Akerman Senterfitt has reached a new milestone having grown to 500 attorneys and consultants in its 12 offices across the country. The firm's ongoing recruitment and the addition in 2006 of its New York, Los Angeles and Northern Virginia offices contributed to the achievement.
The firm is the largest in the state of Florida and employs more than 1,100 people nationwide.
In the last year, the firm has added offices outside Florida in New York and Los Angeles and increased the size of its Washington, DC office.
Additions in the past year have included several former litigators from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, the former general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the former attorney general of Puerto Rico, the former president of the Florida Free Trade Area of the Americas, a former chief compliance officer for General Electric, two former directors at FEMA, and 30 attorneys from the firm of Wickwire Gavin.
Sixty-nine Akerman Senterfitt attorneys are named in Best Lawyers in America 2006 and 30 are ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers also ranks the firm's practices as number one in the areas of corporate M&A, antitrust, insurance and zoning/land use.