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Healthcare | Private Equity

As Disruption Drives 
Healthcare Deals, a Massive Sector Transforms Itself

Akin Gump’s Gene Elder and Daniel Graver take a look at the political and economic trends reshaping M&A and transactions in the healthcare industry. CCBJ: Private equity (PE) investors are highly active in segments of the healthcare market, such as pediatric services and therapies. What...

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Pro Bono

Pro Bono Partnership Helps Vets Fix Wrongful Discharges

Akin Gump’s Steve Schulman and Thomas Yang and AT&T’s Tamera Woodard on their Equal Justice Works collaboration. CCBJ: AT&T and Akin Gump are working ­together to support a fellow at the Veterans Consortium through Equal Justice Works. Tell us a little about that...

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Entertainment | Media

Technology-Driven Change in Media and Entertainment

An interview with Akin Gump’s Marissa Román Griffith.  CCBJ: Advances in mobile video and wireless technology have sparked an explosion of innovation in streaming and other services. How is that changing the industry?  Marissa Román Griffith: Advances in technology are...

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Career Development

A Personal Business Plan That Fits Within the Organization

Akin Gump’s Courtney York discusses her approach to leadership and career development.  CCBJ: You recently joined Akin Gump after a long tenure at Baker Botts. What spurred the move?  Courtney York: I started my career at Baker Botts, which is primarily an energy firm. My career had...

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Aviation

Fast Take: UAS and Drones - Keeping Up with the Pace

What unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and drones really highlight is the convergence of traditional aviation and aerospace with the high-tech sector. Our focus in Washington, D.C., is on conveying to federal stakeholders and partners the importance of keeping up with the pace of technological...

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Investigations

Stepping Up Service with Customized Tech Tools for Compliance & Investigations

An interview with Akin Gump’s ­Thomas McCarthy, Jaelyn Judelson and Anne Borkovic. Their remarks have been edited for length and style. CCBJ: Akin Gump has been recognized by the Financial Times for its work in compliance and technology. What led to that recognition? Thomas McCarthy:...

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Board of Directors

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2018

  A look at Akin Gump’s annual list of hot topics for the boardroom, extracted by CCBJ from the full report and edited for length and style.  1.  CYBERSECURITY THREATS Cybersecurity preparedness is essential, as the risk – and the adverse impact – of breaches...

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