With roots in the days of the New Deal and an outstanding record of commitment, excellence, and innovation, Arnold & Porter LLP stands today as a preeminent international law firm.
Arnold & Porter attorneys, practicing in more than 30 distinct areas of the law, conduct business worldwide. Our global reach, experience, and deep knowledge allow us to work across geographic, cultural, technological, and ideological borders, serving clients whose business needs require US, EU, or cross-border regulatory, litigation, and transactional services.
Commitment to our clients, community, and values. We provide the full breadth of legal resources to represent all of our clients' interests. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and specialized experience in our clients' industries, we offer truly innovative and effective solutions that align with both clients' short- and long-term business objectives.
For those clients who cannot afford legal counsel, we maintain a broad and meaningful pro bono practice. Arnold & Porter is one of a small number of firms whose attorneys consistently average more than 100 hours per year of pro bono work. With a lengthy record of excellence, we remain committed to the community at large. In all of our work, we stay true to our core values. We maintain a diverse workplace, a collegial work environment, and an unyielding commitment to inclusiveness.
Excellence in the practice of law. We set our standards high, expect the best from our attorneys, and return top-tier work on behalf of our clients. Our tradition of excellence is distinguished, and our attorneys are widely respected in the US and abroad. Our attorneys are leaders in their fields, speak frequently throughout the world on the firm's core practice areas, and are published widely in legal journals, industry and mass media, and "hot topic" books.
Our team is not only comprised of top lawyers from America and Europe's best colleges and law schools, but of doctors, biologists, chemists, public policy professionals, and former high-ranking officials from the US government. In fact, over 80 of our partners have served in positions in the US government, from the Federal Trade Commission to the Department of Justice to the US Congress. Their insider perspectives are integral to understanding the legal and policy frameworks in which complex business and legal issues arise, and how best to structure transactions and overcome litigation and regulatory challenges.
Arnold & Porter is recognized throughout the US, EU, and the world for excellence in the practice of law. Chambers Global 2013 ranked 37 Arnold & Porter attorneys as "Leading Individuals" in 14 practice areas, up from 11 areas in 2012. Eighteen of the firm's practice areas were also acknowledged including Band 1 placement for Competition/Antitrust in the United States and Band 1 placement for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets in the United States. For 2013, the firm added seven new individual rankings, and four new group rankings in Europe-wide Life Sciences; United States International Arbitration; United States Banking & Finance (Foreign Experts) - spotlight table; and United States Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Experts) - spotlight table. The firm was also named to the National Law Journal's Appellate Hot List and Intellectual Property Hot List in 2013.
Innovation in our work and in the world. We continue to build a reputation for legal work that is not only effective, but often groundbreaking. Whether working on a precedent-setting case or structuring a transaction in a truly original way, we endeavor to be innovative in approach and transformational in impact. As our practice embraces the rapidly changing international landscape, our firm has become a powerful partner for global business. We serve sovereign governments, US and European businesses as they expand into emerging markets, multinational corporations as they conduct business in a multitude of locations, and international businesses seeking to navigate the waters of US and European business, regulation, and law. We believe business transformation in a global economy requires innovation and open market access, and by providing the legal structure and foundation for both, we enable our clients to effectively provide products and services to the world's vast marketplace.
The firm remains committed to partnering with our clients for the future. We offer counsel on the emerging topics in law, regulation, and policy. We remain at the forefront of legal policy issues and new developments in the law -- whether they be in securities law, environmental law, hedge funds, product liability, or nanotechnology -- and we continue to expand our experience and services into emerging markets of the global economy.