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Navigating the Bumps: A corporate partner tries to help other women find legal jobs and thrive

Alice Hsu, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, focuses on capital markets and corporate governance. Her family’s favored professions, however, were centered around medicine and engineering, leading Alice to wonder what her life would have been like had she followed one of those...

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Energy | Renewable Energy

Latin America Power Drive: Projects abound as energy players near and far pitch for a piece of fast-changing markets

Latin American energy markets are a source of tremendous opportunity, and no small amount of complexity, for international project developers and investors. The Mexican hydrocarbon and electricity markets have burst open after generations of government control, and wind, solar and hydro projects...

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The $64,000 - Make That $64 Million - Question: How will President Trump influence international bribery enforcement?

A partner at Akin Gump, Paul Butler began his career as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted terrorism, organized crime and white collar fraud cases. He went on to serve in several senior positions at U.S. Department of...

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Media | Technology

Buckle Up! Regulatory Turbulence Ahead for TMT: Profound changes could include bumpy ride for net neutrality

  Introduction: It's not so much a question of whether there will be changes to the regulatory environment in the TMT sector under the newly installed Republican administration, but how far and how fast change will proceed. We asked two keen TMT observers from Akin Gump, Tom Davidson,...

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Energy | Oil & Gas | Renewable Energy

The Certainty of Uncertainty: Energy players fume and fret, but the game is always fueled by price

Fossil fuels continue to drive the economy, but operators are under increasing pressure from governments and the public, who have questions about fracking and other unconventional extraction methods as they relate to seismic activity. Akin Gump partner David Sweeney, an industry expert who built a...

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Energy | Renewable Energy

FERC Enforcement is (Kinda) Alive and Well: But a new commission will mean changes for the energy regulator

As an independent administrative agency, FERC is immune to fast change from a new administration – sort of. With three commission slots to be filled in 2017, including the agency chair, FERC will change, and likely so will some of its enforcement priorities. Akin partner David Applebaum,...

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Healthcare

Amid Much Uncertainty, Hope for Medtech Innovation: New Administration and Congress positioned to drive innovation in medical technology

It seems clear that great changes for healthcare in general and medical innovation in particular are in the offing with the new administration. But whether those changes will be beneficial or detrimental – let alone cataclysmic – is anyone’s guess. Akin Gump healthcare specialists...

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