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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

A Few More Women Join the New Partner Ranks

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

One-third of lawyers promoted to partner this year were women, a study finds.

The Price of Influence: Law Firms Go Beyond Lobbying

Katelyn Polantz : The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

What Big Law earns from lobbying—and from less traditional public policy work.


: The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Insurance Law

: New York Law Journal : November 30, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "The Impact of the ACA on Personal Injury Cases in New York," "Are All Bets Off for Daily Fantasy Sports Liability Coverage?," "Tapping Insurance Proceeds in Class Actions," "Individual Accountability Highlights Insurance Issues for Directors, Officers" and "Digitization and the Risk, Liability and Property-Casualty Arena."

Kinder Morgan Seeks Approval of $5B Pipeline Project in New England

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : November 30, 2015

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, which is a subsidiary of the Houston-based Kinder Morgan, recently filed a certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed $5 billion Northeast Energy Direct Project.

In-House Counsel Profile: Pfizer Inc.'s Michael Parini

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

Michael Parini oversees Pfizer's litigation around the world along with the company's corporate insurance group.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

K&L Gates Expands Abroad and Shutters in Spokane, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

With a strong presence on both coasts, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's 22-lawyer U.S. Supreme Court and appellate practice has continued to achieve significant appellate victories in courts across the country.

Deal Watch: Amid Sidecar Sale, Dozen Firms Toast Beer Megamerger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

Lawyers from a dozen Global 100 firms are advising on a $106 billion megamerger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, one that moved forward this week as SABMiller agreed to the $12 billion sale of its 58 percent stake in joint venture MillerCoors.

At Some Firms More Than Others, Women Lag Among New Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

'Keeping It Simple' Wasn't Working

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Lawyers Look to Cuba as Trade Embargo Loosens

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

As Cuba's borders slowly open up to American investment, a cadre of U.S. lawyers is hoping to make new inroads related to pastimes beloved by both countries: booze and baseball.

Meet our 2015 Lifetime Achievement Winners

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : November 03, 2015

This list recognizes lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State.

Don't Forget to Pack the Blog

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

When lawyers make lateral moves, often their blogs go with them.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Sean O'Donnell is no stranger to restructurings worth billions of dollars. But it's not every day he snags a win in a developing area of law with big implications for bondholders.

INADMISSIBLE: 'R.B.G.' Embraces Her Cultural Brand

: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has an admission to make: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sharper at intellectual property law than he is. Plus more in this week's column.

Attorney of the Year Finalist: Neel Lane

: Texas Lawyer : November 02, 2015

"I feel privileged to have played a part in an important cause and an important issue," said Neel Lane. "Sometimes you receive a call and it's your duty to step up. I did so enthusiastically and with a lot of joy."

Same Court, Same Judge, Same Facts: What Gibson Dunn Did Differently to Win

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 02, 2015

Prism Technologies LLC was on a roll, suing the five largest cellular telephone service providers for infringing the same two patents. The first two cases, against AT&T and Sprint, went Prism's way—until it was Gibson Dunn and T-Mobile's turn.

Top Litigators Share Winning Strategies

: The National Law Journal : October 30, 2015

"I just show up in court and wing it," said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation.

Sanctuary for Families Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015

Sanctuary for Families presented a leadership award to Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, New York City's senior advisor on gender equity, at its 13th annual Above & Beyond Pro Bono Awards. The organization also recognized firms for providing pro bono staffing to New York City's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts.

Lawyer 'Hackathon' Aims to Narrow Big Law Gender Gap

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015

Caren Stacy hopes a little competition may help firms find ways to attract and retain women lawyers.

Fee Tracker: Cable Bills, TV Ads and Air Bags

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015

Four Am Law 200 firms rack up fees ahead of Time Warner Cable's merger with Charter Communications; a U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliate and its lawyers look at spending on legal ads; and other notable bills from Big Law.

NFL Urges Circuit to Overturn Judge's 'Deflategate' Ruling

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 28, 2015

The NFL told a federal appeals court that Judge Richard Berman's decision to vacate the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "unfathomable" and the judge should have deferred to Commissioner Roger Goodell on a scandal they said "struck at the heart of the game's integrity."

Morning Wrap: Bancroft Joins NFL Defense in 'Deflategate' Appeal | Pro Bono Week

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : October 27, 2015

The NFL, with its new defense team from Bancroft in Washington, files its opening brief in the Tom Brady "Deflategate" scandal now in the Second Circuit. A federal judge mulls whether to force Apple Inc. to unlock a phone for the feds. And it's Pro Bono Week. Read highlights from the NLJ's coverage here. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

How Large Are the Public-Policy Practices Within Law Firms?

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

One of the most surprising results of this year's National Law Journal Influence 50 lobbying survey was the number of law firms that counted almost $100 million or more in revenue from work intended to influence federal policy.

In Pursuit of Washington's 'Perfect Four' for Lobbying

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

Few of Washington's large lobbying groups achieve perfect harmony in the demographics of their Honorables. The perfect harmony is the ultimate of Washington: between House and Senate, between Republicans and Democrats. The 26 firms with public policy groups worth $15 million or more last year employed 51 former members of Congress, according to The National Law Journal's annual Influence 50 survey.