Akin Gump Expands Corporate and Banking Practice in New York

(New York, NY) - Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Mark J. Volow has joined the firm’s corporate and banking practice as a partner in New York. Previously, Mr. Volow was a partner at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts in New York.

Mark Volow represents commercial and investment banks as lead agents for large syndicated credit facilities and handles a wide range of credit transactions, including structured transactions, credit enhancements, liquidity facilities, acquisition financing, and multijurisdictional and multicurrency transactions. Mr. Volow has represented arranging banks in credit facilities for media and telecommunications companies, including prominent borrowers in the cable television, wireless communication, television programming and newspaper publishing businesses. He has also handled many credit transactions involving electric utilities and their holding companies. Mr. Volow received his B.A. from Yale University in 1977 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1980. He is a member of the New York Bar.

Mr. Volow commented, “I’m very pleased to be joining Akin Gump. The depth of the firm’s resources, combined with its strong commitment to its banking and finance practice, drew me to the firm. This is a tremendous opportunity.”

Steve Vine, head of the firm’s New York corporate practice and a member of the firmwide management committee, commented, “Mark’s background in the representation of arranging banks in large syndicated credit transactions and almost 20 years of banking experience add significant depth to our banking and finance practice.”

Founded in 1945, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, numbers 850 lawyers with offices in Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; banking and financial institutions; bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; capital markets; communications; corporate and securities; employee benefits; energy; entertainment; environmental; estate planning and probate; food and drug; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international; investment management; labor and employment; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privatization; project finance; public law and policy; real estate and finance; taxation; and technology. For additional information, please visit our Web site at http://www.akingump.com.