Arent Fox‘s Washington, DC office was founded in 1942 and is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. Our practice breadth, geographical reach, and industry knowledge combine to provide clients with business-oriented legal advice designed to help them achieve their commercial goals. Through decades of service, our attorneys have understood that hard work and talent are just a starting point for being considered a premier law firm.
With over 200 lawyers, the DC office works with attorneys in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco to provide innovative and integrated service across a range of industries and practices, including complex litigation, corporate and securities, government relations, FDA, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, and real estate.
The firm’s flagship office in Washington, DC relocated to a new LEED Platinum certified building in 2013. Designed by STUDIOS Architecture and built by Clark Construction, the office has received a number of industry awards, including the 2015 AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture; 2013 Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year; and the Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Award.
Our Washington, DC office is home to a dynamic group of attorneys that operate from a global political hub. Our attorneys bring backgrounds and experiences that span the United States and the world, fostering an open and innovative mindset in the firm’s flagship office. The individuals in our Washington, DC office work collaboratively with collective talent and vision.
- Agriculture producers
- Beverage companies
- Consumer product companies
- Electronics manufacturers
- Entertainment companies
- Exporters and importers
- Fashion companies
- Foreign governments
- Food product manufacturers and retailers
- Health care providers
- Hospitality companies
- Life sciences companies
- Media companies
- Medical device manufacturers
- Real estate capital investors, owners, lenders, and REITs
- Software companies
- Sports franchises, arenas and stadiums, and teams
- Technology companies
- Trade associations
- Advertising, Promotions & Data Security
- Alcohol Beverage
- Antitrust & Competition Law
- Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
- Communications, Technology & Mobile
- Complex Litigation
- Consumer Product Safety
- Corporate & Securities
- Cybersecurity & Data Protection
- Energy Law & Policy
- Estates & Trusts
- Fashion Law: Luxury Goods, Designer Brands & Retail
- FDA Practice (Food & Drug)
- Government Contractor Services
- Government Real Estate & Public Buildings
- Government Relations
- Health Care
- Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care
- Intellectual Property
- International Trade
- Labor & Employment
- Life Sciences
- Media & Entertainment
- Medical Devices
- Political Law
- Pro Bono
- Real Estate
- White Collar & Investigations
Our attorneys are involved with numerous local organizations, including Appleseed Foundation, the National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, DC Lawyers for Youth, the DC Bar Foundation, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, Randle Highlands Elementary School, and the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Our attorneys and staff volunteered thousands of hours to local pro bono clients each year.
In 2015, Arent Fox, Georgetown Law, and DLA Piper celebrated the official launch of DCALF, the DC Affordable Law Firm, a low bono law firm serving the District of Columbia. DCALF, an independent nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status, provides affordable, high quality legal services to DC residents who do not qualify for free legal aid and to small businesses and nonprofits in the District. Arent Fox is providing space and technological support for the firm within our DC office.
Arent Fox DC attorneys have been recognized for their exceptional work by numerous publications, including the Chambers USA, Legal 500, US News & World Report, National Law Journal, Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.
Our office is located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC on K Street in Farragut Square, overlooking the White House and Washington Monument. We are steps away from the Metro’s Red Line stop at Farragut North and Blue/Orange/Silver Line stop at Farragut West.
Our flagship office in Washington, DC relocated to a new LEED Platinum certified building in 2013, and the new space offers unique event locales in which we regularly host panels, forums, networking events, celebrations, and more.