Corporate Counsel Ranks Akerman Among Top Law Firms with Best Client Relationships

MIAMI, April 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced that it has been ranked among the top 25 percent of law firms in the United States with the best client relationships according to BTI Consulting Group's Client Relationship Scorecard. The ranking places the firm on the BTI "Hot List" for earning clients' votes of confidence.

In addition to its firm ranking, Akerman scored highly for serving clients in several areas of strength, including in the financial services and retail trade industries.

"I applaud Akerman's lawyers for receiving this well-deserved recognition from in-house counsel," said Andrew Smulian, Akerman Chairman & CEO. "This ranking is a testament to the exceptional quality of our people and their deep commitment to our clients."

BTI's Client Relationship Scorecard rankings are based on more than 500 in-depth interviews with corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and other large organizations.

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 (2013). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2013). More information can be found at or

CONTACT: Marlisa Serrano 305-349-4946Source: Akerman