Arnold & Porter Named To FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies" List For Four Years Running
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2006 - Arnold & Porter LLP was again named to FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, which marks the fourth consecutive year the firm has been so honored. The firm was singled out for having "socially responsible lawyers" and for its significant contribution to public service. The FORTUNE list is regarded as the most authoritative of its kind, largely because two-thirds of an employer's score is based on a confidential survey of employees.
FORTUNE editor-at-large Geoff Colvin said that despite globalization's pressures on U.S. companies, employers who made the list are "blazing a trail for all organizations to thrive in today's economic world."
For the past two years, Arnold & Porter has been the only law firm on the FORTUNE "100 Best" list that has also made Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies" list. "Our goal is to create a place where everyone feels good about coming to work," said Arnold & Porter Chairman Michael Sohn. "We are committed to a diverse workplace that enables employees to pursue their professional and personal goals to the maximum extent feasible. We are grateful for this national recognition of those core values."
Arnold & Porter has been recognized repeatedly for its family-friendly benefits and positive work environment. The firm has been named to Working Mother's "100 Best Companies" list six times. Washingtonian magazine named Arnold & Porter to its "Great Places to Work" list in 2005, describing it as "the firm with a heart" and noting that "nothing it does is more impressive than its commitment to pro bono work." The firm garnered ABA's prestigious Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award in 2004 and has ranked among the top three firms in the country for pro bono by American Lawyer for the past three years.
"The 100 Best Companies to Work For" list is compiled for FORTUNE by Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz of the Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco, based on two criteria: an evaluation of the policies and culture of each company, and the opinions of the company's employees. The latter is given more weight; two-thirds of the total score comes from employee responses to a 57-question survey. More than 100,000 employees from 466 companies participated in the survey this year, up from 356 candidate companies last year. Companies are scored in four areas: credibility (communication to employees), respect (opportunities and benefits), fairness (compensation, diversity), and pride/camaraderie (philanthropy, celebrations).Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of approximately 625 attorneys, has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco, London, and Brussels. The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.