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20Global Offices
300+Number of Partners
900+Global Number of Lawyers
  • Rankings76
  • Hall of Fame5
  • Leading individuals32
  • NextGen Partners10
  • Rising stars3

Introduction

Akin Gump is a global law firm with more than 900 lawyers and advisors who pride themselves on dedication to their clients and their communities. With 20 offices worldwide, we are renowned for numerous market-leading practices; our strengths in complex transactions and restructurings, high-stakes litigation, and public policy and regulatory matters; and our unyielding pro bono commitment. We partner with clients from both established industries and cutting-edge markets to deliver creative solutions to business-critical issues, helping them seize opportunities and anticipate challenges. Driven by our forward-thinking leadership, we have built a strong culture of innovation and collaboration as well as a talented and diverse workforce committed to the success of our clients and each other. We are intentional about fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are supported and given the tools to succeed. We are focused on recruiting and nurturing the next generation of exceptional legal talent and are proud that our recruitment and professional development efforts are recognized as among the best in the industry. Visit us at www.akingump.com.

Rankings and recognition

Publication Country Practice Area Tier
United States United States GovernmentGovernment relations 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
United States United States GovernmentGovernment relations 1
United States United States GovernmentGovernment relations 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations 1
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations 1
United States United States GovernmentGovernment relations 1
United States United States GovernmentGovernment relations 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
United States United States GovernmentGovernment relations 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceCorporate restructuring & insolvency 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Dispute resolution: compliance and investigations 1
United States United States FinanceRestructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate 1
United States United States Industry focusEducation 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsMedia and entertainment: transactional 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States Industry focusEnergy transactions: oil and gas 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementHedge funds 2
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsMedia and entertainment: transactional 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialPrivate equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialPrivate equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) 2
Asia Pacific Hong Kong Investment funds 2
Asia Pacific China Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms 2
Asia Pacific Hong Kong Restructuring and insolvency 2
Asia Pacific Singapore Investment funds: foreign firms 2
Europe, Middle East & Africa Switzerland WTO 2
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsMedia and entertainment: transactional 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementHedge funds 2
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsMedia and entertainment: transactional 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States Industry focusEnergy transactions: oil and gas 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialPrivate equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialPrivate equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) 2
Asia Pacific Singapore Investment funds: foreign firms 2
Asia Pacific China Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms 2
Asia Pacific Hong Kong Restructuring and insolvency 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States Industry focusEducation 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementHedge funds 2
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsMedia and entertainment: transactional 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States Industry focusEnergy transactions: oil and gas 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialPrivate equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) 2
Asia Pacific Singapore Investment funds: foreign firms 2
Asia Pacific Hong Kong Investment funds 2
Asia Pacific Hong Kong Restructuring and insolvency 2
Asia Pacific China Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States Industry focusEducation 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementHedge funds 2
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsMedia and entertainment: transactional 2
United States United States International TradeInternational trade 2
United States United States Industry focusEnergy transactions: oil and gas 2
United States United States Industry focusNative American law 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementHedge funds 2
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsMedia and entertainment: transactional 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialPrivate equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) 2
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialPrivate equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) 2
Asia Pacific Singapore Investment funds: foreign firms 2
Europe, Middle East & Africa Switzerland WTO 2
Asia Pacific Hong Kong Investment funds 2
Asia Pacific China Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms 2
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementAlternative/hedge funds 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementPrivate equity funds (including venture capital) 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States GovernmentGovernment contracts 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceDebt capital markets 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementAlternative/hedge funds 3
United States United States Industry focusEnergy: renewable/alternative power 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementPrivate equity funds (including venture capital) 3
United States United States GovernmentGovernment contracts 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Projects, energy and natural resourcesOil and gas 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementPrivate funds 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceDebt capital markets 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Projects, energy and natural resourcesOil and gas 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Real estateConstruction: contentious 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementPrivate funds 3
Asia Pacific Singapore Energy: foreign firms 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa Russia Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Commercial, corporate and M&A 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa Russia Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementPrivate equity funds (including venture capital) 3
United States United States Industry focusEnergy: renewable/alternative power 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs 3
United States United States GovernmentGovernment contracts 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementAlternative/hedge funds 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementPrivate equity funds (including venture capital) 3
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsCyber law (including data privacy and data protection) 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceDebt capital markets 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementAlternative/hedge funds 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementPrivate funds 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceDebt capital markets 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Projects, energy and natural resourcesOil and gas 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Real estateConstruction: contentious 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Projects, energy and natural resourcesOil and gas 3
United States United States Labor and employmentWorkplace and employment counseling 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa Russia Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Commercial, corporate and M&A 3
Asia Pacific Singapore Energy: foreign firms 3
United States United States Labor and employmentWorkplace and employment counseling 3
United States United States Labor and employmentWorkplace and employment counseling 3
United States United States GovernmentGovernment contracts 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementAlternative/hedge funds 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementPrivate equity funds (including venture capital) 3
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsCyber law (including data privacy and data protection) 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs 3
United States United States GovernmentGovernment contracts 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceDebt capital markets 3
United States United States Labor and employmentWorkplace and employment counseling 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementAlternative/hedge funds 3
United States United States Industry focusEnergy: renewable/alternative power 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementPrivate funds 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Projects, energy and natural resourcesOil and gas 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Real estateConstruction: contentious 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa Russia Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Commercial, corporate and M&A 3
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsCyber law (including data privacy and data protection) 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementAlternative/hedge funds 3
United States United States Labor and employmentLabor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementPrivate equity funds (including venture capital) 3
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsCyber law (including data privacy and data protection) 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs 3
United States United States GovernmentGovernment contracts 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceDebt capital markets 3
United States United States Investment fund formation and managementPrivate equity funds (including venture capital) 3
United States United States Industry focusEnergy: renewable/alternative power 3
United States United States GovernmentGovernment contracts 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Projects, energy and natural resourcesOil and gas 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Real estateConstruction: contentious 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Investment fund formation and managementPrivate funds 3
Asia Pacific Singapore Energy: foreign firms 3
United States United States Media, technology and telecomsCyber law (including data privacy and data protection) 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa United Arab Emirates Commercial, corporate and M&A 3
Europe, Middle East & Africa Russia Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow 3
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionInternational arbitration 4
United States United States AntitrustMerger control 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionSecurities litigation: defense 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Crime, fraud and licensingFraud: civil 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Capital markets 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: high-yield debt offerings 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionInternational arbitration 4
United States United States AntitrustMerger control 4
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (International Trade Commission) 4
United States United States AntitrustMerger control 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionGeneral commercial disputes 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionBanking litigation: investment and retail 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialFinancial services: contentious 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionSecurities litigation: defense 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: debt offerings 4
Asia Pacific Singapore Projects: foreign firms 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: debt offerings 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: high-yield debt offerings 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionGeneral commercial disputes 4
United States United States Industry focusSport 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionSecurities litigation: defense 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Crime, fraud and licensingFraud: civil 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Capital markets 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: debt offerings 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Projects and energy 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionInternational arbitration 4
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (International Trade Commission) 4
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (International Trade Commission) 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionInternational arbitration 4
United States United States AntitrustMerger control 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialFinancial services: contentious 4
Asia Pacific Singapore Projects: foreign firms 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: debt offerings 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: high-yield debt offerings 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionSecurities litigation: defense 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionSecurities litigation: defense 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Crime, fraud and licensingFraud: civil 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionGeneral commercial disputes 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: debt offerings 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Projects and energy 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionInternational arbitration 4
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (International Trade Commission) 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Capital markets 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionInternational arbitration 4
United States United States AntitrustMerger control 4
United States United States Industry focusSport 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionBanking litigation: investment and retail 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionGeneral commercial disputes 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionGeneral commercial disputes 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: high-yield debt offerings 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: high-yield debt offerings 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: debt offerings 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Projects and energy 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Crime, fraud and licensingFraud: civil 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Capital markets 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionInternational arbitration 4
United States United States AntitrustMerger control 4
Latin America Latin America: International firms Projects and energy 4
United States United States Industry focusSport 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionGeneral commercial disputes 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionSecurities litigation: defense 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Crime, fraud and licensingFraud: civil 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialFinancial services: contentious 4
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionBanking litigation: investment and retail 4
United States United States Dispute resolutionGeneral commercial disputes 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: debt offerings 4
Asia Pacific Singapore Projects: foreign firms 4
United States United States FinanceCapital markets: high-yield debt offerings 4
United States United States Real estateReal estate 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceBank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialFinancial services: non-contentious/regulatory 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
Latin America Latin America: International firms Corporate and M&A 5
United States United States AntitrustCivil litigation/class actions: defense 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionCommercial litigation: premium 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
United States United States Real estateReal estate 5
Asia Pacific India Foreign firms 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialFinancial services: non-contentious/regulatory 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
United States United States AntitrustCivil litigation/class actions: defense 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceBank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans 5
Latin America Latin America: International firms Corporate and M&A 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
Asia Pacific India Foreign firms 5
United States United States Real estateReal estate 5
Asia Pacific India Foreign firms 5
Asia Pacific India Foreign firms 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialFinancial services: non-contentious/regulatory 5
United States United States Real estateReal estate 5
Latin America Latin America: International firms Corporate and M&A 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
United States United States AntitrustCivil litigation/class actions: defense 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceBank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionCommercial litigation: premium 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
Asia Pacific India Foreign firms 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
Latin America Latin America: International firms Corporate and M&A 5
United States United States AntitrustCivil litigation/class actions: defense 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United States United States AntitrustCivil litigation/class actions: defense 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London FinanceBank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Dispute resolutionCommercial litigation: premium 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialEU and competition 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialM&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+ 5
United States United States TaxUS taxes: non-contentious 5
Asia Pacific India Foreign firms 5
United States United States Intellectual propertyPatents: litigation (full coverage) 5
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialCorporate tax 6
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialCorporate tax 6
United States United States M&A/corporate and commercialM&A: large deals ($1bn+) 6
United States United States M&A/corporate and commercialM&A: large deals ($1bn+) 6
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialCorporate tax 6
United States United States M&A/corporate and commercialM&A: large deals ($1bn+) 6
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialCorporate tax 6
United States United States M&A/corporate and commercialM&A: large deals ($1bn+) 6
United Kingdom - Solicitors London Corporate and commercialCorporate tax 6
United States United States M&A/corporate and commercialM&A: large deals ($1bn+) 6

Expertise and Services

Global Offices:

Abu Dhabi:

The Abu Dhabi office includes lawyers with broad experience in fields ranging from traditional strengths including corporate, energy and public policy, to more contemporary experience including renewable energy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, investment funds, information technology, national security and dispute resolution.

Beijing:

Akin Gump’s Beijing office advises Chinese companies and foreign investors in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and other transactional matters in relation both to inbound and outbound investments. The team also represents investment banks, issuers, securities houses and others in relation to public and private debt and equity transactions including initial and secondary public offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, traditional private placements and debt restructurings.

Dubai:

The Dubai office focuses on advising public and private sector clients in a range of practice areas in which the lawyers have broad experience, including debt capital markets, Islamic finance, energy, oil and gas, antibribery and economic sanctions and international trade controls.

Frankfurt:

Located in one of the most active centres for finance activity, Akin Gump’s Frankfurt office focuses on high-profile financial restructurings, corporate and finance transactions, disputes and regulatory matters throughout Germany, Scandinavia, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Geneva:

The Geneva office anchors Akin Gump’s investment and international arbitration practices on the continent and serves as a platform for the firm’s international trade practice in relation to the World Trade Organization and other Geneva-based international organisations.

Hong Kong:

The firm’s Hong Kong office advises international and pan-Asian U.S. and international clients with interests in China and greater Asia. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience counselling Asian and other international clients on corporate M&A, investigations and anti-corruption, finance and financial restructuring, international trade and compliance, investment funds, litigation and dispute resolution. The team also works closely with the Beijing office on public and private debt and equity transactions.

London:

The London office is the main hub for Akin Gump’s international practice. Core strengths include financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures), private equity, finance (including debt finance and project finance), energy (including renewables), debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes, international arbitration, investment funds, international trade, EU competition and tax.

Moscow:

The Moscow office is the base for the firm’s practice in Russia and the CIS. Lawyers work closely with other Akin Gump lawyers and policy advisors in offices around the world to advise clients with respect to transactions in Russia and worldwide; mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures (often in relation to energy and telecommunications), project finance, international arbitration and litigation and complex public law and policy matters.

Singapore:

The Singapore office advises U.S. and international clients doing business in Singapore or through its markets. Lawyers have deep experience counselling international clients in project finance, investment fund formation, global energy and transactions and international trade matters.

United States

The firm has 11 U.S. offices, including in California, Connecticut, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C. The main areas of practice in the U.S. are as follows:

➣ American Indian law and policy
➣ Antitrust
➣ Class actions
➣ Communications and information technology
➣ Corporate
➣ Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
➣ Energy
➣ Entertainment
➣ Environmental and natural resources
➣ Financial restructuring
➣ Global investigations and compliance
➣ Global project finance
➣ Health care and life sciences
➣ Intellectual property
➣ Insurance litigation
➣ International trade
➣ Investment management
➣ Litigation
➣ Labor and employment
➣ Private equity
➣ Pro Bono
➣ Professional liability
➣ Public law and policy
➣ Real Estate
➣ Regulatory
➣ Securities enforcement and litigation
➣ Supreme Court and appellate
➣ Tax
➣ White collar defense and government investigations.

What makes us different?

What differentiates Akin Gump is its culture that ensures all employees feel like an important and included part of the work place as well as its proven unwavering support of its employees and commitment to diversity & inclusion, work/life balance and pro bono efforts. Since its founding in 1945, the firm has woven a “people first” thread throughout.

Specific initiatives and programming that exemplify Akin Gump’s culture include the following:

Diversity and Inclusion

At Akin Gump, we believe the various perspectives and experiences of our lawyers and staff help us achieve exceptional results for our clients and bring important insights into all aspects of the firm.

For further details on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts, please click here: www.akingump.com/diversity-inclusion

Firmwide Resource Group

Our firm sponsors seven firmwide resource groups (FRG) for lawyers and staff focused on Abilities, Asian, Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Parents/Caregivers, and Women. These FRGs complement the firm’s efforts related to recruiting, professional development, and fostering inclusive workplaces. They are voluntary and open to all attorneys and staff.

Local Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Akin Gump has a firmwide Diversity and Inclusion Council to guide the execution of the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy. We also have local diversity and inclusion councils in each U.S. office, and London. Diversity and inclusion councils offer lawyers and staff a chance to communicate ideas to firm management and to recommend additional initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion at the firm.

Family Friendly Policies

At Akin Gump, we support lawyers through policies and programmes that enable them to effectively manage and integrate work, family, and other responsibilities. The firm has a Reduced Work Schedule Policy, which allows lawyers to work reduced schedules and remain on partnership track. In particular, we have a significant track record of promotions of women who have availed themselves of the policy.

We also have an Agile Work Programme that recognises that agile work arrangements play an important role in providing excellent client service at the highest levels while also providing flexibility for our lawyers.

The firm works with Bright Horizon’s Family Solutions to offer our employees care for children and dependent adults.

Meeting Our Employees Where They Are

Akin Gump has recently made significant enhancements to its overall health and well-being program by developing new and innovative initiatives that have created an environment and culture that recognize, reward and retain the firm’s top talent and attract high-potential employees to the firm.

The firm also understands the importance of a healthy work-life balance and provide flexible work arrangement policies for its lawyers and U.S. business services employees in which employees can explore flexible work options such as flexible/reduced hours and telecommuting arrangements, along with technology resources for lawyers who work remotely.
Understanding the importance of a healthy work-life balance, Akin Gump has designed and implemented innovative programs including:

Be Well: The firm’s groundbreaking and award winning platform—a comprehensive, holistic and interactive well-being program that stands out in the industry. Akin Gump is one of very few global law firms to offer such a firmwide wellness platform and have a dedicated employee to manage it.

AkinJump!: Allows third-year+ associates and counsel to spend time in offices other than their own in order to help advance career development by meeting onsite with clients whom they frequently work, networking with lawyers in that office and gaining a sense for the work environment in Akin Gump locations around the world.

Be Balanced: A free, voluntary and confidential consultation program with a licensed professional counselor to improve work/life integration, increase resiliency and reduce stress.

Akin Gump understands the importance of attracting and retaining elite talent at all levels, and has pioneered talent recruitment and retention approaches that allow it to meet its goal of being an “employer of choice” for all of its employees and a top-tier option for prospective candidates.

Pro bono

Akin Gump has a decades-long, unequivocal commitment in providing a voice—and legal strategy—for clients without the ability to pay. The firm’s dedicated pro bono practice leverages the talent, experience and passions of all members of the firm to advocate for those who are endangered.

The firm’s pro bono clients include asylum applicants fleeing persecution, women seeking refuge from domestic violence, U.S. armed services veterans fighting for health benefits, tenants facing eviction and students aspiring to better educational opportunities. Akin Gump’s pro bono matters include public interest litigation, legislative counselling, poverty law and transactions, in each of Akin Gump’s offices. The firm also deploys our lauded public law and policy team to advance causes around equal access to the legal system, community development and the rule of law.

Akin Gump is a charter signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, committing us to devote at least at least 60 pro bono hours per lawyer per year. In recent years our attorneys gave more than 100 hours per year to pro bono matters, on average. Our pro bono program’s rewards to our lawyers—especially younger practitioners who get a chance to cut their teeth on important matters—are more than matched by its enormous impact on our clients’ lives.

The firm is also focused on leveraging our tremendous pro bono commitment to address injustice and pursue equality throughout our communities.

You may find further details here: www.akingump.com/pro-bono/pro-bono-lawyers.

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Global Reach

India:

Akin Gump has been representing clients doing business in India for more than a decade. Our India practice has been identified as one of the most prominent among international firms, as well as a leading legal adviser on outbound investment from the Americas to India as ranked by India Business Law Journal. The lawyers in our India practice serve a broad client base of both U.S.-based clients in India and India-based clients abroad, including Fortune 500 companies, investment banks and other financial institutions. We have experience in a broad range of areas, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, international trade matters and infrastructure projects. The practice places special emphasis on representing investment funds investing in India, both on their fund structuring and transactional work.

Akin Gump lawyers frequently travel to India to conduct business and to meet with government and commercial leaders since regulation prohibits us from practicing Indian law ourselves or from having our own office there. Over the years, we have established a highly developed network of contacts in the Indian government and in the Indian business, financial, tax advisory and legal sectors. We work closely in conjunction with several of India’s leading law firms and consider our ability to identify the optimal local counsel for a particular transaction as an important value-added service for our clients looking to do business in India. In addition, several of our lawyers are originally from India and South Asia and are fluent in major Indian languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Tamil.

Latin America:

As countries in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to privatize state-owned assets, restructure their economies and open the doors to foreign investment in virtually all sectors of their economies, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is well positioned to work on all types of transactions in the region. Not only do we possess the requisite specialized legal knowledge and experience, we also have numerous bilingual and trilingual attorneys at Akin Gump, many of whom grew up or have spent significant time in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our ability to conduct business in Spanish and Portuguese equates to better efficiency and lower costs.

We have represented governments in the privatization of assets and foreign investors in the acquisition of state-owned assets being privatized, such as electric companies in Argentina, Colombia and Peru and oil properties in Peru. We also regularly represent private investors in the acquisition and disposition of assets and the establishment of joint ventures throughout the region. We have had significant involvement in this regard in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.

Public and private companies in a wide variety of businesses—including retailing, franchising, manufacturing, chemicals, energy, technology, telecommunications, health care, defense contracting, insurance and financial services—seek our counsel when expanding into Latin America and the Caribbean. We manage every aspect of sophisticated corporate transactions, from the initial stages involving advice as to appropriate structure strategies and tactics through the preparation and negotiation of the necessary transaction and financing documents. We also advise in all facets of a company’s exit strategy from the region.

Our mergers and acquisitions and securities practice in Latin America and the Caribbean has worked hand in hand with our project development practice. We have represented foreign investors in mergers and acquisitions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. We have also represented numerous corporate issuers of debt and securities, principally in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

Our lawyers also have significant experience representing Latin American companies and individuals in various investigations, including sensitive and high-stakes internal and high-profile government-facing matters. With escalating government scrutiny over business handled in Latin America, our clients look to us to anticipate, mitigate and if necessary, manage any concerns that may appear. These engagements often involve a multi-disciplinary approach across a variety of issues including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other antibribery statutes, export controls and trade sanctions, securities fraud, accounting irregularities and anti-money laundering (AML). Our work in Latin America has called for extensive interaction with both U.S. and foreign authorities on these matters as well as a great deal of travel to the region and collaboration with an established network of local counsel.

Africa:

Akin Gump’s fully integrated Africa team brings together over 90 lawyers and advisors globally and includes a number of lawyers with experience of living and working in different African countries, with the work spanning a broad variety of practice groups.

Advantages that Akin Gump can offer clients working in Africa include: seamless cross-border legal advice coordinated and provided by lawyers across our network in conjunction with the best local African lawyers; English and U.S. law experience; broad investment, financial, policy, regulatory, international trade, and transactional experience; an understanding of the region’s political and cultural climates; and in-depth familiarity with Africa-focused multilateral lending institutions and central banks.

Our clients include major national and private enterprises in the private equity, technology, energy, funds, securities, consumer goods, and resources sectors, among others. Akin Gump has numerous long-term relationships with key financial institutions in the African market, such as the African Development Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank. The firm’s role is to help its clients achieve their business goals and anticipate their needs while offering the most competent and thorough representation possible.

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