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First Year Training

As a new associate at Akin Gump, you will be the driving force behind your own career right from the start. The essential ingredients to becoming an exceptional lawyer are here, and there are no limits to how far you can go with the resources and experiences made available to you.

Different paths to learning

Akin Gump’s Core Competency framework is the basis for the firm’s professional development program. The core competencies of Ownership, Professional Excellence, Service and Teamwork, and Client Focus are a road map for the career advancement of our associates and counsel. The core competency framework guides our in-house training programs, work assignments and annual performance evaluation process.