The Legal 500 US 2019 Recommends Akin Gump Practices and 100+ Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – The Legal 500, in its 12th edition of The Legal 500 United States 2019, has highlighted a number of Akin Gump practices and lawyers as leaders in their respective areas. According to the publication, the rankings decisions involved careful consideration of evaluations given by law firms, their peers and clients.

For the fourth year in a row, Akin Gump ranked as a top-tier firm in two categories of finance - restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate and government - government relations. The Legal 500 US has also recognized nine Akin Gump lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” and three as “Next Generation Lawyers” in their respective fields.

The firm’s “Leading Lawyers” include the following:

This is the sixth consecutive recognition for Mr. Vine, the fifth for Mr. Golden and third for Mr. Burke.

The firm’s “Next Generation Lawyers” include financial restructuring partner Philip C. Dublin, oil & gas partner David H. Sweeney and entertainment practice head Christopher Staton Spicer.

Additionally, 27 of the firm’s practices were recognized and 101 Akin Gump lawyers were recommended:

Alternative/hedge funds

Antitrust: Cartel

Antitrust: Civil litigation/class actions: Defense

Antitrust: Merger control

  • Corey W. Roush
  • C. Fairley Spillman
  • Gorav Jindal
  • Paul B. Hewitt
  • Seth R. Molay

Appellate: Courts of appeal
Appellate: Supreme courts (states and federal)

Capital Markets: Debt: Advice to issuers

Capital Markets: High-yield debt offerings: Advice to issuers

  • Rosa A. Testani

Corporate governance

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Energy: Renewable/alternative power

Energy: Transactions: Oil and gas

General commercial disputes

Government contracts

Government relations

International trade

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

Media and entertainment: transactional

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Project finance: Advice to sponsor

Real estate

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Securities litigation: Defense

Shareholder activism: Advice to shareholders

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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