Akin Gump Honored for Pro Bono Commitment

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP was recognized by the Washington Council of Lawyers with an award for its generous contributions to the Council’s goal of promoting pro bono and public interest work, the firm announced today. The award was presented at the Council’s Annual Awards Reception on November 17.

In addition to honoring Akin Gump, the Council presented the 2004 President’s Award to Jan Allen May, director of AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, and the 2004 Government Pro Bono Award to Laura Klein, pro bono program manager for the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Washington Council of Lawyers is a voluntary bar association located in the nation’s capital that comprises lawyers, legal professionals, law students and others committed to advancing issues important to the public interest community. Each year the Council recognizes lawyers in the community for their commitment to pro bono and public service, and endorses candidates for D.C. Bar office based on their equal justice records.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio, San Francisco and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.

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