Akin Gump Again Named to National Law Journal’s “Defense Hot List”

(Washington, D.C.) – For the second year in a row, The National Law Journal has named Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to its annual “Defense Hot List,” the firm announced today.

In compiling its third annual list, the NLJ sought out firms that accomplished “exemplary, cutting-edge work in civil defense” during the past 12 months. The paper supplements those nominations with its own research, looking for firms “with overall impressive track records that managed at least one significant defense bench or jury verdict” in the past year.

In singling out Akin Gump’s victory in a complex electrical engineering patent case on behalf of Samsung Electronics Corp., the NLJ highlighted the trial team’s creative use of demonstrative evidence in defeating the patent claims at issue.

In addition to recognizing the Samsung victory, the NLJ profiled as noteworthy a patent case involving light-emitting diode technology in which Akin Gump represented Epistar Inc. and a challenge to the restructuring plan for longtime firm client Granite Broadcasting Corp, the nation’s largest minority-owned broadcasting company.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental; financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; private client services; private equity; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.

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