Channing Johnson Named Among America’s Top Black Lawyers

(Los Angeles, California) – Channing Johnson, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Los Angeles, has been named by Black Enterprise magazine to its list of the nation’s top African-American lawyers, the firm announced today.

The 90 high-powered practicing attorneys named to the publication’s list of “America’s Top Black Lawyers” were chosen from the nation’s more than 20,000 African-American lawyers. Selections were made after extensive research with legal scholars, prominent attorneys, legal organizations and leading law schools. 

A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, Mr. Johnson, a partner in Akin Gump’s corporate and entertainment practice groups, is principally engaged in the practice of corporate and securities law, with a concentration in the media, technology and entertainment sectors. He represents public and private companies in a variety of industries, including music, film and television production and distribution, animation, manufacturing, retail (clothing, food and beverage), Internet commerce and investment banking.  

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Albany, Austin, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riverside, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio, San Francisco 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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