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"At Akin Gump our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects our belief that we all thrive when we bring together people with different perspectives and experiences in an environment where collaboration generates ideas, innovation, and creative solutions. We are also committed to professional development and building sense of community that fosters understanding, respect, and a sense of belonging. Leadership Commitment We are very proud to be one of very few major, global law firms to have a woman,..."

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 887-4000

Firm Stats

Chairperson: Kim Koopersmith
Recruiting Chairs: Lauren H. Leyden (Firmwide); Ryan R. Cox (Dallas); Robert W. Shearer (Houston); Peter I. Altman (Los Angeles); Sara L. Brauner (New York); Julius Z.W. Chen (Washington, DC)
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
750 - 1K
No. of Partners Named 2022:
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000
8th year: $415,000
9th year: $420,000
Summer Associate: $215,000; $4,135/week

Employment Contact

Lauren H. Leyden
Firmwide Hiring Partner
(212) 872-8172
Recruiting contacts for all locations at

No. of U.S. Offices: 12

No. of International Offices: 7

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Antonio, TX
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC |
Abu Dhabi
Hong Kong

Major Departments

Commercial Litigation
Communications & Information Technology
Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
Entertainment & Media
Environment, Natural Resources & Land
Financial Restructuring
Global Project Finance
Government Contracts
Health Care
International Trade
Investment Funds
Labor & Employment
Private Equity
Pro Bono
Public Law & Policy
Securities Enforcement & Litigation
Supreme Court & Appellate
White Collar Defense & Corporate Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.