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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 822
  • Gross Revenues: $868,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,055,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,885,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is a Dallas-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has 822 attorneys and is the 40th largest firm in the United States.  With $868,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 33rd on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked as the 40th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, IL, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 33 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 33 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 40 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 18 4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 34 -1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 41 9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 13 84 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 8 18 Summer programs

In the News

Akin Gump Adds Energy Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 02, 2015

Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Same-Sex Divorce Before Same-Sex Marriage

John Council : Texas Lawyer : July 02, 2015

"It's very reaffirming for us," said Jody Scheske. He and Jason Steed became the first appellate lawyers to successfully defend the right of a lesbian couple to be divorced before Texas' highest court—seven days before the rest of the state's LGBT population would win the right to be married from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wilmer's Lobbyists Seek to Keep Monsanto Out of Regulatory Weeds

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

After building out its lobbying group with a pair of seasoned hires over the past two years, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has dug into advising agribusiness behemoth Monsanto on its effort to acquire Swiss seed technology rival Syngenta.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Roberts Again Rides to Rescue of ACA

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Twice in the past three years, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has steered the high court through the highly political maelstrom surrounding the ­federal health care law without its ­rulings being labeled partisan. But new ­challenges to the law and the court lie ahead.

'Mad Dog' of Sports Radio Meets Match in Ex-Akin Gump Partner

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

John Dowd, a former Marine and veteran Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld litigator who retired from the firm earlier this year, appeared on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Christopher Russo to discuss his investigation 26 years ago that led to a lifetime ban of Major League Baseball icon Pete Rose. It did not go well.

Judge Lifts Stay on Earlier Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2015

A U.S. district judge lifted a stay on a previous order that barred the Texas government from enforcing its same-sex marriage ban, related provisions in the Texas Family Code and any other law that prohibited same-sex marriages.

How Do Supreme Court Justices Manage to Get Along?

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 26, 2015

When a colleague says he would rather "hide my head in a bag" than agree with something you've written, how can you possibly face each other the next day? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said those words about Justice Anthony Kennedy's landmark opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges on Friday. What law clerks and justices have called Scalia's "nastygrams" are not new. But he has fired off enough of them in recent weeks, targeting conservative allies and liberal foes alike, that some may wonder how the justices can possibly work together.

How Do Supreme Court Justices Manage to Get Along?

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 26, 2015

When a colleague says he would rather "hide my head in a bag" than agree with something you've written, how can you possibly face each other the next day?

Roberts Leads Court Through Second ACA Storm; More Ahead

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 25, 2015

Twice in the past three years, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has steered the high court through the highly political maelstrom surrounding the federal health care law without its rulings being labeled partisan. But new challenges to the law and the court lie ahead.

'At-Issue' Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : June 19, 2015

In their Commercial Division Update, George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall write that a number of recent cases demonstrate that if reliance on privileged materials is needed to prove a claim or defense, the courts usually will find that the privilege has been waived. However, the relevance of privileged materials is not the determining factor in at-issue waivers; rather, the privileged materials must be directly at issue in the case.

Food Drive Gathers $260K, Towers of Vienna Sausages from D.C. Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 18, 2015

Even in a charity food drive, lawyers want to win. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's D.C. office capitalized on the instinct and collected nearly 4,000 pounds of food for an annual legal industry drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, called Food from the Bar. This was the most food collected among any of the 50 or so participating firms and legal industry organizations this year.

Arbitrator's Denial of Attorney Fees Upheld

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 18, 2015

The First Department last week ruled on five appeals from Manhattan's Commercial Division, upholding three and reversing two.

Paul Weiss Surges Ahead on the NLJ 350

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 18, 2015

Despite the ho-hum results for law firm growth on this year's NLJ 350, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison attained standout status.

Washington Lawyers' Committee Honors Pro Bono, Civil Rights Lawyers

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : June 17, 2015

Theodore Howard of Wiley Rein has long defended the rights of prisoners and fought against prison overcrowding across the country. John Relman of Relman, Dane & Colfax has championed the development of integrated communities in the fight for racial and economic justice.

2015 Rising Stars: Meng Ru

: New York Law Journal : June 16, 2015

"I enjoy being surrounded and even constantly challenged by intelligent and self-motivated people. A law firm is the place to be."

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 12, 2015

Announcements from Drinker Biddle, DLA Piper, Akin Gump, Arent Fox and Cadwalader.

Best Practices: Choose Top Talent, Keep Costs Low

Anne Belli Perez : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

Mark Shaw, is vice president and general counsel of Southwest Airlines. Freelance reporter Anne Belli Perez emailed Shaw some questions about best practices. His answers are below edited for length and style.

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

Four Texas Firms Make Mark For Deal Work

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

Texas firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Andrews Kurth, Baker Botts and Vinson & Elkins among leading dealmaking firms on The American Lawyer's Corporate Scorecard 2015.

Out of the Wild, and Into Big Law

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2015

IP litigator Michael Simons recalls his early childhood growing up in a two-room log cabin three-and-a-half miles from the road in Canada's northwest Yukon Territory. The Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner says his upbringing helps him keep things in perspective during difficult trials.

Flying High: GC Mark Shaw Captains Southwest Airlines' Legal Department

Anne Belli Perez : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

Mark Shaw, the vice president and general counsel of Southwest Airlines since February 2013, has had his hands full this past year at the low-cost airline.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ferrellgas to Buy Texas Midstream O&G Co. for $837.5 Million

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 03, 2015

Ferrellgas Partners recently announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire Bridger Logistics for a purchase price of approximately $837.5 million, subject to certain closing adjustments.

D.C. Judge Reappointed Amid Concerns About 'Temperament'

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : June 02, 2015

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Thomas Motley is expected to "vigorously address" concerns about his judicial temperament as he begins his second 15-year term on the bench, according to the local commission that reviews judicial performance.

The Legal's Diverse Attorneys of the Year—2015

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Earlier this year, The Legal's editorial staff set out to select our latest group of Diverse Attorneys of the Year, our attempt to shine a light on the outstanding work being done by minority attorneys across Pennsylvania, whose work is sometimes overlooked by a profession still catching up when it comes to diversity.

Food From The Bar Participants Race to Surpass Fundraising Goal

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 02, 2015

The money isn't all in, yet the Food From the Bar campaign has already surpassed its $200,000 goal. Some legal community participants found creative ways to raise money this year: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partnered with a pizza restaurant to donate some proceeds to the campaign. Katten Muchin Rosenman had about nine teams of its lawyers and employees row canoes on the Potomac River for the fundraising effort.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015