12 lawyer team from Chadbourne joins Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has raided Chadbourne & Parke for a 12 lawyer team, including partners Kerin Cantwell and Daniel Sinaiko, along with five counsel and five associates. The team joins the firm's project finance and renewable energy practice in Los Angeles, following hot on the heels former Chadbourne partners Edward Zaelke, Adam Umanoff, Thomas I. Dupuis and Lloyd MacNeil, who joined Akin Gump on 12 May 2011. Mr. Umanoff and Mr. Zaelke will serve as co-chairs of the firm's global project finance practice. Mr. Zaelke said: "Our clients and we have been fortunate to have a tremendous team of very talented young lawyers working with us in Los Angeles over these past several years, and we are delighted to have nearly all of them moving over with us to Akin Gump. They are impressed with the depth of leading practices at Akin Gump and the enthusiasm of the team we are joining. This is a great move for us and our clients."

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