P. JOHN BURKE

Firm: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Law School: Southwestern University, J.D.; New York University, LLM.

Selected Clients: 2929 Entertainment, Comerica Bank, Dune Capital, Goldman Sachs, Media Rights Capital, Shangri La Entertainment, Union Bank.

Years in Practice: 32

Most Challenging Matter: Representing Goldman Sachs and Assured Guaranty in the reorganization of Weinstein Co.

Highlight From Past Year: Weinstein Co. reorganization.

Longest Workday: Three days straight closing a film deal before the end of the U.K. tax year.

How My Practice Is Changing: Deals are larger and more complex involving participants from all over the world.

If I Weren’t an Attorney: I would operate a dive boat on a remote tropical island.

My Colleagues Don’t Know: I collect guitars I can hardly play.

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