Arik Preis and Ashley Vinson Named Among Law360’s 2015 Rising Stars

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that financial restructuring partner Arik Preis and litigation partner Ashley Vinson have been recognized by Law360 in its annual “Rising Stars” list, which honors the top lawyers under 40 years of age based on their professional accomplishments in their respective fields.

Based in New York, Mr. Preis was selected in the category of “Bankruptcy” for his involvement in some of the largest and highest-profile restructurings including, among others, those of TerreStar Networks, Dynegy Holdings, Edison Mission Energy and Longview Power.

Ms. Vinson, selected in the category of “Insurance,” represents insurers and other financial counsels companies in class actions and other high-stakes litigation, including a six-month bench trial on behalf of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in a mass plaintiff financial fraud action suit as well as her work on behalf of The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

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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