Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 120 Akin Gump Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – Super Lawyers has selected 120 Akin Gump lawyers for inclusion in its 2017 Super Lawyers recognitions spanning the United States.

Additionally, four lawyers—Murry Cohen, Dianne Elderkin, Mark MacDougall and Michelle Reed—were named to a Super Lawyers Top List in their respective regions.

Super Lawyers recognizes, through a selection process of independent research and peer nominations and evaluations, outstanding U.S. lawyers with high degrees of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The following Akin Gump lawyers were selected by Super Lawyers:

California - Super Lawyers


Los Angeles

San Francisco

California – Rising Stars


Los Angeles

New York – Super Lawyers

New York – Rising Stars

Pennsylvania – Super Lawyers

Pennsylvania – Rising Stars

Texas – Super Lawyers



  • Michael J. Byrd(Energy and Natural Resources)
  • Murry B. Cohen(Appellate, General Litigation and Business Litigation) – Top 100 in Houston and featured on a Top List for more than 10 years
  • John Goodgame(Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Christine B. LaFollette(Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Thomas J. McCaffrey(Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate: Business)
  • James R. Wetwiska(Civil Litigation: Defense)

Texas – Rising Stars



San Antonio

Washington, D.C. – Super Lawyers

Washington, D.C. – Rising Stars

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.

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