Corporate Practice: Akin Gump

Law360, New York (July 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The economic slowdown in the U.S. has had an impact on the corporate practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. But the firm's deal lawyers say they're as busy as ever: the difference is that the type of work they're doing has shifted toward helping opportunistic buyers exploit the current climate.

Rough economic times can present unique chances for opportunistic buyers — like sovereign wealth funds, or companies interested in making a strategic play for a competitor — said J. Kenneth Menges Jr., co-head...
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