Blog of Legal Times Profiles Tony Pierce

Anthony Pierce, partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Washington office, was featured by The Blog of Legal Times in its most recent “Managing Partner Q&A.”

Pierce has led the firm’s Washington office since 2008.  In the Q&A, he discussed topics that included:

  • how the office fits with the rest of the firm: “If you think about the business community – from the perspective of our clients and where the government intersects with the business community [litigation, policy, lobbying work and regulatory] – that is the role this office serves.”
  • what sets Akin Gump’s lobbying practice apart from others in Washington: “What I think is unique about our folks is that they understand the legal implications and can explain a particular policy consideration with the backing of a strong substantive legal understanding.”
  • growth plans for the firm’s Washington office: “We will grow if it makes sense to grow. I think we’ll always be on par with our competitors.”

Pierce also pointed out that as the secretary of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, he has “an abiding interest in the growth of the D.C. business community.”