Akin Gump Named as One of America’s Top Corporate Law Firms

(Washington, D.C.) – For the third consecutive year, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has been recognized by corporate leaders as one of America’s top corporate law firms, according to a recent survey compiled by Corporate Board Member magazine (“America’s Best Corporate Lawyers,” July/August 2003, http://www.boardmember.com/).

The survey asked 2,000 directors at public companies nationwide to identify the law firms they most admire, nationally and in 50 metropolitan areas. In addition to being lauded as one of the top 15 law firms nationally, Akin Gump was ranked first among firms in Dallas and named as a leader in the Austin and San Antonio legal markets.

R. Bruce McLean, Akin Gump’s chairman, commented, “We are extremely pleased that corporate board members nationwide have again expressed their confidence in our firm and recognized our ongoing commitment to excellence in client service.”

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Albany, Austin, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riverside, 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; capital markets; communications; corporate and securities; employee benefits; energy, land use and environment; entertainment; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international; investment management; labor and employment; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate and finance; taxation; and technology.

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