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Compensation Structure

Akin Gump is proud of its success over the last 65 years. We stand as a formidable competitor in many of the best legal markets across the globe. 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.

Our compensation and bonus structure is an integral part of our 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 in 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 that provides information, training and guidance for their new role. In addition, the firm offers counsel other skills programs, including management and leadership training courses, to further their professional development.