Energy Practice: Akin Gump

Law360, New York (July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has sent one of its partners to the West Coast to launch an alternative energy practice and is eyeing new lateral hires to staff it, a spokesperson for the firm said Thursday.

The West Coast is a hotbed of activity for alternative energy projects, a trend spurred on in part by the fact that California has passed legislation requiring that 20 percent of its energy come from renewable sources by 2010, said Michael Dillard, who heads Akin Gump's energy...
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