Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Akin Gump Lawyers and Practices

(Washington, D.C.) – Chambers and Partners, in its Chambers USA 2021 guide, has recognized more than 80 Akin Gump U.S. lawyers as leaders in their respective areas of practice as well as nearly 40 practices across the publication’s nationwide and state-level categories.

Nationwide, the ranked lawyers are as follows, with ranked practices in bold:

Appellate Law

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite


Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States

Corporate Crime & Investigations

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)

Government Contracts: The Elite

Government Contracts

Government Relations

Government Relations: Congressional Investigations

Political Law

Healthcare: The Elite

International Trade: CFIUS Experts

International Trade: Customs

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation

Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance

Labor & Employment

Native American Law

Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded

Sports Law

Tax: Corporate & Finance

In California, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Labor & Employment

Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Real Estate

  • David Stone Phelps

In New York, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite


Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded


Corporate/M&A: Shareholder Activism

  • Jeffrey Lazar Kochian

Labor & Employment: Highly Regarded

Labor & Employment

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


In Pennsylvania, the ranked practice area and lawyers are:

Intellectual Property

In Texas, the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:


Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

  • John Goodgame
  • Cynthia May Mabry
  • Seth Molay

Corporate/M&A: The Elite


Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: Securities


Technology: Corporate & Commercial

In Washington, D.C., the ranked practice areas and lawyers are:



Corporate/M&A & Private Equity


Environment: Mainly Transactional


Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory

Labor & Employment

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

For further details on the firm’s rankings and commentary, please click here.

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.