Never Stop Learning

Our professional development program reflects the firm’s unique collegial environment, in which each person is encouraged to grow and develop in ways that enhance the vitality of our firm, the excellence of our work product and the service delivered to our clients.

Learning by Doing

We believe that exceptional lawyers bring more than legal knowledge to the table. They bring the judgment and perspective that make good lawyers great. The core competencies— ownership, professional excellence, service and teamwork, and client focus—describe the behaviors that drive success at Akin Gump.

Our transparent assignment process enables lawyers to learn and excel in the very best way doing. Our goal is for all of the firm’s attorneys to stretch their abilities by working closely with more senior lawyers on challenging projects. Along the way, attorneys receive the guidance and feedback they need to progress.