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"Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP was created in 1945 when the founders were excluded from other law firms. Bob Strauss never forgot what that felt like and he made diversity and inclusion a bedrock of the firm long before anyone was speaking of this imperative. Many firms can say that they are committed to diversity and inclusion. Few can say that they were founded on principals of diversity and inclusion and have been leaders ever since. We can. Leadership Bob Strauss started the firm on the path of leadership in..."

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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

Firm Stats

Chairman: Kim Koopersmith
Recruiting Chairs: David H. Botter (New York and Firmwide), Lacy M. Lawrence (Dallas), Alison L. Chen (Houston), Susan K. Leader (Los Angeles), Katherine M. Katchen (Philadelphia), Charles W. Johnson IV (Washington, DC)
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
1K - 1.5K

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,650/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
46 out of 46 (2Ls) (2019)

No. of Summer Associates:
72 total (46 2Ls; 26 1Ls) (2019)

Employment Contact

David H. Botter
Firmwide Hiring Partner
(212) 872-1055
See firm website for more information.

Major Office Locations

Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Irvine, CA
Longview, TX
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
Health Care
International Trade
Investment Funds
Labor & Employment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Product Liability
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.