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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

Litigator of the Week: Michael Mueller of Hunton & Williams

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : August 27, 2015

Mueller knocked out a pair of wage-and-hour class actions against Tyson Foods this week, even as he and his longtime client face an even bigger test at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fee Tracker: Summer Fun for LSAC, I-Bank IPOs and Monsanto

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2015

Pro bono is nice, but it helps to get paid. This week we track fees from the Law School Admission Council's litigation woes, an IPO for investment bank Houlihan Lokey and Monsanto lobbying.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Six firms announce new hires, while Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has named Philip Hirschhorn as head of its New York office.

Grewal Shuts Down NPE's 'Groundhog Day' Suits

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 25, 2015

Acacia Research Group can't bring a new wave of patent litigation against Apple and other phone makers over functionally identical products, the judge ruled.

Sinopec Handles $1.1B Lukoil Deal In-House

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Akin Gump advised the Russian oil company on the sale of its 50 percent share in five Kazakhstan oil and gas fields to its Chinese joint venture partner.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

Texas Lawyer Announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : August 21, 2015

This list recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State. In addition, we have named three nominees for Attorney of the Year. The winner of that award will be announced at an event in Houston on Nov. 2.

Berman Grills NFL on Brady Suspension, Urges Settlement

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman is giving the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell plenty to worry about as they consider whether to reach a settlement over the suspension of quarterback Tom Brady for what the judge called "the deflation situation."

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

'Deflategate' Talks Stall, Court Proceedings to Begin

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Lawyers for the National Football League and the players union failed to reach an agreement Tuesday over the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend new England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to deflate footballs below the league minimum.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Beneath Google's Fight With Orrick, a Big Business

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 14, 2015

Emails surfaced by the search giant show relationsihp between partner hired by Microsoft and the Mississippi AG probing Google's practices.

Bank of America Claims Akin Gump's Legal Fees Excessive

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : August 14, 2015

In the application, the law firm is seeking total compensation of $973,628 for its work on the case during this period. In addition, the firm is seeking $20,000 for expense reimbursement.

Judge Holds Second Meeting With Lawyers for NFL, Brady

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015

Lawyers for the National Football League and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady met again with Southern District Judge Richard Berman this morning on a possible settlement in the fight over Brady's suspension in the football deflation controversy.

Judge Urges NFL, Brady to Settle 'Deflategate'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman pressed the NFL to explain Commissioner Roger Goodell's approval of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's suspension for his role in an alleged scheme to deflate footballs during a playoff game.

BakerHostetler Shakeup Highlights Shifting Equity Equation

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

When are "all equity" partnerships really not all equity?

NFL, Brady Bring 'Deflategate' Dispute to Southern District

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 12, 2015

The brawl over deflated footballs and the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady will roll Wednesday into the courtroom of Southern District Judge Richard Berman, who continues to press for a quick settlement.

Contempt Hearing Postponed, Same-Sex Families Will Get to Amend Birth, Death Certificates

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : August 12, 2015

As a result of the state officials' actions and promises, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of the Western District of Texas in San Antonio postponed a contempt hearing for state officials, including Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, until Sept. 10.

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its 2015 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law Winners

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : August 07, 2015

What makes the 20 lawyers on this list so extraordinary? In a word: impact. The Texas Lawyer editorial department began the four-month selection process by asking readers to nominate licensed minority Texas attorneys who have had an impact in the state within the past five years.

Hourly Rates for Top Supreme Court Advocates Revealed in Fee Filing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 07, 2015

Recent filings in an attorney fee request in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lift the veil on the four-figure hourly rates charged by top advocates before the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas Goldstein of Washington's Goldstein & Russell is seeking nearly $306,000 in fees for winning a key Fourth Amendment case. The amount is based in part on Goldstein's $1,100 hourly fee, plus $750 for partner Kevin Russell and $600 for partner Tejinder Singh.

Same-Sex Widower Gets Amended Death Certificate

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : August 06, 2015

The widower had filed an emergency motion to intervene in the same-sex marriage case DeLeon v. Abbott. The widower's motion asked the court to also issue a contempt order against state and county officials in their official capacity.

Quick Resolution Sought of Tom Brady Suspension

: The Associated Press : August 03, 2015

The NFL and the players' union filed a joint letter with Southern District Judge Richard Berman on Friday proposing a ruling by Sept. 4 in Tom Brady's lawsuit against the league seeking to have his four-game suspension overturned.

Justices Uphold Consumer Arbitration Clause

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 03, 2015

The California Supreme Court reinforced Monday that even unfair or one-sided arbitration contracts are presumed valid.

Cruise Control

Anne Belli Perez : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

An airline general counsel has been busy, but he's not complaining.

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

BU Law, Alumni Boost Public-Interest Fellowships

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : July 28, 2015

Boston University School of Law is bolstering its graduate public-interest fellowship program with a $2 million influx of funding.

Class Certified in Provigil Antitrust Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015

A federal judge has certified a class of direct purchasers of the drug Provigil in their antitrust case against generic drug makers Ranbaxy Laboratories and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

Crime and Employment: Hiring a Worker With a Record

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 28, 2015

During the hiring process, human resources professionals and in-house lawyers have to make difficult decisions when job applicants have criminal backgrounds.

Death Certificate Revision Sought to Reflect End of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 28, 2015

Both a same-sex marriage and one spouse's death took place before the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling in "Obergefell v. Hodges," which eliminated Texas' ban on same-sex marriages.