Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 59 Akin Gump Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – Fifty-nine Akin Gump lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020, the publication’s 26th edition.

Three Akin Gump lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year,” which recognizes one lawyer per practice area in each metro region: Daniel J. Micciche (Tax Law; Dallas/Fort Worth), Marissa Román Griffith (Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television; Los Angeles) and Neal Ross Marder (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Los Angeles).

Best Lawyers has been published annually since 1983, ranking lawyers solely through peer–review surveys, compiling lists of outstanding attorneys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers.

The following Akin Gump lawyers were named among this year's Best Lawyers:




Longview, TX

  • Charles Everingham IV (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent)

Los Angeles

New York

  • Stephen M. Baldini (Commercial Litigation)
  • James J. Benjamin Jr. (Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy))
  • Ira S. Dizengoff (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Philip C. Dublin (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Patrick B. Fenn (Tax Law)
  • Daniel H. Golden (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Robert H. Hotz Jr. (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • Stuart E. Leblang (Tax Law)  
  • Abid Qureshi (Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Seth D. Slotkin (Trusts and Estates)
  • Michael S. Stamer (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Stephen M. Vine (Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law)
  • Steven M. Zager (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent)


  • David Lange Comerford (Commercial Litigation)
  • Dianne B. Elderkin (Litigation - Patent)
  • Steven D. Maslowski (Litigation - Patent)
  • Angela Verrecchio (Litigation - Intellectual Property)

San Antonio

  • Kirt S. O'Neill (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent)
  • Kim E. Ramsey (Corporate Law)

San Francisco

Washington, DC

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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