Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Company History Timeline

(42 Jobs)
1945

The firm was founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1945 by Robert Strauss and Richard Gump.

1950

In early September 1950, Strauss and Gump added Irving Goldberg and William P. Fonville to the firm, which was then renamed Goldberg, Fonville, Gump & Strauss.

1960

Fonville’s departure—and the ascent to named partner status of Alan Feld, who had joined the firm in 1960—gave the firm the name it currently bears.

1963

In 1963, Jack Hauer left a competitor to join the firm, which became known as Goldberg, Fonville, Gump, Strauss & Hauer.

1966

Goldberg left the firm in 1966 to accept a federal judgeship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

2013

In 2013, Akin Gump adopted a "single tier" partnership structure, in which all partners have equity, abandoning the more popular "two tier" structure in which many partners have no equity interest.

2019

She was succeeded by Nimesh Patel, who joined the firm in February 2019.

Founded
1945
Company Founded
Headquarters
Washington, DC
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Founders
Richard Gump,Robert Strauss
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