Timothy LaFrey to Lead Akin Gump in AustinAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP- press_release
...TIMOTHY LAFREY TO LEAD AKIN GUMP IN AUSTIN(Austin, Texas) - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced today that partner Timothy LaFrey has been named partner in charge of the firm's Austin office.He
succeeds partner David Nelson, who served in that capacity for the past 23 years. Mr. LaFrey also serves as hiring partner and heads the corporate and technology practice groups in Austin.His
practice focuses on general corporate, securities and business law, including representation in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and debt and equity financings, as well as structuring complex transactions.His
practice covers a broad range of industries, including health care, technology, insurance and investment broker/dealer. Mr. LaFrey
is actively involved in a number of civic organizations in Austin.Currently, he is president of the Austin Theatre Alliance, and serves as a member of the executive committee and board of directors of both the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Capital Area United Way.He is also an alumnus of Leadership Austin. Mr. LaFrey is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&I University (1977) and an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (1986).Before entering law school, Mr. LaFrey was an accountant in the Austin office of KPMG Peat Marwick.He
became a CPA in 1978.Mr. LaFrey is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Travis County Bar Association, where he previously served on the board of directors.He also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he serves as legal counsel and has recently been elected to the Executive Board. Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers 1,000 lawyers with offices in Albany, Austin, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riverside, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio and Washington.