Akin Gump Receives Ally of Justice Award From Human Rights Campaign

(Washington, D.C.) – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has named Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as the recipient of the 2008 Ally of Justice Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community through pro bono service to the HRC.

Steve Schulman, chair of Akin Gump’s pro bono practice, said, “Akin Gump’s work with the HRC exemplifies the firm’s commitment to establishing a standard for service among the world’s leading law firms. We attach a great value to diversity in the workplace and encourage our attorneys to take an active role in organizations that promote equality and understanding.”

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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