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Akin Gump's Patricia A. Millett Nominated by President Obama as Federal Appeals Court Judge

Washington, D.C. (June 4, 2013) – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that Patricia A. Millett, head of the firm’s Supreme Court practice and co-head of its national appellate practice, was nominated today by President Barack Obama to serve as a federal appeals court judge for the D.C. Circuit.

“This is a tremendous honor for Pattie, and all of us at Akin Gump are very proud of her for this outstanding achievement,” stated Kim Koopersmith, chairperson of Akin Gump.

During her career, Ms. Millett has argued 32 cases before the Supreme Court—among the most of any woman—as well as approximately 36 in the courts of appeals. Prior to her tenure at Akin Gump, Ms. Millett served for more than 10 years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and, before that, in the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, Appellate Staff.

In March 2013, Ms. Millett was recognized by The National Law Journal as among the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” which noted her ongoing work on “high-profile, high-stakes cases” before the Supreme Court and on the appellate circuit. In June 2013, Akin Gump’s appellate practice was named for the sixth consecutive year to The National Law Journal’s “Appellate Hot List,” which recognizes the achievements of firms “doing killer appellate work before the Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeal and state courts of last resort.”

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