HOUSTON, TX—Akin Gump announced today that John Goodgame has been named partner in charge of the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Goodgame, a corporate partner who co-leads the firm’s global corporate transactions practice, takes over the role from fellow corporate partner Christine LaFollette, who had led the office since 2008. Ms. LaFollette continues as a partner with Akin Gump, focusing on her energy practice.
In addition to co-leading its global corporate practice, Mr. Goodgame serves on the firm’s management committee and partner compensation committee. He represents clients in strategic and capital-raising transactions, as well as in matters of corporate governance.