Gregory Puff, Andrew Abernethy Among Am Law’s 2012 All-Star Laterals

Partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Hong Kong office and Asia practice head Gregory Puff and Hong Kong corporate partner Andrew Abernethy were both named among 2012’s All-Star Laterals by The American Lawyer. The list highlights the “most high-profile lateral moves” among firms in the Am Law 200.

Among the highlights of their successes during the past year, Puff’s efforts on behalf of Roth Capital Partners and the special committee for Zhongpin Inc were noted along with Abernethy and Puff’s counsel to Trinity Opportunities Limited, which agreed to provide $275 million in financing to Village Roadshow Entertainment Group.

Puff and Abernethy joined Akin Gump in February 2012 when the firm launched its Hong Kong office.