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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

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.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

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

Leading Sports Lawyer Joins Barnes & Thornburg

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

Wm. David Cornwell Sr., a prominent litigator in the sports world with a stable of all-star clients, is leaving Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani for Barnes & Thornburg. Gordon Rees, which acquired Cornwell's Atlanta-based firm three years ago, sued former Cornwell client Alex Rodriguez last week for $380,000 in legal fees stemming from his representation of the New York Yankees star last year.

Firms Will Thrive as Agencies Enact U.S. Regulations

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : February 24, 2015

Congress may stall, but as agencies speed to enact Obama's regulatory agenda, firms will have plenty of business.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.

Fourth Circuit Slams EEOC in Freeman Race Bias Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

Siding with defense lawyers at Akin Gump, the court affirmed a judge's decision to toss the EEOC's case due to a "mind-boggling" number of errors by the agency's expert witness.

Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions. Mostly negative.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 17, 2015

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

Allstate Wins in EEOC Case on Appeal

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

A company can fire its employees and offer them their jobs back as independent contractors under the condition that they relinquish any claim they may have had against the company, including discrimination claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.

FAA, White House Take Action on Drone Policy

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 17, 2015

Drone lawyers and lobbyists received word from the Federal Aviation Administration and the White House over the holiday weekend that the federal government is closer to regulating commercial unmanned aircrafts.

Firm Finance: Akin Gump Reports 12.8% Jump in Net Income

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

The firm reported gross revenues of $868 million in 2014 and net income of $356 million.

Love in Law: Two Legendary Lawyer Couples Talk Life and Love

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

The Hedgeses and Lynns talk about how they first met, built successful careers and raised families.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

Akin, Covington, Paul Weiss Score Big Fees for NFL Work

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 13, 2015

Two weeks after the Super Bowl, the National Football League released its most recent tax filing, which shows that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Covington & Burling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison are reaping the benefits from their off-the-field gridiron efforts.

Crowell Reaps Benefits of Cost Management Technology, Sees 11% PPP Growth

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 10, 2015

An investment in technological advances and an industrywide recovery helped Crowell & Moring grow in 2014. Profits per partner crossed the $1 million threshold, to $1.03 million, compared with $930,000 the previous year, a 10.8 percent increase.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 09, 2015

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

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "Criminalizing Fraud in Minority- and Women-Owned Business Certification," "Circuits Are Split on Crime-Fraud Exception's Reach," "The Gift of 'Newman'" and "A Bribe Is a Bribe: FCPA's Influence on International Arbitration."

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Morning Wrap: The Joy of Writing Dissents | Prosecution Deal Hits a Wall

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : February 06, 2015

Judge Sri Srinivasan talks about life on the bench. The Justice Department's deferred prosecution deal with a Dutch aerospace company hits a judicial wall. And legal educators are finding seats on state high court benches. This is a roundup of news from ALM publications and other outlets.

Partner Defections Erode Old Patton Boggs

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 06, 2015

For Squire Patton Boggs, the end of 2014 delivered significant partnership departures and a drag on profits amid the consolidation of two very different legacy firms.

Firm Finance: Akin Gump Reports 12.8% Jump in Net Income

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2015

The firm reported gross revenues of $868 million in 2014 and net income of $356 million.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

The Morning Wrap

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : February 02, 2015

A round up of news from ALM publications and around the web: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. at the Alfalfa Club's annual dinner, conservative judges, U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein and a lobbyist's settlement.

Trust Darwin: How Tech Will Disrupt, Save the Legal Profession

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : February 02, 2015

Big Law leaders need to go to more major league baseball games.

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Latham Work on $18 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

Dallas-based energy companies announce definitive merger agreement.