National Law Journal Names Akin Gump to “Appellate Hot List” for Third Consecutive Year

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

The NLJ called Akin Gump’s 24 victories in 2009 “emblematic of the firm’s stature in appellate law,” citing Chau v. Starbucks Corp., 174 Cal. App. 4th 688 (Calif. Ct. App. 2009), In re Mutual Funds Investment Litig., 2009 WL 225931 (4th Cir. Jan. 30, 2009) and Epistar Corp. v. International Trade Commission, 566 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2009) among them.  The NLJ noted that the practice’s “global scope, advocacy skills, grasp of issues, comprehension of precedent and anticipation of potential U.S. Supreme Court intervention are all first-class.” 

In compiling its third annual list of firms “that made singular contributions to appellate practice during the past year,” the NLJ sought firms that scored at least one significant appellate win since January 2009 and “could boast an impressive track record overall.” 

Akin Gump’s 25-lawyer appellate practice is nationally recognized for its exceptionally experienced and respected lawyers.  Prominent in the practice are 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 with years logged as clerks at almost every level of the judicial system, including the U.S. Supreme Court, state appellate 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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