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AKERMAN'S LITIGATION PRACTICE ONCE AGAIN RECOGNIZED AMONG BEST IN THE UNITED STATES BY BENCHMARK LITIGATION
Akerman LLP today announced that the firm has once again been recognized by Benchmark Litigation among the best law firms in the United States and among a select group of standout law firms with multi-state litigation capabilities. This recognition is accompanied by "highly recommended" and "recommended" rankings in Florida and Virginia, respectively. Individually, seven Akerman litigators were recognized as "local litigation stars" by the guide and three were recognized as "top litigators under 40."
Akerman lawyers were named local litigation stars in the General Commercial category, including William Heller, chair of the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group; Brian Miller, chair of the Securities Litigation Practice; and Lawrence Rochefort, chair of the Litigation Practice Group, as well as Partners Katherine Giddings, Stephen Hurlbut, Michael Marsh and James Miller. In addition, Heller, Marsh and Brian Miller were honored in the Securities category; and Hurlbut was recognized in the Construction category. Giddings also was distinguished in the Appellate category after recently being named among the Top 250 U.S. Women in Litigation for the fifth consecutive year.
Akerman lawyers were also recognized among the inaugural "Top Litigators Under 40" list. Kristen Fiore, Christian George and Ryan Roman were named to the list, which honors the achievements of the nation's most accomplished partners who are 40 years old or younger. George and Roman were also named "Future Stars."
Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation markets, the rankings and editorials of Benchmark Litigation are the result of annual independent research that involves extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. The guide's "local litigation stars" reflect lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial lawyers.