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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Counsel; Litigation


A member of the Supreme Court and appellate practice, Lide Paterno has represented clients in various stages of appellate and trial litigation, as well as in international arbitration. As a former clerk to a federal appellate judge, he applies firsthand insights into how courts analyze and decide important cases and an in-depth appreciation for what makes a brief and oral argument persuasive.

Lide has authored several briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals, has argued before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C. and Fourth Circuits, and has drafted pleadings and motions filed in trial courts at the federal and state levels. He also regularly provides critical strategic guidance on constitutional, administrative-law, and statutory interpretation questions concerning draft legislation and pending litigation. Lide maintains an active and wide-ranging appellate pro bono practice.

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Prior to joining Akin Gump, Lide practiced appellate and trial litigation as an associate at another Washington, D.C., law firm and served as a law clerk to The Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While in law school, he served as a legal intern at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior to law school, Lide worked as a child advocate at a public interest law firm in Charlotte, NC; served as a paralegal in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State; and carried out community-development and refugee-related projects in East Africa. He is the Founder and President of a non-profit organization expanding access to education in Tanzania.


Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court

District of Columbia Bar; Virginia Bar

Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Columbia and Maryland


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2015; A.B., Princeton University, magna cum laude, 2006