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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

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.

Cephalon Reverse-Payment Issue Debated Post-

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 10, 2014

Thirty lawyers and a federal judge wrestled with the question of whether the U.S. Supreme Court introduced a new threshold for plaintiffs to reach when they challenge the payments made by major pharmaceutical companies to generic drugmakers in order to keep the cheaper drugs off the market.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bingham Partner Retreat Canceled as Morgan Lewis Deadline Looms

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

An annual partnership retreat at Bingham McCutchen scheduled for this week in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been canceled. Bingham's partners are facing a Wednesday deadline to accept offer letters from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, as the two firms continue to mull a potential combination of their operations.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2014

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

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

'Inversion' Finding Its Defenders

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

Law firms have joined a growing army of lobbying shops on Capitol Hill to ensure that AbbVie Inc., Walgreen Co. and other U.S. companies are part of the conversation about a controversial tax-lowering tactic.

Oral Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case Moved to 2015

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : November 03, 2014

"A January setting does not look very expedited to me, but we are eager to make our case for marriage equality as soon as the court gives us a chance," according to Daniel "Neel" Lane Jr., a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in San Antonio, who represents plaintiffs who filed against Texas and oppose its ban on same-sex marriages.

Lawyers Decry Clawback Ruling in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

A bankruptcy ruling barring former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners from using a "value" defense in a clawback suit could have far reaching consequences by encouraging partners "to run for the exits" at the first sign of a law firm's financial instability, according to defense attorneys.

HomeAway Sues S.F., Saying New Law Favors Airbnb

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 03, 2014

Complaint claims the controversial short-term home rental law only authorizes Airbnb's business model.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Better Lawyer Could Have Kept Pete Rose in Baseball, Lead Investigator Says

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : October 31, 2014

John Dowd, now and then a white-collar criminal defense partner at Akin Gump in Washington, said Rose's lawyer "never grabbed him by the lapels" and forced him to come clean.

Oral Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case Moved to 2015

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 30, 2014

"A January setting does not look very expedited to me, but we are eager to make our case for marriage equality as soon as the court gives us a chance," according to Daniel "Neel" Lane Jr., a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in San Antonio, who represents plaintiffs who filed against Texas and oppose its ban on same-sex marriages.

What's Up With These Ebola Practice Groups?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : October 30, 2014

Reed Smith just launched its global Ebola group. Should your firm do so too?

Patent Litigation Shows No Signs of Going Out of Style

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

The number of suits keeps rising, with Fish & Richardson topping our law firm rankings for the most cases handled.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.