“Best Lawyers in America” Names 25 at Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) – The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent legal referral guide in the United States, has released its 2003-2004 listings of the nation’s best lawyers.  The list includes 25 lawyers at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  Fewer than 3 percent of all lawyers in the United States were selected for inclusion. 

The 2003-2004 edition marks the 20th year of the biennial publication that has come to be regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.  Corporate Counsel magazine has called the publication “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

Best Lawyers bases its listings on a year-long survey of the legal profession, in which attorneys nationwide rate the top practitioners in their specialties in their jurisdictions.  This year, more than 15,000 leading attorneys throughout the United States cast more than half a million votes. 

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers nearly 1,000 lawyers with offices in Albany, Austin, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riverside (Calif.), Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio and Washington.  The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; banking and financial institutions; capital markets; communications; corporate and securities; employee benefits; energy, land use and environment; entertainment; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international; investment management; labor and employment; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate and finance; taxation; and technology.

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