Akin Gump Reviews

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Akin Gump Managing Partner Kim Koopersmith
Kim Koopersmith
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    A firm full of talented attorneys with little hope for advancement to partnership.

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    Pros

    The firm is full of talented associates, counsel, senior counsel and partners, many of whom are also great colleagues.

    Cons

    Advancement within practice groups is entirely contingent on the good faith of the partners with whom you work. The firm lacks a system for measuring performance independent of the specific reviews given by partner and more senior ranked attorney supervisors. As a result, stellar work can sometimes be lost, unrecorded, and unrecognized, especially when conflicts develop between rising stars and established partners.

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    Develop a system of 360 evaluation that will enable subordinates to report out on the management skills and other abilities of more senior attorneys. Develop a method for recording work origination that accurately captures when non-partners originate matters.

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Akin Gump Awards and 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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