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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, 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

2014 Patent Litigation Survey

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : October 22, 2014

Patent trolls continue to up the lawsuit count as companies fight back. Which means plenty of work for the law firms chosen to file or defend patent suits.

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

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pro Bono Week: The Ultimate Roundup of Giving and Representing

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

In recognition of Pro Bono Week, National Law Journal lists recent coverage of legal aid projects and Big Law pro bono.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Six Am Law 100 Firms Smooth Way for Another Pipeline Deal

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

As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.

Squire Patton Boggs Hired to Lobby on Ebola Drug

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

Squire Patton Boggs has inked a pharmaceutical lobbying client that's pushing to develop a drug to treat Ebola, the company announced Monday.

How Labor and Employment Practices, Squeezed, Have Survived

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 17, 2014

Robert Smith's retirement this month from Morgan Lewis, with one of the first and largest labor and employment groups in Washington, puts into perspective how a practice, squeezed by the commoditization of Big Law services, can still manage to survive.

Drone Practices Take Off at Hogan Lovells, MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster are the latest Am Law firms to launch new practice groups focused on drones in the race to claim an early stake in the business.

Adult Asylum-Seekers Need Lawyers, Too

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Since last summer, four times as many families have crossed the border than during the previous fiscal year. Akin Gump and other large firms have stepped in to help.

Impact on Texas after Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

The decision could impact the outcome of , the same-sex marriage case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Three D.C. Appeals Judges Up for Reappointment

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 10, 2014

Three senior judges serving in the District of Columbia's highest local court—Michael Farrell, Theodore Newman Jr. and William Pryor—are seeking reappointment.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Burger King Serves Up Deluxe Lobbying Team, To Go

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 09, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. has ordered up two former congressmen with a value menu of 13 other lobbyists from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, as the U.S. fast-food giant faces backlash from federal lawmakers who see its planned merger with a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain as a tax-lowering ploy.

Burger King Serves Up Deluxe Lobbying Team, To Go

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : October 09, 2014

Facing backlash over its proposed Tim Hortons merger, Burger King Worldwide Inc. has ordered up two former congressmen with a value menu of 13 other lobbyists from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Fee Tracker: Bingham, Fried Frank Bag Old Mutual IPO Roles

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Initial public offerings for such companies as British insurer Old Mutual's Boston-based asset management arm and Royal Bank of Scotland-backed Citizens Financial helped fill the coffers of firms such as Bingham, Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk and Fried Frank while Detroit's bankruptcy continued to be a boon to Jones Day and Honigman. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to examine $4.1 million in Baker Botts bankruptcy fees in our latest look at notable legal billings from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 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.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Impact on Texas after Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 06, 2014

The decision could impact the outcome of , the same-sex marriage case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

A Low-Key Term for Justices

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

After three blockbuster terms in a row, the 2014-15 U.S. Supreme Court term will open with a relatively low-key docket, but could turn historic if the court takes one or more of seven same-sex marriage cases.

Deal of the Week: $4.41 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 02, 2014

Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represented Enterprise Products Partners in the Houston master limited partnership's acquisition of general partner and limited partnership interests in Oiltanking Partners.

Billionaire Lawyer Fuels Four Firms With Energy Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising Enterprise Products Partners L.P., an energy pipeline investor headed by a Houston lawyer-turned-billionaire, on its $4.6 billion acquisition of a two-thirds stake in marine terminal operator Oiltanking Partners L.P., which has retained Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Vinson & Elkins. Enterprise plans to eventually take full control of Oiltanking in a deal valued at roughly $5.8 billion.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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?

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.