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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 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 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

BAR-ometer: Irell's in the Money

: The Recorder : January 30, 2015

Dealmakers of the Week: Ryan Maierson and Debbie Yee of Latham & Watkins

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

Ryan Maierson and Debbie Yee of Latham & Watkins are named Dealmakers of the Week for their roles in advising Energy Transfer Partners in its $18 billion merger with Regency Energy Partners.

Lateral Hiring Stays Strong, but Firms Curb Pay Pledges

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Lateral hiring remains at a near record, but more firms seek to manage risk by pulling back on compensation guarantees.

After 70 Years, Holocaust Reparations from French Railway SNCF

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Survivors of railway deportations to concentration camps and their families will receive funds under an agreement that Akin Gump lobbied for.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Firms Will Thrive as Agencies Enact U.S. Regulations

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Congress may stall, but as agencies speed to enact Obama's regulatory agenda, firms will have plenty of business.

D.C. Circuit's Patricia Millett Reflects on Clerking, Diversity

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 28, 2015

Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said Tuesday that if she were applying for a clerkship at her court now, she would not get the job because competition has become so intense. Millett said she seeks out diverse applicants, especially including those with military experience.

Airbnb Rival's Challenge to SF Rent Law Is Tossed Out

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 28, 2015

A federal magistrate said HomeAway lacked standing to challenge a new ordinance governing short-term rentals arranged through online platforms.

Morning Wrap: Confirmation Clash | White House Drone Fallout

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 27, 2015

Senate Republicans announce the witnesses scheduled to testify at Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearings. A federal appeals court upholds the campaign finance conviction of a prominent Nevada lawyer. A drone's unannounced visit at the White House is causing a few problems. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Deal of the Week: Four Firms Work on Energy Partnership Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

Vinson & Elkins, Latham & Watkins, Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld each have a piece of a deal involving Marlin Midstream Partners, NuDevco Midstream Development and Azure Midstream Energy.

Drone Law Practices Are Beginning to Take Flight

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Lawyers and lobbyists are recruiting clients for what they hope will prove a lucrative field.

Baker Botts, Latham Work on $18 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

Dallas-based energy companies announce definitive merger agreement.

Who Will Argue Same-Sex Marriage Cases in High Court?

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

History-making arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage are still more than three months away, but the strategizing among lawyers has already begun.

Increase Compliance Ahead of Reducing Staff

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2015

There's no shortage of federal and state employment law issues arising from terminating a group of employees.

Grewal Scraps Acacia Subsidiary Suit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

"We lost a round today, but we certainly did not lose the fight," Acacia Research CEO Matt Vella told investors Wednesday.

Amazon and Google Drone Lobbying Group Seeks FAA Rules

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 20, 2015

As the U.S. government drafts rules for the use of commercial drones, Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and other backers of the unmanned aircraft are working to ensure they are on the radar of federal lawmakers and regulators.

Two D.C. Judges Up for Reappointment

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 20, 2015

Judges Thomas Motley and John Mott of the District of Columbia Superior Court are seeking their second 15-year appointments to the bench. Also, the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission is looking for a new executive director.

Amazon and Google Drone Lobbying Group Seeks FAA Rules

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2015

As the U.S. government drafts rules for the use of commercial drones, Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and other backers of the unmanned aircraft are working to ensure they are on the radar of federal lawmakers and regulators.

Ruling Strongly Criticizes Ghostwriting Expert Report

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2015

Out-of-state ruling prompts Akin Gump lawyer in Houston to offer tips about best practices.

Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs Lawyer Predicts Marriage Equality in Spring

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2015

Daniel "Neel" Lane bases optimism on a hearing at the Fifth Circuit, where state lawyers arguing for a same-sex marriage ban faced a barrage of judges' questions.

At Some D.C. Firms, More Women Than Men Make Partner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The legal industry is one in which female lawyers have fewer opportunities than do their male colleagues. But despite industrywide setbacks, many law firms in Washing­ton exceeded the standard this year in promoting women.

Four Firms Work on Energy Partnership Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2015

Vinson & Elkins, Latham & Watkins, Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld each have a piece of a deal involving Marlin Midstream Partners, NuDevco Midstream Development and Azure Midstream Energy.

Kirkland, Jones Day in Caesars Bankruptcy Showdown

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2015

Two of the country's top bankruptcy lawyers—Kirkland & Ellis' James Sprayregen and Jones Day's Bruce Bennett—are facing off in the Chapter 11 case of a subsidiary of casino and gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2015

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

How Bingham Failed: The Inside Story

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2015

Three years ago, Bingham McCutchen was literally a case study in successful management. 
Now it's dead. A look at last days of a high flyer and the stumbles that sealed its fate.

Ruling Strongly Criticizes Ghostwriting Expert Report

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 13, 2015

Out-of-state ruling prompts Akin Gump lawyer in Houston to offer tips about best practices.

Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs Lawyer Predicts Marriage Equality in Spring

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 13, 2015

Daniel "Neel" Lane bases optimism on a hearing at the Fifth Circuit, where state lawyers arguing for a same-sex marriage ban faced a barrage of judges' questions.

Harris' Bid for Senate Puts Question Mark on AG Slot

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 13, 2015

If Kamala Harris were to win Barbara Boxer's seat, Jerry Brown would name the state's top lawyer.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.