Experienced Litigator and Trial Lawyer Uri Itkin Joins Akin Gump Investment Funds Litigation Team

Mr. Itkin brings substantial structured finance and investment funds experience, and strengthens the firm’s commercial disputes depth

(New York) – Uri Itkin, a nationally recognized litigator and trial attorney who regularly represents hedge funds, private equity firms and other investors in investment-related disputes, has joined Akin Gump as a partner in the firm’s investment funds litigation practice.

Mr. Itkin represents investment funds in a variety of commercial and securities disputes, including matters involving structured finance, distressed corporate debt and real estate transactions. Mr. Itkin has represented clients on both sides of the “v.” in state and federal courts, arbitrations and trust instruction proceedings across the country. Mr. Itkin was previously a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.

“Uri’s arrival is another outstanding addition to our litigation practice,” said Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “Uri is at the intersection of funds, litigation and regulatory, all market-leading practices at our firm. He is perfectly situated to add tremendous value to our clients.”

“Uri is an excellent addition to the litigation practice, and his arrival squarely aligns with the practice’s expansion strategy,” said Steve Baldini, who heads Akin Gump’s litigation practice. “He is personable, engaging and collaborative and demonstrates an entrepreneurial mindset that will significantly benefit both investment fund clients and his colleagues at Akin Gump. We are very happy to welcome him aboard.”

“I am looking forward to continuing to grow my practice and building relationships with Akin Gump’s investment fund clients and my new colleagues at the firm. I am particularly excited about the firm’s wide range of knowledge and experience and its collaborative approach. They give clients valuable access to Akin Gump’s established team of knowledgeable attorneys who are experienced in a wide cross-section of investment fund practices,” added Mr. Itkin.

Mr. Itkin maintains an active pro bono practice and is fluent in Russian. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and his law degree at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

About Akin Gump’s Litigation Practice

Akin Gump’s commercial litigation representations include investment funds in a variety of commercial disputes and regulatory matters, nationwide class actions, parallel civil and administrative proceedings, and multidistrict and multistate litigation. The firm’s lawyers have the capabilities, experience and skills to successfully guide clients through a wide range of disputes, while, at the same time, understanding the complex subject matter of their investments and the unique aspects of local court systems. Many on the Akin Gump team have served with the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and other federal agencies.

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