Chambers Guide to Leading U.S. Lawyers Names 18 at Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) – Eighteen partners at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld have been designated by their peers as leaders in their respective fields, according to the inaugural Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004, a guide to the best lawyers and law firms in the United States.

Based entirely on market research and the recommendations of both general counsel and lawyers in private practice, the independent Chambers USA identifies the top practitioners in more than 20 commercial areas of law, including employment, energy, environment, insolvency/corporate recovery, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, media and entertainment, private equity, real estate and tax.

About Chambers and Partners:

Chambers & Partners is the publisher of Chambers Global and Chambers UK – the definitive guides to legal excellence in the United Kingdom and worldwide.  Chambers USA is the first guide in the series to focus solely on U.S. firms and practitioners. The company bases its listings on a year-long survey of the legal profession, in which lawyers and clients nationwide rate the top practitioners in their specialties in their jurisdictions. This year, more than 4,500 telephone interviews were conducted and tens of thousands of comments collected.

About Akin Gump:

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, 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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