Washington D.C.
Feb 23, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Full Time

The Operations Department of Arnold & Porter has a Receptionist opening in the Washington, DC office.  The Receptionist welcomes clients, guests, and office personnel to the Firm in a professional and efficient manner.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting and greeting clients, guests, and office employees.
  • Answering the telephone in a courteous and professional manner, forwarding messages to the appropriate attorney or staff member in a timely manner as well as handling routine inquiries.
  • Providing backup telephone services for Arnold & Porter offices outside of the Washington, DC area. 
  • Assigning visitor offices for attorney and staff visiting the Washington, DC office. 
  • Assigning temporary badges to attorneys and staff as well as maintaining the Temporary Badge Log.
  • Assigning parking chaser tickets to clients and guests as well as maintaining Parking Chaser Ticket Log. 
  • Sorting, documenting and identifying the owners of unidentified mail.
  • Maintaining a professional appearance of the reception and seating area (organizing newspapers and periodicals). 


  • High school diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior reception experience in a law firm or professional services industry.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the Firm with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Proficiency in general clerical skills.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment.
  • Ability to plan and organize work.     
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness commensurate to handling confidential and sensitive material.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Possess reliability, dependability and motivation.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

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