The Legal 500 US 2020 Recommends 29 Akin Gump Practices and 106 Lawyers

(Washington, D.C.) – The Legal 500, in its 13th edition of The Legal 500 United States, has highlighted a number of Akin Gump practices and lawyers as leaders in their respective areas. According to the publication, the rankings involved careful consideration of evaluations given by law firms, their peers and clients.

For the fifth 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,” two as “Hall of Fame” and two as “Next Generation Partners” in their respective fields.

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

This is the fourth consecutive recognition for Mr. Burke, the third for Mr. Shah, and the second for Messrs. Dizengoff, Bates, Pomper, Marciano and Goodgame.

The firm’s “Hall of Fame” includes financial restructuring partner Daniel H. Golden and investment management practice co-head Stephen M. Vine.

The firm’s “Next Generation Partners” include global project finance partner Matthew C. Nesburn and oil & gas partner David H. Sweeney.

Additionally, 29 of the firm’s practices were recognized and 106 Akin Gump lawyers were recommended:

Alternative/hedge funds

Antitrust: Cartel

Antitrust: Civil litigation/class actions: Defense

Antitrust: Merger control

  • Corey W. Roush
  • Gorav Jindal
  • Haidee L. Schwartz

Appellate: Courts of appeal

Appellate: Supreme courts (states and federal)

Capital Markets: Debt offerings: Advice to issuers

Corporate governance

  • Christine B. LaFollette
  • Jeffrey Lazar Kochian
  • John Goodgame

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

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: large deals ($1bn+)

Media and entertainment: transactional

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

  • Andrew Holtman
  • Cono Carrano
  • C. Brandon Rash
  • David Vondle
  • Kevin McBride
  • Steve Maslowski

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Project finance

Project finance: Advice to sponsors

  • Daniel Phillip Sinaiko
  • Gregory W. Lavigne Jr.
  • John J. Marciano III
  • Thomas Ian Dupuis

Real estate

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Securities litigation: Defense

  • James Joseph Benjamin Jr.
  • Michael A. Asaro
  • Scott Barnard
  • Stephen M. Baldini

Shareholder activism: Advice to shareholders

For further details on the firm’s rankings and commentary, please click here.

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