Akin Gump Expands Energy and Global Transactions Practice

(Houston, Texas) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced today that David P. Elder has joined the firm’s energy and global transactions (EGT) practice as a partner in Houston.

Michael E. Dillard, head of Akin Gump’s energy and global transactions practice, said, “We are delighted to welcome David to our energy and global transactions practice. Our clients will benefit from the significant synergies between our existing capabilities and the experience that David brings to us.”

Mr. Elder’s practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, corporate governance and master limited partnerships. He has been involved in energy business combinations as well as debt and equity offerings in excess of $6 billion in the past several years and has represented leading integrated oil companies as well as independent oil and gas players. Previously a certified public accountant, Mr. Elder represents corporate clients in the energy, oil and gas, chemicals and telecommunications sectors, as well as issuers, underwriters and investment banking firms in a wide variety of public and private offerings. He received his B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 and his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1995. He joins the firm from Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell.

“I am delighted to join Akin Gump and to work with such talented lawyers,” said Mr. Elder. “In addition to the extremely accomplished Houston team, the strength of the firm’s New York office really differentiated the firm for me, as New York remains an integral market for energy transactions.”

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 1,000 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe and Asia. Headquartered in Houston, the firm’s energy and global transactions team is a leading advisor to the energy industry, representing public and private companies, financial institutions, private equity firms and sovereign states working across the energy value chain from independent exploration and production activity to renewable energy investment.

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