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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 809
  • Gross Revenues: $828,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,025,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,835,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is a Dallas-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has 809 attorneys and is the 40th largest firm in the United States.  With $828,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 32nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked as the 39th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, IL, London, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 32 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 32 0 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, Skadden Help Russia's Richest Man Get More Social

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are working on the $1.47 billion sale of a 48 percent stake in VKontakte, Russia's answer to Facebook, by United Capital Partners to a company controlled by oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The deal, which raises questions about Russia's commitment to Internet freedom, also comes amid increased tensions between the country and the West and sanctions against some Russian businesses as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Deal of the Week: Plano's Alliance Data Systems Plans to Buy California Marketing Company for Around $2.3 Billion

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 17, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Alliance Data Systems Corp. of Plano in pending acquisition of Conversant Inc., which turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : September 17, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: A big win for Apple; Akin poaches 22 partners from Bingham; BP gives it the college try.

Lifetime Achiever: Vernon Jordan Jr.

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : September 17, 2014

The Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner became a household name as an adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bingham Loses Bulk of London, Frankfurt Offices to Akin

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced Wednesday morning that most of Bingham McCutchen's London and Frankfurt offices, along with a third of Bingham's Hong Kong office, will be joining the firm in one of the more high-profile mass lateral defections in recent memory.

Dechert Hires Ex-Akin Gump Director as New Chief Operating Officer

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2014

Dechert has hired former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Executive Director James N. Leary as its new chief operating officer, effective Monday.

Pratik Shah

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Public's Trust May Prove Elusive in NFL Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : New York Law Journal : September 15, 2014

The NFL announced Wednesday it has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller III, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, to investigate its handling of the caught-on-video assault by former player Ray Rice.

Thomas Boggs, Longtime Washington Influencer, Dies at 73

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 15, 2014

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., whose name became synonymous with Washington lobbying through the success and growth of his former firm Patton Boggs, died Sunday night.

A Bingham-Morgan Merger Would Be Big in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

With 400 lawyers in the state's major markets, a combined firm would be a formidable player. Still, it's not clear whether merger talks are serious.

Gibson Dunn, Akin Gump Advise on $2.3 Billion Conversant Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

Gibson Dunn partner Stewart McDowell led Conversant's deal team in its sale to Alliance Data Systems.

Prosperoware Acquires LegalOasis Software

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 11, 2014

Prosperoware purchased LegalOasis' WorkSite software and got a book of business to boot.

NFL Investigation Leads to Questions on Law Firm Choice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 11, 2014

Clients often hire firms with whom they have a business connection, as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr does with the NFL. But those choices must gain the trust of a scrutinizing public that seeks independent answers, such as in the Ray Rice investigation.

Four D.C. Senior Judges Up for Reappointment

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 09, 2014

Four senior judges in the District of Columbia's local trial and appellate courts are seeking reappointment: D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Warren King and D.C. Superior Court judges Kaye Christian, Brook Hedge and Judith Retchin.

Key Bingham Group Mulling Move Amid Merger Talks

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : September 08, 2014

James Roome, a London-based managing partner, global financial restructuring cochair and executive board member at Bingham McCutchen, could lead an overseas exodus of international partners from the firm should it push forward with merger talks with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Roome's potential departure from Bingham would be a huge blow to the firm, which recently revamped its leadership structure and compensation system after a tough year financially in 2013.


: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

The American Lawyer Announces 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards

: The American Lawyer : September 05, 2014

Our 11th annual awards honor distinctive careers and public service.

Commodities Fraud Claim Falls Victim to 'Morrison' Test

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

The private right of action under Section 22 of the Commodities Exchange Act must be based on commodities transactions within the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held Thursday.

Supreme Court Contenders

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Winning Women: Rebecca Simmons

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

"I think Texas will look back in judicial history and recognize her as one of the ones who revolutionized the way the courts interacted with the public," said David Slayton, administrative director of the Texas Office of Court Administration.

Lifetime Achiever: Kim Askew

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

"She's hell on wheels," said Mark Sales, a partner in Diamond McCarthy about Kim Askew. "She's smart, incredibly prepared, hard-working."

Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 29, 2014

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 28, 2014

Steptoe & Johnson, Hiscock & Barclay and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center are among the firms and organizations announcing new hires.

Jones Day Nabs Shearman's LatAm M&A Head

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

Michael McGuinness, a corporate partner and former head of the Latin American M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling in New York, has left the firm for Jones Day, which over the past year has sought to slake its thirst for south-of-the-border clients by opening an office in Miami and making key lateral hires.

Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law Firms Take Lead on Dynegy's Power Plan Purchase

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Dynegy Inc. will buy power plants and other assets from Duke Energy Corp. and private equity firm Energy Capital Partners in two separate deals worth a combined value of $6.25 billion. Skadden, White & Case, Bracewell & Giuliani and Latham & Watkins are all advising.

Akin Gump's Pro Bono Champ

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : August 21, 2014

A Washington white-collar partner sets the standard for death penalty trial work. There's room for others to follow.

Lifetime Achievers, Distinguished Firm Leaders Named

Valori Corral-Nava : The American Lawyer : August 20, 2014

The honorees selected by The American Lawyer have had distinguished careers that include public service. Law firm leaders have exhibited extraordinary stewardship of their firm.

Bankruptcy Judge Delays Briefing in GM Ignition Cases

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday delayed briefing to give plaintiffs attorneys suing General Motors Co. over ignition-switch defects time to file a consolidated complaint.