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Akerman Senterfitt Honors Top Corporate Law Students


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Akerman Senterfitt Honors Top Students

Front row (L-R): Nicholas Popp and Monique Hannah Baros, back row (L-R): Joseph Rugg, Vitauts Gulbis, David Doney '91, Dean Darby Dickerson, Associate Dean Clark Furlow. Click for high-resolution image.

The Akerman Senterfitt law firm has honored two Stetson University College of Law students with the new Corporate Law Award.

Students Monique Hannah Baros and Nicholas G. Popp received their awards on April 26 in Tampa for having the highest grades in Stetson’s Delaware Influence on Corporate Law course, taught by associate dean and professor Clark Furlow and the Honorable Andrew G.T. Moore, a retired justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Akerman Senterfitt created the award to recognize students who have excelled in an advanced corporate law course.

While on the bench, Justice Moore, who serves as a Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson, authored many notable corporate-law opinions, including Unocal Corp. v. Mesa Petroleum Co. and Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., which are considered to be among the 10 most important cases in the last 100 years. He has been described as one of the most influential persons in corporate law during the 20th century.

Before joining Stetson’s faculty, Furlow practiced corporate law and argued many cases in the Delaware Supreme Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery.

With more than 500 attorneys and government affairs professionals, Akerman Senterfitt is one of the largest firms in Florida and is  ranked among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by  The National  Law Journal in 2009. The firm  practices in the areas of antitrust, banking and finance, bankruptcy, construction, corporate, labor and employment, healthcare, immigration, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate, tax and transportation. It is ranked number one by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A in Florida and recognized by The Legal 500 within the National-Middle Market category.