Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that l5 of the firm's attorneys have been elected to partnership, effective January 1: in Austin, Fred I. Williams, a member of the firm's litigation practice group; in Dallas, Jeffrey Goldfarb, also a member of the firm's litigation practice; in Houston, Kristen O. Jesulaitis, a member of the corporate practice group; in Los Angeles, L. Rachel Lerman Helyar, a member of the firm's appellate practice; Jason Karlov, a member of the entertainment and media industry practice; Shahzad A. Malik, a member of the tax practice group, David P. Simonds, a member of the financial restructuring practice group; and Brian Van Vleck, a member of the labor and employment practice; in New York, Nancy Chung, a member of the litigation practice; Lewis J. Kweit, a member of the tax practice, and Ackneil M. Muldrow III, a member of the corporate practice group; in Washington, D.C., Barry W. Brandon, a member of the public law and policy practice; Lars-Erik Hjelm, a member of the international trade practice group; Matthew A. Rossi, a member of thelitigation practice group, and Todd M. Stenerson, a member of the litigation practice group.
R. Bruce McLean, Akin Gump's chairman, commented: "We are very pleased to recognize the valuable contributions each of these l5 talented lawyers has made to our clients and to our firm.We are proud to have them as partners."
Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP numbers more than 900 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and overseas. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas and disciplines. For additional information, visit the firm's website at http://www.akingump.com.