Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP opened its third office in Austin, Texas, in 1978. Strategically placed in Texas’ capital city, the Austin office is home to adaptable and ambitious lawyers with experience in many of the firm’s key practices, including litigation, intellectual property, public law and policy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities. Additionally, our lawyers represent a vast number of industries and sectors, including energy, health care, medical devices, investment funds, technology, financial services and credit facilities, retail services, telecommunications, food and beverage manufacturers, investment management firms and government services.

Intellectual Property

Our Austin IP litigation lawyers provide clients with strategic counsel in all aspects of IP litigation, particularly in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and Internet-related disputes in federal, state and appellate courts throughout the United States and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. They regularly represent some of the world’s largest companies and have secured ground-breaking verdicts in high-stakes IP trials. Our lawyers have the technical know-how to decipher the complex technologies at issue, the legal skills to navigate the federal courthouse and an understanding of the nuances of Eastern District practice, all of which combine to make Akin Gump Austin a leading firm in the high-stakes world of patent litigation.


Austin has a skilled and vibrant litigation practice. Our lawyers frequently represent clients in a wide range of areas, including complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, appellate litigation and high-stakes, high-visibility matters that place a premium on skilled advocacy in both trial and arbitration settings. Our dedicated group of intellectual property lawyers specializes in patent infringement cases, copyright, trademark, trade dress and trade secrets disputes at both the federal and state level. Our Austin office’s sophisticated commercial and civil litigation practice represents a variety of clients in class actions, derivative lawsuits and white collar and contract disputes. Our litigators are dependable and offer outstanding guidance to our clients.


Akin Gump’s corporate and securities practice includes extensive experience in corporate and debt finance, reorganizations, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings and private equity/venture capital transactions. Our corporate lawyers in Austin maintain an active mergers and acquisitions practice, representing participants such as buyers, sellers, major stockholders, lenders, financial advisors, management, special board committees, venture capitalists, individual investors, private equity and others. In addition, we have significant experience in debt financing transactions as they relate to a variety of industries, with a strong focus on structuring a diverse range of registered offerings, 144A debt placements (convertible and high-yield bonds) and traditional private placements. Our corporate and securities lawyers regularly advise clients on federal and state securities laws in connection with public and private equity and debt offerings. Our lawyers also counsel our clients on a broad array of securities compliance issues such as public company issues and filings arising under the Securities Act of 1934.

Public Law and Policy

Our public law and policy lawyers are well respected and provide advocacy for Fortune 500 and other large private- and public-sector clients on federal, state and local legal and public policy matters, particularly related to education policy. In addition, Austin lawyers focus on energy regulatory policies, representing a broad range of clients in the energy industry. We provide clients with both legislative counseling and advocacy skills, including drafting, amending and interpreting laws and regulations.