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71 South Wacker Drive
47th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 634-5700



Akerman is home to more than 700 attorneys across 25 offices, and the firm is well known for middle market M&A and complex disputes. It also has a strong international practice, with an especially robust knowledge of the Cuban market.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2023)

750 - 1K


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2023)



No. of Summer Associates (2023)

20 total (18 2Ls; 2 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year-9th year: varies by market

About the Firm

While Akerman LLP is often recognized for its expertise in middle-market M&A and complex disputes, this AmLaw 100 firm covers a broad range of practices and industries. Notably, the Financial Times has rated the firm as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking in the industry.

Star of the Sunshine State

Akerman opened its doors in 1920 when Alexander Akerman—son of former U.S. Attorney General Amos Akerman—partnered with Orlando lawyer John Cheney to start the firm. Since then, Akerman has been instrumental in Florida milestone projects like the routing of Interstate 4, the procurement of land for Walt Disney World, and the founding of The First National Bank of Orlando (now SunTrust). Since its formation, the firm has expanded to...

Diversity at Akerman

"Equality and inclusion is an integral part of our platform, allowing us to serve our clients in more thoughtful and extraordinary ways, and we embrace inclusion as a strategic competitive advantage. As a firm, we have made great strides in the recruitment, retention, and development of a talented and diverse group of lawyers. Our success in this area continues to garner accolades for our firm and our people, including the following recent rankings: • Law360 2019 Glass Ceiling Report: Akerman ranked #4 among large law firms..."

Perks & Benefits

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