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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked as the 41st 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

Senate Committee Moves to Hold Backpage.com CEO in Contempt

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : February 10, 2016

A Senate committee approved a resolution on Wednesday to hold Backpage.com and its CEO in contempt of Congress and to take him to court to force him to comply with a subpoena related to the classified advertising website's alleged role in online sex trafficking. The resolution seeks to overcome the First Amendment defense the CEO's lawyer has argued justifies the company's refusal to hand over requested documents.

Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Gross Revenue Jumps at Akin Gump

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2016

Akin Gump saw gross revenue rise 7.1 percent in a year that the firm worked to integrate a large new group of laterals in Europe and Hong Kong.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

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

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2016

Ahead of The American Lawyer's final Am Law 100 and 200 rankings, see the latest early reports on 2015 financial results from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

Houston A La Carte: Behind Orrick's Texas Expansion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Orrick chose a logistically complex mix-and-match approach to populate its new Texas outpost.

Texas Appleseed Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Founded in 1996, Texas Appleseed works to find justice and solutions to social and economic problems for underrepresented Texans, such as children, disabled people and low-income families.

Battling Over the Remains of Nortel

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Law firms and other advisers have billed $1.6 billion as creditors fight for the bankrupt company's assets.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : February 01, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

New DLA Piper Pro Bono Counsel in D.C. Marks Expansion in the Area

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2016

One of the rarest areas for lateral hires has a new face: Suzanna Brickman joined DLA Piper as full-time pro bono counsel. Brickman becomes one of the global firm's seven pro bono lawyers. Generally, full-time pro bono attorneys at firms don't move around much, as there are so few of them. Some firms have one or two. Many large firms have no dedicated pro bono counsel.

Akin Gump Aids Diamondback in $226M Stock Offering

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2016

Diamondback Energy recently announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4 million shares of its common stock and its retention of the law firm of Akin Gump to advise it concerning the transaction.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

No Attorney-Client Privilege Testimony in Reverse-Payment Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2016

A federal judge has disallowed mention of attorney-client privilege relating to reverse-payment settlements in the Provigil antitrust litigation.

For Lobbyists, a Busy Congress Means a Boom Year, But Squire Patton Sees Revenue Drop

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2016

The lobbying numbers are in, and the fears of Squire Patton Boggs are confirmed. Although every other law firm lobbying group among the largest in Washington saw their revenues rise in 2015, the legacy firm of the late Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. did not. Its year-end total dropped 20 percent. Squire Patton Boggs—whose Washington lobbying department has faced dozens of departures since 2013—is now the third-largest lobbying organization in Washington, behind Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Next Lawyer to Leave Dickstein Shapiro: Biz Van Gelder

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2016

White-collar lawyer Barbara Van Gelder—who goes by "Biz"—will leave Dickstein Shapiro for Cozen O'Connor Feb. 1, becoming the latest among a half-dozen departures from the struggling Washington law firm so far this year. Van Gelder is a senior counsel to Dickstein Shapiro and the head of its congressional investigations and white-collar defense practice.

Having Led One Firm, Two Partners Now Seek to Advise Many

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2016

A pair of longtime Am Law 100 firm leaders, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' James Pagliaro and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's R. Bruce McLean, recently retired from their respective firms to make the transition to the world of legal consulting.

Citibank Sues Former Dewey Chair Over Unpaid Loan

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2016

Citibank this week filed suit against former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis, claiming Davis has not repaid a loan that now totals nearly $400,000.

Morning Wrap: A Flurry of Personnel Announcements

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 14, 2016

Updates on the employment of Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and Melinda Haag, a former U.S. Attorney in California. This is a round-up of news from ALM and other outlets.

Nortel Fee Bonanza Continues as Creditors Square Off in NY

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

As creditors fight over Nortel Networks' $7.3 billion carcass, bankruptcy lawyers are feasting on the fees.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2016

Harris Beach has opened a second office, Albany Law School has a new associate dean for strategic initiatives and information systems, and several firms and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's office announce promotions.

Arch Coal Taps Davis Polk in Latest Mining Bankruptcy

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

The filing comes just weeks after senior lenders successfully blocked a debt swap deal that might have averted Chapter 11 for the mining juggernaut.

Kay Hagan, Former N.C. Senator, Joins Akin Gump

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

Former Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat from North Carolina who lost her re-election bid in 2014 then remained unaffiliated with private-practice Washington, has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a senior policy consultant, the firm announced Monday.

Dickstein's LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Who Moved Where to Start the New Year?

: Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2016

Patrice B. Childress has been elected a partner in Beck Redden in Houston. She represents a diverse set of clients in the energy, legal, business and real estate sections.

Oil Price Plunge Puts Firms on Both Sides of Bankruptcy Ledger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Falling oil and gas prices continue to bedevil Am Law 200 firms. When Magnum Hunter Resources filed for bankruptcy last month, the company owed millions in fees to several firms, including Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Norton Rose Fulbright.

5 Privacy and Security Stories That Mattered in 2015

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2016

A decade or two ago, it would have been hard for in-house lawyers to imagine just how much of an asset (and potential liability) data would someday be for their companies. But looking at some of the major legal headlines of 2015, it's clear data is here to stay.

Ex-Wilmer Associate Seeks to Save the Browns

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2016

The Cleveland Browns have long been an NFL laughingstock. But after another losing season, the embattled franchise has named a former Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr associate to head its football operations. Another ex-Wilmer lawyer serves as the team's president.