Akin Gump Named to NLJ Appellate Hot List for Eighth Consecutive Year

(Washington, D.C.) – The National Law Journal has, for the eighth consecutive year, named Akin Gump to its Appellate Hot List. The list recognizes the law firms that “represent appellate advocacy at its strongest – winning the big cases and changing the law.”

NLJ’s profile of the firm spotlighted Akin Gump’s “significant appellate victories in courts across the country,” among them wins before:

  • the 4th Circuit for Freeman in an appeal by the EEOC (read more here)
  • the 5th Circuit for two same-sex couples who sued Texas for marriage equality rights
  • the Texas Court of Appeals for HCA Inc. and an HCA hospital board member, using an anti-SLAPP [strategic lawsuit against public participation] statute
  • before the U.S. Supreme Court for four Somali human rights abuse survivors defending a $21 million award against former Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Samantar (read more here).

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

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