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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

Cleary Gottlieb, Allen & Overy Get Google's Antitrust Call

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

The two firms are divvying up the task of advising Google on antitrust claims leveled at the technology giant this week by the European Union.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Is the 'Kessler' Doctrine Still Needed in Patent Litigation?

David R. Clonts and Michael F. Reeder : The Legal Intelligencer : April 14, 2015

With the rapid turnover of consumer electronic devices—smartphones, for instance—patent litigants should take a renewed look at res judicata when it comes to cases involving new versions of previously litigated products.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Magic Circle, Am Law Firms Advise on $70 Billion Royal Dutch Shell Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Oil and gas tops off this week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc. Magic Circle and Am Law firms landed roles on the mega deal, with Slaughter and May, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advising Shell, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer working on behalf of BG Group.

On the Move

: The American Lawyer : April 08, 2015

Moves involving Akin Gump, Cahill Gordon, Ashurst, Covington & Burling, Kramer Levin and Fitzpatrick Cella.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

West Virginia's Steptoe & Johnson Lays Off Energy Lawyers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

The energy firm, not to be confused with the international firm of the same name, laid off 32 people, including 14 lawyers. Steptoe & Johnson blamed plummeting oil prices that have impacted numerous law firms to varying degrees.

23 Law Firms Honored By Federal Court for Pro Bono

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 01, 2015

A pro bono legal work awards breakfast for D.C. law firms and lawyers Wednesday morning pointed out the central divide between those who need free legal help and those who can offer it: It all comes down to money.

Amicus Briefs Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 01, 2015

There are briefs by first responders, 303 former and sitting Republican government officials and activists, major churches and a former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia who argues that "originalism" supports the right to same-sex marriage.

AmLaw 100 Emoji Edition: D.C. Firms' Results, Part 2

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 31, 2015

Back by popular demand, we bestow money-judging emoji unto another group of D.C.'s largest law firms. The group below includes firms that are among the largest 25 in the metro area and claim a founding city outside of Washington.

Corporate Chair, Partner Resign From Duane Morris

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

The chair of Duane Morris' corporate practice, George Nemphos, and corporate partner Jay Cohen have resigned from the partnership, effective Thursday, according to a firm spokesman.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Austin Shareholder Elected New Winstead CEO

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

David Dawson elected chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Winstead, succeeding Kevin Sullivan, who decided against seeking a second term.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 26, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.

Austin Shareholder Elected New Winstead CEO

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 25, 2015

David Dawson elected chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Winstead, succeeding Kevin Sullivan, who decided against seeking a second term.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Objectors Pour Cold Water on 'Hot Fuel' Settlements

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2015

Oil companies have agreed to shell out millions to settle claims that they failed to disclose the impact of hot weather on the price of fuel. But when a judge considers a slew of proposed settlements later this year, at least two groups will be sounding alarm bells.

Home to Aluminum Case Eyed by Third Circuit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : March 18, 2015

Whether the Third Circuit will send to arbitration in London or keep in Pittsburgh federal court a case against a British businessman alleged to have conspired with Alcoa to inflate the cost of raw materials appears likely to come down to the question of prejudice.

Motion to Keep Documents Sealed Denied

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that he would keep most documents under seal for only 10 more days.

INADMISSIBLE: Paul Ryan, Chief of Staff Sued Over Crash

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and his chief of staff, Kevin Seifert, face a $100,000 lawsuit over a car crash Seifert was involved in while driving Ryan's car last year. Plus more in this week's column.

Q&A: Akin Gump Partner Secures Justice for Somalis

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on March 9 declined to review the appeal of Somalia's former prime minister, Mohamed Ali Samantar. The decision ended an 11-year case brought by victims and their families over torture and killings that occurred in the 1980s. Steven Schulman, head of the pro bono practice and a partner in the Washington office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, teamed with the Center for Justice and Accountability on the case.

Judge Denies Guardrail Maker's Emergency Motion to Keep Documents Sealed

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 10, 2015

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that he would keep most documents under seal for only 10 more days.

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Akin Gump Work on Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 09, 2015

Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio turns to Baker Botts for sale of businesses from subsidiaries to Valero Energy Partners.

Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza: Plaintiffs Attorney Goes After O'Melveny a Third Time

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes an attempt to revive a case against O'Melveny & Myers; assertions that Dorsey & Whitney should share their client BIAX Corp.'s pain; and allegations of negligence against Baker Botts and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : March 03, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firms Garner Huge Fees in Sports

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Public records shed light on fees firms have received from their sports clients.