Pro Bono Firm of 2016: Akin Gump

By Adam Rhodes (September 12, 2016, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Lobbying for millions of dollars in childhood cancer research, fighting to hold Bolivian officials responsible for human rights violations and working to restore a deaf man's dignity after he was wrongfully jailed for weeks have earned Akin Gump a spot as one of Law360's Pro Bono Firms of 2016.

Akin Gump's pro bono practice, which is helmed by partner Steven Schulman and pro bono counsel Fiona Brett, is jokingly referred to within the firm as both its largest and smallest practice group. Brett, Schulman and a nonattorney coordinator are the only full-time members of the practice. Yet attorneys at Akin Gump,...

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