Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 80 Akin Gump Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – Eighty Akin Gump lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021, the publication’s 27th edition.

Two Akin Gump lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year,” which recognizes one lawyer per practice area in each metro region: Steven D. Maslowski (Litigation - Patent; Philadelphia) and Steven R. Ross (Government Relations Practice; Washington, D.C.).

In addition, 16 Akin Gump lawyers have been recognized in the inaugural edition of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

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 edition of Best Lawyers:

Dallas

Hartford

Houston

Los Angeles

New York

  • Stephen M. Baldini (Commercial Litigation)
  • Lisa Beckerman (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • James J. Benjamin Jr. (Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy))
  • David H. Botter (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Brian T. Carney (Gaming Law)
  • 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)
  • Brooks J. Kenyon (Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Patent)
  • Stuart E. Leblang (Tax Law)  
  • John P.J. Mattiace (Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment)
  • Caitlin E. Olwell (Ones to Watch: Litigation - Intellectual Property)
  • Michael N. Petegorsky (Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Patent)
  • Abid Qureshi (Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Seth D. Slotkin (Trusts and Estates)
  • Michael S. Stamer (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy)
  • Cristina Thrasher (Ones to Watch: Commercial Litigation)
  • Stephen M. Vine (Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law)

Philadelphia

San Antonio

Washington, DC

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers and advisors in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1945, the firm is proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020. #AkinGump75

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