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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

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

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.

2014 Lifetime Achievers

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

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

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.

Lifetime Achiever: Vernon Jordan Jr.

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

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

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.

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ruling Trims Claims Against Developer for Condo Delay

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2014

A suit brought by an attorney against a real estate developer claiming construction delays on his condominium caused financial harm has resulted in a finding by a Manhattan judge that the developer was not liable for the lawyer's increased mortgage costs.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court Seats Filling Up

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The Senate confirmed federal judges at a faster rate in the past five months than at any time during President Barack Obama's administration — significantly reducing the number of vacancies on the nation's courts.

EnergyBuzz: Akin Gump Partner Leads Two Half-Billion Dollar Energy Deals in Three Weeks

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

"Looking back, it was a lot of fun. I love what I do, and I love negotiation with reasonable business people and lawyers, and it was fun," said Michael Byrd, partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Houston.

White Collar Litigator Tapped as NYPD Counsel

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 08, 2014

Lawrence Byrne, a Pepper Hamilton partner whose father and brother were police officers, has been tapped as the police department's deputy commissioner for legal matters.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Federal Judge Lets Investment Researcher Off the Hook, Reluctantly

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : August 07, 2014

Because Congress has left the courts unarmed, a federal judge said, he wasn't able to find an investment research firm liable for listing a Ponzi scheme in its hedge fund database used by investors.

EnergyBuzz: Akin Gump Partner Leads Two Half-Billion Dollar Energy Deals in Three Weeks

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 07, 2014

"Looking back, it was a lot of fun. I love what I do, and I love negotiation with reasonable business people and lawyers, and it was fun," said Michael Byrd, partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Houston.

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

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

INADMISSIBLE: Another D.C. Handgun Gun Law Scrapped

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

Six years after Alan Gura convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the District of Columbia's ban on guns in the home, he again prevailed in having another city gun regulation declared unconstitutional. Plus more in this week's column.

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

Fee Tracker: Comic-Con, Cooperstown and El Pollo Loco

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop reaps the benefits from San Diego's Comic-Con, Patterson Belknap brings in the bacon from the Baseball Hall of Fame, Skadden's crazy chicken windfall and the dollar values associated with other Am Law 200 clients in our latest look at legal billings.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2014

Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Akin Reclaims Its Lead as Patton Revenue Slides

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : July 28, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has reclaimed the top spot among lobbying revenue leaders in Washington following a one-year hiatus.