Eighty-five Akin Gump Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers List for 2013

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that 85 of the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Twenty-three individuals were listed for the first time.

Best Lawyers has been published annually since 1983, ranking lawyers solely through peer-review surveys. It compiles lists of outstanding attorneys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers.

The following Akin Gump lawyers, listed alphabetically by city with their corresponding ranked practice areas, were named to this year’s Best Lawyers list:

Dallas

Michael J. Brito (Information Technology Law)
Lisa S. Gallerano (Commercial Litigation)
Charles R. Gibbs (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
Orrin L. Harrison III (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation – Securities)
Randall R. Kucera (Commercial Litigation)
Carl B. Lee (Real Estate Law)
Daniel J. Micciche (Tax Law)
Randall M. Ratner (Real Estate Law)
Terry M. Schpok (Corporate Law)
Robert S. Strauss (Government Relations Practice; International Trade and Finance Law)
Timothy P. Tehan (Trusts and Estates)
Sanford E. Warren Jr. (Trademark Law)

Houston

David R. Clonts (Litigation – Patent)
Murry B. Cohen (Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation)
Stephen D. Davis (Corporate Law; Energy Law; International Trade and Finance Law)
Lester L. Hewitt (Litigation – Patent)
Randall K. Howard (Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law)
J. Vincent Kendrick (Corporate Law)
Christine B. LaFollette (Corporate Law)
Thomas J. McCaffrey (Corporate Law; Real Estate Law)
Michael K. Swan (Commercial Litigation)
W. Thomas Weir (Tax Law)
James Wetwiska (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants)

Los Angeles

P. John Burke (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television)
Steven E. Fayne (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television)
Marissa Román Griffith (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television)
Rex S. Heinke (Appellate Practice; Litigation – First Amendment; Media Law)
L. Rachel Lerman (Appellate Practice)
Kevin G. McBride (Litigation – Patent)
William A. Norris (Appellate Practice)
C.N. Franklin Reddick III (Corporate Law)
Robin M. Schachter (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA)
David P. Simonds (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
Hushmand Sohaili (Real Estate Law)
Adam S. Umanoff (Project Finance Law)
Edward A. Woods (Commercial Litigation)
Edward W. Zaelke (Project Finance Law)

New York

James J. Benjamin Jr. (Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy))
Ira S. Dizengoff (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
Phillip C. Dublin (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
Patrick B. Fenn (Tax Law)
Daniel H. Golden (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
Fred S. Hodara (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
Robert Hotz Jr. (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
Stuart E. Leblang (Tax Law)
Bruce S. Mendelsohn (Securities Regulation)
Abid Qureshi (Litigation – Bankruptcy)
Michael S. Stamer (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
Stephen M. Vine (Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law)
Steven M. Zager (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent)

Philadelphia

David L. Comerford (Commercial Litigation)
Dianne B. Elderkin (Litigation – Patent)
Steven D. Maslowski (Litigation – Patent)
Barbara L. Mullin (Litigation – Patent)

San Antonio

Barry A. Chasnoff (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation)
David A. Jones (Commercial Litigation)
Daniel McNeel Lane Jr. (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities)
R. Laurence Macon (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Litigation – Securities)
Rick Rosenblum (Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law)

San Francisco

Stephen A. Mansfield (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Washington, D.C.

Scott Alberino (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
Mark Botti (Litigation – Antitrust)
Cono A. Carrano (Litigation – Patent)
Warren E. Connelly (International Trade and Finance Law)
Tom W. Davidson (Communications Law)
John M. Dowd (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
J. Brady Dugan (Litigation – Antitrust)
Spencer S. Griffith (International Trade and Finance Law)
Paul E. Gutermann (Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental)
Sandra W. Hallmark (Corporate Law; Tax Law)
Lars-Erik A. Hjelm (International Trade and Finance Law)
Joel Jankowsky (Government Relations Practice)
Christopher L. Keough (Health Care Law)
Paul W. Killian (Insurance Law)
Robert J. Leonard (Government Relations Practice)
Jorge Lopez (Health Care Law)
Terence J. Lynam (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
Mark J. MacDougall (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
R. Bruce McLean (Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy))
James T. Meggesto (Native American Law)
Patricia Ann Millett (Appellate Practice)
Steven Ross (Government Relations Practice)
Michael G. Rossetti (Native American Law)
Valerie A. Slater (International Trade and Finance Law)
W. Randolph Teslik (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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