The Legal Cheek View
Akin Gump is now a substantial player in London having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s entire London office — including its training contract programme (Akin Gump’s London office didn’t use to offer graduate jobs). Now it offers four TCs each year.
The firm is rather quiet on the marketing front, not tending to be seen around UK university campuses much and rarely appearing in the legal press to talk about what it does. Instead, its strategy is to pay top whack and sit back and watch the applicants come in. Yes, Akin Gump is a MoneyLaw firm, having boosted its NQ rate this year to an incredible US$180,000 (or £140,000).