Your Career at Arnold & Porter LLP
Our paradigm is simple: we expect excellence from our attorneys, and deliver excellence to our clients. Arnold & Porter attorneys practice in more than 25 distinct areas of the law, conducting business on six continents. We work across geographic, cultural, technological and ideological borders, serving clients who require US, EU or cross-border regulatory, litigation and transactional services. Our team comprises not only top lawyers from the best universities and law schools across America and Europe, but doctors, biologists, chemists, public policy professionals and former high-ranking officials from the US government. In fact, many of our partners have held positions in the US government, from the Federal Trade Commission to the Department of Justice to the US Congress.
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Year after year, we solidify a reputation for groundbreaking legal work. Whether working on a precedent-setting case or structuring a transaction in a truly unique way, we endeavor to be innovative in approach and transformational in impact. In a global economy, we provide the legal structure and foundation for our clients to effectively provide products and services to the world's vast marketplace. We serve US and European companies as they expand into new regions, multinational corporations conducting business in a multitude of locations, and internationals seeking to navigate the waters of US and European commerce. We offer counsel on current topics in law, regulation and policy. We remain at the forefront of legal developments whether in securities regulation, environmental law, hedge funds, product liability or international arbitration and we continue to expand our expertise in emerging markets.
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Our firm is a community of independent, diverse personalities brought together by a common devotion: first-class legal work. At Arnold & Porter, we cultivate a working environment that is spirited, open, welcoming and fast-paced, one where individuals and distinct viewpoints are respected. We foster a culture of diversity, and are committed to attracting and retaining those with different backgrounds and perspectives. We value the contribution that each person makes, and encourage everyone to realize his or her potential. All attorneys, regardless of experience level, are encouraged to express their views on client issues and firm matters.
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Arnold & Porter has one of the world's leading law firm pro bono programs. Doing pro bono work has been a core value of Arnold & Porter since the firm's founding. Our pro bono commitment is a key part of who we are as a firm and is the reason many of us have made our professional home here. While many law firms have upgraded their pro bono programs in recent years, we have shown a level of commitment that very few can match. We have consistently ranked in the top five pro bono firms in the annual pro bono survey of the American Lawyer, and the firm and its lawyers have won dozens of awards in recent years, including the American Bar Association's prestigious "Pro Bono Publico" award. Our firm policy encourages our lawyers to devote 15 percent of their time to pro bono work. Each year, we honor two firm lawyers who have distinguished themselves through their pro bono work by permitting each to select a pro bono legal services provider to which the firm makes a contribution of $15,000 in that lawyer's honor.
Our commitment to service is as broad as it is deep. Our cases involve the death penalty, political asylum, election reform and international human rights. We represent disadvantaged individuals, such as families facing eviction, victims of domestic violence, and people who have been wrongfully denied government benefits. Our work covers the full range of our lawyers' skills, including transactional issues and counseling for non-profits and non-governmental organizations. We have no "signature" projects? our program is as diverse as the interests of our lawyers and our obligation to strive for justice.
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Arnold & Porter was named to The American Lawyer's "A-List" 2010, the magazine's annual ranking of the nation's top 20 law firms. It was the seventh time the firm has made the list since its inception in 2003. Arnold & Porter garnered national recognition in 15 practice areas in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010, and was named a leading law firm in a comprehensive range of practice areas in all of its US offices. Seventy-six lawyers were named as "Leading Individuals" in 27 practice areas, more than ever previously ranked.
Arnold & Porter has been recognized on Fortune's 2003-2010 lists of the "100 Best Companies to Work For". Our firm has appeared ten times on Working Mother magazine's list of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers,” most recently in 2009.
The firm has also been recognized for its inclusive and comprehensive diversity initiatives. Arnold & Porter LLP has repeatedly received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Thomas L. Sager Award, which is given regionally to law firms to recognize extraordinary commitment to diversity. The Washington office won the 2008 award for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and our Washington and New York offices have collectively received this award eight times.
The Human Rights Campaign included the firm on its 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 lists of LGBT friendly workplaces in corporate America. The HRC Corporate Equality Index examines workplace policies and benefits for LGBT employees. For 2009, the firm is one of only twelve law firms in the country with a rating of 100% in providing LGBT benefits and protections for employees.
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