Rising Star: Akin Gump's Richard Welsh

Law360, New York (April 16, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT) -- Richard Welsh of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP credits the skills he learned as an officer in an elite U.S. Army battalion for the long list of triumphs, including his successful representation of AES Corp. in a $400 million environmental class action, that has landed him on Law360's list of 10 energy lawyers under 40 to watch.

Welsh, 38, said the case — in which a group of Alaska residents accused a number of major energy companies, also including Exxon Mobil Corp., of contributing...
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