Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
|Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP|
|Headquarters||1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.|
|No. of offices||18 offices worldwide|
|No. of attorneys||800+ attorneys|
|No. of employees||1,700+ total|
|Major practice areas||General practice|
|Key people||Kim Koopersmith, chairperson|
|Revenue||$718 million (2009)|
|Founder||Robert Strauss and Richard Gump|
|Company type||Limited liability partnership|
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is an international law firm whose largest office is in Washington, D.C. The firm was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1945 by Robert Strauss and Richard Gump. With more than 800 attorneys and advisers in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the firm has offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., Austin, San Antonio, Houston, New York, Moscow, Philadelphia, London, Los Angeles (Century City and Downtown), Longview, San Francisco, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Geneva.
Akin Gump's work has been recognized by leading legal media and rating publications and organizations. In 2012, the firm was selected for The American Lawyer's A-List, the annual ranking of the country's 20 leading law firms. In 2012, the firm was ranked as one of the nation's top 20 corporate law firms by Corporate Board Member. In 2013, for the sixth year in a row, Akin Gump was named to The National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List". of firms "with stellar records in appellate advocacy."
Yale Law Women, the largest student organization at Yale Law School, named Akin Gump to its 2007 list of Top 10 Family Friendly Firms. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association presented Akin Gump with the 2007 Thomas L. Sager Award in recognition of the firm's commitment to diversity. (The firm won the award three times previously.) In 2012, for the sixth year in a row, Akin Gump received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which rates employers on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.
Commitment to Community
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has a number of lawyers involved in pro bono projects at any given time. More than 70% of the lawyers at the firm devote 60 hours to pro bono projects. The firm has also initiated the Pro Bono Scholars program in 2008 which is for students interested in pro bono projects. As part of their commitment to community, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has represented asylum seekers and human trafficking victims as well. A complete profile of the firm is available