Partner Douglass Maynard Returns to Akin Gump After NYPD Stint

(New York) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that Douglass Maynard has rejoined the firm from the New York City Police Department, where he served as deputy commissioner for legal matters since January 2013. Mr. Maynard returns to his role as a litigation partner in Akin Gump’s New York City office.

As deputy commissioner, Mr. Maynard served as the general counsel of the NYPD, advising police commissioners Raymond Kelly and William Bratton and the executive staff on all legal matters affecting the department, including criminal investigations and policy, intelligence matters, civil litigation, legislative affairs and press relations. His work involved close coordination of significant matters with City Hall, federal and state prosecutors, the NYC Law Department and other agencies. He managed a command of over 250 uniform and civilian lawyers and staff.

Akin Gump litigation practice head Steve Baldini said, “Doug is a fantastic litigator and an even better colleague, and I’m extremely happy to welcome him back following his second stint in public service. Both our firm and our clients will benefit tremendously by having someone with his skills and experience back at Akin Gump.”

Mr. Maynard’s practice focuses on representing clients in government and regulatory investigations and litigation, corporate investigations and complex civil matters. He has extensive experience representing public companies, investment funds and individuals in a variety of criminal and regulatory matters, including insider trading and FCPA cases.

Mr. Maynard’s return to Akin Gump’s litigation practice is just the latest in a series of high-level arrivals to the practice over the last year in the firm’s New York office. Joe Boryshansky joined the firm in April from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, where he served as senior trial counsel, while Steven Reich came to Akin Gump from the Department of Justice, where he served as associate deputy attorney general.

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.