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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Most innovative North American law firms 2015: Protecting clients business

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Originality9
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Impact8
Total innovation score27
CommentThe firm reinvigorated a stalled effort to pass the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act and used this to renegotiate with the Internal Revenue Service. This protected the Seneca people from an unfair tax audit while also protecting the sovereignty of the tribe. Commended: Allison Binney