Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes 74 Akin Gump Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that 74 of its lawyers have been ranked as leaders in their respective areas of practice in the 2015 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which is compiled through a year-long survey of the legal profession to identify the top practitioners in an extensive range of practice areas. The results are based entirely on in-depth market research and the recommendations of general counsel and lawyers in private practice. In addition to the rankings included below, Akin Gump was also ranked in the category of litigation: general commercial in Texas and the firm’s healthcare practice was recognized for its work on the East Coast.

Nationwide, the following Akin Gump lawyers were ranked:

Appellate Law

  • Rex S. Heinke
  • Pratik Shah

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • Ira S. Dizengoff
  • Charles R. Gibbs
  • Daniel H. Golden
  • Fred S. Hodara
  • Michael S. Stamer

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

  • George D. Cannon Jr.
  • Suedeen G. Kelly
  • Cynthia A. Marlette

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

  • Michael Byrd
  • Christine B. LaFollette

Government: Government Contracts

  • Scott M. Heimberg
  • Robert K. Huffman

Government: Government Relations

  • Joel Jankowsky
  • Jeffrey McMillen

Healthcare

  • Christopher L. Keough
  • Jorge Lopez Jr.
  • Robert S. Salcido

International Trade

  • Warren E. Connelly
  • Lars-Erik A. Hjelm
  • Edward L. Rubinoff
  • Hal S. Shapiro
  • Valerie A. Slater

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

  • Eliot D. Raffkind
  • Stephen M. Vine

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

  • Prakash Mehta

Native American Law

  • Donald R. Pongrace
  • Michael Rossetti

Outsourcing

  • Michael James Brito

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

  • David Burton
  • Edward W. Zaelke (also in Projects)

Sports Law

  • Daniel L. Nash

In California, the following Akin Gump lawyers were ranked:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • David Simonds

Corporate/M&A

  • C. N. Franklin Reddick

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • Robin M. Schachter

Labor & Employment

  • Gregory W. Knopp

Litigation: Appellate

  • Rex S. Heinke

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Stephen A. Mansfield

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

  • P. John Burke
  • Marissa Román Griffith
  • Chris Spicer

In New York, the following Akin Gump lawyers were ranked:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • Lisa G. Beckerman
  • David H. Botter
  • Ira S. Dizengoff
  • Philip C. Dublin
  • Daniel H. Golden
  • Fred S. Hodara
  • Michael S. Stamer

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

  • Kerry E. Berchem

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Michael Asaro
  • James J. Benjamin Jr.
  • Robert H. Hotz Jr.

Tax

  • Stuart E. Leblang

In Pennsylvania, the following Akin Gump lawyers were ranked:

Intellectual Property

  • Dianne B. Elderkin

Litigation: Securities

  • David L. Comerford

In Texas, the following Akin Gump lawyers were ranked:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • Charles R. Gibbs
  • Sarah Schultz

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

  • John Goodgame

Corporate/M&A

  • Christine B. LaFollette
  • Kenneth Menges

Intellectual Property

  • David Clonts
  • Charles Everingham

Latin American Investment

  • Steven Otillar

Litigation: Appellate

  • Murry B. Cohen

Litigation: Securities

  • M. Scott Barnard

Real Estate

  • Carl B. Lee
  • Randall M. Ratner

Tax

  • Daniel J. Micciche

Technology: Outsourcing

  • Michael James Brito

In Washington, D.C., the following Akin Gump lawyers were ranked:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

  • Scott L. Alberino
  • James R. Savin

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

  • Rick L. Burdick

Healthcare

  • John Jacob
  • Christopher L. Keough
  • Jorge Lopez Jr.
  • Robert S. Salcido
  • Stephanie Webster

Intellectual Property

  • Cono A. Carrano

Labor & Employment

  • Joel M. Cohn
  • Donald R. Livingston
  • Daniel L. Nash

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Paul Butler
  • Mark J. MacDougall

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

  • Tom W. Davidson
  • Jennifer Richter

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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