United Way Honors Akin Gump

(Dallas, Texas) – United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has named Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP its Rising Star of the Year in recognition of the firm’s significant contributions in 2003. The award was announced at United Way’s Heroes of Hope Campaign Finale on February 26.  Akin Gump was the only law firm to receive an award. 

Ken Menges, partner in charge in Akin Gump’s Dallas office, commented, “We are extremely pleased to be recognized by United Way for our contributions. We could not have accomplished such an extraordinary result without the leadership of Orrin Harrison and Eric Gambrell, who spearheaded the successful fundraising effort at Akin Gump. We look forward to further expanding our commitment to community outreach in the year ahead.”

In 2003 United Way of Metropolitan Dallas exceeded its campaign goal, raising more than $46 million, allowing it to continue as the largest non-governmental funding provider of health and human services in the Metropolitan Dallas region. Through its partner agencies, United Way provides relief for families in crisis, immunizations for children, hot meals to seniors and a safety net of services.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Albany, Austin, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riverside, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio, San Francisco 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, land use and environment; entertainment; 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 development and finance; public law and policy; real estate and finance; taxation; and technology. 

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