(Austin, Texas) - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has appointed Barry Senterfitt as partner in charge of its Austin office.Mr. Senterfitt will oversee the office's operations, strategic initiatives and overall growth.
...R. Bruce McLean, Akin Gump's chairman, stated, "Barry is a strong leader in the community and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our clients and to our firm.
...Mr. Senterfitt joined Akin Gump in 1990 and has been a partner in the firm's insurance practice group for 12 years.He
represents clients in the insurance and managed care industries on corporate, transactional and regulatory matters.He previously worked as a briefing attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas.Mr. Senterfitt currently serves on the board of SafePlace, an Austin nonprofit organization providing services to domestic violence victims, and he is a former president of CASA of Travis County.He also served as vice chairman of the American Bar Association's committee on the public regulation of insurance law.
"It has been an honor for me to serve in various roles in the Austin community.I have been fortunate to have been associated with some outstanding organizations and work with some incredibly generous Austinites.In this new position with the firm, I will encourage our young lawyers to seek out opportunities to be involved in charitable activities and other forms of public service," stated Mr. Senterfitt