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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 851
  • Gross Revenues: $930,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,915,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has 851 attorneys and is the 38th largest firm in the United States.  With $930,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 29th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked as the 37th 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 29 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 29 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 40 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List 15 3 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 32 2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 37 -7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 13 84 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 8 18 Summer programs

In the News

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 11, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Guinness World Record Holder Larry Macon Knows How to Go the Distance

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 01, 2016

If you want to catch Larry Macon, try looking for the San Antonio lawyer at the finish line of a marathon race.

Akin Gump Leads Texas Firms in National Pro Bono Rankings

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 29, 2016

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked the highest among Texas Am Law 200 firms on The American Lawyer's Pro Bono report.

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

Jones Day, Akin Gump Help Central Americans Gain U.S. Asylum

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Both firms have launched intensive pro bono efforts to represent women and children from Central America who face deportation.

IN BRIEF: Parents Offer Newtown Deal

: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

The parents of two first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are offering to settle their wrongful-death lawsuit against Newtown, Connecticut, and its Board of Education for $5.5 million each. Plus more in this week's column.

Forget Briefs, How DC Firms Are Wooing Summer Associates

Suzanne Monyak : The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

From white-water rafting trips to casino nights and parties, Washington's law firms are hosting a slew of social events for this year's summer associates in an effort to prepare them and court them to rejoin the firm as first-year associates after graduation.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

Mexico Agrees to API Worker-Safety Standards

ANGELA NEVILLE : Texas Lawyer : June 17, 2016

Mexico, as part of the country's initiative to attract outside investors, recently agreed to use the American Petroleum Institute's safety standards in its energy programs to promote worker safety at offshore drilling sites.

Akin Gump Hires Winston's Consumer Class Action Team Chair

Gina Passarella : The Recorder : June 16, 2016

Neal Marder, the head of Winston & Strawn's consumer class action practice, left the firm after 16 years for Akin Gump in Los Angeles.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Pa. Firms Ride National Wave of Growth in IP Practices

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 13, 2016

As large firms across the country beef up their intellectual property practices, Pennsylvania firms have played a major role in the lateral and acquisition activity, and firm leaders expect these hires and deals to continue in the near future.

Hogan Lovells Sets New Salary High for D.C.'s 'Big Four'

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

The firm on Monday became the first of Washington's traditional “Big Four” legal giants to announce that it will hike its base associate salaries to $180,000.

V&E Hires Five IP Litigators in Austin, Dallas

Brenda sapino jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 13, 2016

Houston-based Vinson & Elkins hires five litigators who do IP work, with four coming from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and one from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.