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Judges Reflect on Their Former Firm's Pro Bono Work

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld took the opportunity at its annual pro bono awards ceremony to shine the spotlight on two former members who left the firm for public service. Judge Patricia Millett, now serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Michael Small, of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, were named to the... Read the whole entry... »       

Veteran Washington Lawyer Stan Brand Joins Akin Gump

After more than three decades running a firm that bears his name, Stan Brand, a veteran of Washington political law and congressional ethics, has moved his practice to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.       

Food Drive Gathers $260K, Towers of Vienna Sausages from D.C. Law Firms

Even in a charity food drive, lawyers want to win. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's D.C. office capitalized on the instinct and collected nearly 4,000 pounds of food for an annual legal industry drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, called Food from the Bar. This was the most food collected among any of the 50 or so participating firms and... Read the whole entry... »       

Food From The Bar Participants Race to Surpass Fundraising Goal

The money isn't all in, yet the Food From the Bar campaign has already surpassed its $200,000 goal. Some legal community participants found creative ways to raise money this year: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partnered with a pizza restaurant to donate some proceeds to the campaign. Katten Muchin Rosenman had about nine teams of its lawyers... Read the whole entry... »       

Lobbying Shops Win Some, Lose Some in Third Quarter

It was the best of quarters for some and the worst of quarters for others in the lobbying world. The top rain-making lobbying firms for the first three quarters of 2014 were the usual suspects: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Squire Patton; Podesta Group, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Van Scoyoc Associates. Akin edged out Squire Patton…

More Bingham Exits Amid Merger Talks

As merger talks between Bingham McCutchen LLP and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP heat up, four more Bingham partners are heading over to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Akin Gump Hires 22 Partners From Bingham, Including U.K. Restructuring Team

A group of 21 partners and one counsel from Bingham McCutchen LLP that includes the firm’s profitable U.K. financial restructuring practice is decamping for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

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

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 [...]

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