“Best Lawyers in America” Names 55 at Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) – Fifty-five lawyers at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP have been named by their peers to the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2006), the firm announced today. Fewer than three percent of all lawyers in the country were selected for inclusion in the guide, which includes listings for more than 23,000 lawyers in virtually every major specialty of law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. The guide is based on an exhaustive year-long peer-review survey in which leading attorneys nationwide rate the top practitioners in their specialties. This year, more than 18,000 leading attorneys cast more than one-half million votes. Corporate Counsel magazine has called the publication “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; private equity; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.

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