Akin Gump Hires Ex-Baker & McKenzie Oil & Gas Chair

Law360, Dallas (March 10, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP on Monday picked up the former chairman of Baker & McKenzie LLP’s North American oil and gas practice group for its Houston energy practice, where he’ll focus on upstream mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Michael J. Byrd joins Akin Gump after almost five years at Baker & McKenzie, where he served as lead counsel overseeing billions of dollars worth of acquisitions for public and private companies working in the country’s most active shale plays. He told Law360 he’d been recruited...
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