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Akin Gump Appoints Female Litigator as First Managing Partner

Posted Sep 17, 2008 9:00 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Kim Koopersmith will join the meager ranks of female managing partners at America’s largest law firms when she takes on the job for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld on Oct. 1.

The move comes as the law firm deals with partner defections and increasing discontent, the American Lawyer reports.

Only a handful of women fill the managing partner role at Am Law 100 law firms, the story says. Koopersmith is a litigator based in New York who helped review the law firm’s management structure in a recent revamping. She will be Akin Gump's first managing partner.

In the new job, she will continue in her role overseeing associate recruiting and other professional development efforts.

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