Seventy Akin Gump Lawyers Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that 70 of the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016, the publication’s 22nd edition.

For the sixth consecutive year, R. Laurence Macon has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” in San Antonio, and this year marks his second such recognition in the field of Patent Litigation. Additionally, Charles Gibbs has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas for Bankruptcy Litigation.

Best Lawyers has been published annually since 1983, ranking lawyers solely through peer–review surveys, compiling lists of outstanding attorneys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers.

The following Akin Gump lawyers were named among this year's Best Lawyers:

Dallas

  • Michael Brito (Information Technology Law)
  • Garrett DeVries (Corporate Law)
  • Lisa Gallerano (Commercial Litigation)
  • Charles Gibbs (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Carl Lee (Real Estate Law)
  • Daniel Micciche (Tax Law)
  • Randall Ratner (Real Estate Law)
  • Terry Schpok (Corporate Law)
  • Timothy Tehan (Trusts and Estates)

Houston

  • Michael Byrd (Energy Law; Oil and Gas Law)
  • David Clonts (Litigation – Patent)
  • Murry Cohen (Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation)
  • Stephen Davis (Corporate Law; Energy Law; International Trade and Finance Law)
  • Vincent Kendrick (Corporate Law)
  • Christine LaFollette (Corporate Law)
  • Thomas McCaffrey (Corporate Law; Real Estate Law)
  • Michael Swan (Commercial Litigation)
  • Thomas Weir (Tax Law)
  • James Wetwiska (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)

Los Angeles

  • P. John Burke (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television)
  • Rex Heinke (Appellate Practice; Litigation – First Amendment; Media Law)
  • Kevin McBride (Litigation – Patent)
  • Franklin Reddick III (Corporate Law)
  • Marissa Román Griffith (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television)
  • Robin Schachter (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA)
  • David Simonds (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Hushmand Sohaili (Real Estate Law)
  • Edward Woods (Commercial Litigation)
  • Edward Zaelke (Project Finance Law)

New York

  • James J. Benjamin, Jr. [Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)]
  • Ira Dizengoff (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Philip Dublin (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Patrick Fenn (Tax Law)
  • Daniel Golden (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Fred Hodara (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Robert Hotz, Jr. (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • Stuart Leblang (Tax Law)
  • Bruce Mendelsohn (Securities Regulation)
  • Abid Qureshi (Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Michael Stamer (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Stephen Vine (Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law)
  • Steven Zager (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent)

Philadelphia

  • David Comerford (Commercial Litigation)
  • Dianne Elderkin (Litigation – Patent)
  • Steven Maslowski (Litigation – Patent)
  • Barbara Mullin (Litigation – Patent)
  • Angela Verrecchio (Litigation – Intellectual Property)
  • San Antonio
  • Barry Chasnoff (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation)
  • Daniel McNeel Lane, Jr. (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities)
  • R. Laurence Macon (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Litigation – Securities)

San Francisco

  • Stephen Mansfield (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Washington

  • Scott Alberino (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Cono Carrano (Litigation – Patent)
  • Warren Connelly (International Trade and Finance Law)
  • Tom Davidson (Communications Law)
  • Spencer Griffith (International Trade and Finance Law)
  • Paul Gutermann (Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental)
  • Lars-Erik Hjelm (International Trade and Finance Law)
  • Joel Jankowsky (Government Relations Practice)
  • Suedeen Kelly (Energy Law)
  • Christopher Keough (Health Care Law)
  • Robert Leonard (Government Relations Practice)
  • Jorge Lopez, Jr. (Health Care Law)
  • Terence Lynam (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • Mark MacDougall (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • Bruce McLean [Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)]
  • Steven Ross (Government Relations Practice)
  • Michael Rossetti (Native American Law)
  • Valerie Slater (International Trade and Finance Law)
  • Randolph Teslik (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

# # #