For the seventh consecutive year, the Denver Office of Arnold & Porter has been recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for performing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal service per attorney (pro-rated for part-time attorneys) primarily for the indigent and/or organizations serving indigent people. Recognized firms also commit to valuing attorney pro bono hours for purposes of attorney evaluation, advancement, and compensation as the firm would value compensated client representation.
Arnold & Porter LLP has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2013 by FORTUNE magazine. It is the ninth year the firm has been named to the prestigious list, which is regarded as the most authoritative ranking of its kind, largely because two-thirds of an employer's score is based on a confidential survey of employees. The magazine noted the firm's "generous benefits" available to all employees, including 18 weeks' paid maternity or adoption leave, and 30 days' paid paternity leave.
Arnold & Porter LLP has been named to the Yale Law Women’s 2013 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms List. It is the seventh consecutive year the firm has been recognized in the survey, which rates firms that "performed at outstanding levels on specific aspects that YLS alumni have “rated as particularly important,” said Allison Turbiville, Communications Chair of the 2013 YLW Top Ten Family Friendly Firms Initiative. Arnold & Porter was specially recognized by the YLW this year for its “Superior Performance in Overall Support of Part-Time/Flex-Time Use" and as one of only 8 law firms to have reported that men were as likely as women to take advantage of family leave policies. The firm was also listed among those offering 16 or more weeks of paid childcare leave to primary caregivers and offering on-site or backup service childcare.
For the seventh consecutive year Arnold & Porter has received a high rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which rates businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 percent for their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender workers. In its release, HRC noted that a record number of large companies, including Arnold & Porter, maintained or achieved a 100% rating by meeting new guidelines designed to protect LGBT members on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Arnold & Porter was named one of the "100 Best Companies" by Working Mother magazine. This marks the thirteenth year Arnold & Porter has received the honor.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranked Arnold & Porter LLP in its 2012 "100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" list. The firm was selected based on its adoption benefits, which include 18 weeks of paid leave and US $5,000 in financial assistance for adoptions.
Arnold & Porter received an "Outstanding Achievement Award" in the field of Immigrant and Refugee Rights from The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs at its annual Wiley A. Branton Awards Luncheon. The firm was honored for its work in 2010-2011 on three successful asylum cases.
Arnold & Porter received a Certificate of Honor from the Foundation for Criminal Justice in recognition of the firm's pro bono Supreme Court amicus curiae work on behalf of FCJ's member organization, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Arnold & Porter was recognized for the firm's representation of "the criminal defense bar before the United States Supreme Court, and, by that representation, advocating for a fair, humane and constitutional criminal justice system." Anthony Franze accepted the award on behalf of the firm.
MultiCultural Law magazine ranked Arnold & Porter No. 11 in its 2011 “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” list. The firm was also ranked on five additional lists: Top 50 Law Firms for Partners; Top 50 Law Firms for Associates; Top 100 Law Firms for Women; Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans; and Top 25 Law Firms for Asian-Americans.
Arnold & Porter was named to Conceive magazine's "50 Best Companies" list in its Summer 2010 issue. Arnold & Porter was one of only three law firms to make the list. The firm received high marks for both fertility and adoption benefits.
Arnold & Porter was named to the 2009 "50 Great Places to Work" list by Washingtonian magazine in its November 2009 issue. Arnold & Porter was one of only three law firms on the list. Washingtonian said, "Arnold & Porter is repeatedly recognized as one of the best law firms for parents," noting the firm's on-site daycare center and 18 weeks of paid leave for new moms or primary caregivers. The magazine also touted the firm "as a leader in regulatory work" and noted that "lawyers get rare hands-on experience through a program that assigns them to DC Superior Court cases."
Arnold & Porter was named the 2008 "Law Firm of the Year" by the Colorado Lawyers Committee (CLC) for the third consecutive year at its 30th Annual Awards Celebration in Denver on May 19, 2009. Additionally, Jerome DeHerrera and Brittany Kauffman were among four nominees for the "Individual of the Year" award. In 2007, Timothy Macdonald and Susan Cole were part of the team that received the "Individual/Team of the Year" award, which pays tribute to individuals whose commitment and service have strengthened the community. More than 70 percent of the lawyers in Arnold & Porter's Denver office worked on CLC matters during the past year.
Arnold & Porter was named a 2008 “Diversity Leader” by the Law Department of Sodexo Inc., a leading food service and facilities management company. Arnold & Porter was chosen as a Diversity Leader based on the firm’s expansive diversity policies and programs, which include significant recruitment and retention efforts, and its employment of diverse professional legal staff. Arnold & Porter was one of four law firms selected from among 25 firms with which Sodexo partners for its business in the US.
Arnold & Porter was the only law firm in the country to be named the winner in "Innovation" by Washington Business Journal for their 2008 Green Business Awards. The Firm was recognized for its multi-pronged strategy to reduce consumption of paper and energy, and the acquisition of carbon "offsets" for business travel.
Arnold & Porter was named a winner in the "Legal" category for Bisnow on Business' 2008 Green Leadership Awards.
Arnold & Porter's Washington, DC office received the 2008 Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association in honor of the firm's recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and minority lawyers. Arnold & Porter is the only law firm in the Mid-Atlantic region to be so honored in 2008.
Arnold & Porter was the only law firm in Washington, D.C. awarded with membership to the EPA's Green Power Leadership Club for 2007. This club is an elite group of companies from the EPA's Green Power Partnership. The more than 850 organizations in the Green Power Partnership are responsible for buying green power, which helps support the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide while also helping to protect the environment. The members of the Leadership Club have purchased ten times the minimum requirements for the Green Power Partnership.
Arnold & Porter LLP was the recipient of the John Pickering Pro Bono Award presented at the 2007 Pro Bono Institute Gala in New York City on November 6, 2007. The firm received this special honor for its achievements in the field of public service law. Chairman Tom Milch accepted the award on the Firm's behalf paying tribute to Arnold & Porter's key pro bono lawyers of today and yesterday. The award was named for John Pickering, a founder of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and considered one of the greatest advocates of pro bono over the past fifty years.
Eleven Arnold & Porter lawyers were recognized by the New York State Bar Association Journal, in its February 2007 edition, as Empire State Counsel Honorees. These New York bar members have rendered at least 50 hours of pro bono service since the Empire State Counsel program began seven months ago. Arnold & Porter was recognized as one of only eight law firms in New York with 10 or more attorneys qualifying as Empire State Counsel.
Arnold & Porter was singled out for its comprehensive pro bono initiatives involving the fight against the use of "secret evidence" to justify the imprisonment and torture of US citizens abroad.
Arnold & Porter is one of five organizations in the country to receive this honor and the only law firm. The firm was singled out for its inclusive and comprehensive diversity initiatives. The Great Place to Work Institute also implements the survey for FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.
Arnold & Porter received the "Best Companies for Working Families" Award by Colorado Parent magazine. The firm is described as "having its priorities in order when it comes to supporting a balance between work and family responsibilities."
Arnold & Porter received the 2004 Outstanding Pro Bono Law Firm Award from the District of Columbia Employment Justice Center.
Arnold & Porter received the 2004 Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award from the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, which recognized the firm for its family-friendly benefits and workplace policies.
In recognition of Arnold & Porter’s outstanding pro bono program, The American Bar Association honored the firm with its 2004 Pro Bono Publico Award. The firm, along with four individual lawyers nationwide, was recognized by ABA President Dennis W. Archer during their annual meeting in Atlanta at the Georgia World Conference Center. In announcing the award, ABA noted that Arnold & Porter "has committed itself to setting a national example of law firm excellence in providing pro bono legal services."
Arnold & Porter received the 2004 Recognition by the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit for Pro Bono Legal Services.
Arnold & Porter received the 2003 Recognition by the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit for Pro Bono Legal Services.
Arnold & Porter received a 2003 Pro Bono Award from Legal Aid Society of New York.
Arnold & Porter received the 2003 Ally of Justice Award from the Human Rights Campaign.
Arnold & Porter received the 2003 Human Spirit Award from St. Christopher's, Inc., a New York nonprofit devoted to providing residential and non-residential options for families in crisis.
Arnold & Porter received the 2003 Annual Public Service Award from the National Association for Poetry Therapy.
Arnold & Porter was one of only eight law firms in Washington to receive the 2003 Honor from the DC Circuit.
Arnold & Porter received The National Law Journal’s 2002 Pro Bono Award.
Arnold & Porter received the 2002 Pro Bono President's Award from the State Bar of California.
Arnold & Porter received the 2002 Workplace Model of Excellence from the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) for providing employees with on-site quality day care.
Arnold & Porter was recognized as the 2002 DC Bar's Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year.
Los Angeles County Bar Association Honorable Benjamin Aranda Outstanding Public Service Award.