Legalis would like to send out congratulations to three law firms that had themselves and their attorneys recognized for outstanding work in the legal world. Two publications recently recognized two firms and their attorneys for their excellent work.

The Washingtonian magazine has announced “Washington’s Top Attorneys” in their December 2015 issue. The list includes the region’s top 1,000 attorneys across 21 practice areas. From this list, Dickstein Shapiro LLP had five of their firm’s lawyers recognized. These rankings are based on peer surveys and the magazine’s own personal research.

The following Dickstein Shapiro lawyers were recognized as “Washington’s Top Attorneys”:

  • Paul Bennett Bran (Bankruptcy)
  • Deborah P. Kelly (Employment Defense)
  • Barry Wm. Levine (Criminal Defense, White Collar)
  • Scott E. Thomas (Campaign & Election Law)
  • Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder (Criminal Defense, White Collar)

The Network Journal recently named Obiamaka P. Madubuko as an “Attorney at the Top.” The Network Journal was founded in 1993 as a magazine for black professionals and business owners, with the objective being to educate its readers with news featuring successful professionals, business growth, and trends in key industries. They also present information regarding valuable resources in the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors.

Madubuko is a shareholder at global law firm Greenburg Traurig LLP and is being recognized for her work with clients on international anti-corruption matters as well as advising companies interested in investing in emerging markets. Madubuko has 17 years of experience and advises companies on a host of compliance and transactional due diligence issues.

Lastly, the CTA Intelligence’s European CTA 2015 Services Awards named the Akin Gump the “Best Law Firm – Overall.” The announcement was made November 26 at a lunchtime ceremony at the Honorable Artillery Company, London. The awards provide “recognition and reward for those hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months.”

Akin Gump was also recently named “Best Onshore Firm” at HFMWeek’s 2015 Asia Hedge Fund Services Awards, “Best Onshore Law Firm – Hedge Fund Start-Ups” at HFMWeek’s 2015 European Hedge Fund Services Awards for the second straight year, and “Best Onshore Law Firm – Hedge Fund Start-ups” at HFMWeek’s US Hedge Fund Services Awards. The firm’s investment management practice has also won a number of other recent awards and accolades in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Congratulations to all firms and attorneys on these accomplishments.

The original press releases may be found on Akin Gump & Dickstein Shapiro & Greenberg Taurig’s website.

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