Akin Gump Named by Financial Times as Among Most Innovative Corporate Law Firms of 2012

(New York) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce it has been selected by Financial Times as an innovative law firm in the area of corporate law in the 2012 U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report. Firms selected for recognition in this report represent those that “are bringing fresh thinking and practices to solving business problems in America.”

The firm was chosen for devising “a legal structure combining non-profit services and for-profit management approaches to provide affordable healthcare in Texas” on behalf of its client, the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC).

Akin Gump corporate partner Terry Schpok led the team that advised TACHC in connection with the formation of a unique accountable care organization (ACO). The ACO is a collaboration between Federally Qualified Health Centers, with more than 80 locations across Texas, and Collaborative Health Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly traded Universal American Corp.

The formation and structure of the ACO was designed to meet the goals and mission of the nonprofit community health centers in providing medical care to underserved populations, while concurrently satisfying the business objectives of a public company partner in the ACO.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 850 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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