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About Arent Fox LLP.

The five founders of Arent Fox—Henry J. Fox, Albert E. Arent, Edwin L. Kahn, Harry M. Plotkin and Earl W. Kintner—brought impressive credentials to the firm. Previous high-level positions and extensive ties to the Washington, DC business community laid the groundwork for Arent Fox’s reputation as one of the city’s premier firms.The founders also had a commitment to community involvement, pro bono work and diversity. These commitments remain strong today. Founded in 1942 and now with approximately 400 attorneys in offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Arent Fox is a dynamic, diversified firm with 31 practice groups and an emphasis on litigation, intellectual property, life sciences and real estate/finance.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1942 Number of Partners 175
Number of offices 3 Partner:associate ratio 1.20
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 25.80
Number of attorneys 350 Percentage of minority attorneys 12.20
Number of associates 142 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 3.30
Notable cases
  • November 13, 2012: Arent Fox LLP has once again been named one of the country's "50 Best Law Firms for Women" by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers.
  • November 1, 2012: Twenty Arent Fox practice areas have been recognized in the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings that are published annually by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Arent Fox LLP Litigation partner Stephen G. Larson will be honored by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association with the 2012-2013 Jennifer Brooks Lawyer-of-the-Year Award in recognition of his outstanding professionalism during a 23-year legal career.
  • Forty-six Arent Fox attorneys were included in the 2012 edition of "Top Rated Lawyers" by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell. The recognized lawyers represent 19 areas of the law, reflecting the breadth of Arent Fox's legal talent in key industries.
  • August 27, 2012: 34 lawyers Arent Fox were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®2013. The firm is represented by this prestigious publication across 27 practice areas and includes all three offices.
  • August 1, 2012: Arent Fox's Deborah S. Froling assumed office as President-Elect of the National Association of Women Lawyers.
  • June 26, 2012: The 2012 edition of Legal 500 US has recognized 37 of the firm's attorneys and 11 different legal areas, selecting them for inclusion among the prestigious legal guide's top rankings.
  • Arent Fox's Intellectual Property practice, including patent, copyright, and trademark, has won the 2012 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Client Service.
  • June 11, 2012: The 2012 edition of Chambers USA has recognized 28 of the firm's attorneys and 12 different practices areas, selecting them for inclusion among the prestigious legal guide's top rankings.
Area of practice

Arent Fox LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Acquirers & Investors In Distressed And Bankrupt Companies
  • Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Advertising
  • Advocacy - Federal
  • Advocacy - State & Local
  • Agency & Legislative Policy Advocacy
  • Alternative Risk Transfer
  • Annual Pro Bono Report
  • Bankruptcy & Strategic Litigation
  • Banks & Other Financial Institutions
  • Bond & Tax-Exempt
  • Brand License & Franchise Transactions
  • Broadcast Communications False Advertising And Libel
  • Business & Manufacturing
  • Business Advisory Services & Ownership Transition Planning
  • Canada-Us Cross Border Business Affairs
  • Capital Markets
  • Catastrophe Management
  • Certification Accreditation & Licensure
  • Chemical & Product Regulation
  • Class Actions
  • Clinical Trials Research & Irbs
  • Collapse & Structural Failure
  • Committees Of Unsecured Creditors
  • Community
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Compliance Program Development & Counseling
  • Congressional Investigations Internal Audits Corporate Responsibility And White Collar Prosecutions
  • Construction
  • Construction Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Consumer Data
  • Consumer Privacy & Telemarketing
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiating
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Coppa & Glb
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance & Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Tax
  • Cosmetics & Otc Drug Products
  • Counseling & Compliance
  • Counseling On Technological Issues
  • Creating And Operating A Political Committee
  • Customs
  • Import Compliance
  • Data Breach
  • Debtors & Troubled & Distressed Companies
  • Development
  • Distressed Assets
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • E-Commerce
  • Educational Facilities
  • Election Rules For Referenda Ballot Access Voting And Recounts
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy Facilities
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Equity And Joint Ventures
  • Erisa
  • Erisa Litigation
  • Erisa Transactional
  • Executive Compensation
  • Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • False Claims Act & Related Litigation
  • Fcpa
  • Fec Campaign Finance Compliance
  • Federal Contractors
  • Labor Standards & Affirmative Action
  • Fifth Amendment Takings & Eminent Domain
  • Finance
  • Food & Dietary Supplements
  • Fraud & Abuse Compliance
  • Global Trade Policy
  • Government Civil & Criminal Enforcement
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Investigations & Litigation
  • Government Investigations Search Warrants & Subpoenas
  • Government Relations
  • Governmental Facilities
  • Green Advertising
  • Green Building & Sustainability
  • Green Buildings
  • Hatch-Waxman Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Care Investigations
  • Hipaa
  • Health Privacy & Security
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospices And Palliative Care
  • Hospitals And Health Systems
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Indenture Trustees Agents & Corporate Trust Services
  • Innovation In Fundraising
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • International Tax
  • International Trade Litigation
  • International Transactions
  • Joint Ventures Strategic Alliances & Commercial Distribution
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Land Use
  • Leadership
  • Leasing
  • Licensing & Regulatory Compliance
  • Life & Health
  • Litigating Your Rights
  • Litigation
  • Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation & Investigations
  • Litigation Coverage & Insurance Commercial Disputes
  • Lobbying Compliance Conflicts Of Interest Regulation Of Foreign Interaction
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Staff Credentialing & Peer Review Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers Acquisitions & Collaborations
  • Mobile
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Municipal Bond Recovery
  • Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Nonprofit Financings
  • Nonprofit Infrastructure
  • Project Finance
  • Nonprofits In Politics
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Osha Inspections
  • Patent
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Transactional
  • Patient Safety Organizations
  • Payer Disputes & Reimbursement
  • Payment Processing Electronic Fund Transfers & Mobile Payments
  • Pharmaceutical & Device Compliance
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biologics
  • Political Activity & Election Law
  • Politics For Individuals And Donors
  • Post Petition Exit & Rescue Financing
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Prepaid & Stored Value Cards
  • Prescription Drug Pricing & Government Price Reporting
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Privacy & Security - Us & Abroad
  • Private Antitrust Litigation
  • Private Capital & Investment Funds
  • Product Coverage & Payment
  • Product Fulfillment
  • Product Placement & Distribution
  • Product-Related Litigation & Counseling
  • Promotions Sweepstakes & Contests
  • Public & Private Funds
  • Public Accommodations
  • Fair Housing
  • Public Safety Homeland Security & Defense
  • Publicity Rights
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Finance - Borrowers
  • Real Estate Finance - Lenders
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Tax
  • Regulations Laws & Standards
  • Regulatory & Transactional Work
  • Reinsurance
  • Reporting & Recalls Counseling
  • Rulemaking
  • Section 337 Itc Litigation
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Service
  • Social Media
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
  • Technology & Media Transactions
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecommunications & Technology Agreements
  • Telemarketing & Other Direct Marketing
  • Telemedicine & E-Health
  • Trade Associations
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Transactions & Regulatory Due Diligence
  • Trial Appellate & Agency Adjudications
  • Troubled Projects
  • Trust & Estate Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • User-Generated Content
  • Wholesaler & Pharmacy Benefits Compliance
  • Advertising Promotions & Data Security
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Communications Technology & Mobile
  • Complex Litigation
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Cybersecurity & Data Protection
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Fda Practice
  • Government Contractor Services
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade
  • Municipal & Project Finance
  • Osha
  • Political Law
  • Pro Bono
  • Real Estate
  • White Collar & Investigations
Awards and recognitions

The firm seeks bright, talented students from diverse law schools across the country. Students with excellent academic records and who are among the top in their classes are preferred. Candidates for summer associate positions must be attending an ABA-accredited law school in the United States In addition the student must possess strong communication skills that include excellent verbal and written skills. Leadership experiences are also considered, along with journal and moot court involvement. Candidates must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in a large law firm environment.

The firm believes that drawing and retaining quality talent is what makes the firm successful. The firm offers a competitive salary and rewards contributions to its clients. The firm's compensation package is divided into two parts: base salary and bonus. Yearly salary increments and bonus distribution are based on individual performance, growth and development. Associates are also eligible for productivity, cash and merit bonuses. Judicial clerks and incoming first-year associates who have passed the patent bar prior to joining the firm earn a signing bonus.

The online application process is the firm's preferred method for receiving employment applications.

Arent Fox LLP is an equal opportunity employer committed to further diversifying its workforce. We welcome qualified applicants from all races, sexes, national origins and other groups protected by law.

Diversity

The Arent Fox Summer Program is its primary source for recruiting entry-level associates hence the firm attaches considerable importance to it. The program is designed in a manner to ensure that the students perform legal work that is as close to the real experience as possible and apprises them of the working ethos of the firm.

The students also receive widespread training and appropriate feedbacks that help them to abet their strengths and addresses their weaknesses. Social events provide ample opportunities to socialize with the attorneys and get to them know them on a personal level. The student's summer experience is geared to provide the summer associates with as realistic a view of the life at Arent Fox as possible.

Mid-level associates called monitors direct summer associates' workflow. Students are given assignments, as far as possible, in their stated areas of preference by the monitors, who assign the projects after consultations with the firm's lawyers. Summer associates participate in a legal writing clinic and a two-day deposition workshop. The firm asks its lawyers to involve summer associates in "live" projects such as negotiations, depositions, hearings or closings.

Social events are held in a casual relaxed atmosphere and include concerts, cooking classes, sailing trip, sporting events and wine-tastings.
Diversity at Arent Fox is just not merely rhetoric. It walks it talk. The firm says that for them diversity is not a matter of choice but an imperative. Diversity at the firm is not restricted to their policy manuals, it embodies itself in its people, it is something tangible and real.

The firm's workplace is inhabited by people with many different cultural, ethnic, religious, racial, social and geographical backgrounds. At Arent Fox they cannot conceive any other sort of workplace. The firm says that when talent and competence is the only criteria, diversity takes care of itself. The firm says that in its hiring the only thing it looks for are, smart, interesting people with diverse experiences, opinions and ideas. This leads to, the firm believes, better thinking and better service to its clients and its community.

Arent Fox believes that excellence and diversity go hand in hand. It not only hires a diverse group of people it is committed to retaining them considering them to be a strategic requirement for business success.

The firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, led by the firm's chairman oversees the firms diversity activities and assists in recruiting, retaining and promoting attorneys of color, women and LGBT lawyers, and to ensure that adequate firm resources are dedicated to their training, mentoring, coaching and business development.

Each year the firm awards a Diversity Scholarship to three minority first-year law students, each of whom receives $15,000 as well as a position in the firm's summer associate program. Moreover, the firm participates annually in a variety of minority outreach and networking opportunities that help them to connect with women, minorities, Hispanic and Asian bar associations.

Arent Fox has been widely acclaimed and recognized for its outstanding diversity efforts. Recent notable Vault rankings include No. 14 for best law firms for overall diversity, No. 12 for diversity for women, No. 17 for diversity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and No. 25 for diversity for minorities. Arent Fox was named one the 50 Best Law Firms for Women for three consecutive years by Working Mother magazine, the National Association for Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC. Arent Fox earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign for three consecutive years.

Arent Fox LLP is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity, and it complies with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Summer associate program

The Arent Fox Summer Program is its primary source for recruiting entry-level associates hence the firm attaches considerable importance to it. The program is designed in a manner to ensure that the students perform legal work that is as close to the real experience as possible and apprises them of the working ethos of the firm.

The students also receive widespread training and appropriate feedbacks that help them to abet their strengths and addresses their weaknesses. Social events provide ample opportunities to socialize with the attorneys and get to them know them on a personal level. The student's summer experience is geared to provide the summer associates with as realistic a view of the life at Arent Fox as possible.

Mid-level associates called monitors direct summer associates' workflow. Students are given assignments, as far as possible, in their stated areas of preference by the monitors, who assign the projects after consultations with the firm's lawyers. Summer associates participate in a legal writing clinic and a two-day deposition workshop. The firm asks its lawyers to involve summer associates in "live" projects such as negotiations, depositions, hearings or closings.

Social events are held in a casual relaxed atmosphere and include concerts, cooking classes, sailing trip, sporting events and wine-tastings.

Working for the Arent Fox LLP.

The firm says that working at Arent Fox is going to be an enjoyable experience, because the firm does not impose itself upon the people. It lets them be themselves. The firm cares about the growth of its employees and ensures that they realise their potential and capabilities by providing them opportunities for personal development and professional achievement. The firm takes pride in inculcating an office culture that embraces individuality.

The firm understands the importance of attracting and retaining top talent and the worth and value they bring to the workplace. Its compensation policy reflects the competitiveness in the legal marketplace as well helps the employee to balance his professional life with commitments outside of work. The firm also offers a full complement of employee benefits.

Arent Fox strives to create an environment were all feel welcomed, valued and respected, where one can grow professionally, without fear of being discriminated against. It will be a matter of status and standing to work in one of the country's leading law firms.

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Arent Fox LLP. LOCATIONS

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Arent Fox LLP. Headquarters

1717 K Street, NW
Washington, DC
20036

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Arent Fox LLP. Office

555 West Fifth Street ,
48th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
90071

213-629-7400 phone
213-629-7401 fax

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Arent Fox LLP. Office

1675 Broadway
New York City, NY
10019

212-484-3900 phone
212-484-3990 fax

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Arent Fox LLP. Office

55 Second Street, ,
21st Floor
San Francisco, CA
94105

415-757-5500 phone
415-757-5501 fax

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Arent Fox LLP. Office

800 Boylston Street, 32nd Floor
Boston, MA
02199

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