Akin Gump Lawyers, Practices Recommended by Legal 500 US 2015

(Washington, D.C.) – For its United States 2015 edition, The Legal 500 has recognized a number of Akin Gump lawyers as among those “who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.” The rankings are compiled through feedback provided by law firms, their peers and clients. Akin Gump was ranked as a top-tier firm in the category of government relations, while investment management practice co-head Stephen Vine and financial restructuring co-head Daniel Golden have been named “Leading Lawyers” in their respective fields. This is Mr. Vine’s second consecutive recognition as such.

Additionally, the firm and 31 Akin Gump lawyers were recommended in the following categories:

Alternative/hedge funds

  • Prakash Mehta
  • Kelli Moll
  • Eliot Raffkind
  • Stephen Vine

Corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)

  • Scott Alberino
  • Lisa Beckerman
  • Ira Dizengoff
  • Philip Dublin
  • Daniel Golden
  • Fred Hodara

Energy: renewable/alternative

  • Dino Barajas
  • Thomas Trimble
  • Edward Zaelke

Energy: transactions

  • Michael Byrd
  • Stephen Davis
  • Christine LaFollette
  • Steven Otillar

Government relations

  • Michael Drobac
  • Joel Jankowsky
  • John Jonas
  • Donald Pongrace

International trade

  • Lars-Erik Hjelm
  • Edward Rubinoff
  • Wynn Segall
  • Hal Shapiro
  • Valerie Slater

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

  • Kerry Berchem

Private equity funds

  • Prakash Mehta
  • Fadi Samman
  • Stephen Vine

Supreme Court and appellate

  • Rex Heinke
  • Mary O’Connor
  • Pratik Shah

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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