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Wins $25M verdict, withdraws from case after seeing sanctions motion

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Extraordinary sequence of events: “After winning a verdict of nearly $25 million in a federal trade secrets case earlier this year, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has filed a motion to withdraw from its representation of LBDS Holding...Show More Summary

In Remembrance: Akin Gump Co-Founder Robert Strauss

Robert Strauss, the Democratic mandarin who co-founded Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP nearly seven decades ago, died Wednesday at age 95.

Managing Partner Q&A: Akin's Anthony Pierce

Anthony Pierce first arrived at Akin Gumps Strauss Hauer & Feld as a summer associate in 1986. A year later he joined the firm fulltime, and he's remained ever since. Pierce, who's led the Washington office since 2008, focuses on...

Akin Adds Fraud Enforcer to Litigation Practice

A former senior prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a partner in the litigation practice. Charles Connolly, who led the prosecution office’s public corruption and...

The Morning Wrap

Utah Rates: Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld is charging Utah taxpayers up to $740 an hour in the investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow, and "it could cost Utahns millions," KUTV reports. Neutral, Net Neutral: Verizon Communications Inc....

Activision hires lobbyists to advocate on Senate bill researching violence

Activision has hired a prominent lobbying group, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, to advocate on a Senate bill aimed at researching the impact of "violent" video games and programming on children. The lobbying registration form doesn't indicate Activision's position on the bill. The bill, S. Show More Summary

Akin Advises D.C. 2024 Board on Olympic Bid

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld wants to help the Washington metropolitan area make its dash for Olympic gold. The firm is serving as legal counsel to D.C. 2024, the nonprofit organization that plans to make a pitch to bring...

Akin Gump Names New Co-Leader for its Supreme Court Practice

Pratik Shah, an assistant to the solicitor general with 13 Supreme Court arguments under his belt, is leaving government to become co-head of the Supreme Court practice for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, the firm announced this morning. The...

Former Senior DOJ Lawyer Heads to Akin

A former senior U.S. Justice Department attorney who advised top officials on matters that included the Fast and Furious congressional investigation and the inquiry into Aaron Swartz's death is joining Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Steven Reich, a former...

Some Additional Thoughts on Law Firm Partner Capital

Is your firm financially sound? A noted law firm consultant explains “the myth of partner capital.” Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Akin Gump, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP,Show More Summary

Another Firm Overhauls Its Partnership Capital Structure

Which firm is revamping its capital structure, and what is it doing? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Akin Gump, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Biglaw, Capital Calls, CapitalShow More Summary

Akin Gump Revamps Partnership, Moves to ‘All-Capital’ System

National law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is revamping its partnership structure, moving from a system where some partners are salaried into an “all-capital” system where all partners will own equity stakes.

Bizarro World: Republicans Try To Block A Million Dollar Corporate Lawyer’s Confirmation To The Bench

Patricia Millett is a fantastic lawyer. So fantastic, as a matter of fact, that she earned over a million dollars last year representing wealthy clients at the elite law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the end of the Bush Administration, Millett also rushed to [...]

International Law Firm Akin Gump Deploys BlackBerry 10 and its ‘Robust Security’ Platform

BlackBerry, Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced that international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has chosen to deploy 500 BlackBerry® 10 devices and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 to its employees. Akin...Show More Summary

The Hollywood 100: America’s Top Entertainment ‘Power Lawyers’

Which lawyers were honored on this year’s list? And why are female attorneys so poorly represented? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Akin Gump, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP,Show More Summary

Nationwide Layoff Watch: Feeling the Pain at Akin

How much longer can layoffs, especially staff layoffs and “stealth” layoffs of lawyers, go on? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Akin Gump, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Biglaw,...Show More Summary

Daily D.C. Lateral Roundup: Akin Gump; Venable; Dickstein Shapiro; Nelson Mullins

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has added a telecom industry veteran to the Washington office. Douglas Brandon, former general counsel at TerreStar Networks, has joined the firm as partner in its communications and information technology practice. He oversaw all...

Akin Ushers Japan into Trade Treaty Talks

With U.S. support for Japan's entry into negotiations for a pan-Pacific free-trade pact announced last week, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld had a reason to celebrate. Under a $600,000-per-year contract with Japan, Akin had lobbied U.S. government officials since...

Akin Gump Registers to Lobby for U.S. Airways

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has become the third firm this year to start lobbying for U.S. Airways Group Inc., which is looking to merge with American Airlines Inc. parent company AMR Corp. The law firm filed paperwork with...

Akin Gump Signs Former Congressman to Bolster Indian Law Practice

Updated at 2:37 p.m. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has secured former Representative Dale Kildee (D-Mich.), expanding its roster of former members of Congress to seven, the firm announced on Thursday. Kildee, who left Congress in January after not...

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