Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a long history of leadership in federal and state education policy. Our lawyers and advisors have served in key positions in the executive branch, on Capitol Hill and on state advisory committees, where they have gained deep insight into education issues and developed a sophisticated understanding of lawmaking and the regulatory process. Akin Gump’s education team is widely respected by key decision-makers in Washington, D.C.
Our education practice has achieved considerable success serving a diverse client base ranging from established and renowned institutions to education research organizations, nonprofit and for-profit institutions, public charter schools and universities. We partner with our clients to accomplish their federal objectives, whether through identifying, securing or building support for research grants; obtaining appropriation funds for research and development; effecting or blocking legislative initiatives; securing opportunities to testify before Congress or monitoring congressional hearings; or tracking and advising on policy and rulemaking announcements, we help our education clients to navigate developments in Washington.
Akin Gump is proud to be the national pro bono counsel for the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), a national network of 125 free, open enrollment, college preparatory public charter schools serving low-income communities. Our education policy lawyers and advisors are among the more than 130 Akin Gump professionals who have provided pro bono assistance to KIPP, seamlessly integrating advocacy and government relations objectives with the organization’s business operations and overall strategy for continued growth.