2009 marks the seventh consecutive year that Arnold & Porter LLP has been among the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. However, in these trying economic times the bottom line is survival, and even “the best” need to make sacrifices. We received a tip today that Arnold & Porter has been forced to begin staff layoffs at both its DC and Denver offices.
The firm has eight offices spread across the U.S. and Europe, and has practice groups in more than 25 distinct areas of law. The DC office is its oldest and largest office. At this time we do not have information as to what practices will be most heavily affected by the cuts, nor do we have information on if or when cuts will be made in its remaining six offices.
Update: Arnold & Porter has confirmed that 44 staff positions were cut in its domestic offices but says no attorneys have been let go.