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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 5

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP advises clients on finance, acquisitions, dispositions, development and workout matters. Its client base includes investment funds, investors, pension funds, REITs, developers, government agencies and lenders. A recent highlight included representing 7-Eleven on its $3.3bn acquisition of around 1,110 convenience stores from Sunoco, while the firm also acted for HCA on the divestiture of its hospital operations in Oklahoma. The firm took a lead role for Commercial Metals Company on the $600m acquisition of 33 rebar steel mill and fabrication assets from Gerdau. Los Angeles-based Hushmand Sohaili recently advised Colony Capital on the upsizing of an existing mezzanine loan and preferred equity for the redevelopment of a luxury hotel in Los Angeles. Other key partners include Dallas-based John Bain, Marc Epstein, and Los-Angeles based David Phelps.

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel
Cartel - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The 'expert and responsive' Corey Roush heads the antitrust practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP from the Washington DC office. In recent highlights, the team acted for the former director of a generic pharmaceutical company in a criminal grand jury investigation, and represented individuals as well as major financial institutions in investigations launched by the authorities into alleged violations in the securities and foreign exchange markets.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Civil litigation/class actions: defense - ranked: tier 5

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Corey Roush is heavily recommended by clients and recently secured, on behalf of Daimler Trucks, a denial of class certification in a claim brought by indirect purchasers as well as the dismissal of a purported class action filed by direct purchasers. In further highlights, Roush and Gorav Jindal are acting for US Concrete in an ongoing class action brought by purchasers of ready-mix concrete in the US Virgin Islands alleging violations of local antitrust laws. Fairley Spillman advised Inguran's subsidiary, XY, on a monopolization claim filed by Trans Ova in response to XY's suit for patent infringement, breach of contract and patent infringement. The team is led by Paul Hewitt. All named attorneys are based in Washington DC.

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Merger control
Merger control - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

At Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, the antitrust practice is led by Paul Hewitt and the 'expert and responsive' Corey Roush. Roush recently advised 7-Eleven on its $3.3bn takeover of 1,030 convenience from Sunoco, and was also on a team including Fairley Spillman and Gorav Jindal that acted for maritime company Wilhelmsen in its acquisition of Drew Marine. In other highlights, CenterPoint engaged the group to oversee the antitrust aspects of its merger with Vectren to form a leading energy delivery, infrastructure and services company, and Dallas-based Seth Molay represented Diamondback Energy in its acquisition of Energen in an all-stock transaction. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate
Appellate: Courts of Appeal - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP‚Äôs appellate practice delivers ‚Äėcomprehensive legal advice‚Äô. ‚ÄėSupremely talented appellate advocate‚Äô Pratik Shah, who heads the appellate team in Washington DC, ‚Äėwrites excellent briefs, prepares intensively for oral argument, and presents a case with both eloquence and common sense‚Äô. Specializing in Native American law matters, among other areas, Shah was assisted by recently promoted partner James Tysse¬†in securing a victory for the Gun Lake Tribe as respondents in the US Supreme Court‚Äôs case of Patchak v Zinke, which dealt with challenges to the Gun Lake Act on separation of powers grounds. Los Angeles-based practice co-chair Rex Heinke¬†‚ÄĒ who impresses clients with ‚Äėhis scrupulous candor with the court of appeals‚Äô and ‚Äėtremendous experience in handling complex appellate matters‚Äô¬†‚ÄĒ¬†successfully¬†led the team in serving as co-counsel to claimant Ernst & Young in Ernst & Young LLP v Morris, a US Supreme Court case concerning the enforceability of arbitration agreements between employers and employees which waive class arbitrations. Other recent work includes achieving a favorable outcome for¬†the Gila River Indian Community as tribal intervenors in proceedings at the Ninth Circuit challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Following a clerkship at the US Supreme Court, counsel Ray Tolentino¬†returned to the Washington DC office in November 2018.

Leading lawyers

Pratik Shah - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 5

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's government investigations and white-collar defense group comprises practitioners in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and London, enabling it to handle a variety of transatlantic matters. The group is jointly led by James Benjamin and Robert Hotz in New York and Charles Connolly in Washington DC. The team regularly handles matters before the DOJ, SEC and FINRA for corporates and financial institutions, including cases relating to fraud, FCPA violations and allegations of spoofing. Highlights included New York-based Michael Asaro and Parvin Moyne's representation of Jeffrey Rogiers, who was indicted by the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York for allegedly engaging in insider trading; the pair secured a negotiated plea, culminating in a three-month prison sentence, significantly below the recommended guidelines. In 2019, the team in Washington DC welcomed former director of the division of enforcement and investigations at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Claudius Modesti, and Karen Christian, who previously served as general counsel to the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

With a focus on high-end litigation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has impressive trial experience and is active in commercial litigation across myriad industries. Stephen Baldini heads the litigation practice; he and Robert Boller defended Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a $40m contract dispute in the Delaware Superior Court against University Medical Pharmaceuticals, securing a favorable settlement for the client. In another highlight, Washington DC-based Anthony Pierce secured a victory for rand* Construction Corporation in a jury trial in the Eastern District of Virginia brought by a former employee. Other leading practitioners include Neal Ross Marder and Susan Kay Leader in Los Angeles, and Mitchell Hurley. Named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

'Very strong on trade compliance matters' in particular, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Washington DC-based team provides 'excellent advice' to multinational corporates from a wide array of industries, including energy, defense and technology. Thomas McCarthy excels in export controls and sanctions matters, and has specialist knowledge of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Kevin Wolf is also well regarded in the export controls space and is able to bring particular credibility to work in the area as a result of his recent role at the DOC, where he was the senior official overseeing the regulation of export controls at the intersection of technology and national security. Lars-Erik Hjelm is noted for his customs expertise, while Bernd Janzen and Spencer Griffith  are often involved in significant trade remedies matters. In April 2019, the firm welcomed former White House international economics adviser Clete Willems into its public law and policy practice.

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Securities litigation - defense
Securities litigation - defense - ranked: tier 5

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP frequently represents financial institutions and public companies, including private investment funds, broker-dealers and accounting firms in investigations, enforcement proceedings and private litigation under the federal securities and commodities laws. Steven Baldini in New York leads the practice and, with Mitch Hurley, obtained a favorable settlement for private equity funds Kelso & Company and Pegasus Capital Advisors in a case in the New York Supreme Court. Also recommended are James Benjamin, who handled DOJ and SEC matters for broker-dealer Kal Bassily; Michael Asaro, who defended Avenue Capital in a securities class action; and Robert Pees.

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United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt
Capital markets: debt - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s issuer-focused group is particularly well versed in advising energy companies and MLPs on debt offerings. Among its recent highlights, New York-based Rosa Testani advised Warrior Met Coal on its $350m offering of senior secured notes and its subsequent $125m tack-on offering. In Dallas, Seth Molay assisted Diamondback Energy with three debt transactions, which included a $750m offering of senior notes. The team has also recently undertaken work for CEVA Logistics, Gulfport Energy and Sanchez Energy. Other key contacts include securities co-lead John Goodgame, Vincent Kendrick and Christine LaFollette, all of whom are based in Houston. Further, in 2018, Robert Shearer joined in Houston from Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings
Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP¬†leverages its robust energy practice to specialize in advising issuers from the energy and natural resources sectors on high-yield debt offerings. New York-based Rosa Testani, who brings to bear a strong record in private equity work, is a key contact and recently assisted key client¬†Warrior Met Coal with two high-yield debt issuances totaling $475m. Testani also advised¬†CEVA Logistics on a ‚ā¨300m high-yield notes offering.

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Project finance
Project finance: advice to sponsor - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP regularly handles energy and infrastructure project finance mandates. In a recent highlight, Matthew Nesburn advised Sammons Renewable Energy on the acquisition of Midway Wind, a 163MW wind farm project in Texas, and also advised on the subsequent tax equity, hedge and construction financing for the project. John Marciano in Washington DC, who jointly heads the team with Daniel Sinaiko, advised Royal Bank of Canada on the debt and tax equity financing of the Buckthorn Wind Project, which is being developed and constructed in Texas by a subsidiary of NRG Energy. The team also advised 38 Degrees North on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar projects in Massachusetts, which included advising on the financing, cash equity and tax equity transactions. Thomas Dupuis, Andrea Lucan, Latin American projects practice head Dino Barajas, and Greg Lavigne in Washington DC are also recommended. Named individuals are based in Los Angeles unless otherwise stated.

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Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate - ranked: tier 1

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Traditionally, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is known as a creditors’ practice, where the team has deep experience, but the firm also has a strong offering on the debtor side. New York-based global head of financial restructuring Daniel Golden leads a national team with expertise in formal and out-of-court restructurings, as well as in financing and strategic transactions. A notable recent example of work has been representing the debtors in the FirstEnergy Solutions Chapter 11 case; the company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, which make up the debtors in the matter, are responsible for multiple fossil and nuclear power generating facilities throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania; the complex matter involves, among other things, negotiating with various creditor constituencies, preparing the first-day pleadings and working with the debtors’ regulators; the highly recommended Ira Dizengoff is leading with Abid Qureshi from New York and Scott Alberino in Washington DC. Also notable in the team is New York-based Philip Dublin, who is acting for the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 filing of iHeartMedia in negotiating the treatment for unsecured creditors under the the debtor's plan. The team is negotiating with the debtor's advisers with respect to, among other things, the debtor's key employee retention and incentive plans. In addition, the firm litigated the committee’s objection to the proposed retention of two investment bankers that could result in fees of $90m.

Leading lawyers

Daniel Golden - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Ira Dizengoff - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Next Generation Partners

Philip Dublin - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Providing ‚Äėpersonalized legal services‚Äô, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Washington DC-based group¬†covers a wide range of areas in the government contracts field, including false claims, investigations, disclosures, transactions, intellectual property and cybersecurity matters. Practice head Robert Huffman¬†is acting for AM General in several matters, including a patent dispute that settled between automotive part manufacturer Oldnar and patent holding affiliate UUSI against the government as a third-party defendant. ‚ÄėExperienced, knowledgeable and personable‚Äô Scott Heimberg¬†acts for Stonewin Capital in a contract dispute with Defense Logistics over reimbursement of foreign taxes paid on jet fuel for US military in Eastern Europe. In the non-contentious sphere, Susan Lent¬†advises global transportation service provider Keolis on regulatory, IP, cybersecurity and privacy law issues in relation to its participation in a pilot project sponsored by AAA to operate an autonomous shuttle in Las Vegas. Litigator Thomas McLish¬†is also a key name.¬†Angela Styles¬†joined from Bracewell LLP¬†in February 2019.

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Government relations
Government relations - ranked: tier 1

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Comprising lawyers and consultants, including former members of Congress with experience in federal government,¬†Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's¬†public law and policy team has¬†an excellent reputation and is¬†praised for its¬†‚Äėpersonalized service‚Äô in areas such as trade, healthcare, environment, tax and Native American law. Hunter Bates¬†and Brian Pomper¬†jointly lead the practice. Joel Jankowsky, who is the founder of the firm‚Äôs government relations practice, has expertise in matters pertaining to technology, entertainment and telecoms. In one highlight matter, Jankowsky is leading a team representing a coalition of 18 companies from various industry sectors to effect changes in legislation and regulations to reduce vexatious patent litigation and to strengthen and improve proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office. Health policy expert John Jonas¬†helped Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Incorporated to obtain approval from the FDA for a revolutionary new treatment option for people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Brendan Dunn, former policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Zachary Rudisill, former tax counsel to Senator Rob Portman, both joined in May 2018. Dunn brings with him knowledge in the areas of tax, financial services, banking, trade, pension, judiciary matters and healthcare, while Rudisill focuses on domestic and international tax and trade policy. Also recommended are tax specialist Jeffrey McMillen, Ed Pagano¬†and Arshi Siddiqui, who ‚Äėgoes above and beyond‚Äô. Former US Senator Joe Donnelly¬†joined the firm in April 2019.¬†Michael Rossetti¬†left the firm in August 2018 and is now with Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP.

Leading lawyers

Brian Pomper - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Hunter Bates - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative power
Energy: renewable/alternative power - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is instructed by a number of prominent energy companies including SunPower Corporation, NRG Energy and Falck Renewables. The global project finance group is jointly led by Los Angeles-based Daniel Sinaiko and Washington DC-based John Marciano, the latter of whom advised South Jersey Industries on its $350m sale of 76 distributed solar energy projects located at 143 sites across New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont. In the project finance space, the team acted for Royal Bank of Canada in the debt and tax equity financing of the Buckthorn Wind Project. Also recommended is Dino Barajas, who has expertise in international and domestic project development and has a particular focus on the Latin American market.

Leading lawyers

John Marciano - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Energy: transactions: oil and gas
Energy: transactions: oil and gas - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP advises public and private energy companies, project sponsors, banks and investors on construction and development mandates, operational matters and finance transactions. Standout highlights included Dallas-based Seth Molay and New York-based Jeffrey Kochian acting for Diamondback Energy in its announced $9.2bn acquisition of Energen Corporation. The practice is jointly headed by Rick Burdick  in the Washington DC office, and John Goodgame and Christine LaFollette in Houston. Other key lawyers include Michael Byrd, who specializes in upstream M&A, and David Elder, who focuses on securities offerings and corporate governance. Steven Otillar left for White & Case LLP, but David Sweeney and Robert Shearer joined the team from K&L Gates and Baker & Hostetler LLP, respectively.

Leading lawyers

John Goodgame - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Next Generation Partners

David Sweeney - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds
Alternative/hedge funds - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's hedge fund team has 'a good breadth of experience and lots of knowledge about the industry'. New York-based Stephen Vine (who provides 'reasoned, well-thought-out solutions and good practical advice') leads the group, which provides 'good technical advice' on fund formation, structuring and regulatory matters, with notable expertise in assisting start-up managers. Kelli Moll and Dallas-based Eliot Raffkind are key contacts. Ivana Rouse joined Latham & Watkins LLP in 2019.

Leading lawyers

Stephen Vine - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Private equity funds (including venture capital) - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's 'passionate' team has been kept busy with debt fund mandates and high-value fund formations. In Washington DC, Fadi Samman advised Mubadala Capital on forming a co-investment fund regarding the client's and EIG Global Energy Partners’ (EIG) joint bid for Transportadora Associada de Gas (TAG), a 2,800-mile natural gas pipeline owned by Petrobras that spans ten Brazilian states. Ann Tadajweski is also a key contact. Stephen Vine and Prakash Mehta share leadership of the practice. Aside from Samman in Washington DC, named attorneys are located in New York.

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United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a strong track record in class and collective actions as well as in equal employment opportunity disputes. Practice head Robert Lian has more than 25 years of litigation experience. The recommended Daniel Nash defended Ernst & Young in a highly publicized dispute in which the Supreme Court ultimately ruled that an arbitration agreement entered into by the plaintiff was enforceable, thereby dismissing a putative wage-and-hour class action. In another work highlight, Nash and Stacy Eisenstein were engaged by the NFL after a running back appealed his suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy. Other clients include Starbucks, Caesars Entertainment and Home Depot. Other highlighted individuals are Nate Oleson and Esther Lander. All aforementioned practitioners are based in Washington DC. Greg Knopp and Gary McLaughlin in Los Angeles, Richard Rabin and Lauren Leyden in New York, and Donna Mezias in San Francisco are also noted.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance
Corporate governance - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP handles a mix of governance work, with many instructions evincing the firm's strong reputation in the energy industry. In Houston, Christine LaFollette advised Landmark Infrastructure Partners' conflicts committee on numerous transactions, while John Goodgame acted for the conflicts committee of Shell Midstream Partners in its purchase of a majority stake in the Amberjack pipeline. Dan Fisher has experience acting for special committees in the wake of corporate scandals. Additionally, Fisher advised the special committee of the board of Neff Corporation on canceling a proposed merger with H&E Equipment Services and merging with United Rentals instead. Jeff Kochian is another key contact.

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M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's corporate team assists high-profile companies and investment funds with complex M&A transactions, including buyouts, distressed transactions, shareholder activist campaigns and company defenses. The client list includes Alliance Data Systems, AT&T, Diamondback Energy and 7-Eleven. Other clients include EagleClaw Midstream Ventures (a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners), for whom the team advised on its agreement to acquire Caprock Midstream Holdings for $950m. It also acted for the conflicts committee of Valero Energy Partners, a master limited partnership, in its merger with Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 50 refinery company; and large deal highlights included advising long-time client Kingston Technology, as a member of the consortium that acquired Toshiba Memory Corporation for approximately $18bn. In New York, Jeffrey Kochian leads the firm’s corporate practice and Kerry Berchem is highly rated for net-operating-loss-driven transactions designed to leverage deferred tax assets. Elsewhere, Rick Burdick, who splits his time between Washington DC and London, is the managing partner for the firm’s international offices and the co-head of the firm’s transactional practices; Houston's John Goodgame advises on high-profile energy M&A; Los Angeles-based Frank Reddick is experienced in M&A, corporate finance and public company representations; Daniel Fisher divides his time between Washington DC and New York and is focused on special situations; and Thomas Yang in Dallas is noted for M&A involving both strategic deals and private equity funds. Robert Shearer joined the energy practice in Houston from Baker & Hostetler LLP, while private equity specialists Adam Weinstein and Tony Feuerstein joined Sidley Austin LLP in New York.

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Shareholder activism: advice to boards
Shareholder activism: advice to shareholders - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Jeffrey Kochian and litigator Doug Rappaport are instructed by a number of activist parties, including hedge funds and other minority shareholders.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP assists clients with a wide range of cybersecurity matters, including advocacy and counseling on the CCPA and other regulatory frameworks, compliance work, M&A diligence, data sharing agreements, board advisory work, innovation-related services as well as investigation and litigation. The practice is co-headed by Natasha Kohne and Michelle Reed, who are based in San Francisco and Dallas respectively. Kohne has been advising clothing manufacturer Alpha Industries on the management of an intrusion suffered by the provider of a digital commerce platform used by the client on its website. Reed assisted Texas-based tax and accounting firm Honza with a data breach involving stolen client information. Washington DC’s senior counsel Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein is another name to note. Consumer class action litigators Meredith Slawe, Kathryn Deal and Michael Stortz joined from Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in 2018.

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Media and entertainment: transactional
Media and entertainment: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Los Angeles-based team is known for its financing expertise and frequent representation of investors and financiers of film, television and digital assets. The group is handling a range of financing transactions for East West Bank, including a $250m credit facility (co-led by East West Bank and JPMorgan Chase Bank) to Perfect Universe for the financing of a slate of Universal films; a $67m facility to Bona Film Group for its multi-tranche investment in a slate of films for 20th Century Fox; and a production loan for season 6 and 7 of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Practice chair Christopher Spicer led a team which acted for Bank of America in its $300m credit facility provided to Miramax for the financing of its current and future productions, including the latest installment of the Halloween franchise. In other work highlights, P. John Burke advised Lantern Entertainment on its $289m acquisition of the assets of The Weinstein Company out of bankruptcy, and Vanessa Roman led the advice to XYZ Films regarding its partnership with Jaunt, a producer and distributor of immersive content. Other key names to note include Marissa Román Griffith and the recently promoted Alissa Miller.

Leading lawyers

P. John Burke - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Next Generation Partners

Christopher Spicer - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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