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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Main Office: 2001 Market Street, Suite 4100 | Philadelphia | PA | 19103
Phone: 215-965-1200 | Fax: 215-965-1210
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is the total package - great attorneys, culture, management, and business. I can't sing its praises enough!
Melissa Clark was an epitome of professionalism during our interactions. Her insightful questions and quick follow-ups left a lasting impression on our staff.
Harrison Barnes

Founder of BCG Attorney Search and America's top legal recruiter

BCG Attorney Search works with over 25,000 law firms. Every month, ten of thousands of attorneys submitted their resume to Harrison and he works with less than 2% of them. Harrison knows quality and dose whatever it takes to get his candidates jobs: Since 2000, Harrison has personally made thousands of placements and is by far the most effective legal placement professional in history.











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Reviewed on December 16, 2017
Former Employee

Approach work with an open mind and a good work ethic and you will do well here.

I did a 6 month internship here so I don't have too much experience, but I found it to be a great place to learn and grow.

I wasn't able to get hired on for a permanent position but that might change in the future.

Former Employee

Reviewed on September 25, 2017
Current Employee

Provide a better medical and dental plan. Support your team.

There are opportunities for advancement here. The hours are very flexible. The atmosphere is great and innovative. The support staff are wonderful.

The workload is very demanding. There is a huge time commitment here. Personalities are harsh and the industry is male dominated.

Current Employee



Our commitment to diversity is steadfast. We strive to create a culture of inclusiveness, where differences are seen as strengths, where varied perspectives are welcomed and where our workforce reflects the diversity in our world. Diversity is consistent with our goal to become a highly successful firm and essential to achieving that success.

Practice Areas

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Akin Gump has instituted a formal hiring criteria that welcomes exceptional students who have exceptional academic credentials, law review or journal membership. Besides, students are expected to possess excellent interpersonal skills. They are also expected to take part in extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership abilities.

Akin Gump is characterized by core values such as commitment, excellence, integrity, intensity as well as collegiality. These are the values that Akin Gump seeks in attorneys and seeks to build the philosophy of the firm as a whole.

Pro bono

Akin Gump has initiated a systematic and organized pro bono program that encourages every one of the firm's summer associates to work on pro bono cases. In 2012, every summer associate worked on pro bono matters. Various pro bono activities are undertaken by the firm that includes assisting battered immigrant women to adoption referrals to complicated asylum cases.

Other notable pro bono cases include social security disability payment cases, asylum cases, termination of parental rights hearing. Summer associates also participate in assisting in construction of a construction of

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Akin Gump is renowned as a major lobbying law firm in the United States and internationally. It is a firm that is known to maintain Capitol Hill connections that pays rich dividends. Working in the closely connected fields of law, politics, and lobbying has won it several accolades and recognitions that are worthy of mention as below:

Akin Gump Pro Bono Client Wins Landmark Victory. Also awarded $21M in Torture Lawsuit

Akin Gump Wins Asylum for Jamaican-born Woman Fearing Discrimination in Home Country

Eighty-five Akin Gump Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers List for 2013

Akin Gump Again Tops National Law Journal's "Influence 50"

Akin Gump Among Top Three in Vault Summer Associate Rankings

Diversity Write a review

Akin Gump was founded on the principles of diversity. The tradition of diversity continuously challenges the firm to remain committed to an inclusive environment. The firm is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment at the workplace at all levels. The firm works to ensure that women and minorities are fairly recruited, retained, and promoted at the company.

The firm has also hired an African-American as a partner and also has instituted a hiring committee and associates committee across the firm. Other committees include the management committee, partnership admissions committee, diversity committee and pro bono committee to reflect the firm's diversity. Additionally, there are numerous women and minority lawyer members on the firm's payroll.

The firm maintains a two tiered diversity committee system, which includes a firm wide committee as well as local office committees. The firm also provides opportunities for people who proactively communicate questions, concerns, and ides to firm management. They try to recommend various means through which diversity at the firm can be enhanced.

Summer associate program

Summer Associates at Akin Gump are provided a realistic opportunity to learn about life at a law firm while simultaneously recognizing the individual needs of the summer associates themselves. The summer Associate program at Akin Gump is designed for students who have completed their second year of law school.

This program provides summer associates an opportunity to work on challenging and interesting assignments from a variety of practice areas. Summer associates at Akin Gump receive excellent training, mentoring, and feedback on their progress at the firm. Additionally, they get a strong sense of what it is to practice law at the firm.

One of the top priorities of the firm is to provide summer associates with realistic work experience that they would receive as a real attorney or advocate after graduation. Summer associates work for a variety of projects that make their goals consistent after they complete their summer work. The firm has in place an open door policy that makes the process of working on assignments less daunting and more interesting.

Working for the Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Founded in 1945 by Richard A. Gump and Robert S. Strauss, Akin Gump today now has 17 offices worldwide and more than 850 attorneys. The firm is defined by five core values such as collegiality, commitment, excellence, intensity and integrity. The firm offers varied legal work right across the spectrum. It offers exciting and challenging offers that help the lawyers to practice law in a sophisticated legal environment.

The goal of the firm is to develop well-trained and successful lawyers who can develop a high degree of career satisfaction and value addition to the firm. The firm has developed a competency based approach that develops the professional skills of the lawyers to a high degree.

Additionally, lawyers are provided with a high level of professional development opportunities and ample experience and opportunities besides training programs as well as training. Additionally, the firm has established an annual partner recognition award that recognizes the excellence and all round professional development of associates as well as counsel.

The firm also has initiated an interactive formal evaluation process at the end of the year. This formal process also includes a self evaluation, third party evaluation, and annual performance conference. The firm is interested in hearing from individuals who are serious about making a meaningful and professional legal career.


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