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Akerman LLP continues to be recognized among the largest law firms in the United States. The firm ranked 76th on the The National Law Journal's "NLJ 500" list, based on the number of lawyers firm-wide.

Akerman’s consistent ranking is a reflection of its continued success in lateral recruitment. The firm achieved its sixth consecutive year of record-breaking growth during the 2016 fiscal year. Headcount grew by 10 percent to an all-time high of 650 lawyers across 24 U.S. offices.

Last year, the firm announced that it is more than doubling its physical footprint in Chicago to accommodate its rapid growth in the region. Akerman also relocated its largest office to downtown Miami's Brickell City Centre, becoming the largest law firm tenant at the epicenter of one of the country's leading financial districts. In New York, Akerman’s second largest office, headcount has nearly tripled in size since 2012 to more than 100 lawyers and business professionals. In the last 12 months, Akerman also opened four new offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and New Orleans with a group of 30 litigation and trial lawyers.

About Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP 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 650 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 24 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2017). Akerman also is ranked among the top 100 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2017).
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