Arnold & Porter is a US-based firm with a deserved reputation for its quality of service and expertise in handling the most complex legal and business problems requiring innovative and practical solutions. The firm’s global reach, experience and deep knowledge allows it to work across geographic, cultural, technological and ideological borders, serving clients whose business needs require US, EU or cross-border regulatory, litigation and transactional services.
Main areas of work
The London office is home to the firm’s European regulatory, life sciences, IP, competition, corporate, financial services, white collar crime, international arbitration, employment and telecoms practices. Chambers UK recently ranked its London office as a top ranked leading firm in EU Competition, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment, Corporate: M&A, Life Sciences, Product Liability, Telecommunications and Retail.
The firm looks for talented law and non-law graduates from all backgrounds who share the firm’s commitment to excellence, and want to be part of the continued growth of its London office. Candidates need to demonstrate a consistently high academic background; the firm looks for well-rounded individuals who can demonstrate their participation in a range of extra-curricular activities and achievements.
Four six-month seats: pharmaceuticals, IP, corporate and securities, financial services, competition, international arbitration or white collar crime. The firm encourages individuals to work across specialisms and emphasises teamwork, so trainees may find that whilst they are working in one group, they undertake work in a variety of different areas throughout the firm. Trainees will be expected to work on several matters at once, and assume responsibility at an early stage. Trainees may also have an opportunity to work in the firm’s Brussels office and where the occasion permits, to work on projects in one of the firm’s US offices. An important aspect of the firm’s culture is its commitment to pro bono. Trainees and all lawyers at the firm are encouraged to take part and devote 15% of their time to it, which helps young lawyers develop client management skills from an early stage.
The firm takes around eight summer vacation students each recruiting year. Whether you are a law or non-law student, the firm will introduce you to life in a busy City law firm, spending two weeks working on a variety of projects and workshops with partners and associates throughout the London office. Apply via the firm’s website by 8 March 2015.
Healthy incentive bonus, Christmas bonus, child care vouchers, private health insurance, private dental insurance, life assurance, season ticket loan.
Sponsorship & awards
GDL/LPC: fees paid; £8,000 per course maintenance.