Arent Fox, bolstered by a strong year in the firm's intellectual property, civil litigation and government contracts practices, saw revenue per lawyer increase 2.7 percent to $750,000 in 2012 and profit per partner rise to $850,000, a 2.4 percent increase over last year, our reporting shows.
"The year that wrapped up was another very good year, a record year, for Arent Fox," said the firm's managing partner, Matthew Clark, whose practice focuses on international trade proceedings. "We had strong performances all across the firm."
Gross revenue at Arent Fox increased to $242.5 million, up 5.2 percent from the previous year. Net income stayed relatively flat, inching up less than 1 percent to $85 million. The firm increased to 323 total lawyers, eight more than our reporting showed in the previous year.
Clark said regulatory work in the import-export control and health care arenas was "up pretty significantly" for the firm. Food and drug litigation was strong, he said. Arent Fox had a "spectacular" year on the intellectual property front, he added.