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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

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.

Popemobile at Your Door?

Katelyn Polantz and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 17, 2015

With just days until Pope Francis' arrival, one of Washington's largest industries is taking a wait-and-see approach to the downtown disruption the visit will bring.

King & Spalding's Tokyo Office Opens

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 15, 2015

King & Spalding opened a Tokyo office on Friday with four partners from London-based Ashurst who handle energy and resources projects. The launch came after receiving requisite approvals from the Japanese Ministry of Justice.

Ted Lehman

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : September 14, 2015

Melissa Laurenza, 40

: The National Law Journal : September 14, 2015

Baker & Hostetler Votes to Drop Nonequity Partner Tier

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2015

With a unanimous vote, the 930-lawyer firm joined a small group of law firms that have abandoned two strict partnership tiers in favor of tying all partner compensation at least partly to firmwide profits.

Fee Tracker: Football's Big Bills, ICANN and Alfred Mann

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

As football season begins, a look at the fees accrued by lawyers litigating for the NCAA and NFL; Jones Day's ICANN-related fees; Cleary Gottlieb grabs $25 million for its Puerto Rican restructuring work; and other notable disbursements from throughout Big Law.

Litigator of the Week: Jeffrey Kessler of Winston & Strawn

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2015

The NFL's toughest courtroom foe struck again, just in time for kickoff.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 10, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Sotomayor on Student Debt | Corporate Prosecution Deals Face Scrutiny

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : September 09, 2015

Justice Sonia Sotomayor dishes with students in Massachusetts. The D.C. Circuit this week will look at corporate prosecution deals. And the plaintiffs in the Texas same-sex marriage case want $740,000 in legal fees. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Texas Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiffs Seek $740K in Attorney Fees

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : September 08, 2015

The plaintiffs' fee request, filed Sept. 4, follows SCOTUS historic June 26 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which determined same-sex marriage bans violated couples' constitutional rights and refers to Akin Gump partners' hourly rates of $825-980.