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Practice Support Services

Practice Support Services comprises a large group of diverse legal professionals with varying levels of experience who share one goal: to provide the best support possible to the firm's attorneys and clients. These professionals perform challenging work in a fast-paced environment across all of the firm's practice groups, under the direct supervision of the firm’s attorneys. Many have substantial contact with firm clients and co-counsel.

Case Managers, Specialists, and Transaction Analysts

Case managers, specialists, and transaction analysts have extensive experience managing large, complex litigations and transactions, regulatory investigations and/or discovery/due diligence projects. They frequently manage teams of legal assistants working on or multiple matters for one client or practice area. In some cases, these individuals may be the firm's primary administrative contact with the client. Our legal professionals leverage their deep experience in their particular practice areas.

Patent Law Clerks and Agents

Patent law clerks are part-time law students with scientific or engineering degrees who wish to practice intellectual property/patent law after graduating from law school. Our patent law clerks gain practical, hands-on experience in a challenging, dynamic practice area. Many of our patent law clerks continue their careers at Arnold & Porter after graduating.

Senior Legal Assistants, Legal Assistants, and Project Legal Assistants

Senior legal assistants, legal assistants, and project legal assistants work with attorneys on a variety of matters. Hiring standards for senior legal assistants and legal assistants are rigorous. We seek top notch academic credentials and excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills. Candidates who bring relevant experience to the firm are of particular interest.

Legal Assistant Clerks and Docket Clerks

Legal assistant clerks and docket clerks must have a high school diploma and relevant work experience. These professionals provide a wide array of support to attorneys and legal assistants. Typical projects for legal assistant clerks include document organization projects and retrieval errands to courts, agencies, and libraries.