Sixty-five Akin Gump Lawyers Ranked by Chambers and Partners

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that 65 of the firm’s lawyers have been ranked as leaders in their respective fields in the 2013 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.


The Akin Gump lawyers ranked in the survey were—

Scott L. Alberino (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Michael A. Asaro (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

Lisa G. Beckerman (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

James J. Benjamin (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

David H. Botter (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Michael J. Brito (Technology: Outsourcing; Outsourcing)    

Rick L. Burdick (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)

P. John Burke (Media & Entertainment: Transactional)

George “Chip” Cannon Jr. (Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation))

Cono A. Carrano (Intellectual Property: Litigation)

David R. Clonts (Intellectual Property)

Murry B. Cohen (Litigation: Appellate)

Joel M. Cohn (Labor & Employment)

David L. Comerford (Litigation: Securities)

Warren E. Connelly (International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy)

Tom W. Davidson (Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory)

Ira S. Dizengoff (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Dianne B. Elderkin (Intellectual Property)

Charles R. Gibbs (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Daniel H. Golden (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

John Goodgame (Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)

Orrin L. Harrison III (Litigation: Securities)

Rex S. Heinke (Litigation: Appellate)

Lars-Erik A. Hjelm (International Trade: Customs)

Fred S. Hodara (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Robert H. Hotz Jr. (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

John R. Jacob (Healthcare)

Joel Jankowsky (Government: Government Relations)

Suedeen G. Kelly (Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation))

Christopher L. Keough (Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation)

Gregory W. Knopp (Labor & Employment)

Christine B. LaFollette (Corporate/M&A; Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional))

Stuart E. Leblang (Tax)

Carl B. Lee (Real Estate)

Donald R. Livingston (Labor & Employment)

Jorge Lopez Jr. (Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation)

Mark J. MacDougall (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

Stephen A. Mansfield (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)

Cynthia A. Marlette (Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation))

Prakash H. Mehta (Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation)

J. Kenneth Menges Jr.  (Corporate/M&A)

Daniel J. Micciche (Tax)

Patricia A. Millett (Litigation: Appellate)

Karen L. Milne (Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory)

Daniel L. Nash (Labor & Employment; Sports Law)

Donald R. Pongrace (Native American Law)

Eliot D. Raffkind (Investment Funds: Hedge Funds)

Randall M. Ratner (Real Estate)

C.N. Franklin Reddick III (Corporate/M&A)

Marissa Román Griffith (Media & Entertainment: Transactional)

Rick H. Rosenblum (Insurance)

Michael G. Rossetti (Native American Law)

Edward L. Rubinoff (International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions)

Robert S. Salcido (Healthcare; Healthcare: Regulatory & Litigation)

James Savin (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Sarah L. Schultz (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Hal S. Shapiro (International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy)

David P. Simonds (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Valerie A. Slater (International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy)

Michael S. Stamer (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

Adam S. Umanoff (Projects; Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy)

Stephen M. Vine (Investment Funds: Hedge Funds)

A. Michael Warnecke (Antitrust)

Stephanie A. Webster (Healthcare)

Edward W. Zaelke (Projects; Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy)


Chambers USA conducts a year-long survey of the legal profession to identify the top practitioners in an extensive range of practice areas. The results are based entirely on in-depth market research and the recommendations of general counsel and lawyers in private practice.

 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.