Partner & Chairperson
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
As chairperson of the firm, Kim Koopersmith guides the strategic direction of the firm and heads the management committee. She plays a leading role in ensuring the firm’s continued commitment to the highest levels of client service and in strengthening its dedication to diversity, pro bono work and attorney excellence.
Kim has played a key part in the enhancement of the firm’s overall performance and has earned recognition for her innovative and transformative approach to law firm leadership. She has been recognized as among the most noteworthy legal performers of the year by The Lawyer for her role in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s historic hire of Bingham McCutchen’s London office.
Throughout her career, Kim has been a pioneer in efforts at the firm and throughout the legal industry to enhance diversity and attract the best talent to the profession. Law 360 has lauded her for dedicating “almost two decades creating and expanding advancement opportunities for women and minorities both inside and outside the firm, making her among the most innovative leaders at U.S. firms.”