Top 100 U.S. law firm Akerman LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is among four law firms recognized by Law360 as a 2021 Florida Powerhouse. In a feature article titled, “Florida Powerhouse: Akerman,” Law360 pointed out Akerman’s historic roots in Florida dating back over 100 years.
Law360 highlighted significant cases and transactions secured by Akerman over the last year. For example, Akerman lawyers helped Facebook fend off multiple rounds of claims in federal court from 62 plaintiffs alleging that the tech giant aided and abetted an international terrorist act in the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub mass shooting. In a more recent development, following the deadly June 24 collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in the town of Surfside, partner Michael Goldberg was appointed this month as receiver for the condominium association.
In addition to the many notable cases led by Akerman in 2020, the firm also assisted clients and the community in the face of the pandemic and widespread social unrest. Led by Consumer Financial Services Practice Chair Bill Heller, the firm launched the Coronavirus Task Force. The firm also announced the Akerman Racial Justice Initiative, through which it pledged to help dismantle systemic racism in the justice system. Additionally, the firm is actively participating in the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance with several other groups, including Promise of Justice Initiative and Rising for Justice.
"You had the global pandemic, you had the economic recession and you had the widespread social unrest. And through all of that, we were willing to continue to serve our clients at the highest levels, we protected our people and we continued to give back to the community," said Chairman and CEO Scott Meyers. "It was an extraordinary team effort, and that's what makes Akerman such a special place."