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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 809
  • Gross Revenues: $828,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,025,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,835,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is a Dallas-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has 809 attorneys and is the 40th largest firm in the United States.  With $828,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 32nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld ranked as the 40th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, IL, London, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 32 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 32 0 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

Restitution Bid Fails in Wire Fraud Involving Kyrgyzstan

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : September 30, 2014

In a wire fraud case against a onetime investment banker connected to a now-deposed regime in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, a judge has ruled the prosecution's inability to identify exactly who the money was stolen from has made the task of restitution impossible.

Two More Bingham Hong Kong Partners Move to Akin Gump

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Mark Fucci and Anne-Marie Godfrey are joining Charles Rogers, Naomi Moore and Matthew Puhar as part of the firm's raid of Bingham's London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices.

Where Does Holder Go From Here?

Katelyn Polantz and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

When Eric Holder Jr., the country's first black attorney general, said he would resign after nearly six years at the JusĀ­tice Department, the announcement revved up the next question: Would the former litigator turned controversial political figure return to Big Law?

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Am Law Trio Tapped for Encana's $5.3 Billion Energy Deal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : September 29, 2014

Canada's Encana Corp. has turned to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Vinson & Elkins and Canadian firm Blakes, Cassels & Graydon for legal advice on its acquisition of Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc. Latham & Watkins is representing Athlon.

Former Dewey Partners Fight Trustee's Clawback Suits

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 26, 2014

Eight former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners, in joint arguments, contend they don't have to return the more than $20 million that a bankruptcy trustee is collectively seeking because their legal work provided value to the firm and its creditors.

What's Next For Eric Holder Jr.?

Katelyn Polantz and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 25, 2014

"In the months ahead, I will leave the Department of Justice, but I will never, I will never leave the work," Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said Thursday in announcing his resignation. "I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals."

What's Next For Eric Holder?

Katelyn Polantz and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 25, 2014

"In the months ahead, I will leave the Department of Justice, but I will never, I will never leave the work," said Holder, who left Covington & Burling to become attorney general in 2009.

Am Law 100 Firms Toast Beer, Aluminum Deals in Russia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Despite worries over Western sanctions, a trio of Am Law 100 firms sidled up for the $700 million sale of Pabst Brewing Co. to Russia's Oasis Beverages, while Russian veteran Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised aluminum giant United Company Rusal on its recent $5.15 billion debt restructuring.

Norton Rose, Ex-Crowell & Moring Partner Enter NFL's Ray Rice Saga

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2014

Richard Smith, head of regulatory and government investigations at Norton Rose Fulbright, has been hired by the National Football League Players Association for its investigation of the league's indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who himself has retained former Crowell & Moring litigation partner Peter Ginsberg.

Who Would Replace Holder as Attorney General?

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : September 25, 2014

As soon as the news broke that Attorney General Eric Holder would resign effective as soon as a successor can be confirmed, rumors flew about possible nominees to replace him. Here are snapshots of potential Holder replacements.

Three From Akin Launch Own Firms After Texas Suit Debacle

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2014

Four months after withdrawing from litigation in an East Texas federal court due to their former client's alleged falsification of evidence, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Sanford Warren Jr., senior counsel R. Scott Rhoades and counsel Joshua Hedrick are starting their own firms in Dallas. Akin incurred roughly $5.4 million in legal fees by taking on a case for a company whose principals are now under criminal investigation.

Akin Gump Takes Another Bingham Hong Kong Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 23, 2014

Matthew Puhar will join fellow partners Charles Rogers and Naomi Moore on their move to Akin Gump, following its raid of Bingham's London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices last week.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2014

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Lewis Merger With Bingham a 'Strategic Change'

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2014

A full-scale law firm acquisition would be somewhat of an outlier in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' growth strategy, but it may be just what the firm is about to do with reports this weekend that leadership at Morgan Lewis and Boston-based Bingham McCutchen have agreed to press forward with a merger.

The Secret Is Out: Texas Is Good for Women in Law

Nancy MacKimm : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Texas is a pretty amazing place for women in law, if you think about it. And we are helping one another succeed in ways that were unimaginable 20 years ago.

An Inside Look at Patton Boggs' Last Year and Late Chairman

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Until his death, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. was among the largest business developers at his namesake firm.

Deal of the Week: Plano's Alliance Data Systems Plans to Buy California Marketing Company for Around $2.3 Billion

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Alliance Data Systems Corp. of Plano in pending acquisition of Conversant Inc., which turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Bingham, Morgan Lewis Strike Tentative Deal to Merge

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 21, 2014

Rumored for weeks to be mulling a potential union, the two Am Law 100 firms saw their leaders reach an agreement on a merger deal Friday that could create a 2,100-lawyer firm with offices in 28 cities. The potential combination, which does net yet include a letter of intent, comes after months of lateral partner departures at Bingham. The firm has gone through a leadership change as it seeks to rebound from a tough year financially in 2013.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Akin, Skadden Help Russia's Richest Man Get More Social

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are working on the $1.47 billion sale of a 48 percent stake in VKontakte, Russia's answer to Facebook, by United Capital Partners to a company controlled by oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The deal, which raises questions about Russia's commitment to Internet freedom, also comes amid increased tensions between the country and the West and sanctions against some Russian businesses as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Deal of the Week: Plano's Alliance Data Systems Plans to Buy California Marketing Company for Around $2.3 Billion

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 17, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Alliance Data Systems Corp. of Plano in pending acquisition of Conversant Inc., which turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : September 17, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: A big win for Apple; Akin poaches 22 partners from Bingham; BP gives it the college try.

Lifetime Achiever: Vernon Jordan Jr.

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : September 17, 2014

The Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner became a household name as an adviser to President Bill Clinton.

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bingham Loses Bulk of London, Frankfurt Offices to Akin

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced Wednesday morning that most of Bingham McCutchen's London and Frankfurt offices, along with a third of Bingham's Hong Kong office, will be joining the firm in one of the more high-profile mass lateral defections in recent memory.

Dechert Hires Ex-Akin Gump Director as New Chief Operating Officer

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2014

Dechert has hired former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Executive Director James N. Leary as its new chief operating officer, effective Monday.

Pratik Shah

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Public's Trust May Prove Elusive in NFL Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : New York Law Journal : September 15, 2014

The NFL announced Wednesday it has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller III, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, to investigate its handling of the caught-on-video assault by former player Ray Rice.

Thomas Boggs, Longtime Washington Influencer, Dies at 73

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 15, 2014

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., whose name became synonymous with Washington lobbying through the success and growth of his former firm Patton Boggs, died Sunday night.