Corporate Directors Name Akin Gump as One of America’s Top Law Firms

(Washington, D.C.) – For the seventh consecutive year, corporate directors have recognized Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as one of America’s top 20 law firms, according to a recent survey compiled by Corporate Board Member magazine (“America’s Best Corporate Law Firms,” July/August 2007).

The survey asked directors of publicly traded companies nationwide to identify the law firms they most admire, nationally and in 25 metropolitan areas. In addition to being lauded as one of the top 20 law firms nationally, Akin Gump was once again named as a leader in the Dallas legal market. In a separate survey, general counsel named Akin Gump as one of the 20 law firms they would most want to represent their companies on national matters.

“Doing well in our survey has become a singular badge of honor, for the very reason that it doesn’t come from the law firms’ peers,” said William S. Rukeyser, editorial director of Corporate Board Member. “It’s an accolade from their customers – the directors, executives and general counsel who hire them.”

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; private client services; private equity; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.

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