Chambers Global Names 33 at Akin Gump as Leaders in Their Fields

(Washington, D.C.) – Thirty-three attorneys at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP are recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business:

Asia-Pacific Region

International Trade

Spencer S. Griffith (Beijing)
Stephen S. Kho (Washington, D.C.)


Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)

Gregory D. Puff (Hong Kong)

International Trade (International Firms)

Spencer S. Griffith

Latin America-wide


Dino E. Barajas (Los Angeles)


Capital Markets

Varun Gupta (Moscow)

Capital Markets (Foreign Experts)

Varun Gupta


Alexey L. Kondratchik (Moscow)
Ilya M. Rybalkin (Moscow)
Richard J. Wilkie (Moscow)
Suren E. Gortsunyan (Moscow)
Vladimir V. Kouznetsov (Moscow)

Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad)

Daniel G. Walsh (London)

Corporate/M&A (Foreign Experts)

Richard J. Wilkie

Energy & Natural Resources

Natalia R. Baratiants (Moscow)
Richard J. Wilkie

Energy & Natural Resources (Experts Based Abroad)

Douglas Glass (London)

Energy & Natural Resources (Foreign Experts)

Alexander S. Trukhtanov (Moscow)
Richard J. Wilkie


Ilya M. Rybalkin


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel

Charles C. Adams Jr. (Geneva)
Michael J. Stepek (Geneva)


Jonathan Ivinson (Geneva)

Tax (Foreign Experts)

Jonathan Ivinson


Capital Markets: Equity (Foreign Experts)

Sebastian Rice (London)

Corporate/M&A (Foreign Experts)

Daniel G. Walsh

Projects (Experts Based Abroad)

Alexander S. Trukhtanov

Projects (Foreign Experts)

Douglas Glass

Tax (Experts Based Abroad)

Jonathan Ivinson



Daniel H. Golden (New York)
Michael S. Stamer (New York)

Capital Markets (Experts Based Abroad)

Varun Gupta

Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad)

Richard J. Wilkie

Energy & Natural Resources (Experts Based Abroad)

Richard J. Wilkie

Intellectual Property: Patent

David R. Clonts (Houston)
Lester L. Hewitt (Houston)

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

Edward L. Rubinoff (Washington, D.C.)

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy

Hal S. Shapiro (Washington, D.C.)
Valerie A. Slater (Washington, D.C.)
Warren E. Connelly (Washington, D.C.)

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Eliot D. Raffkind (Dallas)
Stephen M. Vine (New York)

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Prakash H. Mehta (New York)


Michael J. Brito (Dallas)

Private Equity (Foreign Experts)

Burke A. McDavid (Dallas)

Private Equity: Buyouts

Burke A. McDavid


Adam S. Umanoff (Los Angeles)
Dino E. Barajas
Edward W. Zaelke (Los Angeles)

Projects (Foreign Experts)

Dino E. Barajas

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Adam S. Umanoff
Edward W. Zaelke

Based entirely on market research and the recommendations of general counsel and lawyers in private practice, Chambers Global identifies the top practitioners in more than 180 countries worldwide, basing its rankings on criteria including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment to the client.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In February 2012, the firm announced the opening of its second Asian office, located in Hong Kong.

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