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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 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 29 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 29 4 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

Curtis Mallet Expands to Switzerland with New Geneva Office

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle will become one of the small number of international firms with offices in Switzerland when it opens in Geneva next month.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Defense Lawyers Steamed at PG&E Prosecutors

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 26, 2016

The government's demand for attorney billing records from firms representing PG&E employees is inappropriate and insulting, said Jeffrey Bornstein of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld.

More Law Firms Take Aim at Associate Student Loan Debt

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2016

At least three law firms are now working with First Republic Bank to help their associates pay down hundreds of thousands in law school debt at reduced rates. Dozens of others are working with nontraditional lenders such as SoFi to implement similar programs.

5 Big Texas Firms on Am Law 100 List

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Five large Texas firms were among the 100 highest-grossing firms in 2015, as reported in the Am Law 100 list.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Syracuse Appoints New Law School Dean

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

Craig Boise, a one-time New York attorney who has spent the last five years as dean of a law school in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named as the new dean of the Syracuse University School of Law.

Ona Alston Dosunmu

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

National Firms Stampede Into Houston Despite Drop in Oil Prices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Out-of-state firms continue to move into Houston, the nation's energy capital, despite the low oil and gas prices.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 30, 2016

New hires at K&L Gates, White and Case, Norton Rose Fulbright, and more.

Senate Takes Backpage.com to Court Over Subpoena

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2016

The Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations filed suit on Tuesday asking a federal court in Washington to enforce a subpoena against Backpage.com chief executive officer Carl Ferrer as part of the committee's inquiry into whether the online classifieds service facilitates sex trafficking.

Dozens of Big Firms Targeted by Hacker Seeking M&A Info

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2016

A Russian hacker living in Ukraine reportedly tried to gain access to the computer systems of 48 law firms involved in M&A deals, according to a story by Crain's Chicago Business, citing data by intelligence firm Flashpoint.

Big Fees for the NFL's First-String Law Firms

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

The sports league paid a total of more than $20 million to three Am Law 100 firms last year, tax filings show.

Akin Gump, Latham Handle Shale Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Houston lawyers in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represent Houston's EP Energy Corp. in the pending sale of shale assets in Texas and Louisiana to Covey Park Gas, which is represented by a Houston team from Latham & Watkins.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

For Ex-Bucs Kicker, Judge Rejects Arbitration Over Career-Ending Injury

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : March 23, 2016

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes is wearing out the team's defense, winning his bid to keep his lawsuit out of arbitration over a toe infection he claims he contracted at a Bucs training facility.

Obama Not the Only American Lawyer Looking at Cuban Opportunities

Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 21, 2016

Akerman, Akin Gump, Gibson Dunn and Jones Day are busy advising clients on potential initiatives in Cuba, as President Obama makes a historic visit to the Caribbean island nation ahead of a goodwill-inducing baseball game Tuesday.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 16, 2016

Announcements from Epstein Becker Green, Greenberg Traurig, Kaye Scholer, Fried Frank, and more.

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

2016 New Partner Announcements

: The American Lawyer : March 14, 2016

The American Lawyer invites firms to send us the names of their new partners for 2016. Please send submissions to newpartners@alm.com.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

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

Morae Legal Acquires 10 Industry Veterans, Launches Discovery Management Service

Mike Susong : Legaltech News : March 09, 2016

The startup bolsters its ranks in an effort to help corporate counsel respond to mounting performance pressures.

Court: Ex-Sen. Larry Craig Misused Campaign Funds for Legal Bills After Sex Sting

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : March 04, 2016

Former U.S. Senator Larry Craig, R-Idaho, must pay the federal government nearly a quarter of a million dollars for spending campaign contributions on legal bills tied to his arrest in 2007 amid a sex sting at an airport, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled on Friday.

Akin Gump Names 12 New Partners

Staff : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2016

They're based in seven cities.

Big Law Partners Snag GC Roles, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 02, 2016

Davis Polk, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher and Stoel Rives partners head in-house; K&L Gates and Kirkland & Ellis see a spate of exits; Orrick adds another energy partner; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Akin Hires Cargill Exec to Lobby on Cuba

: The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016

As President Barack Obama prepares to travel to Cuba next month to further mend ties with the communist country, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is continuing to bolster its Cuba practice. Plus more in this week's column.

Professor: Cuban Remittances Feeding Racial Divide

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : February 27, 2016

About 90 percent of U.S. remittances to Cuba are going to the white population, leaving blacks and mulattos out of the economic upsurge, a University of Miami researcher reports.

A Vinson Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2016

A week after leaving Vinson & Elkins for Simpson Thacher, Douglas McWilliams did an about-face; Hughes Hubbard hires a new securities enforcement chair; Latham and Paul Weiss grow in Hong Kong; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.