Post 200: Law and lobbying firms

Monday, December 27, 2010

Law firms made the Post 200 based on who had the most lawyers working in Washington, while lobby firms made the list if they collected the most fees from clients in the first half of 2010, based on July 16 data from the Center for Responsive Politics. We group them together here in alphabetical order.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20036


Chairman: R. Bruce McLean

Employees (local): 1,692 (549)

Over the past 40 years, Dallas-founded Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has increased its footprint in the nation's capital. Now, the firm's Washington office is its largest. Given Akin Gump's stable growth, the firm is now among the region's largest legal employers. There are more than 250 local attorneys staffing the firm's appellate, commercial litigation, corporate, employment, international trade and public policy practices. Local high-profile hires within the past year included a former ambassador to Australia and Japan, a former Republican U.S. senator and a senior-level food industry executive who joined the firm's Food and Drug Administration practice.

Arnold & Porter

555 12th Street NW, 20004


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