Appellate Group Of The Year: Akin Gump

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 1:29 PM EST) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's appellate team secured a major U.S. Supreme Court win granting private individuals contracted for government work the same qualified immunity given to government employees, earning it a spot among Law360's Appellate Practice Groups of the Year.

The group's high court win in April in Filarsky v. Delia was just one of several major victories Akin Gump secured for clients including Starbucks Corp., Brinker Restaurant Corp. and Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. — making 2012 a big year for the appellate practice...
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