Students - Summer Program

Intellectual Property Recruiting

Our Intellectual Property (IP) practice is looking for summer associates who want to Do More. We provide our summer associates with hands-on assignments that challenge them and substantial opportunities to learn from some of the most accomplished IP lawyers in the field.

Do More

Akin Gump’s IP practice includes a highly qualified team of lawyers who work in conjunction with lawyers from other practices within the firm to deliver a combination of services, both traditional and innovative.  Our IP practice is comprised of patent litigators and trial lawyers who have backgrounds in engineering and science. Nearly eighty percent of our patent litigators hold technical degrees.

Our group represents a wide range of clients which include Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, small businesses, universities, research foundations and government agencies. Our IP practice is particularly renowned for handing complex litigation. Akin Gump has been ranked as being among the top 20 most active firms in IP litigation and in patent litigation by IP Law and Business.

Over the summer, work assignments will challenge you and help you grow and our collegial environment will encourage you to become part of team.  Interested in learning more and in doing more? Click here to apply to our summer program. Click here for more information on Akin Gump’s IP practice.

“From the first day I started at Akin Gump, I knew this law firm was special. Each individual that comprises my practice group is extraordinary, and together we form a team that is strong and capable. Each member of our team is important, and as a result I have been provided work opportunities many at my level have yet to experience: I have taken and defended fact, corporate, and expert depositions, drafted substantive briefs and motions, and even questioned a witness at a high-profile trial. Akin is enabling me to become an attorney I am proud to be by both providing significant work opportunities and exposure to a strong team with engaged mentors. I am honored to be a member of this firm and eager to develop and grow with Akin.” 
Jenna Pellecchia, Counsel, Philadelphia

“From day one, you can feel how much Akin Gump is invested in your development as an attorney. As a second year associate, I had a significant role on a trial team, took and defended depositions, and managed cases and client relationships on a daily basis. Akin Gump gives you challenging opportunities and the support and mentorship you need to succeed. ”
Michael Petegorsky, Associate, New York

What distinguishes your experience at Akin Gump from what you would find at another comparable law firm?

“Being able to have client contact as a first year such as being on calls with the client regarding their matters.”
– Ashley Brown, Counsel, Houston

“There are no first year, second year, third year, etc. assignments. Our cases are staffed leanly, and associates are expected to be able to handle any assignment, regardless of their class year. This allowed me to gain great experience early in my career with depositions, motion practice, hearings, and trial, which I believe is unique compared to colleagues of mine at other comparable firms.”
Michael Reeder, Counsel, Houston

“Opportunities to handle important aspects of the case come quickly, and you will routinely find yourself dealing with more senior attorneys at other law firms. The partners push you to grow, but have your back when you find yourself outside of your comfort zone.”
Romeao Jennings, Counsel, Irvine

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is an equal opportunity employer, and applicants are considered for all positions without regard to any basis or condition protected by applicable law.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources department.