One of DC’s finest, and a global megafirm, Arnold & Porter is home to around 1,000 lawyers practicing across dozens of areas—with antitrust being one of the most notable. The firm focuses heavily on mentoring, with mentoring budgets, shadowing opportunities, and multiple formal mentors for junior associates. Pro bono is a big deal at Arnold & Porter, too, as the firm allows up to 200 hours to count toward the annual billable goal and has won numerous awards for its efforts.
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The foundation of Arnold & Porter was laid just after World War II, and since then it has established itself as a worldwide leader for regulatory, litigation, and transactional services. The firm hires broadly and focuses on grades, work experience, and journal experience. Associates find office settings to be pleasant, collaborative, and lacking in hierarchical strain. Social events are common, but personal time is respected as well. Partners are approachable, they value input from associates, and they care about associates’ personally and developmentally. Integration efforts for lateral hires are quite good. Structured training at Arnold & Porter is comprehensive and plentiful, and supportive associate and partner mentors provide meaningful on-the-job training ex...
Arnold & Porter is home to approximately 1,000 lawyers across 13 offices around the globe. The firm practices in more than 40 areas and is particularly well known for its antitrust, appellate litigation, environmental, life sciences and securities litigation practices, as well as its cross-border work.
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Washington, DC, giant Arnold & Porter combined with New York’s Kaye Scholer in 2017, creating Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. The merger combined the best of both worlds—a DC firm known for its top-ranked practices, including antitrust, regulatory, and litigation, and a New York firm known for its corporate and real estate practices and recognized by Vault and others for its stellar associate quality of life.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has nearly 1,000 lawyers across nine domestic and four international offices. Client-driven and industry-focused, our lawyers practice across 30+ practice areas, including antitrust, bankruptcy, corporate and finance, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax, to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities, and address issues that impact their businesses. Our global reach, experience, and deep knowledge allow us to work across geographic, cultural, technological, and ideological borders to offer clients forward-looking, results-oriented solutions that resolve their US, international, and cross-border legal needs.