Arnold & Porter

555 Twelfth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004-1206
Phone: 202.942.5000
Fax: 202.942.5999
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About the Firm

Arnold & Porter LLP is a prominent law firm that started in Washington D.C. but crossed the international border and now has offices in Brussels and London besides other cities of the United States. Globally, the firm’s services are acknowledged in the areas of life sciences, antitrust, and public international law. The credit goes to the firm’s farsighted policy to induct not only the best attorneys but also public policy makers, doctors, biologists, chemists, and former officials of the U.S. Government who held powerful positions. With extensive industry and government experience, the firm is able to handle each case expertly and deliver an effective and innovative solution to their clients.
The foundations of Arnold & Porter LLP are in the firm called Arnold, Fortas & Porter that was created by three dynamic individuals, Thurman Arnold, Abe Fortas, and Paul Porter, who infused the firm with their unique personalities, vision, and originality. The present Arnold & Porter LLP continues the tradition of handling each case meticulously and innovatively as apparent by its consistent presence on the list of top 20 law firms compiled by The American Lawyer.
Arnold & Porter LLP is also committed to giving back to the community through pro-bono work. It is among the few law firms that encourage its lawyers to give 15% of their time to pro-bono work. The firm’s pro-bono work is very diverse as it does not just concentrate on women and children who are a target of domestic violence but also delves into cases that are unpleasant and avoided by other law firms such as representing mentally ill patients from the “Angola Prison Farm” in Louisiana. It is no surprise that the firm is continuously awarded accolades due to its dedication to the community; it was a recipient of the American Bar Association’s distinguished “Pro Bono Publico” award.

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Areas of Law

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Is the Arnold and Porter Angola law firm partial towards pro bono cases?

A:Arnold and Porter Angola have a deep rooted commitment towards pro bono work. In fact some of the most prominent cases of the firm have turned out to be pro bono, while some have resulted in proper legislation being formed and put into effect, such as the case of "mail order brides" where one woman had been brought to USA and matched with a physically abusive partner. Arnold and Porter Angola pursued this case pro bono and by the end of this case a federal legislation had resulted against these "mail order bride" agencies, bringing them under government regulation.

Office Location

Arnold & Porter LLP

555 Twelfth Street, NW

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