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Washington DC firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is taking on the head of litigation from local rival Miller & Chevalier.
James Tuite, who is also a member of the 100-lawyer firm's executive committee, will be a partner in Akin Gump's litigation group in Washington.
Tuite has handled a raft of complex civil litigation cases covering administrative law, antitrust, constitution, energy and transport regulation, patent infringement and taxation.
His clients include energy companies, healthcare groups, telecoms and waste management companies.
Before joining Miller & Chevalier in 1980, Tuite was deputy associate general counsel at the Interstate Commerce Commission, where he was responsible for supervising, briefing and advising on major agency cases.
Miller & Chevalier is a Washington litigation practice, and two-thirds of the lawyers are litigators. The firm has four practice areas which include taxation, government contracts, litigation and international work.
Akin Gump is a 950-lawyer firm with eight offices in the US as well as practices in London, Brussels, Moscow and Saudi Arabia.