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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
US firm Akerman Senterfitt has taken steps to create its first-ever firm president, nominating its chief operating shareholder to the role.
M&A partner Robert Zinn will be Akerman's inaugural president, which is akin to a managing partner at a UK firm, as first revealed by The Lawyer (23 April).
Zinn will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the firm and will report to chairman Tom Cardwell.
The 500-lawyer Florida firm, which also has offices in New York and Washington DC, is structured as a corporation rather than as a partnership, and as such refers to its senior staff as shareholders.
Akerman's clients include Arriva Pharmaceuticals and Bank of America. It was Florida's second-largest firm in 2006 by revenue. Turnover topped $210m (£104.81m) at the end of 2005, the most recent records available.