Akin Gump Reviews

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Akin Gump Managing Partner Kim Koopersmith
Kim Koopersmith
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    Former Employee - Associate Attorney  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Attorney in Washington, DC

    I worked at Akin Gump full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, easy to find work within the fast-growing sections, lots of autonomy and respect among lawyers, and great location within D.C. The usual perks of being at a large law firm, with a bit more tech-savvy crop of yound partner than you'd expect.

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeonholed if you're not careful with your development; Lots of work-related travel and, like most biglaw, no work-life balance; High-level management tends to be great but lower level management can sometimes get in the way of getting interesting work; Some high attrition within certain groups, especially where management and clients can be quite difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider how to keep people from leaving the firm by preventing them from getting stuck working for the same client or partner; better orientation and training within the section would be great

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Akin Gump Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Website www.akingump.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1945
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Known for its work inside Washington's Beltway, law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has a staff peppered with political insiders. Co-founder Robert Strauss is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee who has advised several presidents. Overall, the firm has more than 800 attorneys in about a dozen offices, mainly in the US but also in the Asia/Pacific region and Europe. Beyond its work related to public policy and government contracts, Akin Gump maintains a wide range of practices, such as corporate finance and securities, energy, intellectual property... More

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