Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Gump logo.jpg
Headquarters Washington, DC
No. of offices 21 worldwide[1]
No. of attorneys 900+ [1]
No. of employees 1,800+
Major practice areas General practice
Key people Kim Koopersmith, chairperson[1]
Revenue $868 million (2014)[2]
Profit per equity partner $1.8 million (2014)[2]
Date founded 1945
Founder Robert Strauss and Richard Gump
Company type Limited liability partnership

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is an American international law firm whose largest office is in Washington, D.C. With more than 900 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.

It is the largest lobbying firm by revenue in the United States, having displaced the firm of Patton Boggs following the latter's merger with Squire Sanders in 2014.[3] American Lawyer ranked Akin Gump as the 33rd highest grossing law firm in the United States in 2014, and the 40th highest grossing worldwide in 2013.[2]


The firm was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1945 by Robert Strauss and Richard Gump. It maintains a large presence in Texas with a total of six offices in the state.[4]

In 2013, Akin Gump adopted a "single tier" partnership structure, in which all partners have equity, abandoning the more popular "two tier" structure in which many partners have no equity interest.[5]


Akin Gump's work has been recognized by leading legal media and rating publications and organizations. In 2014, the firm was selected for The American Lawyer's A-List, the annual ranking of the country's 20 leading law firms.[2] In 2012, the firm was ranked as one of the nation's top 20 corporate law firms by Corporate Board Member.[citation needed] In 2013, for the sixth year in a row, Akin Gump was named to The National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List".[6] 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.[citation needed]

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's office in Washington, D.C.

Chambers & Partners ranks the firm as top tier in the areas of bankruptcy, health care, government relations, Native American law, outsourcing and media/entertainment transactions.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP – Washington, DC – Law Firm Profile - Chambers USA 2015 – Chambers and Partners". Chambersandpartners.com. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld". Americanlawyer.com. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "A year after rocky merger, Patton Boggs aims to reestablish dominance". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Knaub, Kelly. "Texas Powerhouse: Akin Gump" (PDF). Law360. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Casey (August 11, 2015). "In Lean Times, Law Firms Reconsider Two-Tier Partnership". Bloomberg BNA. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "THE APPELLATE HOT LIST - National Law Journal". Law.com. 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 

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