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Akin Gump Overview

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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1945
Company - Private
Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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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 ... Read more

Akin Gump Reviews

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  • "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Akin Gump full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on large, nuanced cases

    Lawyers willing to discuss particulars of specific cases if approached with reasonable questions

    Helpful co-workers willing to help onboard new paralegals

    Cons

    Corporate culture somewhat lacking at the paralegal, non-attorney level

    Lawyers feel very divided from para's unless very busy working together on a case

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the work assignment process so employees at all levels know their responsibilities clearly

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Akin Gump Interviews

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    Litigation Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Akin Gump (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Everyone I encountered throughout the interview process was very nice. First, I had a 10-15 min phone interview with a recruiter, then was invited in for an in-person interview with the current paralegal who I would be replacing, and the paralegal manager. Both were very nice and easy to talk to. Questions were not typical interview questions that you could prepare for. Rather, they would give me a situation and I had to respond with what I would do in that situation.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you intentionally disobeyed your supervisor's instructions.   Answer Question
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Akin Gump Awards & Accolades

  • 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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