National Law Journal Names Akin Gump to "Appellate Hot List" For Fourth Consecutive Year

(Washington, D.C.) – For the fourth year in a row, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List.”

In selecting firms for inclusion on the Appellate Hot List, the NLJ sought out firms that demonstrated “exemplary, cutting-edge appellate advocacy” and made “singular contributions to appellate practice during the past year.”

The NLJ noted several defining victories by Akin Gump’s nationally renowned appellate practice during 2010, including U.S. v. Stevens, SEC v. Rajaratnam and United Technologies Corp. v. U.S. Department of Defense, in addition to other significant victories involving the insurance industry and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Akin Gump’s 21-lawyer appellate practice is nationally recognized for its exceptionally experienced and respected lawyers, including three attorneys named as fellows of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a former federal appellate court judge, a former state appellate court judge and a former long-term assistant to the solicitor general. The practice includes lawyers who have argued hundreds of appeals and writs and who have years logged as clerks at almost every level of the judicial system, including the U.S. Supreme Court, state supreme courts, federal appellate circuit courts, federal district courts and bankruptcy courts, as well as the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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