Akin Gump Practices and Attorneys Recognized Nationwide by U.S. News/Best Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP received multiple recognitions in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ second annual joint ranking of America’s Best Law Firms.

Evaluated on topics such as expertise, responsiveness and cost-effectiveness, over 11,000 law firms were ranked by the two organizations in 75 practice areas.  Akin Gump is honored to have had many of its practices’ work recognized at both the national and metropolitan levels.  These honors follow on the heels of the 64 individual recognitions Akin Gump attorneys received in The Best Lawyers in America, published in early September.

National Rankings

Tier 1

Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Environmental Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Native American Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Tier 2

Corporate Law
Employment Law - Management
Energy Law
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Entertainment Law - Music
FDA Law
Health Care Law
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Securities
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Tier 3

Antitrust Law
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Insurance Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Securities Regulation
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1

Dallas
Government Relations Practice
Labor Law - Management

Los Angeles
Appellate Practice
Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures & Television
Labor Law - Union
Litigation - ERISA

New York City
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

San Antonio
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Securities

Washington, D.C.
White-Collar - Governmental Investigations
Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Environmental Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Native American Law

Tier 2

Dallas
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employment Law - Management
International Trade and Finance Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

Houston
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Litigation - Patent
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

Los Angeles
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Entertainment Law - Music
Insurance Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - First Amendment
Tax Law

New York City
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation
Tax Law

Philadelphia
Litigation - Patent

San Antonio
Corporate Law
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Washington, D.C.
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Health Care Law
Litigation - Environmental
Tax Law

Tier 3

New York City
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.
Litigation – Patent

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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