LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Robert Huffman and Peter Hutt have joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as partners in the litigation practice in Washington, the firm announced today.
Messrs. Huffman and Hutt represent defense contractors, health care systems, technology companies, and construction companies on the full spectrum of government contracts issues, ranging from advice on IP, technology transfer, and cost issues, to representation in bid protests, FOIA disputes, and contract disputes. Both have extensive experience in representing contractors in Civil False Claims Act lawsuits and other procurement fraud matters, and have served as counsel in more than 20 such matters.
Mr. Huffman received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. Mr. Hutt received his B.A. cum laude from Yale University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. Messrs. Huffman and Hutt join the firm from Miller & Chevalier.
Mr. Huffman serves as chair of the Procurement Fraud Committee and the Research and Development/Intellectual Property Committee of the ABA Public Contract Section. He also serves on the advisory council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and previously served as president of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. Mr. Hutt is the former chair of the Procurement Fraud Committee of the ABA Public Contract Section and serves on the board of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
Cheryl Falvey, head of Akin Gump’s Washington, D.C., litigation practice, stated, “Bob and Peter bring talent and expertise that complement our existing litigation and policy practices in the area of federal procurement. Their emphasis on Civil False Claims Act and qui tam cases matches our existing practices in both government contracts litigation and the health care industry sector, adding immediate advantages for the firm and our existing clients.”
Mr. Huffman added, “We are thrilled to be part of the Akin Gump team. The firm’s reputation, capabilities and global scope provide us with a unique opportunity to provide comprehensive service to our clients.”
Mr. Hutt said, “Akin Gump has a stellar reputation for handling big-ticket fraud and False Claims Act cases and has achieved tremendous results. Our clients will greatly benefit from the resources of Akin Gump.”
Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; private client services; private equity; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.
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