Akin Gump Receives Thomas L. Sager Award

(Washington, D.C.) - Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. has received the 2001 Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The award, which was presented at the Association’s annual Diversity Dinner on June 21 in Washington, recognizes law firms that have shown a sustained effort to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys.

The Sager Award was created as a tribute to DuPont Associate General Counsel Thomas L. Sager, who during the course of his career has demonstrated a relentless commitment to increasing diversity in the legal profession. Akin Gump previously received the Sager Award in 1999.

R. Bruce McLean, Akin Gump’s chairman, commented, “The recruitment, retention and promotion of women and minorities continue to be three of our firm’s highest priorities. We are honored that the Minority Corporate Counsel Association has once again recognized our commitment to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce of talented lawyers.”

The results of Akin Gump’s efforts are evident in the diversity of the firm’s professional workforce. Today, Akin Gump employs more than 1,000 lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Of these, 301 are female, 48 are African-American, 43 are Hispanic, 38 are Asian and 2 are American Indian.

Founded in 1945, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, numbers more than 1000 lawyers with offices in Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; banking and financial institutions; capital markets; communications; corporate and securities; employee benefits; energy; entertainment; environment, land use and project development; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international; investment management; labor and employment; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privatization; project finance; public law and policy; real estate and finance; taxation; and technology. For additional information, please visit our Web site at http://www.akingump.com.