Arnold & Porter Lowers Fees Judge Called 'Not Reasonable'

Law360 (December 11, 2020, 8:47 PM EST) -- Arnold & Porter agreed Friday to reduce the legal fees it will collect from the federal government as part of resolving litigation over expedited traveler security clearance programs, after a District of Columbia federal judge last month slammed the firm's initial ask as "not reasonable."

The firm agreed to reduce the fees from $212,140 to $87,901 after U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon criticized Arnold & Porter in November for using too many attorneys in the case and for looking to charge its standard corporate rates.

"The parties agree that Arnold & Porter was under no obligation to accept any reduced...

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