07/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/21/2021 16:08
(Washington, D.C.) - The Legal 500, in its 14th 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 sixth 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. A number of lawyers have also been named by The Legal 500 US as 'Leading Lawyers,' 'Next Generation Lawyers' and members of the 'Hall of Fame' in their respective fields.
The firm's 'Leading Lawyers' include:
This is the fourth consecutive recognition for Mr. Shah, and a three-peat for Messrs. Dizengoff, Bates, Pomper and Goodgame.
Investment management practice co-head Stephen M. Vine was once again recognized in the guide's 'Hall of Fame' and oil & gas partner David H. Sweeneyreceived his third straight 'Next Generation Lawyer' distinction.
Additionally, 28 of the firm's practices were recognized and nearly 100 Akin Gump lawyers were recommended:
Antitrust: Civil litigation/class actions: Defense
Antitrust: Merger control
Appellate: Courts of appeal
Appellate: Supreme courts (states and federal)
Capital Markets: Debt offerings: Advice to issuers
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
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)
Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Securities litigation: Defense
Shareholder activism: Advice to shareholders
US Taxes: Non-Contentious
For further details on the firm's rankings and commentary, please click here.
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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