Andrew Hulsh Joins Akin Gump

Andrew Hulsh has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a New York-based partner in the firm’s corporate practice. He previously was a partner with Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he focused on private equity and M&A transactions.

Andrew Hulsh has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in New York as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice, the firm announced today.

Kerry E. Berchem, a co-manager of Akin Gump’s corporate practice, said, “As a transactional lawyer with significant domestic and international private equity and M&A experience, Andy will further enhance Akin Gump’s strong corporate and cross-border capabilities. He will be of tremendous value to our internationally based and internationally focused clients. We are very pleased to welcome Andy to the firm.”

Mr. Hulsh advises private and publicly held companies in a variety of industries, including energy, outsourcing, telecommunications, health care, security, aviation, investment banking and software, on domestic and cross-border private equity transactions; mergers and acquisitions; and public offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities. He also advises boards of directors and special committees of publicly held companies in connection with negotiated and unsolicited contests for corporate control. Mr. Hulsh has extensive experience with investment and M&A transactions involving companies based outside the United States, including, in particular, in the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation and Asia. In addition, he led numerous private equity and M&A transactions throughout Latin America while serving for more than five years as a member of the board of directors of, and as principal outside legal counsel to, a leading publicly held international telecommunications company.

A 1982 honors graduate of Boston University, Mr. Hulsh received his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School in 1985. In 2008, he was recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a “major attorney” in the area of mergers, acquisitions and buyouts. He joins the firm from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he was a partner.

Mr. Hulsh commented, “For many years, I have had the highest regard for Akin Gump’s leading domestic and international corporate practices. I am delighted and feel privileged to be joining this firm and to have so many accomplished and esteemed lawyers as my partners. I look forward to being able to contribute my skills, transactional experience and industry expertise to the firm’s world-class corporate legal team and to serving our clients and their interests in the United States and abroad.”

Mr. Hulsh is the fifth partner to join Akin Gump’s corporate practice in recent months, following Alexey L. Kondratchik (Moscow), Ronald W. Goldberg (Los Angeles), Matthew D. Roazen (Moscow) and Mario Mancuso (Washington).

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.