Arnold & Porter LLP is widely recognized for our successful record of representing clients in sensitive, complex, or high-stakes litigation nationwide, particularly in matters at the intersection of law, business and public policy. Chambers USA 2011 notes that Arnold & Porter has a "prominent track record in litigating cases on behalf of public companies… and a strong reputation for its expertise in class action defense." Our litigation practice integrates the firm's regulatory expertise, combining a deep understanding of the regulatory, technical, and business issues facing our clients with creative legal analysis to develop the most effective defense strategy. Our lawyers prepare each case with the expectation of going to trial. This trial-ready approach allows us to aggressively pursue the most favorable results for our clients; whether it is securing a verdict at trial, winning through motion practice, or avoiding the risks of litigation through negotiation.
Our substantial bench of litigators is more than 400 strong and draws on the significant experience of former federal, state and international prosecutors; former government officials; former clerks to the US Supreme Court, and appellate, district and other courts; and seasoned trial lawyers. Recently, Arnold & Porter litigators could be found representing client interests in trial and appellate courts in 40 states across the country, as well as before government agencies and other tribunals. Clients turn to us to resolve commercial disputes, defend against tort claims, defend class and derivative actions, fend off government enforcement proceedings, and challenge government action.
Another hallmark of our litigation practice is the ability to continuously advocate on our clients' behalf - from investigation to litigation; from trial to appeal to the Supreme Court. We have been involved in precedent-setting cases in virtually every major sector including accountant and attorney liability, antitrust & competition, appellate, class action, consumer protection, employment and labor, first amendment, government contracts, international arbitration, mass tort & toxic tort, patent infringement, product liability, securities & shareholder, unfair competition and white collar. Arnold & Porter also has a venerable pro bono practice.
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