Texas Lawyer Names Chris LaFollette a “Distinguished Leader” and Alison Chen a “Lawyer on the Rise” in Professional Excellence Awards

(Houston) – As part of its 2017 Professional Excellence Awards, Texas Lawyer has named Akin Gump Houston partner in charge Christine “Chris” LaFollette a Distinguished Leader, and tax partner Alison Chen a Lawyer on the Rise.

The awards recognize “lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State…The bottom line: They are all impact players in the Texas legal community.” An awards ceremony in the recipients’ honor will be held on September 6 in Dallas.

Ms. LaFollette was recently noted as one of 2016’s top Texas dealmakers by Texas Lawbook (learn more here), as a Who’s Who in Energy honoree by Houston Business Journal and as one of the top women in energy law by Texas Lawyer (learn more here).

Ms. Chen was recently named to Turnarounds & Workouts’ Top Bankruptcy Tax Specialists list (learn more here) and to Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list (learn more here).

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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