NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2023

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Firm Policies

Please describe your firm's policies for summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers regarding employment disputes and workplace misconduct

In addition to a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is committed to providing a collegial work environment.  Abusive and intolerant conduct is contrary to the firm’s Core Values, and will not be tolerated. The firm is committed to taking appropriate action to ensure that all personnel demonstrate respect for one another and an attitude of teamwork, cooperation and civility.

Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding non-disclosure agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers
Please describe specifically your firm's policies surrounding mandatory arbitration agreements as they apply to summer associates, associates, and/or other non-partner lawyers
Please describe any well-being initiatives or programs at your firm

Akin’s well-being program, Be Well, is focused on holistic well-being and defines well-being as one’s physical, mental, financial and social or community health. The voluntary program uses a well-being assessment to help employees identify self-care strengths and challenges. Participants can create goals based on the assessment results. Those may include eating right, staying active, being mindful or better managing your finances. Through the program, participants are able to track progress, participate with colleagues and earn incentives for reaching goals. Spouses or domestic partners (if enrolled in a firm-sponsored medical plan) can join in.


All employees may participate in firm sponsored wellness training programs to help develop resilience and manage well-being. The firm also offers a weekly mindfulness meditation program as well as health and wellness coaching.


Through the firm’s Be Balanced program, all employees can schedule in-house appointments with an on-site behavioral assistance counselor.  All appointments are confidential and facilitated through a third-party program provider at no cost.

Alumni Relations

Does your organization have a formal alumni program? Yes
Does your organization have a dedicated alumni relations staff? Yes
What benefits are available to your organization's attorney alumni? (check all that apply) Alumni website or portal|Alumni directory|Career counseling services|CLE/Professional development training|Diversity & Inclusion programs/events|Industry/practice area focused programs|Job board/listings|Networking/social events
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