San Francisco

10th Floor
Three Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111-4024

Originally opened in 2008, the San Francisco office of Arnold & Porter grew significantly with the 2012 combination with Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, PC. We are now among the 25 largest law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, providing clients with advice and representation in the areas of complex commercial litigation, corporate and securities transactions and counseling, securing and enforcing intellectual property rights, environmental compliance and litigation, international arbitration, and antitrust litigation. We also have leading practices in the areas of attorney liability, tax, investment management, labor and employment, and private client services.

Our clients include FORTUNE 50 companies to start-ups, and everything in between. We represent pharmaceutical and biotech companies, computer, electronics, software, e-commerce and technology companies, banking, insurance and financial services institutions, industrial, food, cosmetic, and consumer product companies, healthcare providers, hospitality companies, hedge, private equity and venture capital funds, professional sports teams, and entertainment and media companies. We have also represented more than half of California's 50 largest law firms, as well as many prominent Bay Area high net worth individuals and families.

Our attorneys are regularly recognized by Chambers and Best Lawyers, and several have appeared on the Daily Journal's "Top Labor & Employment Attorneys," "Top 100 Attorneys," "Top Women Attorneys," and "Top IP Attorneys" lists. Managing Intellectual Property magazine and LMG Life Sciences have recently recognized attorneys from our San Francisco office in their publications.

Like our colleagues across the firm, we are passionate about community involvement. Our attorneys are actively involved in numerous pro bono matters, including representing victims of domestic violence and those seeking asylum, challenging capital punishment in California, supporting the fight for marriage equality and protecting the rights of the homeless.


Teresa Johnson presented with the 2018 Award of Merit by the Bar Association of San Francisco
Trent Norris named to the National Law Journal's 2018 Litigation Trailblazers list
Trent Norris named a "2018 Rainmaker" by Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Michael Berta named one of Daily Journal's "Top Intellectual Property" Lawyers in 2017
David Reis named to Daily Journal's "Top Labor and Employment Lawyers" List 2010-2011, 2013-2017

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