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Arnold & Porter Receives Quality of Life Award

June 18, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18, 2004 – The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) has presented Arnold & Porter LLP with the 2004 Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award last week, honoring the firm for its family-friendly policies and workplace policies. The firm was recognized at the BADC’s Annual Luncheon on June 10, 2004, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said James Sandman, managing partner of Arnold & Porter. “We work hard to create a positive work environment for both attorneys and staff and are very grateful for this recognition.”

In explaining the choice of Arnold & Porter, BADC noted the firm’s on-site Children’s Center, adoption expense reimbursement plan, associate bonus structure, and part-time work policy. Currently, seven percent of Arnold & Porter attorneys work part-time schedules. The firm was also cited for its pro bono policy that encourages attorneys to spend up to 15 percent of their time on pro bono matters. In addition, BADC recognized the firm’s recent hiring of a career development manager who provides individualized career development assistance and guidance to Arnold & Porter attorneys. The Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award is given annually and reflects BADC’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the workplace.

Arnold & Porter LLP has been recognized for its positive work environment by organizations and publications nationwide, including being named to FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” both in 2003 and 2004. The firm has also been named toWorking Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” list on four occasions and has been honored six times in the past five years by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for its efforts to improve the recruitment, retention, and promotion of minority lawyers.

 

 

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