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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked as the 41st 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

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2015 Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2015

Beyond the drive to be the best in their areas of expertise, our honorees share another trait: They have built their careers on the belief that being a lawyer is a privilege and giving back is the right thing to do.

Paul Hastings Trio Jumps Ship, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2015

Foley & Lardner, Katten Muchin Rosenman and Orrick poach partners from Paul Hastings; Kirkland & Ellis hires a new practice head in Washington, D.C.; and other notable moves from throughout the Am Law 200.

Legal Strategies for Tough Times in the Energy Sector

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2015

Joshua Agrons, a partner in the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright; Steven Otillar, a partner in the Houston office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; and Jennifer Price, a solo and former partner in the Houston office of King & Spalding, share their insights about advising energy-related clients in today's volatile economic environment.

Steptoe Joins D.C. Law Firms That Chose to Stay Put

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 12, 2015

Another law firm has chosen to forgo packing up and starting anew. After a three-year-long real estate search, Steptoe & Johnson LLP says it has re-signed its lease for another 15 years. It has been in the building on Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle for 30 years.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 12, 2015

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

Dentons Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The world's soon-to-be-largest firm by attorney head count continues to expand; Honigman Miller hires again in Chicago; Ice Miller opens in New York; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ingersoll Rand Names New GC to Handle Both Legal and Compliance

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 09, 2015

Ingersoll Rand has drilled down to find its next general counsel. Maria Green is joining the company as senior vice president and general counsel.

Footloose Lawyers Keep Their Business—and Their Blogs

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015

Law firms are used to partners taking their clients with them when they jump to other firms. But what about their blogs?

VW Exec, on Capitol Hill, Vows Thorough Internal Investigation

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : October 08, 2015

An apologetic Volkswagen executive on Thursday tried to assure members of Congress that the German automaker will take full responsibility for its effort to cheat U.S. emissions standards for diesel cars. Jones Day will manage "all the investigations in terms of who did what, when how and why and what we need to do,” Michael Horn, president and chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, said.

Depressed? Anxious? This Quiz Aims to Help Lawyers

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2015

Mental health advocacy groups are working to remove stigmas and barriers to treatment in the legal industry. National Depression Screening Day is Thursday.

Mayer Brown Tapped to Defend Volkswagen Consumer Suits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2015

The legal lineup continues to expand on both sides of Volkswagen's historic corporate disaster.

Sanchez Energy to Sell Eagle Ford Assets to Sanchez Production Partners

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 02, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Houston-based Sanchez Energy Corp. in sale of assets for about $345 million.

R. Brendan Fee

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : September 29, 2015

Eight firms, including Troutman Sanders, Epstein Becker, Debevoise and Kramer Levin, have added new attorneys.

How a Contractor Laid Claim to Yosemite's Trademarks

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 29, 2015

An unseemly trademark fight has erupted between the federal government and the outgoing contractor that has run Yosemite's food and lodging concessions since 1993. Delaware North wants $51 million for trademarks including the Ahwahnee Hotel and "Yosemite National Park" on souvenirs. How did it come to this?

Akin Gump Advises Valero in $465M Purchase of Oil Terminals

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : September 29, 2015

With the legal assistance of the Houston firm of Akin Gump, Valero Energy Partners is in the process of buying the Corpus Christi Terminal Services Business from a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp. for $465 million.

Judge Sends Bucs' Case Over MRSA Infection to State Court

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : September 29, 2015

A former Tampa Bay Buccaneer who claims he contracted a drug-resistant staph infection at the team's training camp wins the right to pursue his claim in state court.

Seven Texas-Based Firms Among Nation's Most Fearsome

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Two Houston firms are listed in "Awesome Opponents" category in BTI Litigation Outlook 2016 survey of in-house lawyers.

Baker & Hostetler Opts For a Single Partnership Tier

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

The firm becomes the latest to trade in its two-tier partnership in favor of an equity-for-all model.

Big Texas Law Firms Face New Competitors at Home

Susan Beck and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

As out-of-state firms gain market share in the Lone Star State, native Texas firms are having to rethink their strategies.

Big Canadian Suits

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Bell / NFL v. CRTC; Re Nortel Networks Corp.; Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd. v. Bertico

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 28, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The American Lawyer : September 22, 2015

The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards in finance recognize the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects.

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: Marshall's Legacy: THE LDF Ties That Bind

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

While GOP presidential hopefuls invoked the legacy of Ronald Reagan on a California debate stage on Sept. 16, a group of high-powered lawyers and judges met in New York to honor another storied American: Thurgood Marshall. Plus more in this week's column.

Winners Announced for China Law & Practice Awards 2015

Katherine Jo : The Asian Lawyer : September 21, 2015

On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.

Popemobile at Your Door? Pope's Planned Speeches, Masses Pose Challenges for Courts, Firms

KATELYN POLANTZ AND ZOE TILLMAN : The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

Fee Tracker: Space, Securities, Shale and Stadia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2015

A look at the Am Law 100 firms fueling up with clients competing in the new space race; Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson's FHFA fee windfall; the legal fees of the Marcellus Shale Coalition; and Sutherland Asbill's bills backing a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves.