Patricia Millett Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that Patricia A. Millett, co-head of the firm’s Supreme Court practice and of its national appellate practice, has been confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a federal appeals court judge for the D.C. Circuit. Ms. Millett’s confirmation follows her nomination by President Obama in June of this year.

“We are incredibly proud of Pattie for this significant achievement, which speaks both to her tremendous knowledge and experience, as well as to her unquestionable work ethic and integrity,” stated Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “While she will be missed, our Supreme Court practice is in excellent hands with Pratik Shah, who will continue to lead the practice and provide the kind of top-tier advocacy our clients have come to expect from Akin Gump.”

Mr. Shah joined the firm in August from the solicitor general’s office. He has argued more than a dozen cases before the Supreme Court while authoring merits briefs in 10 others. The firm’s national appellate practice will continue to be led by Los Angeles partner Rex Heinke.

In June 2013, Akin Gump’s firmwide appellate practice was named for the sixth consecutive year to The National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List,” which recognizes the achievements of firms “doing killer appellate work before the Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeal and state courts of last resort.”

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.

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