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Akerman Once Again Receives Top Rankings in Chambers Global
Firm Lawyers Recognized World-Wide for Leading Litigation, Arbitration and International Practices
March 22, 2017
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that the firm and its lawyers have once again been recognized among the best in the world by Chambers Global for their leading litigation, arbitration, and international practices.

Once again, the firm's Cuba Practice was ranked in General Business Law (Expertise Based Abroad) – Cuba. The 2017 Chambers Global edition also singled out Akerman lawyers as leaders in their fields of practice. Felipe Berer, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group, was once again ranked as a leader in International Trade in both the U.S. and Brazil markets. Augusto Maxwell, chair of Akerman's Cuba Practice, was ranked as a leading lawyer in General Business Law – Cuba. Luis A. Perez, co-chair of Akerman's Latin America & the Caribbean Practice, was ranked in Arbitration (International) – Latin America-wide and in International Arbitration – USA (Foreign Expertise Latin America-wide). Martin Tully, co-chair of Akerman's Data Law Practice and integral in the development of the Akerman Data Law Center, was ranked in Litigation (USA) – E-Discovery.

Akerman's Cuba Practice achieved the same distinction in the Chambers Latin America 2017 edition. The team was also recognized nationally in the current edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers for International Arbitration – Commercial and for International Trade and Finance Law. In addition, the Financial Times ranked Akerman among the top 20 most innovative law firms in North America for constructing a groundbreaking legal framework that enables its client Musicabana to launch the largest, most historic music event of its kind in Cuba. The firm's Data Law Practice also helped Akerman earn this Financial Times ranking with the creation of the  innovative legal product, the Akerman Data Law Center, an automated inventory of data privacy and security laws developed in partnership with Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services and Neota Logic.

Chambers Global ranks the world's leading law firms with international practices and lawyers who work across continents to serve client needs. The listings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews with peers and clients to assess the reputations and experience of business lawyers around the globe.

About Akerman
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 (2016). Akerman also is ranked among the top 60 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2016).


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