The Legal 500 US 2018 Recommends 73 Akin Gump Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – The Legal 500, in its 11th edition of The Legal 500 United States 2018, has highlighted a number of Akin Gump practices and lawyers as leaders in their respective areas. Per The Legal 500, the rankings decisions involved careful consideration of evaluations given by law firms, their peers and clients.

For the third year in a row, Akin Gump ranked as a top-tier firm in the categories of corporate restructuring (including bankruptcy) and government relations, while, entertainment partner P. John Burke, investment management practice co-head Stephen M. Vine, global project finance partner Edward W. Zaelke, global financial restructuring practice co-chair Daniel H. Golden and Supreme Court and appellate practice co-head Pratik A. Shah were named “Leading Lawyers” in their respective fields. This is the fifth consecutive recognition for Mr. Vine, the fourth for Mr. Golden and second for Messrs. Burke and Zaelke.

Additionally, the firm and 73 Akin Gump lawyers were recommended in the following ranked practices:

Alternative/hedge funds

Antitrust: Civil litigation/class action: Defense

Antitrust: Merger control

Capital Markets: Debt offerings

Capital Markets: High-yield debt offerings

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

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

Project finance

Securities litigation: Defense

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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