Akin Gump Recognized in Who’s Who Legal 100 and Compendium 2016 Editions

(Washington, D.C.) – Who’s Who Legal 100 has rated Akin Gump among the “world’s leading law firms” and, separately, recognized 49 of the firm’s lawyers as leaders in their areas of practice in Who’s Who Legal 2016 – Compendium Edition. These recognitions follow the firm’s selection as Insolvency & Restructuring Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2016 ceremony that was held in April (read more here).

In its fifth edition, Who’s Who Legal 100 profiled Akin Gump in its Finance category for the second consecutive year, noting the firm as having a “superb finance group” and spotlighting partners Prakash Mehta, Stephen Vine, Tim Pearce and Robert Griffin Jr. The publication 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.”

Additionally, the Who’s Who Legal 2016 – Compendium Edition draws from the aforementioned research to recognize “the very best legal practitioners in 35 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 Mansfield
Mark J. MacDougall

Capital Markets

Sarah J. Smith


Hamish Lal


Davina Garrod

Corporate Tax

Patrick B. Fenn
Stuart E. Leblang


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

Government Contracts

Robert K. Huffman


James J. Benjamin Jr.

Labor and Employment

Donald R. Livingston 
Daniel L. Nash

Life Sciences

Paul W. Butler
Dianne B. Elderkin


Dianne B. Elderkin
Barbara L. Mullin

Private Funds

Robert M. Griffin Jr.
Stuart E. Leblang
Burke A. McDavid
Ian Meade
Prakash H. Mehta
Kelli L. Moll
Tim Pearce
Eliot D. Raffkind
Thiha Tun
Stephen M. Vine

Project Finance

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

Real Estate

Carl B. Lee

Restructuring & Insolvency

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

Sports & Entertainment

John Burke
Wael Jabsheh

Trade & Customs

Spencer S. Griffith
Lars-Erik Hjelm
Stephen S. Kho
Hal Shapiro
Valerie A. Slater

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

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