Super Lawyers Recognizes 146 Akin Gump Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – Akin Gump is pleased to announce that 146 of its U.S. and U.K. lawyers were recognized by Super Lawyers in 2015.

Additionally, four partners—Murry Cohen, Dianne Elderkin, Rex Heinke and Mark MacDougall—were named to a Super Lawyers Top List in their respective regions. This is the second consecutive year that all four partners have been named to a Top List.

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

The following Akin Gump lawyers were recognized by Super Lawyers:

California - Super Lawyers

Los Angeles

  • P. John Burke (Entertainment and Sports)
  • James E. Fitzgerald (Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage and General Litigation)
  • Rex Heinke (Appellate) – Top 100 in Southern California
  • C.N. Franklin Reddick III (Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Marissa Román Griffith (Entertainment and Sports)
  • Kevin G. McBride (Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property)
  • Robin M. Schachter (Employee Benefits, Securities and Corporate Finance and Tax: Business)
  • Edward A. Woods (Business Litigation)
  • Edward W. Zaelke (Securities and Corporate Finance, Energy and Natural Resources and Real Estate: Business)

San Francisco

California – Rising Stars

Los Angeles

  • Romeao Jon Jennings (Intellectual Property and Civil Litigation: Defense)
  • Courtney A. Matsuishi (Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Michael Miller (Energy and Natural Resources)
  • Justin A. Radell (Business/Corporate, Securities and Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Vanessa Roman (Entertainment and Sports and Business/Corporate)
  • Kamran Salour (Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation)

San Francisco

  • Kelli Kiernan (General Litigation, Business Litigation and Insurance Coverage)

London – Super Lawyers

London – Rising Stars

New York – Super Lawyers

New York – Rising Stars

  • Nicholas C. Adams (Business Litigation)
  • Desiree E. Busching (Employment and Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense, Entertainment and Sports, Legal Aid/Pro Bono and Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Brian Carney (Business Litigation)
  • Dean Lindsay Chapman Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • John Howell (Mergers and Acquisitions and Business/Corporate)
  • Michael P. Kahn (Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property)
  • Lauren Helen Leyden (Employment and Labor)
  • Kristine G. Manoukian (Business/Corporate)
  • Eli Nathaniel Miller (Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Nyron J. Persaud (Employee Benefits)
  • Meng Ru (Securities and Corporate Finance and International)
  • Nicholas P. Stabile (Business Litigation and Bankruptcy: Business)

Pennsylvania – Super Lawyers

Pennsylvania – Rising Stars

  • Rubén H. Muñoz (Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • John Wittenzellner (Intellectual Property)

Texas – Super Lawyers


  • Michael Simons (Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation)
  • Fred I. Williams (Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Litigation)


  • M. Scott Barnard (Securities Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense and General Litigation)
  • Marty L. Brimmage Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • Garrett A. DeVries (Securities and Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Alan D. Feld (Securities and Corporate Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Eric Gambrell (Professional Liability: Plaintiff and Business Litigation)
  • Charles R. Gibbs (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • J. Kenneth Menges Jr. (Mergers and Acquisitions, Business/Corporate and International)
  • Daniel J. Micciche (Tax)
  • Nancy Sarmiento (Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Terry M. Schpok (Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Corporate Finance and Business/Corporate)
  • Thomas H. Yang (Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)


San Antonio

  • Barry A. Chasnoff (Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts)
  • Daniel McNeel Lane Jr. (Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense and Appellate)
  • R. Laurence Macon (Business Litigation, Intellectual Property and Antitrust Litigation)

Texas – Rising Stars


  • David C. Lawrence (Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation and Class Action/Mass Torts)


  • Brian A. Bullard (Business/Corporate, Securities and Corporate Finance and Real Estate)
  • Julie S. Feldman (Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Sean Gurgle (Securities and Corporate Finance)
  • Eric J. Klein (Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Lacy M. Lawrence (Civil Litigation: Defense and Business Litigation)
  • Andrew F. Newman (Business Litigation)
  • Patrick G. O’Brien (Business Litigation, Securities Litigation and Appellate)
  • Michelle A. Reed (Securities Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts and Civil Litigation: Defense)
  • Sarah Link Schultz (Banking)
  • Laura Warrick (Business Litigation)
  • P. Matt Zmigrosky (Mergers and Acquisitions)


San Antonio

Washington, D.C. – Super Lawyers

Washington, D.C. – Rising Stars

  • Ashleigh L. Blaylock (Creditor Debtor Rights: Business)
  • Kelly M. Cleary (Health Care)
  • Ashraf Fawzy (Intellectual Property)
  • Emily C. Johnson (Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate)
  • Ashley J. Keapproth (Employment and Labor)
  • Lauren B. Kerwin (General Litigation)
  • John T. Koerner (Employment and Labor)
  • Karen L. Milne (Communications)
  • Michelle Mitchell (International, Business/Corporate and Legislative and Governmental Affairs)
  • Casey K. Richter (International and Food and Drugs)
  • James E. Tysse (Appellate and Business Litigation)
  • Joseph W. Whitehead (Government Contracts, Business Litigation and Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Stanley E. Woodward Jr. (Business/Corporate)

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and 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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