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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

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

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

Bingham Deal Is Done, But Morgan Lewis' Asia Plans Still Unclear

Tom Brennan and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 08, 2014

The Philadelphia-based firm has added lawyers in Beijing and Tokyo and gained a Hong Kong office to boot. The lingering question, however, is what role the region will play in a new firm that's so heavily focused on U.S. work.

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle and Hastert Dish on Politics, Regs

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert last week offered a broad assessment of the regulatory landscape — and politics — in Washington as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate and vie for the White House. Plus more in this week's column.

Federal Circuit Scraps $176M Covidien Patent Win

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : December 04, 2014

After more than a decade of litigation over a high- tech surgical knife, a unit of Johnson & Johnson has finally won a ruling that its device doesn't infringe a competitor's patent.

Akin Associate Prevails in Push for Cosby's Removal From Temple Board

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 04, 2014

Kerry Potter McCormick, an investment funds associate with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in New York, started a petition to have embattled comedian Bill Cosby removed from Temple University's board of trustees. Cosby, represented by high-profile Hollywood litigator Martin Singer, stepped down from the board this week, a move praised by the board's chair, Cozen O'Connor vice chair Patrick O'Connor.

Director/Executive Relationship Not Enough to Plead Demand Futility

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 03, 2014

A director's business association with a corporation's executives is not a reason to excuse a plaintiff from making a presuit demand on the corporate board, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Regulatory Work Strong in 2014, Law Firm Leaders Say

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 02, 2014

Washington law leaders predict a strong 2014 for their firms' regulatory and related practices, though any growth may be in spite of the federal government's gridlock in Congress. Generally, chiefs from Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Arent Fox—speaking on a panel at the NLJ's Regulatory Summit—said their business had been solid throughout 2014.

Despite Bingham's Demise, Tina Brozman Foundation Lives On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has supported The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation, a nonprofit named in honor of a former bankruptcy partner at the firm who died of ovarian cancer at 54, since its inception in 2008. And while Bingham McCutchen itself appears to have avoided bankruptcy, the foundation expects to remain unaffected by the deal struck last week between the firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Pricing It Right: Restructuring Billing

Tam Harbert : Law Technology News : December 01, 2014

Big Law mints new professionals and yearns for technology to solve billing woes.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 28, 2014

Seven firms announce new additions, while promotions were announced at Latham & Watkins, McDermott Will & Emery, and Ropes & Gray.

Bingham McCutchen Diaspora Brings Bevy of Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

Day Pitney, Proskauer Rose, Seyfarth Shaw, Venable and insurance giant Travelers are the latest to benefit from an exodus of Bingham McCutchen partners not headed to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The Am Law Daily is taking a holiday break from its regular compilation of notable hires from across the Am Law 200 spectrum to focus on Bingham McCutchen, a once storied firm that will seek the bulk of its assets folded into a now 2,000-lawyer Morgan Lewis.

Daschle, Hastert to Headline NLJ Regulatory Summit on Dec. 2

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 25, 2014

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will analyze the federal regulatory climate in the wake of the 2014 midterm elections at the National Law Journal's 2014 Regulatory Summit on Tuesday.

Morgan Lewis Finalizes Bingham Deal, Adds 510 Lawyers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 25, 2014

Philadelphia became home Monday to the largest firm in the United States based on domestic-attorney head count with the addition of 510 lawyers to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

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

Health Care M&A Leads Global Deal Surge

: The Associated Press : November 24, 2014

In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

Akin Gump Lobbying Deal Blooms From DLA Departures

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is again a winner during a lobbying practice shakeup, this time creating a strategic partnership with consultants who've left DLA Piper: Kristen Ratcliff and Krista Drobac, who founded Sirona Strategies this month.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Attorney Fees Sought in Patent Infringement Suit

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

After a judge dismisses a patent infringement suit, defendants seek reimbursement for attorney fees and costs.

DEA Tackles Plaintiffs Claims that NFL Dosed Injured Players

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

Inspections on Sunday were spurred by allegations made by retired players in a class action plainitffs lawyers filed earlier this year.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Supremes Won't Revisit Summary Judgment Standards in Milk Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2014

Wilmer's Seth Waxman, along with Steven Kuney of Williams & Connolly, cast as a chance for the Supreme Court to clear up confusion over the ingredients for a successful summary judgment motion. But the justices didn't take the bait.

Freshfields Helps Hachette Strike Deal With Amazon

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

After months of sparring, Hachette Book Group and Amazon.com agreed Thursday to let the New York-based publisher set its own prices for e-books. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer represented Hachette, while Amazon handled the matter in-house.

Morgan Lewis Votes to Admit 227 Bingham Partners

Brian Baxter and Gina Passarella : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partners voted early Friday afternoon to admit 227 Bingham McCutchen partners into their fold, according to the firm. But not everyone at Bingham McCutchen will be making the move.

Morgan Lewis Votes to Admit 227 Bingham Partners

Brian Baxter and Gina Passarella : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partners voted early Friday afternoon to admit 227 Bingham McCutchen partners into their fold, according to the firm. But not everyone at Bingham McCutchen will be making the move.

Morgan Lewis Votes to Admit 227 Bingham Partners

Brian Baxter and Gina Passarella : The Am Law Daily : November 14, 2014

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partners voted early Friday afternoon to admit 227 Bingham McCutchen partners into their fold, according to the firm. But not everyone at Bingham McCutchen will be making the move.

Wiley Rein Mum on Any Lobby Shop Acquisition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 13, 2014

Is Wiley Rein in talks to acquire a portion of the lobby shop McBee Strategic? Jim Slattery of Wiley Rein declined to comment on the possibility of the acquisition. “In the next year we're going to be making a series of strategic hires,” Slattery told the NLJ.

Dairy Giant Hopes to Tempt SCOTUS with New Antitrust Puzzle

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 12, 2014

The Supreme Court's rulings in and made it tougher for plaintiffs to survive dismissal motions and win class certification. Now, says U.S. dairy giant Dean Foods, the court should go one further.

Deal of the Week: Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Attorney Fees Sought in Patent Infringement Suit

BRENDA SAPINO JEFFREYS : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

After a judge dismisses a patent infringement suit, defendants seek reimbursement for attorney fees and costs.