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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

published February 18, 2015

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-887-4000 Fax: 202-887-4288

Main Areas of Work

Antitrust, corporate, energy, entertainment and media, financial restructuring, global project finance, health care, intellectual property, international arbitration, investment funds, international trade, labor and employment, litigation, policy and regulation. Supreme Court and appellate, and tax.

Firm Profile

Akin Gump is a leading global law firm with more than 850 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Akin Gump is widely recognized for its strength in litigation and international arbitration, high stakes appellate work, financial restructuring, corporate transactions, investment funds, global project finance and international trade and for its depth in public policy, which allow the firm to provide a comprehensive suite of services for governments, companies and individuals worldwide. The firm's dedication to providing exemplary client service and its visionary leadership are key factors in this first-generation law firm's swift rise to the top of the profession. Collegiality, commitment, excellence, integrity and intensity form the bedrock of Akin Gump's core values. This dedication to the advancement of these values guides relationships within the firm and, most importantly, with its clients.

Recruitment Details
  • Number of 1st year associates: 51
  • Associate salaries: 1st year: $160,000
  • Clerking policy: Yes
  • Number of 2nd year associates: 40
  • 2nd Year: $170,000

Law Schools Attending for OCIs in 2014:

American, Berkeley, Cardozo, Catholic, Columbia, Cornell, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Howard, UCLA, Houston, Michigan, New York University, Penn, USC, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Virginia.

Summer Details

Summer Associate Profile:

Akin Gump seeks motivated candidates with outstanding academic credentials, overall achievement, leadership and interpersonal skills and work experience. In addition, the firm looks for candidates who demonstrate the firm's core competencies: ownership. professional excellence, service and teamwork and client focus.

Summer Program Components

Akin Gump summer associates work on real matters for real clients. Summer associates gain in-depth exposure to the firm's practice and hands-on experience with clients and work that interests them. With training, mentorship, teamwork and social activities, summer associates get a realistic and meaningful picture of firm life. Summer associates participate in pro bono projects through organizations with which Akin Gump has a pro bono partnership. These projects arc geared to summer associates' interests and maximize front-line responsibility while ensuring appropriate supervision from experienced attorneys. Summer associates receive feedback on a project basis and at mid-summer and end of summer reviews.

Number of domestic offices: 13
Number of international offices: 7
Worldwide revenue: $828 million
Partners (US): 277
Associates (US): 394

Main Recruitment Contact: David H Botter, Firm wide Hiring Partner.

For a complete listing of our recruiting contacts go to

Recruitment website:
Diversity officer: Nancy Chung, Chair, Firm wide Diversity Committee

Summer Salary 2014

1Ls: $3,077/week
2Ls: $3,077/week

1 Ls hired? Case by case and through our Pro Bono Scholars Program

Split summers offered? Case by case

Can summers spend time in overseas office? No


2014: 40 Offers/Acceptances

2013: 37 offers; 31 acceptances

Alternative Summary

Harrison is the founder of BCG Attorney Search and several companies in the legal employment space that collectively gets thousands of attorneys jobs each year. Harrison’s writings about attorney careers and placement attract millions of reads each year. Harrison is widely considered the most successful recruiter in the United States and personally places multiple attorneys most weeks. His articles on legal search and placement are read by attorneys, law students and others millions of times per year.

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published February 18, 2015

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