Compensation and Benefits

Recognizing that we all have responsibilities at work and home, Akin Gump offers an array of life-enhancing benefits designed to help our administrative and professional staff perform at the highest level on both fronts. We provide extensive health, welfare and retirement benefits. We also understand that unanticipated situations arise, and all of our offices make available emergency care to allow employees to focus on their work while having peace of mind knowing that home needs are taken care of.

Akin Gump provides administrative and professional staff with competitive compensation and outstanding benefits, including the following:


  • competitive salaries, adjustments based on performance
  • paid overtime to non-exempt employees
  • discretionary merit bonuses
  • referral bonus program
  • paid time off
  • 10 paid holidays annually

Health and Welfare Benefits

  • choice of medical, dental and vision plans designed to fit individual needs, including coverage for dependents and spouse/domestic partners
  • firm-supplemented health reimbursement account for plan participants
  • flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • commuter benefits
  • employee assistance program
  • health advocate services
  • wellness program
  • short-term paid medical leave and adoption leave
  • firm-paid life insurance
  • firm-paid long-term disability insurance
  • supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, including coverage options for dependents and spouse/domestic partners
  • back-up dependent care services
  • LASIK surgery discounts
  • Flexible work arrangements

Retirement Benefits

  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching firm contribution
  • firm profit sharing contribution
  • free 401(k) consultation and advice

Other Benefits, Discounts and Opportunities (may vary by office location)

  • brown bag lunch seminars
  • cell phone and calling plan discounts
  • computer and technology discounts
  • concierge services
  • CPR/AED training
  • entertainment discounts
  • flu shots
  • firm-sponsored community service opportunities
  • firm-sponsored races, runs and walks for charitable causes
  • group banking perks
  • health club membership discounts
  • movie ticket discounts
  • office events
  • on-site health screenings
  • retail discounts
  • Years of Service Awards Program.

Benefits may vary by office, and offices outside the United States follow the laws and regulations of the individual countries in which the offices are located and may differ from the above.