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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

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, 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

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 26, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.

Austin Shareholder Elected New Winstead CEO

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 25, 2015

David Dawson elected chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Winstead, succeeding Kevin Sullivan, who decided against seeking a second term.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Objectors Pour Cold Water on 'Hot Fuel' Settlements

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2015

Oil companies have agreed to shell out millions to settle claims that they failed to disclose the impact of hot weather on the price of fuel. But when a judge considers a slew of proposed settlements later this year, at least two groups will be sounding alarm bells.

Home to Aluminum Case Eyed by Third Circuit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : March 18, 2015

Whether the Third Circuit will send to arbitration in London or keep in Pittsburgh federal court a case against a British businessman alleged to have conspired with Alcoa to inflate the cost of raw materials appears likely to come down to the question of prejudice.

Motion to Keep Documents Sealed Denied

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that he would keep most documents under seal for only 10 more days.

INADMISSIBLE: Paul Ryan, Chief of Staff Sued Over Crash

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and his chief of staff, Kevin Seifert, face a $100,000 lawsuit over a car crash Seifert was involved in while driving Ryan's car last year. Plus more in this week's column.

Q&A: Akin Gump Partner Secures Justice for Somalis

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on March 9 declined to review the appeal of Somalia's former prime minister, Mohamed Ali Samantar. The decision ended an 11-year case brought by victims and their families over torture and killings that occurred in the 1980s. Steven Schulman, head of the pro bono practice and a partner in the Washington office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, teamed with the Center for Justice and Accountability on the case.

Judge Denies Guardrail Maker's Emergency Motion to Keep Documents Sealed

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 10, 2015

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that he would keep most documents under seal for only 10 more days.

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Akin Gump Work on Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 09, 2015

Valero Energy Corp. of San Antonio turns to Baker Botts for sale of businesses from subsidiaries to Valero Energy Partners.

Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza: Plaintiffs Attorney Goes After O'Melveny a Third Time

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes an attempt to revive a case against O'Melveny & Myers; assertions that Dorsey & Whitney should share their client BIAX Corp.'s pain; and allegations of negligence against Baker Botts and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : March 03, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firms Garner Huge Fees in Sports

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Public records shed light on fees firms have received from their sports clients.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

Leading Sports Lawyer Joins Barnes & Thornburg

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

Wm. David Cornwell Sr., a prominent litigator in the sports world with a stable of all-star clients, is leaving Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani for Barnes & Thornburg. Gordon Rees, which acquired Cornwell's Atlanta-based firm three years ago, sued former Cornwell client Alex Rodriguez last week for $380,000 in legal fees stemming from his representation of the New York Yankees star last year.

Firms Will Thrive as Agencies Enact U.S. Regulations

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : February 24, 2015

Congress may stall, but as agencies speed to enact Obama's regulatory agenda, firms will have plenty of business.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.

Fourth Circuit Slams EEOC in Freeman Race Bias Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

Siding with defense lawyers at Akin Gump, the court affirmed a judge's decision to toss the EEOC's case due to a "mind-boggling" number of errors by the agency's expert witness.

Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions. Mostly negative.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 17, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Allstate Wins in EEOC Case on Appeal

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

A company can fire its employees and offer them their jobs back as independent contractors under the condition that they relinquish any claim they may have had against the company, including discrimination claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.

FAA, White House Take Action on Drone Policy

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 17, 2015

Drone lawyers and lobbyists received word from the Federal Aviation Administration and the White House over the holiday weekend that the federal government is closer to regulating commercial unmanned aircrafts.

Firm Finance: Akin Gump Reports 12.8% Jump in Net Income

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

The firm reported gross revenues of $868 million in 2014 and net income of $356 million.

Love in Law: Two Legendary Lawyer Couples Talk Life and Love

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

The Hedgeses and Lynns talk about how they first met, built successful careers and raised families.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

Akin, Covington, Paul Weiss Score Big Fees for NFL Work

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 13, 2015

Two weeks after the Super Bowl, the National Football League released its most recent tax filing, which shows that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Covington & Burling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison are reaping the benefits from their off-the-field gridiron efforts.