Arnold & Porter

, The National Law Journal


In March, along with many in the legal ­community, Arnold & Porter celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright, which guaranteed legal representation for indigents in criminal cases. The fact that the court appointed Abe Fortas, one of the firm's founders, to represent Clarence Earl Gideon remains a point of pride, chairman Thomas Milch said. "The case is not just emblematic of our long-standing and heartfelt commitment to pro bono, but the briefing and argument in the case reflected the legal excellence and creativity that our firm strives for in its day-to-day work."

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