Akin Gump Ranked Among Top 10 in Annual Summer Associates Survey

(Washington, D.C.)  Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has been ranked eighth nationally in the 2011 American Lawyer Summer Associates Survey. The survey is based on responses provided by summer associates from more than 100 law firms across the country and comes on the heels of Akin Gump’s top 20 placement in American Lawyer’s 2011 midlevel associate satisfaction survey.

In addition to its top-10 national ranking, each of the firm’s surveyed offices ranked in the top 10 in their respective markets, including a first-place ranking in Houston and a second-place ranking in Dallas.

Akin Gump firmwide hiring and professional development partner, David Botter, remarked, “We pride ourselves in maintaining a summer associate program that provides each student with superior training and development opportunities through real client work assignments, individual mentoring and innovative group training. I am thrilled that the firm’s summer associate program resonated so strongly with our 2011 class.”

The Summer Associates Survey is based on responses received from over 3,600 summer associates from more than 100 firms across the country. Rankings are determined by responses to questions contained in the survey covering issues such as the interest level and “realness” of the work, training and guidance offered, the amount of access the summer associates had to firm partners and counsel, and firm’s overall rating as a place to work.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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