Lawyers - Compensation & Benefits

Compensation Structure

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is proud of its success over the last 65 years. We now stand as a formidable competitor in many of the best legal markets across the globe. This success is built on the strength of individual lawyers at the firm, and we never forget that. We share our success through—

  • a market-competitive compensation and bonus structure 
  • advancement opportunities such as our counsel program 
  • ample assignments with direct client contact.

The firm’s compensation and bonus structure is an integral part of Akin Gump’s strategy to recruit, develop, support and reward our associates. This structure includes our counsel program, which allows associates who are on partnership track to be promoted to counsel upon commencement of their sixth year of practice. Counsel are given a higher level of responsibility on matters and with clients. All new counsel participate in an orientation training program designed to provide information, training and guidance that they can use in their new role. In addition, the firm offers counsel other skills programs, including management and leadership training courses, to further their professional development.