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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 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 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

Am Law 100 Firms Looking Out for Military Employees

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

With Memorial Day approaching, The Am Law Daily highlights the work of several firms doing good deeds for their military veteran and reserve workers.

Morning Wrap: Akin Gump's Clinton Cash | Sheppard Mullin's New Orleans Job

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 21, 2015

Inside the private law firm oversight of the New Orleans police force, and how one major D.C. law and lobbying firm supports Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Celebrating 31 Years

: New York Law Journal : May 19, 2015

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association recognized several leaders in the legal community at its 31st annual awards gala Friday on Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers.

Fourth Circuit: Radiance Foundation v. NAACP

: The National Law Journal : May 19, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday ruled against the NAACP in a dispute over alleged trademark infringement and dilution. The NAACP, represented by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, sued over an article, published online by the Radiance Foundation, that called the civil rights organization the "NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People."

Federal Judge Overturns $25M Verdict Because of 'Worst Conduct Ever'

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 19, 2015

Court ruling describes Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which previously represented a corporate plaintiff that forged trial documents, as "another victim" of the fraudulent conduct.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mandatory Pro Bono Is Not the Answer for All Firms

Steven H. Schulman and Fiona A. Brett : New York Law Journal : May 14, 2015

Great pro bono practices are created not by mandates, but by attention to community needs and attorneys' interests.

Morgan Lewis, Winston & Strawn Enter NFL's Deflategate Drama

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The fiasco surrounding underinflated footballs in a key National Football League playoff game earlier this year continues to draw more high-powered Am Law 100 lawyers, including a pair of litigators from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Winston & Strawn that previously worked at now-defunct firms, in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report released last week by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Morning Wrap: Inside Cozen O'Connor's Expansion | Lunch for a Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 07, 2015

A consultant who worked on Cozen O'Connor's recent merger discusses how it came together in Chicago. And a pizza place in D.C. will donate to Food From the Bar tomorrow. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Emory Law Alum Who Investigated Pete Rose Gives 'Dowd Report' to School

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 05, 2015

Emory Law alumnus John Dowd has given his alma mater the "Dowd Report," which documented that baseball slugger Pete Rose bet on the team he managed, the Cincinnati Reds, and caused Rose to agree to a lifetime suspension from the game.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Litigation Funder Launches in Bay Area

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 04, 2015

Australia-based Bentham has hired a Latham & Watkins partner to open its third U.S. office in San Francisco.

Be Mindful of Mental Health in the Workplace

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 04, 2015

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and employers should be evaluating the accommodations and assistance they can provide for employees experiencing problems associated with mental health.

A Boon to Big Firms as Corinthian Colleges Goes Bust

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 04, 2015

A week after shuttering its last 28 campuses in the aftermath of a crippling settlement with the U.S. Department of Education last year, Corinthian Colleges filed for bankruptcy Monday in Delaware. The for-profit company's Chapter 11 filing marks the largest collapse of a higher education provider in U.S. history and reveals some of Corinthian's mounting legal bills ahead of its demise.

Top Texas Firms

: Texas Lawyer : May 04, 2015

Six large Texas firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms as ranked on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 report.

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Morning Wrap: Busy Week at SCOTUS | Japan Sends PM Plus Lobbying Dollars to U.S.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 30, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

SCOTUS Same-Sex Ruling Will Dictate Outcome for Texas at the Fifth Circuit

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 29, 2015

That's the view of both the Texas Attorney General and the lawyer who represents the four plaintiffs opposing Texas' ban on same-sex marriages.

Six Texas Firms Make Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 29, 2015

Six firms based in Houston or Dallas are among the nation's 100 highest-grossing firms.

Akin Gump, Baker & McKenzie on Shale Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie represents Houston's Paloma Resources and its operation Paloma Partners III in sale of Paloma Partners III to Oklahoma company.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

On the Move

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Energy Work Improved Texas Firms' Bottom Lines

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2015

In 2014, 20 of the 25 highest-grossing firms in Texas improved gross revenue compared with 2013.

Newsmakers: Week of April 27

: Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2015

William "Bill" LaFuze, a veteran intellectual property litigator, has joined McKool Smith as a principal with a dual assignment in the firm's Houston and Washington, D.C., offices.

Orrick, Skadden on Latest Take-Private for U.S.-Listed Chinese Company

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Perfect World will be the third Chinese gaming company, including Giant Interactive and Shanda Games, to delist in the last 18 months in the face of low valuations from investors.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.