MIAMI — LawFuel.com – Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced partner Michael Marsh with the Litigation Practice Group was honored as one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers in the United States by Savoy Magazine. The listing is comprised of the top 100 partners from leading national law firms as well as corporate counsel officers from Fortune 1000 companies. Marsh was recognized among the top legal visionaries, leaders and advocates serving the global community.
“Savoy is proud to congratulate those recognized within the 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers listing. We salute their achievement and leadership working at the highest levels within firms of influence and global corporations,” said L.P. Green II, Publisher, Savoy Magazine.
Marsh has more than 20 years of business litigation experience, with an emphasis on securities and other class action defense, accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes, D&O liability, professional liability, shareholder disputes and corporate transactions. His practice also focuses on corporate governance and compliance issues, including matters arising from federal and state agencies investigations. He regularly represents clients in the financial sector in class actions and other matters involving bank fraud, RICO claims, money laundering schemes, fraudulent or improper lending practices, letters of credit, regulatory compliance, cease and desist orders and asset recovery. Marsh is a member of Akerman’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a fellow with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He serves as president and chairman of the board for the Youth Competitive Soccer Club and as a board director with the South Florida Autism Charter Schools Inc.
The selection process for the Savoy award began with a review of the landscape encompassing the spheres of influence that greatly affect those considered as top lawyers. These areas include practice focus, career achievements, firm leadership, pro bono work, community service and overall reputation. The selection committee included Savoy’s editorial board and a legal advisory panel comprised of prominent judges, corporate counsel and accomplished law professors.
About Akerman LLP
Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, it is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The National Law Journal NLJ 350 (2014). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard (2014).