Akin Gump Recognized in Who’s Who Legal 100 and Compendium 2015 Editions

(Washington, D.C.) - Who’s Who Legal 100 has named Akin Gump as being among the “legal powerhouses in the global financial marketplace” and recognized 46 lawyers as leaders in their areas of practice in Who’s Who Legal 2015 – Compendium Edition.

In its fourth edition, Who’s Who Legal 100 draws from a selection process incorporating “thousands of hours of interviews with leading lawyers and their clients in over 140 jurisdictions, and hundreds of thousands of votes and recommendations.”

Profiling Akin Gump in its Finance category, the publication recognized the firm’s “strong position in the global finance market” and its structuring of “innovative and functional financing strategies across a range of asset classes for its dynamic client base.” The profile also notes the investment management team as providing “cutting-edge insight into new laws, regulations and global events and related tax counselling.”

Additionally, the Who’s Who Legal 2015 – Compendium Edition draws from the aforementioned research to recognize “the very best legal practitioners in 34 distinct areas of law” in the past 12 months. The following Akin Gump lawyers were recognized in their respective practices:

Business Crime Defense

James J. Benjamin Jr.
Stephen A. Mansfield

Capital Markets

Sarah J. Smith


Davina Garrod

Corporate Tax

Patrick B. Fenn
Stuart E. Leblang


Stephen D. Davis
Marc Hammerson
John LaMaster
James C. Langdon Jr
Steven P. Otillar


James J. Benjamin Jr.

Insolvency & Restructuring

Lisa G. Beckerman
Charles R. Gibbs
Daniel H. Golden
Fred S. Hodara
Naomi Moore
James Roome
Barry G. Russell
Michael S. Stamer
James Terry

Labor and Employment

Rex Heinke
Donald R. Livingston
Daniel Nash


Dianne B. Elderkin
Barbara L. Mullin

Private Funds

Jan-Paul "JP" Bruynes
Robert M. Griffin Jr.
Ian Meade
Prakash H. Mehta
Kelli L. Moll
Eliot D. Raffkind
Thiha Tun
Stephen M. Vine

Project Finance

Dino T. Barajas
Stephen D. Davis
Edward W. Zaelke

Public Procurement

Robert K. Huffman

Real Estate

Carl B. Lee

Sports & Entertainment

P. John Burke
Wael Jabsheh

Trade & Customs

Warren E. Connelly
Spencer S. Griffith
Lars-Erik Hjelm
Stephen S. Kho
Hal Shapiro
Valerie A. Slater
Alan Yanovich