Kim Koopersmith to become first woman chairperson of Akin Gump

Koopersmith will assume the role when long-time chairman Bruce McLean steps down in March 2013

Washington D.C.-based law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced Monday that it has chosen litigator Kim Koopersmith as its chairperson, making her the first woman to hold the position.

Koopersmith, an honoree at InsideCounsel’s 2011 Transformative Leadership Awards, has been the firm’s U.S. managing partner since 2008. Her appointment is the culmination of a five-month selection process, during which Koopersmith visited each of Akin Gump’s offices and pledged to promote international and domestic growth at the firm.

Alanna Byrne

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.