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


  • Kevin G. McBride (Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property)

Los Angeles

  • John Burke (Entertainment and Sports)
  • James E. Fitzgerald (Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage and General Litigation)
  • Rex Heinke (Appellate)
  • Neal Marder (Class Action/Mass Torts, Business Litigation and Securities Litigation)
  • Marissa Román Griffith (Entertainment and Sports)
  • Robin M. Schachter (Employee Benefits, Securities and Corporate Finance and Tax: Business)
  • Edward W. Zaelke (Securities and Corporate Finance, Energy and Natural Resources and Real Estate: Business)

San Francisco

California – Rising Stars


  • Romeao Jon Jennings (Intellectual Property and Civil Litigation: Defense)

Los Angeles

  • Andrew S. Jick (Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation)
  • Garrett Scott Llewellyn (Civil Litigation: Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense and Civil Litigation: Plaintiff)
  • Courtney A. Matsuishi (Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Michael Miller (Energy and Natural Resources)
  • Vanessa Roman (Entertainment and Sports and Business/Corporate)

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


  • Sarah J. Crow (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Julie S. Feldman (Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Sean Gurgle (Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Lacy M. Lawrence (Civil Litigation: Defense and Business Litigation)
  • Andrew F. Newman (Business Litigation)
  • Michelle A. Reed (Securities Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts and Civil Litigation: Defense) – Top 50 up and coming women in Texas
  • Elizabeth D. Scott (Civil Litigation: Defense)
  • Laura Warrick (Business Litigation)
  • Matt Zmigrosky, II (Mergers and Acquisitions)


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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