Rising Star: Akin Gump's Michael Simons

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partner Michael Simons has translated the toughness he learned growing up in the Canadian hinterland into a career as a top patent litigator, making him one of Law360's top intellectual property attorneys under 40 to watch.

Simons, 37, has carved out a reputation as one of the firm's go-to trial litigators and managers since joining Akin Gump's Austin office in 2003, having secured courtroom victories for a wide array of clients, including Medtronic Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc....
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