As of January 1, 2017, Arnold & Porter LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP combined to become Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. This strategic combination brings together renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practitioners, and leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has approximately 1,000 lawyers across nine domestic and four international offices. In its largest offices, the firm has approximately 400 lawyers in Washington, DC, 325 lawyers in New York, 175 lawyers in three California offices (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley), and 60 lawyers in London. In addition, the firm has domestic offices in Chicago, Denver, Houston, and West Palm Beach; and international offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, and Shanghai.
The combination enhances the ability to tackle clients' most significant and complex legal matters and creates a platform to provide sophisticated legal counsel and strategic guidance to public and private entities on litigation, transactional, and corporate governance matters.
Our combined firm draws heavily upon the rich history and experience of both legacy firms and enables us to hold true to our core values of excellence in the practice of law; adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism; appreciation and respect for diversity among our colleagues; and a deep commitment to public service and pro bono.
Arnold & Porter’s History
Founded in Washington, DC in 1946, Arnold & Porter LLP had more than 700 lawyers. The firm maintained more than 30 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.
Kaye Scholer’s History
Founded in New York in 1917, Kaye Scholer had 375 lawyers. Focusing on two key sectors – life sciences and financial services – the firm drew heavily upon its strengths in bankruptcy, corporate, finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax to counsel clients in litigation, transactional, and governance matters.