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Akin Gump Among 28 Washington, D.C. Firms Honored for Pro Bono Legal Services

On April 9, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP was among 28 Washington, D.C. firms honored by the D.C. Circuit’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services for having at least 40 percent of their lawyers devote at least 50 hours each to pro bono matters in 2012.

The firm’s Pro Bono Committee is led by partner Steve Schulman, who joined Akin Gump in 2006 as its first full-time pro bono partner. Since then, participation in the pro bono practice has increased substantially in every office, with Akin Gump lawyers now devoting an average of more than 80 hours annually to pro bono client matters. Under his leadership, the firm has also built strong relationships with local and national legal services organizations and has expanded its experience in several areas of pro bono practice, such as representing charter schools, working with refugees and victims of human rights abuses and providing legal counsel to military personnel and their families.


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About  Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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