The Legal 500 US 2017 Recommends 64 Akin Gump Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – The Legal 500, in its 10th edition of The Legal 500 United States 2017, has highlighted several Akin Gump practices and lawyers as leaders in their respective areas of practice. The rankings decisions involved careful consideration of evaluations given by law firms, their peers and clients.

Akin Gump was once again ranked as a top-tier firm in the categories of corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy) and government relations, while, entertainment practice head P. John Burke, investment management practice co-head Stephen Vine, global project finance practice head Edward Zaelke and global financial restructuring practice co-chair Daniel Golden were named “Leading Lawyers” in their respective fields. This is the fourth consecutive recognition for Mr. Vine and the third for Mr. Golden.

Additionally, the firm and 64 Akin Gump lawyers were recommended in the following categories:

Alternative/hedge funds

Antitrust: Merger control

Capital Markets: Debt offerings

Capital Markets: High-yield debt offerings

Corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy)

Cyber law

Energy: renewable/alternative

Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Government contracts

Government relations

International trade

Labor and employment

M&A middle-market ($500m-999m)

Media and entertainment

Private equity funds

Supreme Court and appellate       

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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