Arnold & Porter Makes FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List Five Years Running
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 9, 2007 - Yesterday, Arnold & Porter LLP was named to FORTUNE's prestigious "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, the fifth consecutive year the firm has been so honored. Ranked number 26, Arnold & Porter is one of only five law firms in the country to make the list this year. 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.
"We are grateful for this recognition of Arnold & Porter's positive working environment," said Arnold & Porter Chairman Thomas Milch. "It affirms our core values of excellence, public service and diversity, which create a strong and collegial place to work and, in turn, enable us to provide more effective legal services to our clients." Arnold & Porter ranked fifth out of 90 for "Best Compensation for Salaried Employees" and eighth out of 25 for "Best Small-Sized Company." The firm was highlighted in the additional categories of "Unusual Perks," "Most Women" and "Most Diverse."
The FORTUNE list is compiled 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 446 companies participated in the survey this 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 over 600 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.