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Akerman Senterfitt Welcomes Litigator Darren Traub to its New York Office
December 7, 2012
Darren Traub has joined Akerman Senterfitt as a shareholder within its Litigation Practice Group and will be based in the firm's New York office.

Traub has more than 12 years of experience in commercial litigation with a focus on intellectual property, complex business, entertainment, and related matters such as trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, rights of publicity, business divorces, fiduciary duties, and contractual issues. He has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies, closely held businesses, pharmaceutical, beverage, technology companies, record labels, recording artists, professional athletes, and other entertainment professionals in federal and state courts, courts of appeal, private arbitrations, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Traub counsels clients in obtaining, policing, and protecting their intellectual property.

“Darren’s years of experience in commercial litigation, particularly in the intellectual property and entertainment sectors, will add important depth to our growing litigation team,” said Steve Polivy, managing shareholder of Akerman's New York office.  

Traub joins from Herrick Feinstein LLP and is admitted to the New York Bar and the State Bar of Georgia.

The Akerman Litigation Practice Group is recognized nationally by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the Commercial Litigation category and as a national tier one law firm for International Arbitration. The team has vast experience in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation, including actions involving banking, securities, healthcare, insurance, real estate and construction. Akerman's appellate lawyers – including a former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and former Florida Supreme Court Justice, a former Chief Judge of the First District Court of Appeal, and a former Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal – have handled thousands of appellate matters, regularly appearing before federal and state appellate courts.

About Akerman Senterfitt
Akerman is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 550 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 19 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the U.S. by The National Law Journal NLJ 250 (2012). Akerman also is ranked among the top 100 law firms for diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine (2012) and recognized as the Law Firm of the Year for Diversity – South by Benchmark Litigation (2012). More information can be found at or

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