Akin Gump Promotes 39 Associates to Counsel

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced today that 39 of the firm’s associates have been promoted to counsel.

Akin Gump’s counsel position recognizes those associates who are in line for partnership and have consistently demonstrated excellence in representing the firm’s clients. More than 250 associates have been promoted to counsel since 1999.

The following associates were named counsel:

Keefe Bernstein – Litigation (Dallas)
John Berry – Litigation (New York)
Jim Black – Corporate (Washington)
Joshua Bloomstein – Corporate (New York)
Jenny Brannen – Litigation (Austin)
Kathy Brodie – Domestic Policy (Washington)
Kristyne Bullock – Intellectual Property (Philadelphia)
Tracy Crum – Corporate (Dallas)
Vincenzo DeLeo – Litigation (New York)
Gemma Descoteaux – Corporate (Dallas)
Phil Dublin – Financial Restructuring (New York)
Tal Franklin – Litigation (Dallas )
Ami Gordon – Real Estate (San Antonio)
James Humphrey – Corporate (Washington)
Bruce Jacobs – Litigation (Los Angeles)
Blossom Kan – Litigation (New York)
Brian Kilmer- Financial Restructuring (Houston)
Scott Kimpel- Corporate (Dallas)
Jeff King – Litigation (Washington)
Jo Ellyn Sakowitz Klein – Health (Washington)
Matt Kramer– Financial Restructuring (New York)
Jonathan Krell – Labor and Employment (Washington)
Greg Laird – Litigation (Dallas)
Seth Lebowitz – Tax (New York)
Tom McCarthy – International Trade (Washington)
Burke McDavid – Corporate (Dallas)
Erica McGrady – Corporate (Washington)
Scott McKinney – Corporate (Washington)
Amanda McMillian – Corporate (Houston)
David Quigley – Energy, Land Use and Environment (Washington)
Richard Schafer – Intellectual Property (Houston)
Stacey Schwartz – Litigation (New York )
Jeremy Schwer – Project Development & Finance (Washington)
Aaron Scow – Corporate (Dallas)
Ian Shavitz – Energy, Land Use and Environment (Washington)
Lin Shaw – Tax (New York)
Jason Snyderman – Litigation (Philadelphia)
Bryan Thompson – Corporate (Los Angeles)
Mara Trager – Litigation (New York). 

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers 950 lawyers with offices in Albany, Austin, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riverside, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio, San Francisco 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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