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Firm Profile

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Firm Profile

Washington, DC

  • Profile
  • 601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20001-3743

Firm profile submitted by Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Chairman: Richard M Alexander
Co-Managing Partners: Michael D Daneker and Anne P Davis
Number of lawyers: Approximately 1,000 across nine domestic and four 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. It offers clients practical forward-looking, results-oriented solutions to handle their US, international and cross-border legal needs.

Antitrust/Competition & Consumer Protection:
Industry leaders regularly engage the firm for matters related to US and international laws governing competition, pricing, distribution, advertising, 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.

Attorney Liability:

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.

Financial Services:
Handles legal, business, and regulatory issues encountered by financial institutions, including growth and expansion, regulatory, financial products and services, capital markets, corporate governance.

Government Contracts:

Advises companies conducting business with government agencies on white-collar crime, compliance programs, litigation, corporate transactions, privatization, outsourcing, policy and legislation.

Intellectual Property:
Handles acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforcement of IP rights relating to computer and information technology, internet, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology.

International Arbitration:
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.

International Trade:
Represents domestic and foreign corporations, institutions and individuals in virtually all aspects of international trade activity.

Life Sciences/Biotech:
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, 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, the US Congress.

Private Client Services:
Counsels clients on complex estate planning, tax, real estate, family disputes, business organization and succession planning.

Product Liability:
Defends large and complex mass tort matters, acting both as national and trial counsel in cases asserting personal injury and property damage claims.

Real Estate:
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, resorts, recreational developments.

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, gift tax law.

Provides international regulatory, administrative, litigation and legislative advice to corporations, government entities, individuals.

White-Collar Criminal Defense:
Represents individuals and corporations in grand jury and administrative enforcement proceedings, criminal trials, internal investigations.


  • 601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20001-3743
  • Tel +1 202 942 5000
  • Fax +1 202 942 5999
  • Website :
  • 777 South Figueroa Street,
  • 44th Floor,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90017-5844
  • Tel 213 243 4000
  • Fax 213 243 4199
  • 3000 El Camino Real,
  • Five Palo Alto Square,
  • Suite 500,
  • Palo Alto,
  • California
  • USA
  • Tel +1 650 319 4500
  • Fax +1 650 319 4700
  • Three Embarcadero Center,
  • Seventh Floor,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94111-4024
  • Tel +1 415 471 3100
  • Fax +1 415 471 3400
  • 370 Seventeenth Street,
  • Suite 4400,
  • Denver,
  • Colorado
  • USA
  • CO 80202-1370
  • Tel +1 303 863 1000
  • Fax +1 303 832 0428
  • Phillips Point,
  • East Tower,
  • Suite 1000,
  • 777 South Flagler Drive,
  • West Palm Beach,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 33401-6152
  • Tel +1 561 802 3230
  • Fax +1 561 802 3217
  • 70 West Madison Street,
  • Suite 4200,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60602-4231
  • Tel 312 583 2300
  • Fax 312 583 2360
  • Suite 4000,
  • 700 Louisiana Street,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • Texas 77002-2785
  • Tel 713 576 2400
  • Fax 713 576 2499
  • 250 West 55th Street,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10019-9710
  • Tel 212 836 8000
  • Fax 212 836 8689