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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 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

Quick Resolution Sought of Tom Brady Suspension

: The Associated Press : August 03, 2015

The NFL and the players' union filed a joint letter with Southern District Judge Richard Berman on Friday proposing a ruling by Sept. 4 in Tom Brady's lawsuit against the league seeking to have his four-game suspension overturned.

Cruise Control

Anne Belli Perez : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

An airline general counsel has been busy, but he's not complaining.

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

BU Law, Alumni Boost Public-Interest Fellowships

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : July 28, 2015

Boston University School of Law is bolstering its graduate public-interest fellowship program with a $2 million influx of funding.

Class Certified in Provigil Antitrust Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015

A federal judge has certified a class of direct purchasers of the drug Provigil in their antitrust case against generic drug makers Ranbaxy Laboratories and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

Crime and Employment: Hiring a Worker With a Record

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 28, 2015

During the hiring process, human resources professionals and in-house lawyers have to make difficult decisions when job applicants have criminal backgrounds.

Death Certificate Revision Sought to Reflect End of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 28, 2015

Both a same-sex marriage and one spouse's death took place before the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling in "Obergefell v. Hodges," which eliminated Texas' ban on same-sex marriages.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Andrews Kurth, Akin Gump Handle $1.5B Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : July 17, 2015

Andrews Kurth represents Enterprise Products Partners in its pending sale of offshore pipeline assets to Genesis Energy, which is using Akin Gump.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

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

INADMISSIBLE: Airlines Sued Over Alleged Price-Fixing

: The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

As the U.S. Department of Justice investigates whether airlines conspired to keep ticket prices high, consumers are already going to court. Plus more in this week's column.

Judges Reflect on Their Former Firm's Pro Bono Work

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 09, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld took the opportunity at its annual pro bono awards ceremony to shine the spotlight on two former members who left the firm for public service. Judge Patricia Millett, now serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Michael Small of Los Angeles County Superior Court were named to the firm's pro bono hall of fame Wednesday night.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Eric Holder's Time-Out | Judge Rakoff's Skepticism

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : July 07, 2015

Eric Holder's next challenge: navigating ethics rules and building a practice. Judge Jed Rakoff, sitting on the Ninth Circuit, ices a major Second Circuit ruling on insider-trading. And the U.S. Senate is expected soon to confirm two circuit nominations. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Tax Law

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "New York's Unitary Combined Reporting Rules: Guidance Is Needed," "Leveling the Playing Field for Community Developers," "FATCA in a Nutshell for Foreign Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries" and "Obtaining a Higher Tax Basis: Acquisition Strategy or Trap?"

Veteran Washington Lawyer Stan Brand Joins Akin Gump

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : July 06, 2015

After more than three decades running a firm that bears his name, Stan Brand, a veteran of Washington political law and congressional ethics, has moved his practice to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

The Lawyers Who Saved Iceland's Economy

Julie Triedman : Global Lawyer News : July 06, 2015

As Iceland nears a final milestone in its economic recovery from the 2008 financial meltdown, the island nation has a team of foreign law firms and domestic lawyers to thank for resolving its bank insolvency crisis.

Newsmakers: Week of July 6

: Texas Lawyer : July 06, 2015

Kelly Franklin Bagnall has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Dallas office. Her practice focuses on the hospitality industry.

Akin Gump Adds Energy Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 02, 2015

Newly hired Paul Greening, formerly with Vinson & Elkins, will relocate from Hong Kong later this year.

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Same-Sex Divorce Before Same-Sex Marriage

John Council : Texas Lawyer : July 02, 2015

"It's very reaffirming for us," said Jody Scheske. He and Jason Steed became the first appellate lawyers to successfully defend the right of a lesbian couple to be divorced before Texas' highest court—seven days before the rest of the state's LGBT population would win the right to be married from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wilmer's Lobbyists Seek to Keep Monsanto Out of Regulatory Weeds

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

After building out its lobbying group with a pair of seasoned hires over the past two years, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has dug into advising agribusiness behemoth Monsanto on its effort to acquire Swiss seed technology rival Syngenta.


: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Roberts Again Rides to Rescue of ACA

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Twice in the past three years, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has steered the high court through the highly political maelstrom surrounding the ­federal health care law without its ­rulings being labeled partisan. But new ­challenges to the law and the court lie ahead.

'Mad Dog' of Sports Radio Meets Match in Ex-Akin Gump Partner

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

John Dowd, a former Marine and veteran Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld litigator who retired from the firm earlier this year, appeared on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio with Christopher Russo to discuss his investigation 26 years ago that led to a lifetime ban of Major League Baseball icon Pete Rose. It did not go well.