Friday, October 12, 2012
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that a seven-partner team will be joining the firm’s Dallas office. Soon to join the firm’s corporate practice are Tom Yang, Garrett DeVries and Matt Zmigrosky, who will continue their focus on strategic mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and securities, including private equity transactions. Soon to join the firm’s litigation practice are Marty Brimmage Jr., Mike Warnecke, Arnold Spencer and Sarah Teachout, who will continue their focus on white collar, government investigations, antitrust, false claims matters, bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation. All seven are partners in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.
“This is an extraordinary group of lawyers entering the prime of their careers. Their arrival will be a tremendous step forward for Akin Gump in Dallas and will greatly enhance our core strengths in corporate and litigation work,” stated firm chairman Bruce McLean. “It is a rare opportunity to welcome a top-tier team with such a broad range of skills to our firm, and I’m thrilled that they will be joining us.”
Added Ken Menges, co-head of Akin Gump’s firmwide corporate practice and partner in charge of its Dallas office, “The Dallas market is a critical hub of activity for many of our clients, and it is crucial to be able to provide them with robust levels of service across the areas that are key to their businesses. The addition of this team will greatly enhance our service offerings. Marty, Garrett, Arnold, Sarah, Mike, Tom and Matt are a truly accomplished team, and both our firm and our clients will benefit immensely from their arrival.”
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