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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC,

  • Head Office: Washington, DC
  • Number of domestic offices: 7
  • Number of international offices: 2
  • Worldwide revenue: $650,000,000
  • Partners (US): 224
  • Associates (US): 360 (includes 43 staff attorneys)
  • Summer Salary 2016  
  • 1Ls: N/A  
  • 2Ls: $3,465 per week
  • Post 3Ls: N/A
  • 1Ls hired? No
  • Split summers offered? Yes
  • Can summers spend time in overseas office? No
  • Summers 2016: 38
  • Offers/acceptances 2015: 33 offers, 30 acceptances (2 pendin

Main areas of work With Arnold & Porter LLP’s more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of legal practice, you can interact with experts across multiple fields and gain a wide range of hands-on experience. Our practices include appellate, antitrust, corporate, litigation, environmental, life sciences and healthcare regulatory, and intellectual property.

Firm profile With nine offices in the US and Europe, Arnold & Porter is a preeminent international law firm with a longstanding tradition of complex and cutting-edge work at the intersection of law, public policy, and business. Highlights of our recent work include acting as primary environmental counsel for BP in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case and historic settlement; in the past two years advising sovereign clients around the world on 27 sovereign deals with an aggregate value of more than $38 billion; and acting for the Republic of Colombia in its victory before the DC Federal Court of Appeals involving a $17 billion claim over rights to recover sunken treasure off the Colombian coast.

Our founders’ spirit of service still shapes the Firm today, as demonstrated by our pro bono program and our attorneys’ commitment to government service. The Firm and its lawyers have won dozens of pro bono awards in recent years, including the American Bar Association’s prestigious “Pro Bono Publico” award. Many of the Firm’s lawyers have held senior positions in the White House and in US government agencies.

Recruitment details
• Number of 1st year associates: 27
• Number of 2nd year associates: 27
• Associate salaries: 1st year: $180,000
• Clerking policy: yes

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2016:
Brooklyn, Chicago, Colorado, Columbia, Denver, Duke, Fordham, George Mason, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, Howard, Loyola - Los Angeles, Michigan, NYU, Stanford, Texas, Tulane, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Hastings, UCLA, UPenn, USC, UVA, Yale

Summer details  

Summer associate profile:
Our Firm is a collection of independent, diverse personalities who share a common devotion to first-class legal work and client service. We seek candidates with outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as relevant work experience.

Summer program components:
Our summer associates experience first-hand the Firm’s strong commitment to excellence, diversity, pro bono work, and professional development, working side-by-side with our attorneys on actual client matters. We seek to match assignments to the interests each summer associate has identified, including pro bono work. Our summer associates participate in the Firm’s extensive training programs, including attending a retreat in the Washington, DC office. All summer associates have mentors and receive feedback on each assignment. Our summer program features a mix of events designed to appeal to a broad range of interests