Self-starters will thrive at Arent Fox, with challenging work and strong mentorship there for the taking. Associates are proud of the firm’s diversity and pro bono initiatives, such as the recently established Center for Racial Equality. In addition to real estate, patent, trademark, and finance work, the firm also takes justifiable pride in its litigation, health care, and regulatory practices. With more than 450 lawyers and strengths across core practice areas, the firm’s client roster ranges from ...
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Arent Fox values academic credentials, work experience, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The culture strikes the balance of professional and collegial—as one associate describes it, “elite but not elitist”—and the firm makes efforts to keep people social and connected. Relationships between associates and partners are strong, but some associates feel that firmwide decisions aren’t always clear or reflective of associate perspectives. Most associates think the billable-hours requirement of 1,950 hours is fair, especially since non-billable work can count for 150 of them, but there are some gripes about uneven workloads. There are mixed levels of satisfaction with compensation—the biggest sticking point is bonuses, which are based on billable-hours and lag behind market for many. Asso...
Arent Fox has developed a symbiotic relationship with the nation’s capital over the past 75 years. In addition to real estate, patent, trademark, and finance work, the firm also takes justifiable pride in its litigation, health care, and regulatory practices. With more than 450 lawyers and strengths across core practice areas, the firm’s client roster ranges from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations.
A quintet of Beltway insiders pooled their legal and political resources to shape Arent Fox into a Capitol institution over its first 30 years. Henry Fox, the main man behind the firm’s foundation in 1942, laid the first stones in labor, government contract, and administrative specialties—in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Fox secured overtime pay for public employ...