National Law Journal Notes Strong Position Of Akin Gump’s Supreme Court Practice In Light Of Millett Confirmation

The National Law Journal, in its article “Akin Gump Moves On After Millett,” noted the amount of preparation the firm put into ensuring that its Supreme Court practice would continue to thrive following the confirmation on December 10 of Supreme Court practice co-head Patricia Millett to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  

"The idea has been to be able to maintain a very high level of practice so that it is a seamless transition for our clients," firm chairperson Kim Koopersmith is quoted as saying. "[Clients] know we have really fantastic people in this area and we just continue to build on that," she continued, noting that clients have given Pratik Shah, the firm’s other Supreme Court practice co-head, who joined the firm in September, “an outstanding reception.

Overall, Shah had argued 13 cases before the Supreme Court and served as an assistant to the solicitor general prior to joining the firm. The article notes that within a week of his arrival to the firm, Shah argued a case for a firm client before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

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