Financial News Honors James Roome with Editor’s Choice Award

(London) – Banking, funds and securities news service Financial News has recognized Akin Gump London senior partner James Roome with its Editor’s Choice Award as part of its Legal Awards 2015 recognitions.

Financial News honored Mr. Roome “not merely for being one of City’s leading restructuring lawyers” but also for his efforts—and success—in keeping his London team of lawyers and staff together as it made the move from Bingham McCutchen to Akin Gump in October 2014.

Ultimately, due to both his efforts and that of Akin Gump’s leadership, a total of 120 lawyers and staff members joined the firm in fall 2014 in a move described by legal outlet Legal Business as “by some measures the largest-ever lateral hire deal in the UK.”

To learn more about the group’s move to Akin Gump, please click here.

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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