Akin Gump’s Washington, D.C. Office to Relocate to the Robert S. Strauss Tower at Alexander Court in 2019
(Washington, D.C.) Akin Gump is pleased to announce it has signed a lease for new office space in Washington, D.C., at the newly minted Robert S. Strauss Tower of the Alexander Court development at 2001 K Street NW in downtown Washington. The firm will move into the building, which is currently under construction, in 2019.
Akin Gump will lease 185,000 square feet of space at Alexander Court and will occupy the top four floors of the project's North building. There, the firm will have a dedicated reception as part of the building's three-story corner lobby, which features a 12-story glass atrium. The new space will include significant meeting and entertainment facilities, will be in close proximity to four Metro lines and will be designed to offer a more convenient and efficient way for Akin Gump to serve the many needs of its clients.
“Akin Gump’s Washington office opened nearly half a century ago and grew to become not only the firm’s largest office but also a Washington institution,” stated Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “This move ensures that we will remain a fixture in our nation’s capital for many years to come.”
Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Alexander Court is a joint venture by Rockrose Development and Spitzer Enterprises. The building features market-leading amenities, including onsite childcare, lobby coffee and wine bar, an underground garage with bike parking, landscaped rooftop terrace and a 7,500-square foot fitness center.
“Our new office space will be in a fantastic location and serve as a model of efficiency,” said Anthony T. Pierce, partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Washington office. “We will design the space with a strong focus on offering the utmost comfort and flexibility for our clients, lawyers and staff. We could not be more excited about this move and what it will mean for the way we interact with our clients and collaborate with one another.”
Akin Gump was represented in the lease transaction by CBRE, and Rockrose was represented by Avison Young.
The Washington, D.C. office, which opened in 1971, houses more than 230 Akin Gump lawyers and nearly 500 total personnel.
Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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