Rising Star: Best Best & Krieger's Sophie Akins

Law360, New York (April 5, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT) -- Long an environmental advocate, Best Best & Krieger LLP partner Sophie A. Akins specializes in renewable energy projects and recently helped land a major rate win for the solar industry from a California regulator, securing her a spot on Law360’s list of 10 energy lawyers under 40 to watch.

Akins, 33, said her work before the California Public Utilities Commission — which helped lead to the adoption of a tariff favorable to the solar industry — was one of her top achievements so far.

“For a...
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