Four Akin Gump Practices Selected as Law360 Practice Groups of the Year

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that four of its practice groups have been named Law360 Practice Group of the Year, recognizing the firm’s accomplishments in the categories of Appellate, Bankruptcy, International Trade and Healthcare.

Law360 describes the practice groups chosen as those “that achieved the biggest wins in the most important cases or worked on the biggest deals [of the] year.”

For Akin Gump’s appellate practice, this meant a major victory before the U.S. Supreme Court that gives private individuals who are contracted for government work the same qualified immunity given to government employees. It was one of several major victories the firm secured on behalf of clients, “making 2012 a big year for the appellate practice group.” (Click here to read the article.)

The financial restructuring practice at Akin Gump was noted for representing “unsecured creditors in more than 200 major restructurings since 2000.” The group brings together “disparate creditor constituencies . . . bringing home better-than-expected recoveries in billion-dollar bankruptcies.” (Click here to read the article.)

Akin Gump’s health care practice, according to Law360, is one that “touches virtually every corner of the vast health care universe, including civil fraud, compliance, lobbying and antitrust issues.” The firm had success in all of these areas during the past year. (Click here to read the article.)

Akin Gump’s international trade group was recognized for several big victories in the past year that “touched on four continents.” Among the successes noted for the group in 2012 are playing a key role in opening up China's auto insurance market to international companies and preventing Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from facing hundreds of millions of dollars in antidumping duties. (Click here to read the article.)

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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