Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is one of the largest law firms in the United States with an international presence. It employs more than 1,000 lawyers, advisors and professionals. The firm's practice areas include American Indian law and policy, bankruptcy, financial restructuring, alternative dispute resolution, appellate, business and corporate law, commercial finance, construction law, financial and estate planning, heath care and environmental law and land use. Additionally, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld deals in global security, pipeline projects, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, merger and acquisitions, export controls and economic sanctions, taxation law, insurance claims, venture capital and trade remedy litigations. It publishes newsletters and organizes several seminars and presentations. The firm offers various pro bono services and participates in several fundraising activities. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has one of its offices located in Houston.