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1 555 12th Street, NW Washington, DC Phone: (202) locations Denver, CO Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA New York, NY San Francisco, CA Silicon Valley, CA Washington, DC Brussels London MAJOR DEPARTMENTS & PRACTICES Anti-Corruption Antitrust/Competition Appellate and Supreme Court Attorney Liability Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Compensation and Benefits Congressional Investigations Consumer Product Safety Consumer Protection and Advertising Corporate and Securities Crisis Management and Planning Derivatives and Commodities Environmental FDA and Healthcare Financial Services Government Contracts Information Security, Electronic Surveillance, and Computer Crime Intellectual Property International Arbitration International Trade Labor and Employment Legislative and Public Policy Litigation National and Homeland Security Political Law, Government Ethics, and Lobbying Compliance Privacy Private Client Services Product Liability Litigation Public International Law Real Estate Securities Enforcement and Litigation Tax, Trusts, and Estates Telecommunications, Internet, and Media Toxic Tort White Collar Defense THE STATS No. of Attorneys: 721 No. of Offices: 9 Chairman: Thomas Milch Hiring Partner(s): Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker darren Skinner EMPLOYMENT CONTACT Jennifer Kraemer Gewertz Senior Management of Attorney Recruitment Phone: (202) Careers website: Arnoldporter.webfactional.com 28

2 Who s Who Does the firm have one or more pro bono coordinators and/or partners? If so, how many? 1 Please provide a general description of how much of their time each of your pro bono coordinators and/or partners spends on pro bono work and/or administering the firm s pro bono program (e.g., less than half of their time, more than half of their time, all of their time). All of their time. Please provide the primary pro bono contact(s) s information below. Marsha Tucker Social Worker Phone: (202) Does the firm have a pro bono committee? How often does the committee meet? The committee meets on a periodic basis, as needed, and communicates regularly by . Please describe the composition of the committee. The committee is composed of 24 members consisting of partners, associates, and a full-time professional social worker, who coordinates the program firm-wide. THE SCOOP Does your firm have a pro bono policy? Can associates bring pro bono matters of interest to the firm? How does the firm decide whether to take on a pro bono matter? Among the factors considered by the Pro Bono Committee in determining whether the firm will undertake a particular matter on a pro bono basis are the following: the financial means of the client the public policy issues involved the significance and potential impact of the matter whether the matter is a court appointment whether the matter is for a nonprofit organization whether the matter makes special use of Arnold & Porter s resources the ability of the client to obtain other counsel the costs to the firm of undertaking the matter the location of the matter whether the matter will provide useful training for associates the strength or merits of the case potential conflicts the firm s ability to adequately staff the matter Has the firm signed on to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge? What are some of the areas of law in which your firm has performed pro bono legal work since 2012? Asylum, Bankruptcy, Civil rights, Community economic development, Consumer law and small claims court, Death penalty defense, Disability benefits, Domestic violence, Education, Elder law, Employment, Environment, Fair housing/ tenants rights, Family law, First Amendment and constitutional issues, HIV/AIDS advocacy, Homeless advocacy, Immigration, Indigent criminal defense, International human rights, Juvenile justice reform/children s rights, Nonprofit corporate law, Nonprofit incorporation/tax exemptions, Nonprofit intellectual property, Parole hearings, Police misconduct, Prisoners rights, Probate law, Public benefits, Real estate transactions, Social Security law, The arts and historic preservation, Veterans benefits/appeals, Voting rights Are there areas of law in which, as a matter of policy or practice, your firm does not perform pro bono work? Our pro bono practice is broad based, and there are no areas in which, as a matter of policy, we do not practice. List up to 10 of your firm s pro bono clients or partners since 2012, including legal service providers or clearinghouses. ACLU Americans United for Separation of Church and State Innocence Project (multiple offices) Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Legal Aid Society (multiple offices) National Parks Conservation Association NARAL Planned Parenthood Public Counsel Southern Center for Human Rights Visit for company rankings, ratings and reviews to learn what it s really like to work in an industry or company and how to position yourself to land that job. 29

3 List up to three representative examples of your firm s pro bono matters since Please limit your answer to a short paragraph per matter. Immigration/Asylum Arnold & Porter has an extensive pro bono immigration practice covering a wide range of activities including conducting know your rights visits to immigrant detainees in jail, assisting immigrants at credible fear interviews, preparing asylum applications and appearing at full hearings before Immigration Judges, preparing appeals from Immigration Judge decisions to the Board of Immigration Appeals, preparing briefs and arguing appeals from BIA decisions to a federal Court of Appeals, preparing habeas corpus petitions for immigrants set for deportation who have been detained in violation of a Supreme Court ruling limiting such detention to six months, filing comments on new procedural regulations, and assisting immigrant victims of domestic violence in preparing and filing self petitions under the Violence Against Women Act of 1996 ( VAWA ) or in obtaining U or T Visas in order to allow victims of crimes or trafficking to remain legally in the United States. An Arnold & Porter team also is working with the American Bar Association s Commission on Immigration to research and prepare a study concerning possible recommendations for reforms to the United States Immigration adjudication system. Indigent Criminal Defense Continuing Arnold & Porter s commitment to indigent criminal defense that began with the firm s representation of Clarence Earl Gideon in Gideon v. Wainright, the firm has an extensive training program to prepare our lawyers to accept appointments to represent indigent criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors and felonies (up to and including first degree murder) in DC Superior Court. The program is directed by a full-time Trial Training Counsel who leads training sessions and supports lawyers handling these matters. Affordable Housing One of Arnold & Porter s most important non-litigation projects involves the crucial issue of affordable housing for the poor, who are being increasingly squeezed out by gentrification. We are helping low-income residents of the District of Columbia to acquire their buildings, to prevent the conversion of rental properties to condominiums, and to require landlords to comply with habitability requirements. Our work includes organizing tenant associations; negotiating agreements with building owners; assisting tenants to determine the appropriate ownership structures; preparing partnership or other arrangements with developers; representing individuals in eviction proceedings; and bringing litigation to vindicate tenants rights. The firm is now handling fifteen such projects, employing real estate, corporate, litigation, public policy, tax, bankruptcy and environmental lawyers. List up to three pro bono matters that are highlights (e.g., a Supreme Court case). Please limit your answer to a short paragraph per matter. The firm has recently won two ground-breaking voting rights cases, successfully challenging voter ID laws in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The Pennsylvania law was enacted ostensibly to prevent in-person voter fraud, though the state admitted it was unaware of any such fraud, ever. The law made national headlines when a key legislative sponsor bragged it would allow Governor Romney to win the State of Pennsylvania. The firm, which challenged the law under the state constitution, obtained a preliminary injunction that blocked implementation of the law during the 2012 election, and later won a permanent injunction. The case against the Wisconsin law was brought under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The court found that the law unfairly discriminated against African-American and Latino voters, who lack photo identification and the documents needed to obtain it far more often than white voters do, and therefore would be disproportionately prevented from voting. The decision is particularly important because it is the first time, after several previous unsuccessful attempts, that a voter ID law has been found to violate Section 2. In 2012, Arnold & Porter filed one of the most important pro bono cases in its history: a class action against the Federal Bureau of Prisons challenging the treatment of mentally ill prisoners in the famous Supermax prison in Colorado (also called ADX ). ADX houses the most difficult prisoners in the federal system in long-term solitary confinement. BOP regulations exclude prisoners with severe mental illness from ADX, but the firm has identified scores of ADX prisoners with serious psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The complaint alleges that the BOP treats mental illness as a discipline problem and often fails to provide constitutionally required mental health care to prisoners. Although the case remains pending, our work has already resulted in major reforms, including the creation of the first high security residential mental health unit in BOP history and the transfer of many seriously mentally ill ADX prisoners to medical facilities. We are lead counsel for Al Falah Center, a Muslim congregation in Bridgewater, New Jersey, in a highlypublicized lawsuit for religious discrimination and civil rights violations. When Al Falah Center submitted an application to develop a mosque at a former banquet hall, the Township succumbed to a wave of virulent anti-muslim hysteria and quickly amended the zoning ordinance to prohibit a house of worship at that location, even though such uses had been conditionally permitted for over 40 years. In July 2011, the U.S. District Court denied the Township s motion to dismiss, finding that Al Falah Center s complaint presented a valid facial challenge to the zoning amendment. On September 30, 2013, we secured a major victory when the court issued a preliminary injunction upholding our claims of discrimination and requiring the Planning Board to hear Al Falah s application under the zoning ordinance that existed before the hastily-passed amendment. The hearings have begun. BY THE NUMBERS What is the total number of hours that lawyers at your U.S. office(s) spent performing pro bono legal services, as defined by the Law 30

4 Firm Pro Bono Challenge, in 2012 and 2013? Do not include summer associate or non-lawyer pro bono hours in your answers. Total number of pro bono hours in 2012: 87,605 Total number of pro bono hours in 2013: 100,153 What was the attorney headcount in your firm s U.S. offices? Number of attorneys as of December 31, 2012: 770 Number of attorneys as of December 31, 2013: 716 Using the number of attorneys listed above, what is the average number of pro bono hours per attorney in your firm s U.S. office(s) during the following years? Average number of hours per attorney in 2012: 114 Average number of hours per attorney in 2013: 140 What percentage of attorneys employed during 2012 and 2013 in your firm s U.S. office(s) did at least 20 hours of pro bono during that calendar year? Percentage of attorneys who did pro bono work in 2012: 71 80% Percentage of attorneys who did pro bono work in 2013: 71 80% SUPERVISION AND EVALUATIONS Is there partner supervision on all pro bono matters? Do partner supervisors or, if applicable, senior associates provide written evaluations of associates work on pro bono matters? Are those evaluations taken into account in determining salary or bonuses?, they are taken into account when determining salary., they are taken into account when determining bonuses. Are those evaluations taken into account in determining advancement within the firm? Is there a pro bono requirement at your firm? What is the requirement and to whom does it apply? Although we have no specific required minimum number of pro bono hours, we encourage all attorneys to spend 15% of their time on pro bono matters and to handle at least one pro bono matter each year. Does the firm give billable hour credit for pro bono work? Does the firm have a maximum number of pro bono hours that can be applied toward the billable hour target? What is the maximum number of pro bono hours that can be applied toward the billable hour target? More than 150. Does the firm consider pro bono hours when determining bonuses? PRO BONO POINTS What training opportunities are open to associates working on pro bono matters? The firm offers extensive in-house training programs and encourages attorneys to participate in training programs sponsored by local bar associations and other groups. The following examples describe two of our training programs: Indigent Criminal Defense Training We conduct extensive annual training programs taught by senior lawyers from the DC Public Defender Service and from our firm to allow lawyers to become certified to handle criminal appointments. Training sessions include: Introduction to Criminal Defense Practice; Pickup, Client Interview, Arraignment; Voir Dire and Cross-Examination of Government Experts; Discovery; Evidence, Hearsay, Evidence Blocking and Trial Plans; Investigations, Sentencing, and a Tour of Superior Court. The program and the training programs are overseen by a full-time Trial Training Counsel, an experienced criminal defense lawyer, who also attends court with program participants to support and assist in their work. Immigration Training The firm has numerous, comprehensive in-house training sessions, videotapes, and manuals. In-house training sessions have included: handling credible fear interviews, immigration and asylum basics, representing detained asylum seekers, master calendar and merits hearings in asylum cases, filing a habeas petition on behalf of indefinitely detained immigrants, use of psychological experts, interviewing survivors of severe trauma, and preparing VAWA applications, as well as U and T Visa applications. In addition, an associate mentor, as well as a supervising partner, are assigned to each case to assist and train new volunteers. Does the firm offer the use of support staff in handling pro bono matters? Please indicate how many total hours and average hours per person your summer associates spent performing pro bono in 2012 and Visit for company rankings, ratings and reviews to learn what it s really like to work in an industry or company and how to position yourself to land that job. 31

5 Total hours summer associates spent on pro bono work 2012: 3, : 2,329 Average hours per summer associate spent on pro bono work 2012: : 63 Percentage of summer associates in your firm s U.S. office(s) engaged in pro bono work 2012: 93% 2013: 84% Please provide any additional information about pro bono opportunities available to summer associates. We encourage all summer associates to participate in our Pro Bono Program. Does the firm have established programs, such as externships, that enable its associates to work in a public interest setting? Please describe the established program(s) and their duration, if applicable. The firm has established rotation or loaned associate programs that allow associates to spend six months away from the firm performing legal work in the public interest. The current rotation in the DC office, which began in 1998, is with the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (LAS). LAS is one of the leading legal service providers in the city, providing representation in such areas as landlord/tenant, child custody, government benefits, and domestic violence. The Arnold & Porter loaned associate at LAS specializes in housing law, defending low-income tenants from eviction in Superior Court and from termination of housing benefits by the DC Housing Authority. Tenants benefiting from this program include a former FEMA contractor and single mother subjected to retaliatory eviction by a private landlord and an 80-yearold grandfather whose public housing was nearly terminated because DCHA allowed his home to fall into disrepair. Arnold & Porter s loaned associate program helped to preserve these tenants rights to fair and decent housing and continues to protect the rights of dozens of other DC residents. In the firm s Los Angeles office, loaned associates are assigned to the Los Angeles City Attorney s Office for a period of six months. The arrangement provides trial experience for Arnold & Porter associates, as well as providing additional prosecutors for the City Attorney s Office. During the first six weeks, the loaned associates receive classroom training in trial advocacy, followed by a series of mock trials. After the training, they are assigned to the downtown criminal court, prosecuting trialready misdemeanor cases on behalf of the State of California. The cases involve the complete range of misdemeanor cases handled by the City Attorney s Office, including domestic abuse, vandalism, drug possession, DUI, and prostitution cases. What other law-related public interest and community service programs (that are not pro bono as defined by the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge) do you offer and manage? For example, list any law school collaborations and public interest scholarships, auctions at law schools, monetary support, or fellowships. Each year, Arnold & Porter sponsors two Equal Justice Works Fellows to promote innovative, creative approaches to addressing the legal problems facing underrepresented individuals in our community. The projects of our eighteen fellows have dealt with issues ranging from workers rights, welfare advocacy, homelessness, multi-disciplinary approaches to the representation of children, mental health law, special education, and immigrant rights to landlordtenant issues. Our goal is to choose fellows whose projects can be integrated into our pro bono practice, as well as to provide direct legal services to an underserved population. The firm also makes significant monetary charitable contributions with an emphasis on organizations that provide direct legal services to the underserved/underrepresented. What non-law related volunteer opportunities does your firm offer? For example, list any work with high school students and non-legal volunteerism for organizations like Habitat for Humanity. Community Service Committee: Arnold & Porter has a firm-wide Community Service Committee that solicits and approves employee volunteer projects in the communities in which we have offices. Each year, we are able to offer our employees a wide range of projects, including one-time events (i.e., painting schools, building houses, etc.) and recurring opportunities (i.e., staffing food banks, tutoring, etc.). Holiday Drives: Each year, our employees participate in events to help make the holidays better for families and individuals in need. For example, employees contributed gifts for 700 children at a local homeless shelter. Scores of colleagues contributed to Gifts for the Homeless (GFTH) and donated clothing that helped GFTH and So Others Might Eat (SOME) provide clothing to the homeless. At Thanksgiving, employees contributed funds to purchase and deliver meals for another local shelter and to provide holiday baskets for senior citizens. Employees also donated food to the Food & Friends food bank. Military Support: Employees collect supplies and prepare and send care packages to soldiers in Iraq. They also donate unused frequent flyer miles to veterans through the Hero Miles Program. Environmental Projects: Employees in our DC office participate in the Potomac Watershed Clean-Up, removing trash from the Potomac River. The firm s focus for Take Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day was Making Changes for a Better World, challenging participants to think of changes the firm could make to benefit the environment. The winning idea promoted and rewarded employee carpooling. 32

6 Please list any special recognition or awards your firm has won since 2012 for its pro bono work. District of Columbia Bar, Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Public Counsel, Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year ABA Section of Litigation, John Minor Wisdom Public Interest and Professionalism Award Human Rights Campaign, Ally of Justice Award Advancement Project, Law Firm Pro Bono Award Tahirih Justice Center, Law Firm of the Year Award Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, 40 at 50 Award, presented to law firms where 40% of the attorneys performed 50 or more hours of pro bono legal work during the year (awarded to Arnold & Porter every year since the inception of the award) Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, 50 at 50 Award, presented to law firms where 50% of the attorneys performed 50 or more hours of pro bono legal work during the year (awarded to Arnold & Porter each year since the creation of this new category in 2012) The Interfaith Center of New York, James Parks Morton Interfaith Award Capital Area Immigrants Right (CAIR) Coalition, Pro Bono Law of the Year DC Appleseed, Pro Bono Partner Award Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Pro Bono Recognition Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), Leap for Justice Associate of the Decade Award Law360, recognized as one of Law360 s Pro Bono Firms of 2013 Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Outstanding Achievement in the field of Immigrant and Refugee Rights Washington Business Journal, selected as #1 Pro Bono Law Firm assisting Washington area nonprofit organizations Western Center on Law and Poverty, 2013 Fair Shake Rock Star Award Casa de Maryland, Social Justice Award National Law Journal/Legal Times, 2013 Pro Bono Hotlist The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Distinguished Service Award Maryland Office of the Public Defender Office, Gideon Award Legal Aid Society of New York, Second Acts Leadership Award Public Counsel, Honorable Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award Bay Area Legal Aid, Law Firm Pro Bono Leadership: Impact Litigation Pro Bono Partner Award Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity Children s Law Center Pro Bono Champion Award ABA Death Penalty Representation Project Exceptional Service Award Legal Aid Society of New York, Distinguished Service Award Whitman-Walker Legal Services Going the Extra Mile Law Firm Award DC Employment Justice Center Decade of Service Award NLADA, Beacon of Justice Award Please add any additional information about your firm s pro bono program. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Meade In this spirit, Arnold & Porter has established one of the world s leading law firm pro bono programs. Our pro bono commitment is key to who we are and is the reason why many of our attorneys have made their professional home here. We believe that all lawyers have a moral obligation to do pro bono work, and we strive to be the best there is. Numbers are one way to tell the story. Many law firms have upgraded their pro bono programs in recent years, but Arnold & Porter is one of a small number of firms whose attorneys consistently average more than 100 hours per year of pro bono work, year in and year out. The Firm and its lawyers have won dozens of awards in recent years, including the ABA s prestigious Pro Bono Publico award for the country s best pro bono program. Our commitment to pro bono is as broad as it is deep. We have no single signature project our program is as diverse as the interests of our lawyers and the needs of justice. We have a heavy load of impact cases, such as our successful challenge to the Pennsylvania voter ID law and our ongoing challenge to the deplorable treatment of mentally ill prisoners at the federal Supermax prison in Colorado. Our impact cases involve the death penalty, political asylum, election reform, and religious freedom, among many other areas. This work sometimes involves representing unpopular clients whose cases can be the toughest ones our firm handles, such as our efforts to help an Islamic group build a mosque in a New Jersey town despite bitter opposition. But these are often the most meaningful cases our lawyers ever handle. In addition to handling high-profile cases, we represent many disadvantaged individuals, such as families facing eviction, women who have been the victims of brutal domestic violence, and people who have been wrongfully denied government benefits. Our Visit for company rankings, ratings and reviews to learn what it s really like to work in an industry or company and how to position yourself to land that job. 33

7 work covers the full range of our lawyers skills, including transactional work and counseling for non-profits and nongovernmental organizations. We encourage our lawyers to devote 15% of their time to pro bono work, and we make clear to all lawyers that we expect them to do this work. For we believe, in the words of Robert Kennedy, that while few may have the greatness to bend history itself each time an individual stands up for an ideal, or works to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. And those ripples, crossing each other from a million centers of energy and daring, build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of resistance and oppression. 34

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