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Top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman LLP is pleased to announce the firm continues to be ranked by Benchmark Litigation among the best law firms in the United States for its litigation bench. Akerman was highlighted as “recommended” in Florida and Virginia, while the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group earned the “highly recommended” recognition in Florida. 

Of the 23 litigators recognized in the 2022 guide, 16 received the designation of “litigation stars,” while seven were recognized as “future stars.”  Fifteen Akerman Labor and Employment attorneys were named as “Labor and Employment Stars.”

The Akerman litigators and the categories in which they are recognized are listed below. New additions to the list are indicated.

Joshua Bernstein, Future Star-New
Michael Chavies, Litigation Star for Appellate, General Commercial, White Collar Crime
Dana Clayton, Litigation Star for General Commercial, Real Estate
Gerald Cope, Litigation Star—New—Appellate
Kanika Corley, Future Star—New
Lisa Coyle, Future Star
John Dicks, Future Star
Kristen Fiore, Future Star
Dee Dee Fischer, Litigation Star for General Commercial, Privacy Law
Brian Fraser, Litigation Star for General Commercial, White Collar Crime
Christian George, Litigation Star—New--Bankruptcy, General Commercial, Real Estate
Ari Gerstin, Future Star
Katherine Giddings, Litigation Star for Appellate, General Commercial
Andrew Gold,  Litigation Star for General Commercial
William Heller, Litigation Star for General Commercial, Securities
Stephen Hurlbut, Litigation Star for General Commercial, Construction
Michael Marsh, Litigation Star for General Commercial
Brian Miller, Litigation Star for General Commercial, Securities
Jonathan Robbins, Litigation Star-New for General Commercial, Securities, Cannabis
Lawrence Rochefort, Litigation Star for General Commercial
Ryan Roman, Future Star
Craig Weiner, Litigation Star for Bankruptcy, General Commercial, International Arbitration, Employment
Steven Wirth, Litigation Star for Bankruptcy

The 15 Akerman Labor and Employment attorneys listed as “Labor and Employment Stars” are below: 

Danya Blair
James Bramnick
Karen Buesing
Zarra Elias
Eric Gordon
Sul Kim
Jeffrey Kimmel
Arlene Kline

Megan Kokontis
Debra Leder
Erica Mason
Rory McEvoy
Scott Silverman
Matthew Steinberg
Melissa Zinkil

About Akerman 

Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized among the most forward thinking firms in the industry by Financial Times. Its more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth.

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