger in court against the Justice Department.

McDermott Will & Emery Boosts FDA Practice

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2016

As law firms grapple with fast-moving change in the life sciences industry, McDermott Will & Emery is beefing up its U.S. Food and Drug Administration practice. McDermott has named partners Vernessa Pollard and Veleka Peeples-Dyer as co-leaders of the practice, which is based in the firm's Washington office. The duo will work together to expand the firm's services for medical-device, pharmaceutical and technology companies looking for guidance in dealing with the FDA, the firm said Wednesday.

Merrick Garland's Clerks Urge Senate to Act on Nomination

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 04, 2016

Sixty-eight lawyers who served as clerks for Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sent a letter on Monday to U.S. Senate leadership urging action on Garland's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Nominee Garland: An Assessment of Antitrust Expertise

Carl W. Hittinger 
and Julian D. Perlman : The Legal Intelligencer : April 02, 2016

Last month, our antitrust column was devoted to the late Justice Antonin Scalia's antitrust legacy on the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on his three antitrust opinions for the majority. At that time, we promised to continue that analysis, focusing this month on Scalia's many antitrust dissents. However, history intervened and President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to replace Scalia. In the wake of that controversial nomination, Garland has been subsequently heralded by some commentators as an antitrust expert who may have an important impact on antitrust cases before the high court. While Garland certainly has experience with antitrust matters, he has not said he is an antitrust expert. Indeed, we respectfully would not go so far as to classify him as an antitrust expert, as was, for example, Justice John Paul Stevens before he was elevated to the Supreme Court. (See "Before Joining Bench, Stevens Molded Antitrust Law," published May 4, 2010, in The Legal.) This article focuses on the substantive antitrust opinions in which Garland has joined or which he authored during his tenure on the D.C. Circuit since 1997.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Garland Will 'Cease Participating in Cases' While Nomination is Pending

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 24, 2016

Chief Judge Merrick Garland will sit out all cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit while his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is pending, according to a statement provided by court officials to The National Law Journal on Thursday.

Scheindlin to Step Down From Southern District Bench

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : March 24, 2016

Judge Shira Scheindlin, who found New York City police liable for unconstitutional stop-and-frisk tactics, presided over other high-profile cases and made groundbreaking decisions on e-discovery, is leaving the bench for private practice.

Merrick Garland's D.C. Circuit Playbook Takes Page From Past Nominees

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2016

Want to see Chief Judge Merrick Garland in action? Between the tradition among judges of sitting out arguments while waiting for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court and the upcoming summer recess in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, it could be months before he takes the bench again. There aren't any rules or formal guidelines for how courts should manage the schedule of a sitting judge nominated to the Supreme Court. But there are historical examples that Garland and court officials can turn to: The D.C. Circuit has been a top feeder to the high court.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 22, 2016

Kramer Levin, Debevoise, Kirkland & Ellis, White and Case and Mintz Levin have each added an attorney.

Merrick Garland's Moment

Marcia Coyle and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 21, 2016

The question remains as to whether, as one Democratic senator said, the "ice is ­cracking" on Republican leaders' refusal to fill the high court vacancy in this election year.