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- 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 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.
In the News
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.
: The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016
The American Lawyer's latest survey of Big Law's pro efforts, from law firm rankings to project profiles and the state of the Justice Gap.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 08, 2016
Less than a week after Baker Botts saw a former energy industry restructuring client retain a rival for its second bankruptcy filing in six months, the firm picked up a lead Chapter 11 role for Seventy Seven Energy Inc. on its bankruptcy case.
: The Legal Intelligencer : June 06, 2016
Klasko Immigration Law Partners partner Daniel B. Lundy was elected co-chair of the Invest In the USA (IIUSA) banking committee.
: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 06, 2016
Roughly seven months after Baker Botts helped client Hercules Offshore Inc. emerge from Chapter 11, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is advising the Houston-based offshore oilfield services company on its "Chapter 22" bankruptcy filing.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2016
The U.S Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the legal industry gained 100 jobs in May. But layoffs continue to loom, with at least one Am Law 200 firm confirming Friday that it planned to cut less than 10 support staff roles.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 02, 2016
Akin Gump oil and gas partner Steven Otillar, who works in the firm's Houston office, was recently nominated to serve as the president-elect of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today plans to unveil the first federal regulations targeting practices in the payday loan industry that critics say have kept borrowers in an endless cycle of debt. The agency's proposal comes as Google Inc. prepares to ban ads for payday loans in July.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016
In an annual filing, The National Football League Players Association recently detailed expenditures to 16 law firms within the past year, including payments to Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and Winston & Strawn.
: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016
Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 27, 2016
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld will close its five-lawyer Austin office at the end of June, because the two intellectual property partners in that office plan to leave the firm.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016
Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is expanding its European presence with the launch of a new office in Switzerland under partner Thomas Werlen. Zurich-based FIFA, soccer's global governing body, is a major client of the firm.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016
Eight months after Monsanto Co. abandoned its $45 billion saga to acquire Switzerland's Syngenta AG, the agribusiness giant is the recipient of a $62 billion takeover bid by Germany's Bayer AG.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 23, 2016
Dallas-based Haynes and Boone is the Texas firm with the highest ranking on The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard 2016.
: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016
"I believe in forced labor" when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, she said during an appearance at the American Law Institute's annual meeting in Washington. Plus more in this week's column.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 19, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is winning praise for re-energizing the movement toward mandatory pro bono for lawyers with her recent remarks on the subject, but some advocates in Big Law think the requirement poses significant challenges and won't work for everyone.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2016
A half-dozen big firms are advising on two key transactions in the embattled energy space, as a pair of oil field services companies and natural gas producers agree to combine.
Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2016
Energy Future Holdings Corp. is running into strong headwinds from creditors as it tries speed up its schedule in its $42 billion Chapter 11 restructuring by seeking the court's approval of its new plan.