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Sedgwick Welcomes International Litigation Partner

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sedgwick is pleased to announce that Akin M. Alcitepe has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Alcitepe practices in the areas of commercial and construction litigation before international and domestic dispute tribunals such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, International Criminal Court and the American Arbitration Association, as well as in U.S. state and federal courts.

"Akin's outstanding grasp of international and domestic litigation will deliver immediate benefits for our firm and client teams," Sedgwick Chair Michael Healy said. "He adds significantly to the depth of our international practice while also providing valuable experience and insight into complex, cross-border legal matters."

Prior to Sedgwick, Alcitepe served as a partner at Gordon & Rees. A native of Turkey, he is fluent in Turkish and has advised Turkish clients in a range of matters including assisting a bank with an ICSID dispute, counseling construction companies with BIT claims and pursuing a subcontractor's claim against a U.S. contractor in a USAID project.

Additionally, Alcitepe has successfully represented clients in numerous individual litigation matters in which hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. He also regularly handles high-profile, construction-related claims including large-scale litigation for professional sports stadiums and international roadways.

Active in the legal community, Alcitepe is a member of the ABA and is a published author. He wrote the first chapter, "Basic Jury Instructions," in the ABA's Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases as well as an article on investment treaty claims and international construction projects in the Ankara Law Review.

Alcitepe earned his J.D. from George Washington University of Law School and his bachelor's degree from George Washington University.

About Sedgwick LLP

Sedgwick LLP provides trial, appellate, litigation management, counseling, risk management and transactional legal services to the world's leading companies. With offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Kansas City, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Orange County (Calif.), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and an affiliated office in Bermuda, Sedgwick's collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry. For more information about Sedgwick, its lawyers and the services it provides, visit www.sedgwicklaw.com.

CONTACT: Chris Carter 816.423.2111 chris.carter@sedgwicklaw.comSource:Sedgwick LLP