Chairman: Richard M Alexander
Co-Managing Partners: Michael D Daneker and Anne P Davis
Number of lawyers: Nearly 1,000 across nine domestic and five international offices
Arnold & Porter is a 1,000+ lawyer firm with renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practitioners, and leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry-focused, lawyers practice across over 30 critical areas, including bankruptcy, corporate, finance, 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 the very value of their businesses. The firm offers clients practical forward-looking, results-oriented solutions to handle their US, international and cross-border legal needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust/Competition & Consumer Protection:
Industry leaders regularly engage the firm for matters related to US and international laws governing competition, pricing, distribution, advertising, and intellectual property.
Appellate & Supreme Court:
Broad experience in federal and state law including administrative, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, constitutional law, criminal law, employment, environmental, healthcare, IP, product liability, and telecommunications.
Long history of defending attorneys in civil lawsuits and disciplinary proceedings.
Represents secured and unsecured creditors, parties dealing with distressed businesses, investors and asset purchasers, committees, debtors, and equity holders.
Corporate & Securities:
Experience in M&A, private equity and corporate control matters. Represents issuers, underwriters, and security holders in a full range of public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
Assists clients nationwide with highstakes litigation, counseling and corporate/transactional employment matters.
Represents corporations, developers, utilities, and public agencies in a wide range of environmental regulatory matters including litigation.
FDA & Healthcare:
Advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other healthcare entities on regulation matters including fraud and abuse, pricing and contracting, coverage, and reimbursement.
Handles legal, business, and regulatory issues encountered by financial institutions, including growth and expansion, regulatory, financial products and services, capital markets and corporate governance.
Advises companies conducting business with government agencies on white-collar crime, compliance programs, litigation, corporate transactions, privatization, outsourcing, policy, and legislation.
Handles acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforcement of IP rights relating to computer and information technology, internet, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.
Long-standing ties to Latin America. Has advised on international arbitration projects for the US and international clients. Serves as advisers, advocates and arbitrators in the economic disputes between sovereign governments, and private investors.
Represents domestic and foreign corporations, institutions and individuals in virtually all aspects of international trade.
Attuned to the current state of play and future of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, biochips, pharmacogenetics and other current technological developments.
Major firm practice with more than half of its US lawyers involved. Product liability, antitrust and securities are traditional areas of strength. Diverse work includes civil, criminal, regulatory, commercial, national, and international matters.
National Security Law & Policy:
Offers sophisticated guidance on national homeland security decision-making process and in dealings with the US Dept. of State, the US Dept. of Defense, other national security agencies, and the US Congress.
Private Client Services:
Counsels clients on estate planning, tax, real estate, family disputes, business organization and succession planning.
Defends large and complex mass tort matters, acting both as national and trial counsel in cases asserting personal injury and property damage claims.
Structures deals for owners and developers involving the acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing, management and sale of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, multifamily projects, hotels, and resorts.
More than 80 attorneys who have held senior positions in US and European governments and international organizations and advise on regulatory solutions to the litigation and transactional options open to the firm’s clients.
Securities Enforcement & Litigation:
Represents clients in SEC investigations, class action securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, accounting irregularities, breach of fiduciary duty and criminal investigations by federal and state prosecutors.
Advises on all major areas of corporate, partnership, employment, individual, trusts and estates and gift tax law.
Provides international regulatory, administrative, litigation and legislative advice to corporations, government entities, and individuals.
White-Collar Criminal Defense:
Represents individuals and corporations in grand jury and enforcement proceedings, criminal trials and internal investigations.