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Arnold & Porter LLP

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Arnold & Porter LLP ranks as the law firm to consult when it comes to corporate, antitrust, and litigation issues. It ranks #3 in antitrust litigation, #6 in product liability and #21 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



With a rich history that dates back to 1946, Arnold & Porter LLP is one of the top premier international law firms globally representing clients in North America, South America, Europe, and throughout the continent of Asia. The firm maintains its head office in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington, DC.[2]

With clients stretching around the globe, Arnold & Porter provides services to a diverse set of industries such as: Biotechnology, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Government Contractors, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Pharmaceutical/Medical Device, Securities, and Telecommunications.[3] The firm maintains a formal pro bono policy which last year 88% of the associates participated. What makes Arnold & Porter stand out from the rest of the firms when it comes to pro bono service is the adoption of an aspirational goal of contributing 5% of the firm's total billable hours to pro bono work.[4]

1st year associates at Arnold & Porter receive a top notch benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, 4 weeks vacation per year, full health benefits, life insurance policy, 6 weeks parental leave, and 18 weeks maternity/adoption leave.[5]

Arnold & Porter Practice Areas

Arnold & Porter LLP offers a number of specialized practice areas:[6]

  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Appellate and Supreme Court
  • Bankruptcy and Corporate
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Derivatives and Commodities
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • FDA and Healthcare
  • Financial Services
  • Government Contracts
  • Information Security
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Legislative and Public Policy
  • Litigation
  • National and Homeland Security
  • Political Law and Government Ethics
  • Privacy
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Public International Law
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Enforcement
  • Tax, Trusts, a Estates
  • Telecommunications and Internet
  • Toxic Tort
  • White Collar Criminal Defense 

Arnold & Porter Offices

Arnold & Porter LLP has 7 offices throughout the United States and 2 international offices.[7]

  • Washington, DC (Main Office)
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Denver, Colorado
  • London, England
  • Los Angeles, California
  • McLean, Virginia
  • New York, New York
  • Palo Alto, California
  • San Francisco, California

Arnold & Porter Size

Arnold & Porter LLP reaches around the globe with over 700 lawyers employed globally throughout the firms 9 offices. The firm’s main office is located in Washington, DC, which has a staff of around 452 lawyers.[8]

Arnold & Porter Recruiting

When it comes to campus interviews, the firm has a selective list of schools it visits: American University, Columbia University Law School, Duke University School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of Chicago Law School, University of Michigan Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Texas School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, and Yale Law School. Diversity is a foundation block of the firm’s goals. The firm works with law schools, diverse student associations and attends minority job fairs to attract top notch law students for employment in offices around the globe.[9]

Arnold & Porter Salary and Bonuses

Arnold & Porter LLP provides a competitive salary for its employees.[10]

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year $210,000

6th Year $225,000




  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Arnold-&-Porter-LLP?companyId=377
  2. http://www.arnoldporter.com/
  3. http://www.arnoldporter.com/industries.cfm
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F369501&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F369501&orgtypeid=F
  6. http://www.arnoldporter.com/practices.cfm
  7. http://www.arnoldporter.com/offices.cfm
  8. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F369501&orgtypeid=F
  9. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F369501&orgtypeid=F
  10. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=NY0400


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