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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 $650,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 53rd on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

Advising His Royal Badness

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Lawyers who represented iconic pop star Prince recall a complex, unusual client.

Q&A: FTC Warns Companies in Megamerger Talks to be 'Really Cautious'

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Debbie Feinstein, director of the FTC's competition bureau, said she didn't lose confidence in the agency's case against the merger of Staples Inc. and Office Depot. The FTC won on every critical issue, scoring a preliminary injunction that stopped Staples' proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of Office Depot. Feinstein reflects on the trial in this Q&A with The National Law Journal.

Five Firms Plant Themselves on Bayer's Mega Monsanto Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Eight months after Monsanto Co. abandoned its $45 billion saga to acquire Switzerland's Syngenta AG, the agribusiness giant is the recipient of a $62 billion takeover bid by Germany's Bayer AG.

Trump Names 11 SCOTUS Picks, Bypassing Big Law

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2016

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's list for potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees is heavy on federal appellate judges and former clerks for conservative justices but light on big names in politics and private practice.

The Global Lawyer: The 'Zombie' Alien Tort, Three Years After Kiobel

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2016

In 2016, the corporate alien tort is more alive than dead.

Play to Focus on Supreme Court's 1857 Slavery Ruling

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 11, 2016

The effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1857 decision in 'Dred Scott v. Sandford', which found that African Americans could not be U.S. citizens and therefore could not file suit in federal court, will be the subject of a one-act play scheduled for various times this month at The Actors Studio in Manhattan.

Judge Garland: Supreme Court Nominee and Antitrust Scholar

Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte : New York Law Journal : May 10, 2016

In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte write: Though his confirmation seems far from a sure thing, many have wondered what we could expect in the antitrust domain if Merrick Garland were to take Justice Antonin Scalia's now-empty seat. One distinct possibility is an increase in the number of antitrust cases heard by the Supreme Court. Though his experience with the subject matter does not rival that of Justice Stephen Breyer, Garland has shown an affinity for the topic prior to his appointment to the D.C. Circuit.

Garland: White House Posed No Litmus Test Before Supreme Court Nomination

Tony Mauro and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 10, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told the U.S. Senate in writing Tuesday that neither President Barack Obama nor White House staffers sought assurances from him about how he would rule on specific cases or legal issues.

INADMISSIBLE: No Regrets on Return to Big Law, Says Holder

: The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said on April 29 "I am not ashamed" to have returned to private practice after resigning last year, asserting he will continue to advance the justice reform issues he espoused in office as a private attorney. Plus more in this week's column.

Dozens of Big Firms to Appear in New 'Panama Papers' Database

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2016

Plenty of familiar names from The Am Law 200 and Global 100 appeared in an early version of a searchable online database drawn from the leaked files of offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.

Civil Rights Groups Praise, and Criticize, Garland Nomination

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 06, 2016

While praising U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland's qualifications as a judge, two major civil rights organizations this week raised concerns about the D.C. Circuit chief judge's record on criminal justice and other issues.

Kerry Kircher Resigns as U.S. House General Counsel

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

Kerry Kircher has resigned as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, according to court papers he filed Wednesday in federal cases that involve the House.

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.